War Eagle Appreciation Day offers free family fun

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Area residents and visitors enjoy War Eagle Creek and its recreational offerings at last year's War Eagle Appreciation Day festival. This year's event, which is free and will include a 5-mile float as well as live music and lunch, is scheduled for Saturday, June 2 at Ham Pavilion at Withrow Springs State Park.

War Eagle Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, June 2 at the Ham Pavilion at Withrow Springs State Park.

War Eagle Appreciation Day is a festival commemorating the history, ecology, and enduring legacy of War Eagle Creek.

The public is invited to participate in a 5-mile float on War Eagle Creek that will begin at the U.S Highway 412 bridge and end at Withrow Springs State Park.

Admission is free and a limited number of canoes and kayaks are available.

Free shuttle service for canoeists will be available from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For canoe or kayak reservations, call 479-559-2593.

Educational activities, music, and lunch will be included in the festivities and will begin at 11 a.m. at Ham Pavilion, with music by Jed Clampit starting at 1 p.m. Activities and the cookout are sponsored by Arvest Bank of Huntsville, officials said in a press release.

The purpose of the event is to draw attention to the rich history of War Eagle and the many benefits that War Eagle Creek brings to Madison County and Northwest Arkansas. For additional information, contact Withrow Springs State Park at or the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce at 479-738-6000.

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