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Students gain new outdoor skills at HC Spring Rendezvous

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 11, 2013

Courtesy Photo Fifth graders from area schools get an archery lesson before trying their hand at it themselves as part of the Henderson County Spring Rendezvous held recently at the fair grounds in Athens.

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Fifth graders from area schools get an archery lesson before trying their hand at it themselves as part of the Henderson County Spring Rendezvous held recently at the fair grounds in Athens.

Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The Henderson County Spring Rendezvous, a two-day event, introduced county fifth graders to six areas of outdoors interest the first week of May.
The hands-on educational outreach is organized by the Henderson County Wildlife Committee along with volunteers from the Texas Parks and Wildlife, Henderson County Game Wardens and the N.R.C.S.
It was held at the Henderson County Fair grounds with an estimate of 400 to 500 kids attending annually.
Buses started to arrive at 8:45 a.m. dropping students off from Athens Intermediate and Athens Christian Academy on May 1. The next day fifth graders from Cayuga, Cross Roads, Eustace, LaPoynor, Malakoff, Trinidad and Murchison arrived.
The students divide into six groups and rotated throughout the day to various stations.
The stations included Archery, Rifle, Reptiles, Game Wardens, Fishing and Natural Resource Conservation.
The Spring Rendezvous is a lot of fun for the kids, offering new experiences, making for an exciting day.
Midday activities break for a sack lunch resuming and finishing in time for buses to get back them back to schools for dismissal. This is an event that the Wildlife Committee and all volunteers look forward to every year.
Thank you to all of our volunteers that make this a success every year.
You can view more pictures and information at www.facebook.com/HendersonCountyWildlifeCommittee.

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