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National Fish Hatchery to host annual open house

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Neosho National Fish Hatchery will hold its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 15.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is among the groups that will be participating. They will be handing out dogwoods, short leaf pine, white pine, redbuds, bald cypress and tulip poplar trees. They are available on a first-come basis.

Other groups participating in the open house include: the Southwest Missouri Beekeepers; George Washington Carver Monument; the Eastern Shawnee; Crowder College's Alternative Energy Department; the Turkey Federation, 4-H clubs; and Master Gardeners.

Dedication of new commemorative benches will be held at 1 p.m. The families of Bill Collie, Max and Kay Hughes and Sue Clark have contributed funds for the benches.

Coffee and cookies will be served to early arrivals and hot dogs, drinks and chips will be served at lunch. Live musicians will be performing on the grounds throughout the day.

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