March 9, 2011

Volunteers Needed at Fort Fisher for Park Day 2011

Date: April 2, 2011 (Rain date 04/16)
Time: 8:30am to 1:00pm
Place: Fort Fisher 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd, Kure Beach, NC

As part of
Park Day 2011, volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, to help beautify and preserve Fort Fisher, the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy, which once protected the port of Wilmington and the vital blockade running trade on the Cape Fear River.

Park Day, now in its 15th year, is an annual hands-on preservation event created by the Civil War Trust to assist with the maintenance of America's Civil War Sites. The event is funded with a grant from HistoryTM, formerly The History Channel, and has been endorsed by Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Volunteers aged 10 and up, of all ability levels, are encouraged to participate. Many activities are appropriate for groups such as Scout troops, service clubs, and church youth groups.

At noon, volunteers will be treated to lunch provided by the Friends of Fort Fisher, a nonprofit group that helps support the site. The event will conclude with a small arms demonstration. All volunteers are asked to register in advance by calling 458-5538 ext. 201 or e-mailing amy.thornton@ncdcr.gov.
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