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88 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 19 - Oct. 25, 2001 Prime Hook, Bombay refuges to host Snow Goose Fest Oct. 28 Event to feature wild game cooking, games, exhibits and more Along with other refuges across the country, Prime Hook and .Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuges will host a Snow Goose Festival to host National Wildlife Refuge Week. The festival will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28 at Prime Hook, and will focus atten- tion on the National Wildlife Refuge System and demonstrate that refuges are for wildlife and people. The second full week of October is generally set aside as National Wildlife Refuge Week. This year's celebration is part of a An upcoming Snow Goose Festival at Prime Hook and Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuges will honor National Wildlife Refuge Week. series of events leading to the Na- tional Wildlife Refuge System's Abbott's Mill Nature Center has full slate of October programs Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford will host a number of pro- grams during the month of Octo- ber. Preregistration is required, no later than three days prior to the program, because if a program does not meet a minimum number of participants at that point in time, it may be canceled. To regis- ter, call 422-0847. Autumn at Abbott's Mill Festi- val is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat- urday, Oct., 20. Everyone will en- joy an old-fashioned community festival complete with folk music, wagon rides, canoeing, wildlife presentations, historic gristmill tours, regional craft sales, chil- dren's activities, Native American Exhibit Trail, historical skills demonstrations, refreshments and more. Admission for adults is $2; children 7- 12, 50 cents; kids 6 and under, free. The Enchanted Forest is from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. Hal- loween doesn't have to be spooky. Visitors can experience the won- ders of the night while hiking the trails, stopping along the way and hearing facts shared by naturalists Continued on page 91 100th birthday in 2003. The Cen- tennial celebration is an opportu- nity for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to share its dedication to people, partners and wildlife man- agement successes. The refuge will offer a host of events, includ- ing an early bird walk; seminars on amphibians and reptiles; home firearms safety; a discussion on fallow field habitat at Prime Hook; photography and art ex- hibits of wildlife; a critter touch tank; wild game cookimg; kids games and crafts and much more. A trolley bus, donated by Delaware River & Bay Authority, will transport folks to areas on the refuge to observe the migration of thousands of ducks and geese. A guided canoe trip on Prime Hook Creek is also scheduled and par- ticipants will have a discussion on its ecology and habitat. Preregis- tration by Oct. 26 is required for the canoe trip as a limited number of canoes are available. Canoes are being donated by the Abbott's Mill Nature Center. The Friends of Prime Hook will be selling food for lunch. For more information, call William Jones at 684-8419. Prime Hook is located just off Route 16 near Broadkill Beach at 11978 Turkle Pond Road in Milton. WH|00ECAPS CAFE Oome Afforble Waterfi o Pi.imj o the Ilia. iver i. Oak Orchard PE Whm e Stra.gers llo.e Fri.ds $ Friml$ Ieo.e F lqA ] 947-90074 o I