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Shades hosts 75th anniversary celebration

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WAVELAND — Celebrate Shades State Park’s 75th anniversary with a day of events commemorating its history and unique features.

Saturday’s activities include a Race the Ranger fun run at 11 a.m. for advanced hikers and 11:30 a.m. for novice hikers. Register for both at RacetherangerShadesSP.eventbrite.com.

Food trucks will be at the party beginning at noon, and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. there will be family activities, including make-and-take crafts.

Also at 12:30 p.m., there will be a fossil hunt hike, and from 1 to 2 p.m. naturalists will guide hikers on a Shades history walk.

The event is free, but the standard park entrance fees of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle will apply.

Shades State Park is at 7751 S. 890 W. Waveland.

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