Friday, July 9, 2010
FAMILY FUN RACING PIGEON EXTRAVAGANZA!
CONTACT: Pat Kelsey
WHAT: A fun day for the family to learn about racing Homing Pigeons, includes:
· Kids Fishing Tournament
· Free Lunch
· An amazing bird release – 1000 pigeons!
· Animal Menagerie for the Kids
· Fire Trucks
· Mounted Patrol
· Educational & Entertaining Videos
· Actual Pigeon Loft for viewing.
· Fire Engine Rides
· Military Tribute with White Bird Release
· Messages by Pigeon to Governor Quinn & President Obama
· Messages to Friends & Family
So much fun! So much learning! And it benefits the Sauk Valley Youth Racing Pigeon Program. There, kids learn life skills as they provide the finest of care, nutrition and training for their registered and pedigreed feathered athletes that travel as far as 600 miles in a day at speeds over 50 miles per hour.
WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Opens 9:00 a.m., continues all day.
WHERE: Oppold Marina
532 Stouffer Road, Sterling, Illinois
VISUAL& INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
· Amazing Bird Release
· Witness messages to the Governor and the President
· Examples of clocking and loft equipment, along with informative brochures, will be available.
· Local pigeon experts from the Rock River Valley Racing Pigeon Club will demonstrate handling of the birds and discuss pigeon racing and the care of these registered pigeons.