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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 14, 2021 – Interpretive staff members at Bennett Spring State Park invite the public to attend a Bennett Traditions program about birds and quilting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. The program will include a program about birds, instruction on a flying geese quilt block design and a demonstration of choosing a primitive technique versus a machine when quilting.

In commemoration of the Missouri bicentennial, Bennett Spring State Park is hosting the monthly series, Bennett Traditions. Each program includes a 20-minute presentation about a natural and/or historic topic that pertains to the area. Karen Jaegers will then give a 20-minute lesson about quilting that relates back to the presentation topic. The event concludes with a short question-and-answer session led by June Buckles of Buckles, Bobbins and Bolts Quilt Shop. 

Registration is required and limited to 10 people. Each program will be recorded and posted online at a future date. To register or for more information, contact the Bennett Spring Nature Center at 417-532-3925.

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

This is one of many events Missouri State Parks is hosting to commemorate the state's bicentennial. To see a complete list of bicentennial-related events and learn more the commemoration, visit:

Bennett Spring State Park is located at 26250 Highway 64A in Lebanon. 

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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