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State’s First Community Archery Park Opens February 28th

WHAT: The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, City of Athens, and the Archery Trade Association will host an event celebrating the grand opening of Alabama’s first community archery park. The new state-of-the-art archery facility will provide opportunities for individuals, families, groups, school students, clubs, and organizations to enjoy the sport of archery.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Athens, Alabama in Limestone County

AGENDA: Representatives from WFF and participating partners will provide information on this unique facility and the expected benefits it will provide to archers across the Tennessee Valley. The range will be officially christened with a ceremonial “first shot.” Alabama Department of Education Career/Technical Education students from Limestone County Area Vocational Technical School, who assisted in building specific projects for the new archery facility, will also attend.

Directions: From I-65, take exit 351 for U.S. Hwy. 72 toward Huntsville/Athens. Turn left onto U.S. Hwy. 72 West. Travel 1 mile to U.S. Hwy. 31 North. Travel 1.5 miles to Athens High School. The archery facility is located behind the high school.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit


Rebecca Leigh White
ADCNR-Information & Education
Capitol Complex – Folsom Building
64 N. Union St., Montgomery, AL 36130