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From a news release:
McConchie’s Heritage Acres Campground in Galway invites area families to their campground on Saturday, Sept. 28, from Noon to 4 p.m. for its End of Year Bash. Activities and offerings will include a bouncy house, games, fire truck rides, bake sale, crafts, a band, a DJ, face painting, raffles, food and more. Proceeds raised from the Bash will benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, a New York state-based organization providing camping experiences to children with cancer.
Day visitors are encouraged to attend the Bash, but it is also McConchie’s “Buy 1 Night, Get 1 Night Free” camping weekend for interested campers who call and make reservations at (518) 882-6605.
According to manager Michele Lajeunesse, her seasonal campers had the idea for the Bash. “My seasonals came up with this wonderful way to have a big blow-out for Camp Good Days. We’ve all been planning the activities not just for all the campers but for the public to come, too, to help raise funds at the Bash but to also enjoy the ‘Buy 1 Night, Get 1 Night Free’ weekend.”
McConchie’s has also partnered with fiVe BELoW for a weeklong shopping event from Sept. 22-29. During that week, shoppers bringing in a special flyer from McConchie’s Heritage Acres Campground will have 10% of their purchases at the store credited toward a donation to Camp Good Days. fiVe BELoW carries school supplies, software, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, T-shirts, jewelry, bath and body, candy, snacks and beverages, room décor, storage, and more priced at $5 or less. Shoppers must have the flyer to have the donation credited to Camp Good Days. Participating stores are located at 579 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY, and 3072 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY.
For more details about the End of Year Bash, or to print a copy of the fiVe BELoW shopping flyer, visit the website homepage for McConchie’s Heritage Acres Campground at www.mcconchiescampground.com, and scroll to page bottom. You can also pick up the shopping flyer in person at the campground.
From The Missoulian, Missoula:
Bear activity has prompted officials at Glacier National Park to initiate “aversive conditioning” at St, Mary Campground on the east side of the park, and park officials closed camping Wednesday (Sept. 18) to tents and pop-up campers. Only completely hard-sided trailers and campers are allowed, park spokeswoman Jennifer Lutman said.
There have been no human-bear interactions yet, and that’s how the National Park Service (NPS) wants to keep it.
It’s unknown how long the hard-sided camping limitation will be in effect.
The campground, on the park’s east boundary between St. Mary Lake and Lower St. Mary Lake, offers primitive camping through Oct. 31 for a fee of $10 a night. After that, camping is free with a valid park entrance pass through the end of March.
Rising Sun Campground, six miles up the road from St. Mary, was closed for a few days in August because of multiple incidents involving what was believed to be the same black bear. Lutman said it was closed for good on Sept. 3.
The synchronized Christmas light show planned for the Hoover RV Park next to Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover will not happen this year after all, but organizers say they'll be ready to put it on in 2014.
Art Roper, owner of OneEightySix Lightworks, the company that is planning the show, said he was not able to line up enough corporate sponsors this year to move ahead with it. He needs corporate sponsors to help buy the custom-made light fixtures and tens of thousands of lights that will be used in the show, he said.
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