Since 1944, Smokey Bear has been a symbol of safety and fire prevention. Tomorrow, in celebration of Smokey’s 67 birthday, the Cradel of Forestry is hosting a birthday party from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with a full schedule of activities including music, fire fighting equipment demonstrations, prize drawings and birthday cake. At 1:30 the party moves indoors for a live animal program presented by Carolina Mountain Naturalists. Meet native amphibians, reptiles, and birds and learn about their lives in Smokey’s woods.
Did you know?..The concept of Smokey Bear was created by Dan’s uncle Richard Hammatt, how’s that for a little Swag history.