Two upcoming events at Mistletoe State Park are aimed at bridging the generation gap.
The first event, a grandparent-child scavenger hunt, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Teams will be provided a list of items by park representatives.
Marilyn Grau, the senior corps project director for The Senior Citizens Council, said items on the list might include a blue feather, clam shell, hickory nut, old tent peg or empty soda can.
"It'll be up to the kids and grandparents to find and return the items to be checked off," said Grau.
"The team with the most items in the allotted time will win a prize. But the real prize will be the time that the generations spend together."
National Grandparents Day will be Sept. 7, so the park is looking to tie the scavenger hunt to that celebration, Grau said.
Another event the park is planning is the Tour de Mistletoe bicycle race, set for Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The aim of Tour de Mistletoe is to involve the entire family, Grau said. Prizes will be awarded to participants completing the course, with special awards presented to individuals and teams who finish with the best time.
"It's not going to be a hot and heavy, serious bike race," Grau said.
"Instead, it'll be an event for families. There will be a course, or perhaps several, that participants will need to complete."
There is no entry fee for either event, but there is a $3 parking fee. For information on Mistletoe's September events, call the park office at (706) 541-0321.
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