Jim Yancy Discusses Backpacking in Missouri’s State Parks

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For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2009
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Jim Yancy Discusses Backpacking in Missouri’s State Parks

The Kansas City Public Library and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources present a series of five programs in March that highlight many of the recreational offerings available in the state of Missouri.

In the fourth of five programs, Jim Yancy discusses backpacking in general and the backpacking opportunities available in Missouri in a talk titled Backpacking in Missouri’s State Parks on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Yancy will demonstrate the proper use of some essential backpacking gear and will provide a multi-media look at some of the best parks for backpacking and sightseeing.

Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage located at 10th and Baltimore.

The final event in the Experiencing Missouri series is Fishing Missouri on Tuesday, March 31.

The series complements the Painting Missouri exhibit now on display at the Central Library. Painting Missouri is a collection of 115 oil paintings by internationally known artist Billyo O’Donnell depicting all 114 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis. The exhibit is on display through May 3rd at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.