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Florida Black Bear Festival Announcement




A FESTIVAL FOR THE BEARS!

Umatilla, nestled among dozens of lakes in Central Florida, is host
to the Florida Black Bear Festival on October 2, 1999.

When:  Saturday, October 2, 1999
Time:     9 am - 6 pm
Where:  The City Park - Umatilla, FL - Gateway to the Ocala National
Forest
Cost:     FREE

Bring the whole family!  Enjoy field trips into bear habitat, family
and children's activities,  bear-oriented activities, "beary" good
food, local artisans, presentations, storytelling, music, book
signings by Florida authors and a life size maze showing how bears
live!

Join Jim Fowler, host of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, for a
special keynote presentation about bears.  

Stick around for an afternoon country music program featuring Cole
Seaver and the Cutting Edge and Margo Rochelle and Rodeo Drive.

FESTIVAL PARTNERS: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
Defenders of Wildlife, Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Florida Chapter
of Sierra Club, Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, City of Umatilla, U.S.
Forest Service and The North Lake Outpost.

For more information go to our web site at 
http://www.villagecircle.com/flbearfest/
or call 352-735-3562 in Sorrento or 850-921-4484 in Tallahassee




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