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For Seniors Only – The CCC Boys of Iowa

Event Details

May 11, 2016 10:00 AM — May 11, 2016 12:00 PM
Location: Lime Creek Nature Center
3501 Lime Creek Rd
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: 641-423-5309
Website: http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Cerro-Gordo/Park/Lime-Creek-Nature-Center-Conservation-Area/Events/8502/For-Seniors-Only-The-CCC-Boys-of-Iowa.aspx

Event Description

A “For Seniors Only” program will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center on Wednesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. Michigan based author, songwriter, and film producer Bill Jamerson will present “The CCC Boys of Iowa,” a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps. This federal works program was created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression. During its nine year run beginning in 1933, over 49,000 men served in Iowa.  The CCC worked with area farmers on soil conservation projects and built many facilities at Iowa’s State Parks.  Dressed in uniform, Jamerson shares stories about the CCC, reads excerpts from his book, and sings original songs with his guitar. It’s a nostalgic program with songs, much laughter and many heartfelt stories.  He has performed at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of CCC-built national and state parks. The program is as entertaining as it is important; as honest as it is fun. It’s about people both ordinary and extraordinary, with stories of strength, wit and charm. The program will be followed by a catered lunch and social time.  Cost is $5.00 for nature center members and $7.00 for nonmembers.  Please call 423-5309 by May 9 to register.