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Dozens attend Mt. Plover Festival in Kimball's Gotte Park


Dawn Fossand

Emily Schiltz, right, from the Riverside Zoo Discovery Center is the first to get her face painted during the recent inaugural Kimball Mt. Plover Festival, hosted at Gotte Park on Saturday, June 4. Partners for the festival, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Bird Conservancy included the Discovery Center, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Agate Fossil Bed National Monument.

The Gotte Park was the venue last Saturday, June 4, for the inaugural Kimball Mountain Plover Festival.

"Gotte Park was a great location for the event this year. The weather was ideal for this year's event," said Alie Mayes of the Rocky Mountain Bird Conservancy. "We had a turn out of around 40 participants and partners included Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Riverside Discovery Center, and Agate Fossil Bed National Monument."

Included on the schedule for the day were tours to view the Mountain Plover given by lifetime resident, and plover enthusiast of more than 15 years, Larry Snyder...

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