Date: August 31, 2017
Contact: Carrie A. Dittman, Centerville-Washington Park District,
Subject: A Family Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day

WASHINGTON TWP, OH: The Centerville-Washington Park District, the Centerville Noon Optimist Club and the Washington-Centerville Public Library are cosponsoring a free festival Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Park, 1790 E. Social Row Rd. The second annual Family Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day introduces families to outdoor sports while teaching the important role hunting and fishing play in Ohio’s wildlife conservation programs. National Hunting and Fishing Day was established by Congress in 1971 to recognize hunters, anglers and recreational shooters for their contributions to conservation.

The festival will include fishing and archery instruction and challenges; food vendors; a kid zone with crafts; trapper and water safety education; raffle prizes and more! The Ohio School of Falconry will have falconry demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, children 15 and under can complete seven Passport to Fishing stations to receive a free fishing pole!


The Centerville-Washington Park District operates eight community parks, nine nature parks, and 33 neighborhood parks encompassing more than 1,000 acres in Centerville and Washington Township. For more information about the Centerville-Washington Park District, please call (937) 433-5155 or visit