Wednesday, October 7, 2009

State Park Events This Weekend

A number of events are planned this week for the state parks in the Cookeville area. Cordell Hull’s Birthday and United Nations Day will be celebrated on Thursday, October 8, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Cordell Hull birthplace near Byrdstown, north of Cookeville. The 57-acre site includes a representation of Hull's log cabin birthplace, an activities center and a museum. At Edgar Evins State Park in Dekalb County on Saturday, the 4th Annual History Hayride will be celebrated. Admission is $10 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park whose efforts help improve and preserve the park. Finally, car enthusiasts are encouraged to visit Standing Stone State Park in Overton County on Saturday, October 10, for the park’s Annual Car Show - featuring antique cars, trucks and hot rods. More than 300 vehicles will be shown and judged at this year’s event.