Naturally Nacogdoches hosts Family Fun Day

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Moms, dads, and kids got a taste of the great outdoors at Saturday's Outdoor Family Fun Day at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Activities ranged from petting snakes, to bird watching, and pitching tents.

For many, like 7- year old Cody Gill, the favorite item of the day was fishing.

"It was kind of hard at first, and then at the last...I pulled it. And, it was kind of far, and I kind of turned it. And, I finally caught it," said Gill.

Ron Jones, President of the Nacogdoches Bass Club states his motivation for coming out today.

"Kids because that's the future of the sport, just like in anything else. You have to have young people that are coming into a sport. And, we enjoy very much just coming out and teaching some of the fundamentals," Jones.

Event sponsors also included the Texas Forest Service, the US Forest Service, the Audubon Society, and the SFA Garden Volunteers.

Even parents were excited to enjoy the 13 different activities being offered.

"A lot of outdoor activities. I really enjoy being in the outdoors and trying to get my daughter acclimated to the outdoors," said father Ray Mitchum.

Event coordinator, Elyce Rodewald, says she's impressed by the community response and enthusiasm, coming out in the heat.

"We feel it's very important for families to unplug to come outside to enjoy nature," said Rodewald.

This event kicked off the Nacogdoches naturally program's events for the year.