News Briefs: Farmworkers week celebrated

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Celebration planned for National Farmworker Awareness Week

FREMONT - National Farmworker Awareness Week is a week dedicated to honoring the contributions of farmworkers in our communities and their history. It runs from March 25 to March 31. Fremont’s history with farmworkers is deeply rooted.

There will be a community celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the J4MW Office, 1119 E. State St., Suite A. There will be activities for the whole family. For more information call 419-552-4326.

McPherson Cemetery spring cleaning begins April 1

CLYDE - The Clyde Parks and Cemetery Department will be cleaning McPherson Cemetery after April 1. Those with flowers and displays on graves should remove those items before April 1 as remaining items as of April 3 will be discarded by employees.

The Wall That Heals coming to Gibsonburg

GIBSONBURG - The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Gibsonburg on Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 at Williams Park, East Stone Street.

The display will be open 24 hours a day and is free to the public. Village Administrator Marc Glotzbecker noted the village partnered with the Sandusky County Commissioners, Sandusky County Visitors Bureau, Gibsonburg School District, Sandusky County Communities Foundation, American Legion and VFW to bring The Wall That Heals to the area.

African Safari Wildlife Park to open for 55th season

PORT CLINTON - African Safari Wildlife Park is preparing to open the gates for its 55th season, which begins on Saturday, March 25.

“Early spring is a great time to visit the park because most of our animals are totally unbothered by the chilly-to-mild weather,” said park director Kelsey Keller. “You may even be lucky enough to witness the birth of a deer or alpaca!”

The park’s ever-popular Drive-Thru Safari, which features zebras, bison, llamas, alpacas, elk, exotic cattle, emus and more, will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last car admitted at 4 p.m. The park’s warm-weather animals, such as giraffe and antelope, will generally not be visible unless the air temperature is above 60 degrees. The Walk-Thru Safari, which features gibbons, lemurs, kangaroos, warthogs, parrots, camel rides, educational animal shows and animal-feeding experiences, will open in mid-May.

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