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Oatland Island Hosts Sheep Shearing Competition

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It's time to give Dotti, Storm and Cloud their hair cut! The Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival will be held at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

The festival will feature the shearing of Oatland's sheep by members of The Fiber Guild of the Savannah's, and students from Savannah Arts Academy and Savannah College of Art and Design Fiber Department.  But this year the Fiber Guild of the Savannahs is adding a new twist!  Two Fiber Guild teams will be competing in carding, spinning and weaving fleece into a shawl.  Local musicians will play Old Timey Music on the porch and the Home Cookin' Cloggers will perform. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in many activities including carding, spinning, and weaving.  Activities include children's crafts and games and 1800's lifestyle demonstrations.  Oatland's "Native Animal Nature Trail" will be open, and food concessions will be available. Admission is only $7.00 per adult, $5 per child 4-17, seniors and military.  Children under the age of four are admitted free. For more information call (912) 395-1500 or visit Oatland's web site at: www.oatlandisland.org for a complete schedule of activities.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center is a unique facility operated by the Savannah-Chatham County School system.  It encompasses a total of 175 acres of salt marsh and maritime forest habitat with a two mile walking trail with animals indigenous to Georgia.  The Center is used as a field trip site for elementary students and is also open to the public for self-guided walks daily from 10 until 4 p.m.  The Center is located five miles east of Savannah off Islands Expressway at 711 Sandtown Rd.

Information provided by Oatland Island Wildlife Center

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