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Big Oaks Conservation Society Hosts Ice Cream Social at Oakdale Schoolhouse

Oakdale Schoolhouse

Join the Big Oaks Conservation Society and Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge on Monday, August 5 for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social. The event will take place at the historic Oakdale Schoolhouse beginning at 5:00pm; homemade ice cream and desserts will be served beginning at 6:00pm. In addition, there will be short walking tours and short van tours of Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge before the serving of dessert. Oakdale School is a one room stone schoolhouse built in 1869. It is located on Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, which is overlaid on the closed Jefferson Proving Grounds. The school will be open for tours and viewing at the event. To attend the event, follow the brown directional signs to the refuge office off of Highway 421. Additional signs will direct visitors to Oakdale Schoolhouse, which is located on Paper Mill Road (Morgan Road on the refuge).

For more information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit http://www.fws.gov/midwest/ ; for information about Big Oaks NWR visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/big_oaks/.