Town Creek to host event for Grandparents Day, Sep. 7

Town Creek Indian Mound is planning a special Grandparents Day event for this weekend.

This sign marks the entrance to Town Creek Indian Mound, a North Carolina State Historic Site just east of Mount Gilead. (Town Creek photo)

This sign marks the entrance to Town Creek Indian Mound, a North Carolina State Historic Site just east of Mount Gilead. (Town Creek photo)

To coincide with the annual observance of the day, the State Historic Site near Mount Gilead is inviting grandparents and grandchildren to spend the afternoon together at Town Creek. Planned activities include touring the reconstructed Native American village, strolling the quarter-mile trail, and making keepsake bracelets and clay creations to commemorate the day.

Picnickers are also welcome, and Town Creek staff will take family portraits in the village to be emailed later.

“This is an opportunity to share quality family time with grandparents in a fun and educational environment,” says Site Manager Rich Thompson. “We’re happy to provide a setting for the creation of fond family memories.”

Grandparents Day is observed on the Sunday after Labor Day. In the 1960s and 70s, a push to make it a national holiday failed in Washington, but President Jimmy Carter recognized the day with a proclamation in 1978.

This weekend’s event at Town Creek will be held during regular operating hours, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. More information is available at 910-439-6802, or online at http://www.towncreekindianmound.com.

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