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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Celebration of Smokey’s 73rd Birthday

BOISE, IdahoJuly 27, 2017 -- The Boise National Forest (NF) employees along with partner members of the Treasure Valley Fire Prevention and Safety Co-op, invite the public to join in the celebration of Smokey Bear’s 73 birthday.

The celebration begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park, located (at the corner of Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue) - 1900 N. Records Avenue, Meridian, Idaho 83712 and ends at 1:30 p.m.

“The party is an honorary celebration of Smokey’s years of dedicated service in educating us about the importance of preventing human caused wildfires,” said Boise NF Fire Prevention Officer Terry Carrico.

Activities will be at Pavilion A. (See a map of park and directions on the park’s website at

Birthday cookies, along with ice cream provided by the John William Jackson Fund and Meadow Gold Dairy will be served at noon.

Partners of the Treasure Valley Fire Prevention and Safety Co-op include employees from Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Department of Lands, Boise NF, Boise State University and City Fire Departments from Boise, Meridian and Nampa.

The public will have free admission to the beautiful park. During the event there will be firewise safety information and kids’ activities. Smokey Bear will also be making an appearance!

Further information is available by calling Terry Carrico, at 208-587-7862 or the Boise National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 208-373-4100.