The Orena Humphrey Public Library in Whitwell will again be hosting the “Wings to Soar” event along with the Tennessee Tree Toppers hang gliding group.
This year’s event will take place at 7:00 PM CDT the Whitwell High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.
Wings to Soar is a non-profit bird of prey environmental education organization founded in 2012, which strives to educate people about these magnificent birds (or raptors) by bringing live birds of prey to classrooms or other public settings for all to enjoy.
These lively and informative presentations feature a variety of birds, many of which are free-flying, giving an unforgettable close encounter to those in attendance.
In addition to this, the Tennessee Tree Toppers will be holding a hang gliding fly competition, the TTT Team Challenge, as part of their membership drive during the week of Easter — April 16th through 22nd which falls in conjunction with the event for the library. Attendees can enjoy and learn about hang gliding, paragliding and see the various participants as they fly-in and land nearby to the school to take in the event as well
Organizers say there’s plenty to see, do, and eat, too! A food truck with great barbecue plates will be on hand for those in attendance to enjoy as well.
Donations from the event go to help care for these birds that are unable to go back into the wild for various reasons.
Pictures from last year’s event can be found in the albums section of the library’s website at www.orenahumphreyspubliclibrar