Kreher Preserve and Nature Center hosting S’more Fun with Mom, including family night

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Auburn University’s Kreher Preserve and Nature Center is hosting “S’more Fun with Mom” as a mother and son adventure May 5-7, which now includes a family night, as well.

“S’more Fun is a fun and exciting tradition for mothers and sons in our community,” said Michael Buckman, center manager. “It is a wonderful evening where moms and sons can connect and spend some quality time together in an educational and fun, outdoor environment.”

S’more Fun family night is Thursday, May 5, and is open to the entire family; children under age 3 do not need a ticket. S’more Fun with Mom is Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, and is for boys ages 4 to 12 and their moms. All three nights start at 6 p.m. and wrap up by 8:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per parent/child duo and $10 each for any additional children. Tickets are available on the event website.

The event is sponsored by Publix at Cary Creek and Auburn-Opelika Tourism.

Each S’more Fun evening includes a full slate of activities. Patrons will begin with a special craft activity to create a keepsake art project and have access to a photographer to get memorable photos. Then, a cookout dinner will be served including hotdogs, chips, fresh fruit and lemonade. A guided group hike will lead patrons down some of Kreher’s trails and back to the fire pit for roasting marshmallows, making smores and listening to a fantastic storyteller to close out the evening.

“Traditionally, S’more Fun has been offered only two days,” said Buckman, “but this year, we are very excited to add a third day and make it family night. We have had request from many dads in the community who want to join the fun with their children; or moms who only have daughters. This year, the whole family is welcome to join on family night.”

The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center is a nonprofit, outreach facility of Auburn University's College of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

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