Smokey Bear Celebrates 68th Birthday

 Cloudcroft, NM (August 7, 2012) – The Sacramento Ranger District will celebrate Smokey Bear’s 68th birthday on Saturday, August 11.  Festivities include meeting Smokey and taking your picture with him, signing his BIG card, eating birthday cake, participating in a coloring contest, and learning about wildfire prevention.

The celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m.  “Happy Birthday” will be sung and Smokey’s cake will be cut at 10:30.  Activities will continue through 1:00 p.m. at the Sacramento Ranger District Office, #4 Lost Lodge Road, Cloudcroft, NM.  The District Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on this and all other Saturdays during the summer season.

For further information about Smokey’s Birthday Celebration and Lincoln National Forest activities, please check out our website, or, visit or call the Sacramento Ranger District Office at 575-682-2551, or the Supervisor’s Office in Alamogordo at 575-434-7200.