22nd Annual Shady Creek Camper's Outdoor Craft Show

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project is pleased

to invite the general public to attend the 22nd Annual Camper's Outdoor Craft

Show to be held at the Shady Creek Recreation Area picnic shelter on

Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm.  Crafters will display

baskets, candles, homemade wooden and hand-sewn items as well as many other interesting pieces.  Many of the crafts will follow an "outdoor" related

theme, and visitors will be able to view the preparation of many items.  The

show is free of charge.

    The purpose of the craft show is to demonstrate the different ways

that items from our environment can be turned into beautiful crafts, and how

man-made materials can be transformed into something useful and beautiful

that preserves our natural environment.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Mississippi River Project is involved in educating the public on how to

conserve and protect our natural resources. 

Camping reservations for Shady Creek and Clark's Ferry Campgrounds can be made on the web at or call Reserve America at 877-444-6777.  Shady Creek Recreation Area is located between Muscatine and Davenport, along Highway 22, about 10 miles east of Muscatine, Iowa.  Clark's Ferry Recreation Area is located 5 miles east of Shady Creek Recreation Area on Highway 22.  For general information and entry forms, please contact the Muscatine Park Rangers by mail, 810 Main Street, Muscatine, Iowa 52761, by phone at (563) 263-7913, by fax at (563) 263-1845 or by email at