The Little Wabash Longbeards 27th Annual JAKES Event will be held Saturday, June 8, at Ballard Nature Center, Altamont.

Kids will be able to participate in fun learning stations, such as Fishing, Shotgun Target Shooting, BB Gun Shoot, Turkey Calling, Bee Keeping and Forestry.

All youth 17 and younger are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the event will be held until 2 p.m.

JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Attendees will receive a free JAKES membership for one year. The NWTF has over 150,000 members nationwide. The goal of the organization is to educate and involve American youth in wildlife conservation.

Ballard Nature Center is located two miles east of Altamont on U.S. Route 40.

For more information, contact President Rodney Hirtzel at 217-690-3693.