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Perryville's Park Day

On April 5, history buffs and preservationists from around the country will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to help clean and restore America's priceless battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. The nationwide effort ­— dubbed Park Day — is underwritten with a grant from The History Channel. For the second time, this year's Park Day is presented in partnership with Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Participants will gather at the sites to help with activities such as trash removal and trail building. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers receive T-shirts and have an opportunity to hear a local historian discuss the significance of the site.

In Kentucky, volunteers will replant around 40 sapling trees to help re-establish Maney's Woods.

The park will provide lunch and refreshments to volunteers.

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is one of the sites that will benefit from Park Day-related activities. Volunteers are needed to for a variety of activities including cannon repair and horticultural activities. For more information about Park Day at Perryville Battlefield, contact Joni House at (859) 332-8631 or joan.house@ky.gov.

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