A brief documentary about the people and wildlife at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and its history of providing lifetime sanctuary to hundreds of exotic animals.
by: Charles Ragsdell, II
Turpentine Creek needs your help providing meat for the cats.
We need $6,000 each month to provide the meat we cannot get for free. Please help. Any monthly amount you send goes a long way to keeping our cats well-fed and happy.
Thanks for helping us keep the 'food wagon' filled.
Kite Fest is held each year at TCWR on the fourth Saturday in March. This is a free family event open to everybody. Bring your kite and fly it or buy one here. This event includes vendors, contests, and fun activities. 10 AM - 4 PM.
"Art With An Altitude"
(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) - Kaleidokites of Eureka Springs has announced the theme for the 23rd annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival, set for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge March 23 from, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The "Art With An Altitude," theme "will bring an explosion of color and youthful exuberance to the Ozarks," according to Kaleidokites co-owner Linda Rogers.
Admission to the kite festival is free. Regular admission prices apply for those wishing to tour the refuge. The annual event is one of the refuge's most attended days of the year. Proceeds help finance the rescue of and sanctuary for the tigers, lions, cougars, leopards and other animals housed there.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own kites. Kaleidokites' experts will assist children in kite making and flying. A donation to the refuge is requested for kite making assistance. Kaleidokites has donated and Turpentine Creek will raffle off a Japanese fighting "Rokkaku" kite and a smaller tiger kite, with proceeds going to benefit the animals.
"Kite-making is a 'green' sport. It gets kids away from the TV and video games and it's wind-fueled," explained Kaleidokites co-owner Steve Rogers. He added, "It's a great photo-op event, too. These aren't just your mega-store mass-produced kites. These are works of art!"
Kite aficionados are expected to attend from the Kansas City Kite Club, Tulsa Wind Riders and other area clubs. Several world-class kites worth over a thousand dollars apiece will be featured.
The 21st annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival is part of "The 45 Days of April," Eureka Springs' outdoor tourism month.
For more information contact Kaleidokites at 479.253.6596 or 888.836.6251,