A Smokey Bear 69th Birthday Party will be held August 9, starting at noon, at the Natural Resource Center Courtyard, located at 1240 S. Vinnell Way, Boise.
A short ceremony will begin at 12:15 p.m. Remarks by Tim Murphy, Acting BLM State Director and Bob Shindelar, Boise National Forest Fire Chief, will begin at 12:15 p.m.
Guests will sing a Happy Birthday Song at 12:20 p.m. After copious blushing and tipping of the fire hat, Smokey will cut the cake at 12:25 p.m. Interviews will be available following the brief ceremony.
Further information is available with Ellen Dunlap, Boise Forest Fire Prevention Officer at 208-373-4261 or call the Boise National Forest, at 208-373-4100.