First Annual “S’more Fun with Mom” A Hit with Area Families

The Forest Ecology Preserve and City of Auburn co-hosted nearly 100 couples during the first annual mother/son event, S’more Fun with Mom, Friday, May 16. Attendees of S’more Fun with Mom enjoyed a cookout, twilight hike, s’mores, and fireside storytelling under the lighted canopy of the preserve and amphitheater. To commemorate the evening, the mother/son couples embellished their own “nature-made” photo frames and sat for a keepsake photo with JRogers Photography.

According to preserve administrator, Jennifer Lolley, “We created S’more Fun with Mom with our co-host, the City of Auburn, to celebrate the special bond between mothers and sons. The preserve offers an exciting, yet relaxed atmosphere that really appeals to children. Judging by the many happy faces, we know this was a fun experience that will be long remembered by our families.”

The Forest Ecology Preserve extends its appreciation to its volunteers, the City of Auburn, and sponsor, Auburn Opelika Tourism Bureau, as well as to Zech Tales and JRogers Photography for their contributions to the success of S’more Fun with Mom.

Due to its popularity, the Forest Ecology Preserve will host S’more Fun with Mom for two evenings next year, Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 7, 2015. Rain dates are scheduled for Thursday and Friday of the following week. Ticket sales will begin Monday, March 16, 2015.

To inquire about becoming a 2015 sponsor or volunteer, please email or call the preserve offices, at 334-844-8091. The Forest Ecology Preserve & Nature Center is located at 2222 N. College Street, Auburn, and is located just north of the AU Fisheries complex.

Candid photos of the S’more Fun with Mom event are available for download at the following link:

The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program of Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, was established in 1993 by a gift of land from Louise Kreher Turner and Frank Allen Turner. The 120-acre property features five miles of hiking trails, amphitheater, pavilion and nature playground. The preserve offers ample parking, restrooms and drinking fountains and is open to the public daily at no charge from sunrise to sunset.