The Franklin County Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is excited to host its 17th annual JAKES Event (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) on June 2nd from 10 am - 3 pm at Franklin County Recreation Park. The JAKES Event will feature a day's worth of activities for all youth up to age 17. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in archery, fishing, canoeing, sling shots, tree standing safety, shooting, turkey calling and other activities. This is an opportunity for youth to get away from every day distractions and discover how exciting the outdoors can be. It is also a great time for kids to connect with their parents or grandparents by doing hands-on activities they both enjoy. Franklin County Longbeards is committed to keeping this state and national honored event FREE to all youth. Participants will receive a NWTF JAKES membership and four issues of the JAKES magazine. Lunch will be available for purchase from Bowlings Hotdogs. For more information on participating or volunteering, contact Tim Burton at (540) 483-4992 or Josh Stovall at (540) 529-3684.