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Thanks, Fort Morris, for Junior Ranger Camp
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Editor, My son, Liam, completed his third year of Junior Ranger Camp at Fort Morris State Historic site in Sunbury during the first week in June. This is a wonderful opportunity for children ages 6-12 years old to learn Georgia history in a beautiful and important place.    
When Liam began attending the camp, Mr. Arthur Edgar was the ranger and the fort had two other employees. Because of these troubling times, the state has cut funds to Fort Morris so drastically that the only paid employee is Ranger Arthur. He is responsible for running and maintaining the entire fort. He is helped with this by his wife Debbie and volunteers. They do so much with so little!   
I would like to say thank you to Ranger Arthur, Debbie, their daughter, Amy Lee, and two volunteers, Jay and Linda Bukalski. They made it possible for Liam and 25 or so others to enjoy another year of outdoor fun with an educational foundation. It was a week full of arts and crafts, food, re-enactments, nature hikes, history and wildlife lessons and more.
I would also like to thank The Friends of Fort Morris and the companies who helped support the Junior Ranger program: the Coca-Cola Company, Target, the Cone Zone, Coastal Discount Pharmacy, The Pizza Peddler, Holton’s Seafood and the The Plunder Box of Midway.  
If you have never visited Fort Morris State Park or if it has been a while since your last trip, you should pack a picnic lunch and plan a family trip there. You can visit their website and get more information at

— Janet Lyle

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