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Forest Service celebrates Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's 50th year with pie and new film

Posted: May 3, 2012 - 12:09am

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host a special celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the visitor center on Saturday, May 5, from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome.

In keeping with memories of the early visitor center’s restaurant, pie will be served.

As part of the celebration, the Forest Service will debut its new glacier film in three showings, at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., in the visitor center auditorium. Prior to the first screening and pie service, at 6 p.m., representatives of North Shore Productions of Portland, Ore., which produced the film, will give a brief presentation. District Ranger Marti Marshall and center director Ron Marvin will add their comments about the new film, the center’s anniversary and its meaning to the community over the years.

This event is open to the public and no fee will be charged after 5:45 p.m.

Summer hours for the visitor center begin May 3. Hours will be 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. daily from May 3 through September 26. A $3 fee is charged for everyone age 16 and older. National park passes are honored.

For details, call 789-0097.

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