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Ahoy, mates! SFA Gardens to host Pirates of the Pineywoods Party

September 25, 2013 - University Marketing Communications
The SFA Gardens is sponsoring the Pirates of the Pineywoods Party from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Gayla Mize Garden.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Shiver me timbers and a yo ho ho! Hoist your sails with SFA Gardens for a morning of outdoor adventure and excitement at the Pirates of the Pineywoods Party from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Gayla Mize Garden located on the corner of University Drive and East Starr Avenue on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

It will be all hands on deck as young pirates dress in their favorite pirate costumes and embark on a voyage through the forest to dig for buried treasure, battle sea creatures, walk the plank and partake in numerous other jolly adventures. Refreshments and treasures galore will be served up to the whole crew.

All swashbucklers must be accompanied by an adult, and advanced reservations are required. Tickets are $10 per person and can be picked up at 2900 Raguet St. prior to the event. Sponsored in conjunction with Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures, all proceeds will benefit SFA Gardens' educational programs.

"SFA Gardens hosts educational events and programs for more than 10,000 children each year," said Elyce Rodewald, educational coordinator for the event. "This fundraiser supports these efforts and allows us to continue providing quality programs for the community. We are pleased to be offering another unique way for families to enjoy our beautiful gardens."

Registration is limited. For reservations, contact Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832 or erodewald@sfasu.edu.