PALMYRA, Mo. -- The joy of mud in all of its glory will be displayed during a special "storybook trail" being established in Palmyra's Flower City Park.
The trail will include stops featuring illustrated pages from Mary Lyn Ray's book, "Mud," an ode to muddy hands and feet.
"Families and their children will have an opportunity to discover the joys of mud when it squishes, splats and slurps around rocks, leaves and the changes in the seasons," Kathy Nicholson, the Palmyra R-1 School District's early childhood coordinator, said in a press release.
The district's Parents as Teachers program is sponsoring the trail in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Palmyra Parks & Recreation Department.
The trail will be set near the volleyball pit in Flower City Park from Sept. 4 through 14, giving parents and children a chance to play, create and discover nature and the joy of reading while exploring elements from the "Mud" book.
Nicholson said special activities for preschool-age children are planned for 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, and 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.
More information about the event is available by calling the PAT office at 573-769-2191 or by emailing email@example.com.