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Great River Eagle Days kicks off in Quincy

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - People in the Tri-States got the chance to see nature up close and personal Saturday.

Visitors got the chance to check out some birds of prey including eagles, hawks and owls at the Great River Eagle Days in Quincy.

People could also shop at booths and see Native American dancing and storytelling at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center.

Raptor Rehabilitation Center workers say it gives the public a chance to interact with nature in a way they don't usually get to.

"It's a great opportunity to come out and see the birds up close," Karen Roush said. "They can get their picture taken with them and learn why they're important and why we need them."

Events run again Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center.

Everyone is encouraged to go eagle watching Sunday at Quincy's Lock and Dam 21 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Admission into the event is $3 for ages 12 and older and free admission for scouts wearing their uniform. 
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