Fossil Fair gets kids in the dirt

Staff report

ELLERBE — The Rankin Museum hosted its annual Fossil Fair on Saturday at the Ellerbe museum.

Photo by Jackie McAuley Parents and grandparents enjoyed the fossil dig as much as the younger participants.

Photo by Jackie McAuley
Parents and grandparents enjoyed the fossil dig as much as the younger participants.

Students from preschool to age 16 signed up for one of four fossil digs.   Members of the North Carolina Fossil Club will be exhibiting their fossil finds and answering questions.  The museum and dig are free of charge, but students must call and sign up for one of the four dig times.

U top 100 students —  25 each time slot — were accepted into the event, sponsored by the Carrie B.Dewitt Foundation.

Call 910) 652-6378 to sign up.

Photo by Jackie McAuley Shark teeth found in the Fossil Fair dig at the Rankin Museum in Ellerbe on Saturday were threaded into a necklace.

Photo by Jackie McAuley
Shark teeth found in the Fossil Fair dig at the Rankin Museum in Ellerbe on Saturday were threaded into a necklace.

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