SCCMO Parks Press Releases

Posted on: March 6, 2018

Hippy Hoppy Toad Day April 5 Promises to be Toadally Awesome

March 6, 2018
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137,

St. Charles County, Missouri – Hop on out to Quail Ridge Park in Wentzville from 5:30–7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, for Hippy Hoppy Toad Day! Hosted by the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department and the St. Charles City-County Library, this FREE, unique celebration of frogs promises to be a TOADally awesome time.

Children and their families will enjoy meeting Peggy Archer, local author of “A Hippy-Hoppy Toad,” a story inspired by her adventures with tiny frogs while hiking through Quail Ridge Park. Participants will take a guided storybook walk around the lake with library staff and volunteers reading the featured book. They’ll learn about and get to see live frogs, make crafts, and hear from Missouri Naturalists Ann Earley and Bob Siemer, who will present a short slideshow about the hoppy amphibians. Light refreshments provided by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.

The event is free, but registration is requested. For more information about the Hippy Hoppy Toad Day or to register, visit or call the parks department at 636-949-7535.


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