The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association have come together to give away 600 backpacks to children at the Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo from Friday through Sunday.

The giveaway promotion encourages parents to take children fishing or camping in the Tennessee Valley region.

Each year TVA sponsors its Community Outreach Support Program that assists with funding in several areas related to environmental stewardship, which is part of its mission of service. With funding provided by TVA, the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association will give away backpacks to the first 200 kids to AMLA’s booth each day of the annual expo held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville. 

“The Tennessee Valley region is filled with numerous natural wonders, parks, campgrounds and eight lakes that offer endless opportunities for families to experience together,” said AMLA President and CEO Tami Reist.

“TVA has a long history of commitment to the region it serves. We appreciate their willingness to give back and to promote the use of the natural resources found across the region.” 

The Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo is a destination event for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as the top outdoor retailers and organizations. The expo will feature hands-on product demonstrations from a wide range of hunting and fishing venues.

Show hours are Friday from 3-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission to the Expo is $10 per person with free admission for children 12 years old and younger. The Von Braun Center is at 700 Monroe Street Southwest in downtown Huntsville.

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