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Join In on Road Trip through Backbone, Bixby and Cedar Rock State Parks

Jump in your car, fire up the engine, roll down the windows and turn up the radio…

It’s time to hit the road to show your support for state parks in Iowa.

The crew for Anna Rea, the 1930 Ford Model A, invites everybody to drive along to visit Cedar Rock State Park, Backbone State Park, and Bixby State Preserve on Tuesday. While the tour emphasizes vintage or classic cars, you can join the fun in any vehicle you’d like.

People wanting to tour Cedar Rock State Park can join them in Independence at Heartland Agribition Center at 2600 Swan Lake Blvd. by 9:30 am.  

Next, they’ll head northeast for a tour of Backbone State Park and Bixby State Preserve. Anyone wanting to join can do so by being in Manchester at the Riverfront Park & Gazebo at 201 S Franklin Street on Tuesday by 2 pm. They will depart Manchester in time to arrive at Backbone State Park by 2:30 pm. Right after the Backbone visit, the tour will head to Bixby State Preserve to wrap up the day. 

Crew members are Kevin Szcodronski of Ankeny and Ann Raisch of Eldora – they will be leading the tour in an original 1930 Ford Model A affectionately named Anna Rea.

The whole purpose of the tour is to show support for state parks in Iowa, recognize the contributions they provide to our quality of life, celebrate Iowa State Parks Centennial, and enjoy traveling along Iowa’s most scenic roadways at a leisurely pace. 

You can find more information online at annareamodela.com or call Kevin Szcodronski at 515-240-7668.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH


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