GERING, Neb. — The Wildcat Hills Nature Center and Shooting Complex in western Nebraska will hold its grand opening later this month.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is inviting the public to the event at the Gering center on June 24.

The festivities will begin just south of the nature center, with remarks and a ribbon cutting by commission officials and project partners. A free hot dog lunch will be available while supplies last, and guided tours and other activities will entertain guests in the afternoon.

The Nature Center reopened for business earlier this year after a $2.35 million project that more than doubled its previous size. The new $1.6 million shooting complex opened last fall with ranges for both rimfire and high-powered rifles, shotguns, pistols, air rifles and archery.

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