NORTON — Woodboogers, you are safe here.
Norton City Council Tuesday passed a resolution declaring the city a sasquatch/Bigfoot/woodbooger sanctuary.
All in fun, the measure is part of a larger effort to promote tourism at the city's Flag Rock recreation area and the nearby High Knob recreation area.
The resolution notes that in 2011, the television reality series "Finding Bigfoot" spent time in the region, including High Knob. It further states that "if the elusive creature is as scarce and as rare as is believed" and if High Knob and adjoining Norton recreation areas are "possible habitat for the creature," and "if the creature is, as it appears to be, an endangered species," then the city is declared a sanctuary.
The resolution welcomes all woodbooger seekers who want "to find and photograph the creature without causing injury to it or damaging the habitat in which it may reside."
Passage of the resolution also highlights the first Woodbooger search event for kids and kids at heart, set for tonight and tomorrow, Oct. 24-25, at Flag Rock. It includes a guided search each night, canoe rides, other activities, food and drinks. Find more event information at www.facebook.com/woodboogersearch.