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Celebrate 80 years of Sunset Hill Farm with free festival July 26

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This July marks the 80th Anniversary of Sunset Hill Farm and to celebrate all it has brought to our communities, Porter County Parks & Recreation will host a free festival on Saturday, July 26 from 11-3 p.m.

What began eighty years ago as a local family farm has been transformed over the years into one of Porter County’s top outdoor getaways for individuals to explore and enjoy through 238 acres of trails, fields, forest, farmland, facilities and more.

Sunset Hill Farm Park is located at 775 Meridian in Liberty Township.

“The goal of the festival is to bring together individuals that have had any tie to the farm and park over the years while also creating a family friendly event to welcome new visitors who will be part of the park’s future” said Dana Yake, Communications Director for Porter County Parks.

The festival will host a museum featuring artifacts and photographs of the park over the years, along with a video presentation on how the farm has been developed into the County Park it is today.

The department will also honor Art Willing and the Willing family, as well as Lloyd and Ethel Prosser and the Prosser family, for their contributions to the farm and park throughout its history.

In addition there will be a variety of activities for families and visitors of all ages including face painting, crafts and games, as well as a historic baseball game starting at noon featuring the Deep River Grinders and the Sunset Hill Colonels.

For information visit portercountyparks.org or call (219)-548-0219.

 

Posted 7/16/2014