Porter County Parks and Recreation will be hosting a family reunion style
festival to celebrate 80 Years of Sunset Hill Farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
Sunset Hill Farm County Park at 775 Meridian, Valparaiso.
history dates back to 1934 as a farm owned by Colonel Murray and his family.
Later on, this property was donated and repurposed into the Sunset Hill Farm
County Park that exists today, still keeping ties to its roots as a family
farm through programming and partnerships.
will welcome back individuals who have played key roles at Sunset Hill, both
in its years as a farm and its more recent endeavor as a county park. At
12:30 p.m. there will be a brief pause in festivities to honor the late
Ethel & Llloyd Prosser and Art Willing who were instrumental to both the
farm and park.
In addition to
serving as a reunion and opportunity to honor these key individuals,
Saturday’s event will be an open community festival, giving community
members the opportunity to come out and enjoy a beautiful day in the park.
The event will
include an old time baseball game at noon between the famous Deep River
Grinders and Sunset Hill Colonels in addition to various other activities
and attractions for all age groups. Bounce N Around’s Mega 360 Inflatable
Obstacle Course, Laser Ball of Northwest Indiana (from 12-2 p.m.), face
painting, wagon rides, games and crafts will all be on the days agenda for
families to enjoy.
information or questions on the event, please contact Communications
Director, Dana Yake, at (219)-548-0219 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the
Porter County Parks’ website at