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Celebrate the s'more on Friday at Dunes State Park

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The Indiana Dunes State Park is celebrating the campfire tradition of the símore at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the parkís Wilson Shelter.

The evening will include a little of the history of the símore, some símore games and crafts, and a smorgasbord of different símore styles for participants to try.

Though Sunday, Aug. 10, is officially National Símores Day, Dunes State Park is celebrating this summer event a few nights early. If you canít make it, light a campfire, start a grill, or use the microwave instead to create the perfect combination of rich chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers.

The símores recipe first appeared in a 1927 edition of the Girl Scout handbook and remains a favorite treat today as Americans buy more than 90 million pounds of marshmallows.

ďEating símores was the staple of my familyís camping outings,Ē said Brad Bumgardner, park interpretive naturalist. ďI canít imagine a camping trip where we did not have a símore. Today, folks are showing some real creativity in the different símore styles. So to celebrate this, weíll have strawberry shortcake símores, mint símores, símore burritos, and more for folks to sample.Ē

For more information on this program or others in the park call the nature center at (219) 926-1390.




Posted 8/5/2014