Category Archives: LaPorte County

Haunted Trails & Fest at Friendship Gardens

Friendship Botanic Gardens will host its annual Haunted Trails and Family Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. CDT. Children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for a night of family-friendly scares set in the winding nature trails of Friendship Botanic Gardens. There will be trick-or-treat stations located along the Haunted…

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Westville Pumpkin Festival

     The Westville Pumpkin Festival will be held on October 4-6, 2019. There will be Arts and Craft Booths, Food, Rides, Games and Live Music in the Entertainment – Food Tent.      It’ll feature 5k run/walk, Kids fun run, Parade, Pumpkin Palooza, live Entertainment, Tractor Pull, Bingo, Contests, Basket Raffle, Pumpkin Goodies, Queen…

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Art Explosion at Barker Hall

     Local artists will display their talents for the community on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Art Explosion at Barker Hall, which is located in the heart of Michigan City’s thriving Uptown Arts District. This is a family-friendly event and is free to the public.   There will…

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Improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park & Stone Lake Planned

     The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department is preparing a master plan to make improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park. The first draft of the plan is available by clicking on the link below. The public may comment on the plan through August 15 by contacting Jon Ruble at Planned Environment Associates…

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Glacier Pass – A New Attraction Opens at Hesston Museum

    Fans and patrons will enjoy a brand new attraction at the Hesston Steam Museum in 2019- Glacier Pass. This opening celebrates 150 years of the opening of the transcontinental railroad.      Long over due, the volunteers at Hesston Steam were busy working on a new attraction at the museum. The work entailed lowering the…

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Kesling Park Redesigns And Rebuilds Fort La Play Porte

La Porte residents will soon be able to enjoy the redesigned Fort La Play Porte playground at Kesling Park with a successful crowdfunding campaign launched today. The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by LaPorte Parks and Recreation. “Unfortunately, playgrounds…

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The LCSO Welcomes Tim King as Interim Executive Director

     Tim King returns to the LCSO on an interim basis as Executive Director, a role previously held in 2015. King is a former Executive Director of The Louisville Orchestra and moved to the La Porte area in 2013 upon his retirement. King also chaired the LCSO’s successful A La Carte Series which has raised approximately…

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Fall Colors at LaPorte County Parks

    The beautiful autumn colors are illuminating the county.  Put on your walking shoes and discover the beauty of autumn in our four parks.  There are so many scenic trails you and your family can enjoy with the burst of colors shinning among the fall foliage.  Oh, and don’t forget your four legged pets two…

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Luhr Park Expands by 15 Acres with $200,000 Grant

     The LaPorte County Park Department officially received a land donation of approximately 15 acres adjacent to Luhr County Park from the LaPorte County Park Foundation.  The land lies along the south border of the existing park and along County Rd. 150 West.  “This addition to Luhr is significant in many ways” said Park…

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Laporte’s Annual Old Car Show

    The La Porte County Historical Society is hosting its 11th Annual Old Car Show on Saturday, July 20TH, 2019 from 9AM-3PM. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Highway 35 at the south entrance to La Porte. The event is open to cars 30…

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