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Portage Parks Dedication to Jim H. Lynch on Sunday, September 7th

Jim-H-Lynch-Dedication-FlyerThere will be a park dedication ceremony on Sunday, September 7th at 367 Shrine Court in the Coventry Subdivision in South Haven. Brendan Clancy, Portage Township Trustee and the Portage Township Parks Dept. will be dedicating their new park in Memory of Jim H. Lynch, a respected and lifelong community servant. Legionnaires from Portage South Haven and Valparaiso Posts will participate in the ceremony and be among the invited guests.

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Porter County Parks Seeks Food Vendor Qualifications

rot2The Porter County Board of Parks and Recreation is currently seeking a qualified food service vendor to provide food vending services during specifically identified functions and events at Sunset Hill Farm Park. The first event is the Valparaiso High School Cross Country meet scheduled for August 26, 2014. The Porter County Board of Parks and Recreation will receive submittals from qualified food vendors and then negotiate a contract and complete a comprehensive scope of services. Qualified vendors are invited to submit their qualifications to the Porter County Board of Parks and Recreation by August 15, 2014, for consideration.

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Portage Parks Annual Hayride set for October 23 - 25

portage-parks-recPortage Park Department’s annual Haunted Hayride is right around the corner!

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Porter County Parks Offers Unique Training Program

rot3Porter County Parks & Recreation is offering a unique opportunity to local residents in their upcoming program guide. They will be offering a program focused at training participants to walk the Dawn of the Dunes Half Marathon that takes place in Gary, IN on Sunday, October 21st.

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Porter County Parks Briefs: August 1, 2014

sunsetpathWalk Dawn of the Dunes-Half Marathon Training Program
Thursdays at Sunset Hill, Aug 7, 14, 21 at 6pm
Sundays, Locations TBD, Aug 24 – Oct 19 at 7am

Do you want to do something amazing? This 12 week program will guide, coach, and encourage you – helping to fulfill your goal of completing a half marathon – Dawn of the Dunes in Gary, IN on Sunday, October 26th.

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Sunset Hill Farm County Park Celebrates 80 Years

sunset-hill-80-years-1July marked the 80th Anniversary of Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Being a farm with tons of interesting history and stories to share, a day of celebration was the perfect way to commemorate its growth and development. With activities to watch and participate in all afternoon, guests had a chance to experience some old traditions and learn about history of the beloved farm in Valparaiso.

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80th Anniversary Festival Honors County Icon

80th-Anniversary-PosterThis Saturday Porter County Parks and Recreation will be hosting a family reunion style festival to celebrate 80 Years of Sunset Hill Farm from 11am-3pm at Sunset Hill Farm County Park at 775 Meridian, Valparaiso. Sunset Hill’s 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.

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