TERRE HAUTE —
• Park to dedicate new visitors center
The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Fort Harrison State Park visitors center during a June 15 dedication ceremony.
The event is at 1 p.m. at the park office. Light refreshments will be served.
The visitors center is part of the park office and features family-friendly exhibits on the natural and cultural history of Fort Harrison State Park.
The project has been under construction for six months and replaces the old nature-history center that became the Museum of 20th Century Warfare in May 2011.
Fort Harrison State Park was once the Fort Harrison Military Reservation, a part of the U.S. Army. Fort Harrison was closed in 1995 and turned over to the DNR in 1996, when it reopened as Fort Harrison State Park. The park preserves and protects more than 1,700 acres of natural and cultural resources.
The dedication ceremony is free, but the standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle applies. For more information, call (317) 591-0122.
Fort Harrison State Park is at 5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis.
• Learn about Mullens Dressing at library
Friends of Marshall Public Library invite the public to its annual membership drive program at 6:30 p.m. CDT June 21.
The program, “Dressing for All Occasions,” will be in the library’s Dale McConchie Meeting Room, which is handicapped accessible.
Jeff Shaner, owner of J.D. Mullens Dressings in Palestine, will tell the story of the salad dressing business his father purchased in 1985 from John Mullen.
Shaner continues to adhere to rigid quality standards demanded by the late Mullen, whose delicious dressings are still made according to his original secret recipes developed in the 1920s.
According to the company website, “Many have attempted to duplicate J.D. Mullen’s formula, but none have been able to perfect the fresh taste and natural goodness of Mullen’s.”
Admission is free for members. Non-members simply pay $5 to join, either at the door or in advance. There are no obligations attached to the membership. The evening will be filled with samples, recipes, door prizes and some delicious items available for purchase.
Also, those participating in the library’s Summer Reading Program will earn an additional chance in the “Reading is Soooo Delicious!” grand prize drawing for attending this program.
Call or stop in the library to register for the program. The library is at 612 Archer Ave.
TERRE HAUTE —
• Park to dedicate new visitors center
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