August 12, 2013

Happenings: Aquatic center hours change, Hoosier heritage to be celebrated


---- — Aquatic center's hours change Wednesday

BATTLE GROUND — The aquatic center at Prophetstown State Park will maintain normal hours of operation, opening every day at 11 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. through Tuesday.

Those hours will also be in effect for Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

During these days, the normal admission fee of $3 per person applies.

Beginning Wednesday, weekday operating hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

On those evenings, only the leisure pool and possibly the slide tower will be available at a reduced rate of $2 per person. If lifeguard availability allows, additional features may be open, but the reduced rate will still be charged.

The last day of operation for 2013 will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 2.

The $6 per-vehicle fee still applies at the park’s main gate.Prophetstown State Park ( is at 5545 Swisher Road, Battle Ground.

Hoosier heritage to be celebrated

PERU — Hoosier Heritage Fest will feature antique tractors, demonstrations, tractor pulls, and family fun Friday through Sunday at the Miami County Fairgrounds.

The show will welcome over 200 tractors, garden tractors, and other equipment. The “feature” for 2013 is Oliver, but all makes and models will be on display.

The fest is free to the public and has activities for all ages. There will be tractor parades each day; wheat threshing, corn shelling, and buzz saw demonstrations; tractor pull; tractor games; horse drawn wagon rides; children’s pedal tractor pull; Jim Betzner’s kettle cooked ham and beans; and many more activities and displays. Mark and Troy will be the featured entertainment on Friday evening.

New for 2013, the Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the show.

The quilt show; craft and flea market vendors; Maconaquah FFA petting zoo; kids play area; and food vendors will be open throughout the weekend.

Anyone wishing to exhibit may bring tractors, garden tractors, gas engines, antique trucks, and pedal tractors to the fairgrounds beginning Thursday morning.

The show is open to the public from 9 a.m. to dark Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Helm St. church to serve supper

Helm Street Church of God is sponsoring a Chicken Noodle Supper 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday. $7 minimum donation, $4 each for children 8 to 12, and children under 8 eat for free.

The menu includes chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, hot rolls and dessert galore.

Carry-outs are available by calling 574-735-6043. All meals served in Church Fellowship Hall at back of SONshine Express Daycare, 712 Helm St., Logansport.