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174 North 600 West, Valparaiso, Indiana, 46385, United States
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Hebron Public Library (Porter County Library)
Altar piece in the Chaple of the Resurrection
View from Calumet Ave
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Christmas in April and Habitat for Humanity
Christmas in April - - Each spring the community churches (most, not all) get together and fix up homes of individuals who can't afford to do repairs. Usual this includes insulation, cauking windows, door replacement. It has also included repairs of stairways, painting inside or outside and other major chores.
Habitat for Humanity - - Usually in the summer, the local Habitat for Humanity looks to build a house for a family. As with all their projects, the community is involved and the family who will receive the house is heavily involved. In 2006 and 2007, they built two houses next to each other in the north part of town. In 2008 and 2009, houses were built , but I don't know where they were in the area.
'The Panic' is the annual run on Popcorn Festival Day. There are three classes of Runners.
Li'l Kernel Puff Race for kids under 10 years old.
Popcorn Kernal Race for kids 10-13 years of age (3/4 miles, 1.2 km)
Popcorn Panic is open to anyone (5km - I think).
All the races start and end well before parade time downtown. The races start from downtown, head west on Lincolnway, then north on Campbell Street, returning the same route.
Popcorn Festival Office
PO Box 189
1 East Jefferson
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Mink Lake Golf Course
I don't golf, but several of my friends do. They have all done Mink Lake. I've not found one yet who thinks it's the best in the area. Mostly I hear about the hills. Mink Lake (the lake) is a glacial pothole., which means that a building size chunk of ice (a 3-5 story tall building) was left behind by the glaciers, buried in the till (soil) left by the glacier. When it melted, a bowl formed and a lake was left in the bottom. So the course is around this lake, on the sides of some steep hills.
It's challenging as a player and just walking the course. Mink Lake Course
9 hole regulation length course
Public golf course
$9 green fees* on weekends
$8 green fees* on weekdays
Located on the cities near west side is Ogden Garden . It is the cities showcase garden. Located on Harrison, just off Campbell St. Here, you'll find 5 acres of flower beds, including annuals and perennials, a rose garden, a water garden and a gazebo offering natures splendors in a relaxed setting. The Chrysanthemum displays and flowering trees and shrubs are the highlights of the spring.
In late spring and early summer, numerous weddings are held here. It is a favorite place for Prom pictures.
Mural's of Porter County
Located on the back wall of Brown's Tire (Goodyear dealer) are 4 murals of Porter County. You say, that's really off the beaten track! Got to walk around behind an automobile mechanics place. Well, yes, but you can also pull into the parking lot of the job service office, Blockbuster Video, or Papa Murphy's Pizza. You see, the wall overlooks the job office parking lot and is visible as you head south bound on Calumet Ave. from the 5 way corner (Kmart-Wiseway).
1) Indiana Dunes -- North on the Lake Michigan Shoreline (not a specific site)
2) Lake Wauhob -- Among the Flint Lakes north of town
3) Old Tretabas Mill -- Just off Old 49 (Calumet extension), near Liberty Bible Church)
4) Furnessville Blowout -- In the State Park's Natural Preservation Area
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