This July marks the
80th Anniversary of Sunset Hill Farm and to celebrate all it has brought to
our communities, Porter County Parks & Recreation will host a free festival
on Saturday, July 26 from 11-3 p.m.
What began eighty
years ago as a local family farm has been transformed over the years into
one of Porter County’s top outdoor getaways for individuals to explore and
enjoy through 238 acres of trails, fields, forest, farmland, facilities and
Sunset Hill Farm
Park is located at 775 Meridian in Liberty Township.
“The goal of the
festival is to bring together individuals that have had any tie to the farm
and park over the years while also creating a family friendly event to
welcome new visitors who will be part of the park’s future” said Dana Yake,
Communications Director for Porter County Parks.
The festival will
host a museum featuring artifacts and photographs of the park over the
years, along with a video presentation on how the farm has been developed
into the County Park it is today.
The department will
also honor Art Willing and the Willing family, as well as Lloyd and Ethel
Prosser and the Prosser family, for their contributions to the farm and park
throughout its history.
In addition there
will be a variety of activities for families and visitors of all ages
including face painting, crafts and games, as well as a historic baseball
game starting at noon featuring the Deep River Grinders and the Sunset Hill
visit portercountyparks.org or call (219)-548-0219.