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Spring Out to Sunset at Sunset Hill Park May 18-19

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Sunset Hill Farm County Park will be holding its annual “Spring Out To Sunset” event from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

This year the “Spring Out To Sunset” will officially kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, with a groundbreaking ceremony for The Children’s Education Center Project. The groundbreaking is open to the public.

“The Children's Education Center is the most beneficial project for our Porter County children and community, not just for the near term, but for generations to come,” Porter County Parks Foundation Chair Bryan Waisanen said. “It is the most historic project the Porter County Parks Foundation and Porter County Parks and Recreation Department have taken to task.”

This project will allow the park staff to provide additional educational and enrichment programming at Sunset Hill Park. This has been a long-time goal of the staff, the Park Board, and the Parks Foundation Board. The project was funded through donations and grants from multiple stakeholders at no cost to taxpayers.

“It is my hope that this is just the start of many great things to come for Porter County Parks,” Park Board President Craig Kenworthy said.

Then, from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, Sunset Hill Farm will continue the celebration with the annual Spring Out To Sunset event. The event is $5 a car load. There will be bouncy house fun, face painting, a petting zoo, live bluegrass music, a vintage baseball game, food vendors/food trucks, a beer garden and more. And this year Sunset Hill Farm is also adding a BBQ contest to the list of activities.

“Spring Out to Sunset is an annual family-friendly event that focuses on bringing the community together to enjoy a fun filled day,” Porter County Parks Superintendent Walter Lenckos said.

Registrations for the home-brewing contest and the BBQ contest are still being accepted. Interested participants should contact Monica Jimenez-Susoreny at or at (219) 455-1744.

For more information visit or like/follow Sunset Hills Porter County at Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Facebook.



Posted 5/16/2018




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