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Save the Dunes Council Position on Chellberg Farm
and the Bailly Homestead Complex have been an integral part of the Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore since its was authorized by congress in 1966.Bailly
also National Historic Landmark.
and historic programs have taken place there, some for over 30 years.
These include the Maple Sugar Time Festival at the Farm in March; the
Harvest Festival in
September involving both the Farm and the Homestead Complex] [an outgrowth
with the Westchester Public Library and a host of volunteer groups including
the Indiana Dunes]. and the Christmas Traditions [French and Swedish] in
educational programs [including the working farm and the animals] at both
sites, which are very popular with the public and supported for decades by
volunteers must not happen.
We oppose any
reduction or elimination of these popular educational events.
The Save the
Dunes Council will work with partners to ensure that these important parts
of the National Lakeshore experience will continue and flourish.
Save the Dunes Council Board of Directors-
April 30, 2009