Dunes Action, the
local group organized to stop the proposed private banquet center on the
public Indiana Dunes State Park beach, has announced that more than 500
Northwest Indiana citizens and business owners have sought a “NO Banquet
Center” yard sign so far.
“We just keep
placing new orders for signs,” said Dunes Action sign committee co-chair Pam
The bright blue and
white signs have popped up in Duneland, in Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor,
Beverly Shores, and Westville, along with unincorporated Porter County,
Valparaiso, Portage, Hobart, Dyer, Miller Beach, Munster, Merrillville,
Hammond, and Union Mills, the group said.
“We’ve had a
tremendous response,” said Dunes Action co-organizer Desi Robertson, “People
want to share the message.”
A number of
Duneland businesses have volunteered to help distribute the signs.
Yard signs are
available in Chesterton at The Duneland Resale, 800 W. Broadway, Red Cup
Cafe, 115 Broadway, and L.O.A.F. (Local, Organic, Affordable Food), 401 N.
A $10 donation is
suggested, to cover the cost of the sign and to support the ongoing efforts
of Dunes Action.
Dunes ACTION! is a
volunteer, non-partisan coalition that is opposed to the plan by the IDNR to
allow a private development company to build and operate a
conference/banquet center on the lakefront at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
The group is at