The Starke County Historical Society’s Ice Cream Social event is approaching and the society is gearing up to host hundreds of people searching for a relaxing time to enjoy ice cream and look at a number of outside exhibits including old cars, tractors, arrowhead collections and a variety of other exhibits.
Jim Shilling, president of the Historical Society, said they have a lot of outdoor exhibits coming for the event and the museum will also be open for visitors to peruse. The event, planned for Sunday, July 7 from 1 to 3 p.m., has been a tradition for more than a decade as the society hosts 15-20 outdoor exhibitors, giving visitors a number of fascinating attractions to check out.
The Historical Society is providing ice cream at no cost, but they will have a contribution jug available for those who wish to make donations. Shilling said there is usually between 200 and 300 people at the event, but he’s concerned about the unpredictable weather and hopes for a clear day for people to enjoy.
Shilling said there are also copies of the movie Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh available for sale for $24.95. The film reveals the diverse ecology, illustrates the astonishing history, and explores the controversial saga of the Grand Kankakee Marsh. Anyone interested can call (574) 772-4311 or (574) 772-2580 for more information on the DVDs.