Roast s’mores around the campfire at the Tippecanoe River State Park family campground tonight and make plans for your weekend long Christmas celebration. The park, located four miles north of Winamac on U.S. 35, is hosting Christmas in July activities all weekend. Saturday activities at the Nature Center include opportunities to make a winter weather work of art and take part in a mock snowball fight. Campground patrons are also encouraged to get into the holiday spirit with Saturday night’s campsite decorating contest. Judging starts at 7 p.m. Eastern, and the public is urged to take a stroll through and admire all of the lights and other festive items. More crafts and family activities are planned Sunday at the Nature Center. A complete schedule of activities is posted on the community calendar page of our website.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.