Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Forks busy with volunteers, tours, events

Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive, is busy preparing for spring school tours and many special events. A special gathering for Forks of the Wabash volunteers took place on Thursday, March 8 to discuss new policies and give all the volunteers an opportunity to get information pertinent to the coming events.

The Forks is always in need of volunteers. Needed are people who would like to serve as guides by taking students from one interpretive site to another. Interpreters, who can serve in one of the historic buildings and share information about items of interest and the cultures that came together at the Forks of the Wabash, are also required. Helpers to serve as a part of the Monday Crew with miscellaneous maintenance and projects inside and outside, and volunteers for special events would be appreciated. Call the Forks office for more information about this or any of the other areas where volunteers are needed.

The Forks of the Wabash is also in the beginning stages of a capital campaign. The Forks will be going public with this very soon and will be asking individuals and businesses to consider partnering with the Forks in the raising of funds for the following areas: building maintenance and expansion, continued restoration/preservation of current historical buildings, programming and staffing. The Forks has received support from the community in so many ways and the board of directors is appreciative of that support. The board looks forward to the support of the community as the new campaign begins.

Some of the events coming to the Forks include: Annual Forks of the Wabash Garage Sale on April 14. Sale hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone who has items to donate for the sale can do so on Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and then on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Annual Quilt Show will be held on April 28 and 29. The Forks of the Wabash will partner with the Piecemakers Quilt Club and Purdue Extension Service for this joint fundraiser. Hours for the show are Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Informational letters and registration forms for those wanting to participate will be mailed soon.

The annual Forks of the Wabash Fish Fry with Dan’s Fish and Tenderloins will be May 5. Hours for the dinner are 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The public can either dine in or takeout. Tickets will be sold through area businesses, at the Forks office and from Forks board members.

Also watch for announcements about events at the Forks in conjunction with Huntington Heritage Days from June 20 to June 24. An Old-Fashioned Fourth at the Forks will be held on July 4. The Forks will have a program and special events on the Forks grounds. Splash on the Wabash will be held on July 7. The Forks will partner with Boy Scout Troop 130 for this event which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All event information and registration will be shared on the Forks’ website www.forksofthewabash.org.