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Senior Fall Fest at Salamonie Reservoir

Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The annual Senior Fall Fest will take place September 12, 13, 14 and 15 in the Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area of Salamonie Reservoir. The four-day event will focus on history and is designed for mature adults. The cost is $2 per person.

The activities will begin at the Interpretive Center with Senior Monday. This carry-in meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a featured guest speaker. Those attending will need to bring their own table service and a $1 donation for the main dish.

A variety of activities will take place such as making sauerkraut, old-fashioned games, basket weaving and learning about native plant remedies. A “Granny’s Attic” session will include participants bringing an odd or seldom used item from the past to show and talk about with the group.

A bread basket can be woven at an additional cost of $5 to cover supplies. Joan Manning, a basket weaver of 25 years will lead this session. Richard Bowman will oversee cider making on an apple cider press on Wednesday and the evening’s entertainment will be provided by local band, God’s Country. Thursday will bring the Cast Iron Butterflies for a carry-in breakfast. The group will be preparing Dutch oven recipes to share.

Many additional activities will be a part of the Senior Fall Fest. Marvin McNew, Director of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, said, “Senior Fall Fest features enjoyment in the outdoors and new hobbies for the participants. During this ninth annual event visitors can enjoy relaxing fellowship with other seniors and a chance to learn new skills from talented instructors.”

The $2 program fee entitles visitors to a program pass to use for the week’s events. Seniors will pay this fee to the interpreters after their arrival and use one program pass for all of the week’s events whether they choose to drive in or stay and camp.

For those camping throughout the event, campsites should be reserved using the Central Reservation System. To pay for your site, call 1-866-6CAMPIN or use the internet, For more information about the event or to register, call (260) 468-2127.