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    Fireworks, family fun at Raccoon SRA

    Raccoon State Recreation Area will hold its annual Beach Bash and fireworks display Saturday, July 2. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a sand-sculpture contest for all ages. Games, including tug-of-war and a water-balloon toss, begin at 1 p.m.

    Visitors can cap off the day with an evening of fireworks, beginning at dusk. The fireworks are co-sponsored by Raccoon SRA, Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department and the Raccoon Lake/Union Township Property Owners Association. In the event of rain, the fireworks will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 3.

    The 15th and Hulman band will perform on Sunday, July 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the beach. The cost of the fireworks is supported solely by donations from the community and park visitors.

    Anyone interested in helping defray the cost should contact Mike Clingerman, Raccoon SRA property manager, or Randy Gordon, interpretive naturalist, both at (765) 344-1412.

    Raccoon SRA is on U.S. Hwy. 36 in Parke County, west central Indiana, 50 miles west of Indianapolis and 35 miles northeast of Terre Haute.

    Media contacts: Mike Clingerman, property manager, Randy Gordon, interpretive naturalist, Raccoon State Recreation Area/Historic Mansfield Roller Mill, (765) 344-1412.


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