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Free fireworks, fun at Raccoon SRA July 7

Friday, June 22, 2007

Free fireworks, fun at Raccoon SRA July 7

It's almost time for the annual Beach Bash and Fireworks display on Saturday July 7 at Raccoon State Recreation Area.

The festivities blast off at 10 a.m. with a sand sculpture contest for children of all ages. Participants should bring a bucket and shovel. From 1-3 p.m., there will be games, a watermelon-eating contest, tug-of-war and many more activities. Prizes will be awarded.

Fireworks begin at dusk. The fireworks are co-sponsored by Raccoon SRA, Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department and the Raccoon Lake/Union Township Property Owners Association.

The cost of the fireworks is often defrayed by donations from the community and park visitors. Anyone interested in donating may contact Mike Clingerman, Raccoon SRA property manager, or Sam Arthur, interpretive naturalist, at (765) 344-1412.

Raccoon SRA is on State Road 36 in Parke and Putnam counties in west central Indiana, 50 miles west of Indianapolis and 35 miles northeast of Terre Haute.

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