Fireworks over Mississinewa Lake, June 23

Mississinewa Lake will host a fireworks show on Saturday, June 23, at 10 p.m.

The 30-minute show will include a 16-inch mortar, believed to be the largest to be fired in Indiana. A total of 518 mortars ranging from 3 to 16 inches will be fired during Fireworks over Mississinewa.

Visitors can watch the show by land or lake.

On land, visitors can set up lawn chairs and blankets at the beach. Arrive early because parking will be limited. Campers are encouraged to walk from their campsites due to parking limitations.

Alcohol is prohibited on the beach. Private fireworks also are prohibited on the property.

The day’s activities are:

—9 a.m.: Boat tour by reservation. Cost is $5 per person.

—10 a.m.: Disc golf, at the beach.

—1 p.m.: Cornhole tournament.

—5 p.m.: Youth pellet shoot.

—6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Cadillac Creek Band.

—10 p.m.: Fireworks.

Also, at 2, 4 and 6 p.m., Peru Amateur Circus will perform at the beach. Visitors can watch tumbling, aerial doubles on trapeze, advanced aerials, and juggling. A juggling clinic for kids will take place each session.

Free-will donations will be accepted at the beach, boat ramps, and entrance to the property beginning at 5 p.m. Park gates will close at 9:30 p.m., or before if parking fills to capacity sooner.

“Donations are critical to continuing this event,” said Jordan Epp, assistant property manager. “We’ve had an outpouring of generosity from sponsors so far, but we still need to rely on event donations to strengthen the event each year.”

Gold and Platinum sponsors of this year’s event are: David and Patricia Folck, 4ZS RVS INC., Shankster Bros., Health Hoosier Oil LLC, RV Dynasty, Quality Plumbing and Heating, First Merchants Corp., Ivy Tech, Triple J Engineering LLC, First Bank of Berne, Red Bridge Marina, Bowman’s Heating and Cooling, Ronald and Judy Newhouse, and NIPSCO.

For more information, call Epp at 765-473-6528.

Mississinewa Lake (stateparks.IN.gov/2955.htm) is at 4673 S. 625E. Peru, 46970.

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