Volunteers are needed to give Tippecanoe River State Park on U.S. 35, four miles north of Winamac, a good spring cleaning for the season. The annual volunteer day is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, which is also the “Welcome Back Weekend” at the park. Volunteers will meet at the nature center and work in several areas of the park, including the horseman’s campground and the nature center. Construction of the two new Tippecanoe River overlooks will also take place that day. Materials to replace them were donated by two local families and Plymouth Tube provided the steel for the supports. Friends of Tippecanoe River State Park volunteers tore out the old overlooks and have done the prep work for the replacement structures. If you would like to help out with these or any of the other projects at the park, call the office at (574) 946-3213.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.