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Bedford Parks & Recreation Brings Summer Programs for All Ages and Interests

BEDFORD - JUNE 22, 2022 - Bedford Parks & Recreation is offering a variety of programs for people of all ages and interests.

Work continues to make improvements to the HOOP House and future use of this resource to the community

Gary Dorsett provided the Bedford Parks Board on update on upcoming events and programs.

The Outdoor Series of the Parks Department on Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 p.m. at the Otis Park Bath House to learn more about the geology of Lawrence County. Nelson Shaffer, a well-known geologist from Indiana University will present a program on limestone and the unique geology of our area.

Have you wondered about how geodes are formed or what makes Bedford limestone different, and more sought after, than limestone from other places in the country – Shaffer is the man who can answer those questions! He can also talk about other less-known geologic products Lawrence County was once well-known for. At one time kaolin mines put the town of Huron on the map and made Joseph Gardner, a local doctor who lived in what is now the Bedford City Hall, a wealthy man.

Our fossils, minerals and limestone are fascinating to many, and Shaffer will be happy to answer your questions. The free, one-hour educational program will be presented in the historic Otis Park Bath House. The shelter house, at 607 Tunnelton Road in Bedford, is air conditioned. The program is part of the Bedford Park Outdoor Series. Please RSVP for the program by June 24th at 812-275-5692 so we have enough handouts for everyone and chairs set up.

Annual All-Nighter held on June 3-5 brought over 39 teams to the city. The Riley Hospital Benefit will be held on Saturday July 16. The entry team is $225 Deadline to register is July 14 at 4:00 P.M. and entry fee can be paid day of the event but before the first game. To register call 812- 275-5692.

Starting Monday June 25th at Wilson Park Shelter House there will be Square Dancing lessons from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. cost is $36.00 for six lessons. Contact the Parks Department or Janet Lewis at 812-498-0001 for any questions.

The running club is ongoing for K-6 the is a free program contact the Parks Department office 812- 275-5692 for more information.



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