Conner Prairie attendance rose
FISHERS — Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Indiana’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, completed its seventh consecutive year of balanced budgets while also experiencing increased attendance in 2012.
Community leaders, staff, board members and volunteers gathered Wednesday as Conner Prairie leadership reviewed key highlights from 2012, including the successful grand reopening of the newly revitalized 1836 Prairietown. The new adventures, structures and activities drew media and public praise and nearly 1,500 guests over the two-day celebration.
In 2012, Conner Prairie saw a five percent increase in total visitation, which includes admission to all of its programs — both day and night — such as Headless Horseman, Follow the North Star and Hearthside Suppers. Throughout the year, more than 235,000 people visited or took part in Conner Prairie programs. Adding in Symphony on the Prairie visitors, Conner Prairie hosted about 323,000 people last year.
Estate preservation focus of workshop
ANDERSON — Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will host a free educational workshop on estate preservation.
“Estate Strategy Essentials,” a 45-minute workshop will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Christ Lutheran Church, 2751 N. Scatterfield Road. The workshop is presented by Michelle Walker, FIC, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Hartford City.
To register, call Michelle Walker at 635-6253 or email email@example.com. Reservation deadline is Jan. 28. A complimentary dinner will be served before the workshop.
Conner Prairie attendance rose
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Charo Boyd: Social Security honors all who serve
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Study reflects local hospital costs on par
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Yard sale season means big business
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Business People: May 19
Business People briefs, as published Sunday:
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