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Fall Colors Run

October 21st, 2017: 1-mile, 5K or 10K

Make a Tribute Donation to McCloud Nature Park

We have received several phone calls asking about how donations can be made to McCloud Nature Park as a tribute to someone who has passed away.

Donations can be made online — and as a tribute — here: https://pfohc.org/donate/donate-now/

Donations can also be accepted by Hendricks County Parks & Recreation staff at their main office located at 955 E. Main Street in Danville from 8am to 4pm, M-F.

We thank this family for thinking of us in their time of grief, and we offer our heartfelt condolences for their loss.

Parks Foundation Hires Marketing and Events Manager

The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County is excited to announce the hiring of Meghan Stritar as its new Marketing and Events Manager.

Meghan will coordinate and host events like the McCloud Honeybee Fest, the Fall Colors Run, Maple Syrup Days, and the Native Plant Sale for the Parks Foundation. She will also work to secure sponsorships and donations to be used for improvements to McCloud Nature Park, Sodalis Nature Park, and the western portion of the Vandalia Trail.

The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County serves as the not-for-profit fundraising partner for Hendricks County Parks and Recreation.

Meghan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration from Western Illinois University. She spent many years running park programs and special events, including day camps, Teen Battle of the Bands, sports leagues, and more.

Meghan worked for Hendricks County Parks and Recreation from 2015-16, handling their communications and marketing.

In 2016, after leaving Hendricks County Parks and Recreation, Meghan won a $500 prize in a photo contest hosted by the National Recreation and Park Association with a selfie of her and one of her daughters at a parks event. She then donated her entire prize to be used for Hendricks County Parks and Recreation programming.

Meghan formerly served as a board member for Family Promise of Hendricks County, and she publishes an online resource for local parents called Macaroni Kid Hendricks. She and her husband have two daughters who participate in parks programs on a very regular basis.

Meghan can be reached at mstritar@pfohc.org or through the Parks Foundation’s website at www.pfohc.org.

2017 Wall Calendars

Local amateur and professional photographers submitted more than 350 photos to Hendricks County Parks & Recreation as part of a contest to create a wall calendar. Twelve winning photographs were selected and now grace the pages of this unique, first-of-its kind calendar featuring McCloud Nature Park and Sodalis Nature Park.

Month after month throughout 2017, enjoy the beauty of Hendricks County Parks as captured through the eyes of talented photographers. Each month boasts its own photo, and there is room to write appointments and events (such as Hendricks County Parks & Rec programs!) on each day of the month. Purchase one for yourself, and more for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers for all of the nature-lovers in your life! All proceeds benefit your Hendricks County parks!

To save the $2 shipping charge, calendars may also be purchased at the Hendricks County Parks & Recreation main office, located at 955 E. Main Street in Danville, during normal business hours for a $10 donation. Please call in advance (317-718-6188) to make sure the office is staffed on the day you’d like to come by.

Thank you for supporting Hendricks County parks and a natural Hendricks County!

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Observation HoneyBee Hive

Support Establishment of a HoneyBee Observation Hive at McCloud

Each year, McCloud Nature Park is visited by over 30,000 people.  Our Nature Center welcomes many of those visitors, including school groups, scouts and families eager to learn and experience nature in all its wonder.  We are excited to announce a new source of environment education and inspiration – an observation honeybee hive!

The observation honeybee hive will be located in the McCloud Nature Center, easily accessible to all visitors.  The hive will be a window into the fascinating world of the honeybee and an amazing teaching tool for our naturalist.

The Parks Foundation of Hendricks County is proud to partner with our Hendricks County Parks in creating a home in our parks for this indispensable pollinator.  We are working hard to raise the funds needed to establish the observation hive and other hives throughout McCloud Nature Park.  We would be so grateful for your donation!

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