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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:00 am

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RV rental prize for top park pic

Journal Gazette

A seven-day RV rental is up for grabs with the Indiana State Parks photo contest as part of a national photo contest through America's State Parks.

The rental is the overall grand prize with winners in five categories winning a $500 REI gift card: activities, friends and family, camping, wildlife, and scenic and seasons. Entries will be accepted through July 31 with winners announced September 30.

For additional contest rules and details go to AmericasStateParksPhotoContest.ReserveAmerica.com.

Salamonie Events

• At the Salamonie Senior Lunch at noon July 2, Heather Webb will show attendees how to make pysanky Ukrainian eggs. Hot dogs will be provided and participants should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. Reservations may be made by calling the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127.

• During the Second Saturday event at 10 a.m. July 14, participants can learn to take nature photos with their smart phones. Attendees will learn techniques and have the opportunity to experiment before sharing photos with the group. Advanced registration is required by calling 260-468-2127.

• Christmas in July and Smokey Bear's Birthday will be celebrated July 28-29 with games, food, a parade, live music, campsite decorating and more. The festivities begin 8 a.m. July 28 with pancakes and sausage and continue at 2:30 p.m. with water games at the pond, a youth archery shoot and a cornhole tournament. At 6:45 p.m., a parade celebrating Smokey Bear's birthday will take place in the modern campground.