The Culver Town Council will meet tonight where council members are expected to open bids for the Damore Amphitheater. Amphitheater plans call for a covered stage and four rows of tiered grass seating with concrete retaining walls to be constructed in the Culver Town Park. Additional open seating areas would be available around the stage and under trees. The project was the recipient of a crowdfunding grant as well as grant funds from the Marshall County Community Foundation and state grant funding.
The Town of Culver’s Winterfest in Culver continues today in the Culver Town Park.
Enjoy sledding, igloos and fun in the snow all day today with a survivor car giveaway, additional outdoor activities for the kids, the Cupid’s Crawl shopping event at 3 p.m., the ice sculpture fights from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and a light up the park event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The large-scale Culver sign at the Culver Town Park will be replaced by the time WinterFest begins on Friday, Feb. 9.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell told the Culver Town Council members this week that the sign spelling out C-U-L-V-E-R will go in the same place where the plywood sign is now. A mock-up placard that describes the history of the name of the Lake Maxinkuckee town will be included next to the sign until a more concrete structure an be constructed.
The temporary giant Culver sign located on the pedestrian bridge in the Culver Town Park can stay there on a permanent basis with the community’s help.
The Town of Culver began a “Creating Stellar Places” fundraiser where donors can win prizes for donating any denomination to retain the Culver sign . For example, the first 15 donors will receive a “Stellar Town Year Round” yard sign. Other donors could receive a Culver t-shirt, and a chance to be fire chief or police chief for a day in Culver.
The Culver Town Council members addressed the issue of smoking at the Culver Town Park and beach when they met Tuesday night.
Park Superintendent Anna Campbell said the ban is difficult to enforce. She does mention to violators that smoking is prohibited, but the authority is not always met with compliance. She noted that there are several posted signs that warn residents that smoking is prohibited at the Culver Town Park and beach. A call will be made to police officers if residents are not complying with the ordinance or if there are threatening circumstances.
Supporters of the Culver Visitor’s Center plus students of the Culver Community School Corporation and the local daycare facilities are collecting plastic caps in order to construct plastic benches to be placed along a proposed bike trail around Lake Maxinkuckee. The benches will also be installed in the Culver Town Park.
Any recyclable bottle cap will be accepted. Bottle caps off of two-liter bottles, plastic pop bottles, milk jugs, medicine bottles, detergent containers, and hairspray bottles will be accepted. Flip-top caps, spray paint caps, plain prescription bottles and plastic lids smaller than eight inches may also be donated.
A plan for bike trails in the Culver area was presented during last week’s town council meeting. The Troyer Group has been working for over six months to put together a master plan for bike and pedestrian facilities. Continue reading →
The Culver Town Park’s historic weeping mulberry tree now has some protection from curious visitors. The “Save Our Tree” group is celebrating the completion of a fence that prevents people from getting too close to the tree and potentially getting injured. Continue reading →
A group working to preserve the historic weeping mulberry tree in the Culver Town Park is moving ahead with its efforts to build a fence that would allow the tree to remain in the park. Continue reading →
Monday night, the Culver Park Board approved the proposed plan to preserve a piece of park history. The weeping mulberry tree that was previously slated for removal will now remain in the park. The tree, which has been growing in the park for more than a century, is in delicate condition. Continue reading →
A group of concerned Culver citizens got together last Thursday to collaborate and come up with a concrete plan to present to the Culver Park Board. Tonight they get their chance to propose a way to save the iconic weeping mulberry tree that has graced the park for over a century. Continue reading →