53rd Tri Kappa Candle Light Tour at Spring Mill State Park

(MITCHELL) – Time will move backward and slow down as Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. of Mitchell hosts its annual Candlelight Tour on Saturday, September 21, at Spring Mill State Park.

In traditional dress, Tri Kappa members and their families along with Spring Mill employees and their friends will reenact the pioneer life of their ancestors by inhabiting the houses and buildings of the restored village to make it come alive, as it would have been in the mid 1800s.

The Mitchell chapter has sponsored the Spring Mill Candlelight Tour since 1967.

The tour has become a popular kick-off event for the week-long Persimmon Festival in Mitchell.

Pioneer crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment by many musical groups will be a part of the tour.

Visitors are asked to please bring a flashlight.

Tri Kappa Members will sell concessions and food items in the Carriage House.  

The tour is from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. There will be a park admission charge of $7 for in-state licensed and $9 for out-of-state licensed vehicles.

The village tour is free of charge. 

According to park manager Mark Young, buses will shuttle visitors from the Lakeview Activity Center (nature center) and visitors with overnight accommodations from the campground and inn parking lots to the village. 

Tri Kappa would like to thank the Lawrence County Community Foundation and Lawrence County Tourism for grants that provided buses for shuttling visitors.

Tri Kappa is a statewide sorority, which supports many communities and state charity, educational, and cultural projects.