Friends of Spring Mill Annual meeting is on March 21

MITCHELL – The Friends of Spring Mill State Park are hosting their annual meeting in the Lakeview Nature Center on March 21 at 6 p.m.  

The public is invited to hear what this hard-working group of volunteers has been working on in the past year. They will report on several new projects at Spring Mill State Park. They also have more plans for the future that they believe the public will be interested in and with which they would welcome people’s help.

One of those projects they’ll report on is the Village distillery at Spring Mill.  Alan Bishop, the head distiller at Spirits of French Lick, will have a report at the annual meeting on what has been done, and what is left to do to have the distillery up and running.

Paul Sanders will give an overview of the changes made to the Village Print Shop which have transformed the print shop into a true vintage print shop true to its time.

Tom Wade will review the historic documents that he and others have scanned from the Spring Mill archives which open doors to many of the interesting back stories on the people who settled in the Village. There are also documents and pictures from the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps that were located at the Park in the 1930s.

The Friends have several other accomplishments they’ll share and then highlight some projects for the coming year. One is an upcoming CCC Event for the families of the CCC enrollees who once served in the Spring Mill camps. Carol Sanders will touch on what to expect this summer for the event.

The Friends welcomes more members. Teena Ligman, Friends of Spring Mill State Park (SMSP) President encourages people to come to the annual meeting to learn more about what the group does to support projects and events at Spring Mill State Park as well as about their work with the print shop and the distillery.

There will be refreshments and door prizes. Ligman said RSVPs are appreciated so they have enough refreshments. Please call/text Ligman at 812-278-0139 if you plan to attend the meeting.

Ligman said anyone who is curious about the Friends group is welcome to attend and find out more about the group. She noted that we are lucky to have such an incredible state park, and she is glad to have such a dedicated group of volunteers working together to help make the park even better! For more information about the annual meeting contact