Precious Indiana summers

It is our position that we shouldn’t allow record heat and drought conditions to shrivel up summer fun. Indiana summers are far too beautiful and precious to watch them slip away from the confines of our homes because we dread venturing out into the heat.

Who can be hot and bothered when there is fresh Indiana corn and cantaloupe to be eaten, garden tomatoes to be sliced, berries to be picked and fireflies to be chased?

Hamilton and Boone counties are fortunate to have wonderful aquatic centers and free splash parks – a great way to keep the kids active and cool at the same time.

What better excuse is there to visit your town square and indulge in a dish of ice cream, custard or frozen yogurt while listening to music or browsing art galleries? Those over 21 years of age can cool off on the shaded patios of one of many Indiana-based craft breweries, such as Flat 12 Bierwerks.

We must brave the heat for churches, school programs and community services that depend on money raised from outdoor festivals and fairs to fund their programs for the entire year.

Grab a hat, slather on some sunscreen, venture out and enjoy summer in Indiana!