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Reach for the Beach
The Vincennes Park & Recreation Department has started fund raising efforts to support the building of a new $3.8 million pool. Several thousands of dollars have already been pledged by local groups and individuals. The new plans call for 25 yard lanes, slides and many child friendly areas. The project was overwhelmingly approved in a public referendum vote May 7, 2013. Opening day could be Memorial Day weekend 2014.
2013 TRY Knox County Triathlon
Big changes for the SIS TRY Knox County Triathlon sponsored by the Knox County Community Foundation. The location for this yearís triathlon is in Bicknell. The swimming, 250 yards, will be at the Swimland in Bicknell. Then the bike ride will be 12 miles around the surrounding area followed by a 5K run/walk. Also new this year anyone, male or female, over 16 years old can compete in the race. The Vincennes YMCA will be continue to offer women a training schedule of classes to prepare for the TRY. Sign-up and start training now. This year's Triathlon will be held Sunday, June 9th starting at 8 a.m.
TRY Knox County Triathlon
Red Skelton Museum
The new Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy is scheduled to open its first phase July 18, 2013, which would be Redís 100th birthday. The second phase is scheduled to open later in 2014. Memberships in the new museum are now being offered through the Red Skelton Foundation from $15 to $500.
Red Skelton Museum
Community fund established create a new mural downtown
The historic mural featuring scenes from Fort Sackville, Grouseland, and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park painted by Randy Hedden was destroyed in a downtown fire in Vincennes, Indiana on December 17, 2011. The Downtown Historic Mural Committee is currently trying to raise $45,000 to replace the mural. The design for the new mural whas already been announced.
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