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Spring wildflowers of Elkhart Hill -- dinner-lecture on April 15

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[March 11, 2011]  ELKHART -- Elkhart Hill has long been known for its fabulous displays of Virginia bluebells and other wildflowers in the spring. On April 15, the Elkhart Historical Society will present "The Wildflowers of Elkhart Hill: A Colorful Pictorial of Spring Beauty" as the topic of a lecture following dinner at The Wild Hare Café, 104 Gov. Oglesby St. in historic downtown Elkhart.

Peggy Lee will facilitate a spectacular photo presentation of Elkhart's spring flowers, accompanied by music, poetry and folklore. Beautiful photos of the wildflowers, presented on the Elkhart Historical Society's large screens, will be shown. Among the many flowers featured will be Virginia bluebells, bloodroot, spring beauty, larkspur, Dutchman's breeches, trillium, buttercup and sweet William. The talk will include stories about the flowers, poisonous wildflowers, historical anecdotes on how the pioneers and Indians used the spring flowers, and songs and poems about wildflowers.

The dinner and lecture will complement the spring Wildflower Nature Walks scheduled for April 9 and 16 on Elkhart Hill and led by botanist Bill McClain.

The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. Reservations must be received by April 11. The cost of the dinner is $24 per person and includes the meal, beverage (coffee or tea), dessert, tax and gratuity.

More information and the online printable reservation form are available at or by telephoning 217-947-2046.

If you are staying overnight to enjoy both the dinner-lecture event and the Wildflower Nature Walk, the Best Western Lincoln Inn has special rates for those attending. Call 217-732-9641 and mention that you will be attending the April dinner and lecture in Elkhart.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]



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