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East Central Indiana Summer Activities

May 22, 2024

The end of school and beautiful weather signifies the start of East Central Indiana summer activities. The fabulous staff at Gateway Hancock Health share what activities are must-dos for them and their families!

Gateway Staff’s Favorite East Central Indiana Summer Activities

There are so many wonderful activities to choose from in East Central Indiana this summer. The list is long, but here are some favorites from our beloved Gateway Hancock Health staff members.

Outdoor Concerts

Debbie Wilkerson and Mia Carter, both Patient Health Advocates, and Jen Schewe, Lead Lab Tech, enjoy the summer outdoor music scene that’s available in East Central Indiana. Mia says, “The summer activity I like the most is outdoor, live band concerts.“ Debbie’s venue of choice? The Depot in Greenfield. For a list of Depot Concerts, go here. And, be sure to check out the offering of other nearby towns.

Hancock County 4H Fair

Karen Hummel, MSN, RN, BC, Nurse Practitioner in Immediate Care loves the 4H Fair held at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Connie Cross, Patient Health Advocate agrees, saying, One of my favorite East Central Indiana summer activities is going to the local Hancock County Fair. We (me and my husband) enjoy going to see all the farm animals, walking through the 4-H building and (of course) indulging in all the good food (corn on the cob and lemon shake-ups are favorites).” For this year’s 4Hfair schedule, go here.

Outdoor Activities

Spending time outside in East Central Indiana’s beautiful natural environment is also popular among our staff. A favorite activity of Karen Hummel is “camping and campfire cooking”. Cheryl Heck, NP Gateway in Immediate Care, says she enjoys “swimming, hiking, outdoor music, relaxing and hanging out with family and friends!” Shantell Tharpe, LPN loves “kayaking Brookville or Mounds, drag racing Muncie or horseback at Salt Creek Ranch.” Jen Schewe’s favorite outdoor activity? “Riding bikes with my family on the Pensey Trail to get ice cream at either Libby’s or DQ.”

Fresh Produce

Karen Hummel makes sure to point out her love of “fresh garden produce, wild black raspberries.” If you’ve got a green thumb then you’re likely already enjoying time in the garden. But if you need a little boost with the growing part, check out Tuttle Orchards for a wonderful selection of delicious, locally grown produce to satiate you through these summer days. (Don’t forget about their Strawberry Festival in early June.)

Wherever your summertime fun leads you, Gateway Hancock Health wishes you an enjoyable and healthy summer spent with friends and family.

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