This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Park fun

About an hour ago I saw five KV busses drive down to Brookside Park and disgorge scores of school children.
They quickly assembled in two of the shelters and started eating their lunches.
School kids in the park--another sign of spring. (It does seem a bit early for the kids-in-the-park days. How many weeks are left in the school year?)

(I recall that several years ago school children from Lafayette would ride Amtrak to Rensselaer, then have their busses deliver them to Brookside Park. The busses would then take them back to Lafayette after they had spent part of the day in the park. Maybe they will come back now that we have a platform that can handle hundreds of passengers at a time.)

Update: They did not stay long, only about an hour and a half. Maybe they were on a trip to some other destination and used the park for their lunch break.

Update 2: The final touches on the Amtrak platform seem to have been put into place today. I think all that is left to do is remove the dumpster and the port-a-potty.

(See comments for why they were in the park.)


Anonymous said...

The kids had been to Springtime on the Farm at the fairgrounds. Rensselaer kids attended in the afternoon.

Anonymous said...

What is Springtime on the Farm?

Anonymous said...

Springtime on the Farm is a program presented by Purdue Extension in Jasper County and Jasper County Farm Bureau, Inc. It is presented to every 4th grader in Jasper County on the 1st Wednesday in April for the last 15 years or more. It gives them a taste of some of the Agricultural products grown or produced in Jasper County.