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Yes congrats to Diana Blacksher. And thanks to all who have liked the Friends of Goose Pond Facebook page. 1000 likes is a major milestone and accomplishment. We appreciate your support. Big thanks also to Shelley Richardson the FB page Administrator. Shelley is doing a great job and it's rewarding to work with her.--Lee Sterrenburg
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Congratulations to Diana Blacksher, the 1000th person to like the Friends of Goose Pond Facebook page! Please send your t-shirt size and shipping information to mail@friendsofgoosepond.org and we will send your Marsh Madness shirt to you.
2014-09-20 11:35:41
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The 1000th like will get a free Marsh Madness t-shirt! Thanks to our FB audience for your support of Friends of Goose Pond.
2014-09-19 23:07:34

5th Annual Greene County Indiana
Marsh Madness Festival
February 28th – March 1st, 2014

Schedule of Events

Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Marsh Madness Festival. Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, workers and vendors. What a show of birds! Weather cooperated. Check back later in the year for 2015 dates.


Schedule of Events - February 28 - March 1, 2014
Note: All venues are within Humprey's Park in Linton, IN unless a separate address is listed

Friday, February 28:
Venue: Linton, Indiana Elks Lodge
6:00pm - 10:00pm Marsh Madness Peabody Energy Kick-off Banquet
Music by Kade Puckett

Dinner and Soft Drinks, Cash Bar

Dinner menu: Roast beef, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and cobbler for desert

$25.00 per person, tickets available online or by mail.
Keynote Speaker: Bob Russell, Region 3 Migratory Bird Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Live and Silent Auction

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at about 7:00 p.m.
Silent Auction ongoing from 6:00 p.m.
Live Auction with Monty & Stephanie McKim, Auctioneering, follows dinner.


Live Auction Donors

  • Abell Nursery, Bloomington
  • Marsh Madness Planning Committee
  • Trudy Calvert, Artist
  • Joe Lee, Illustrator
  • Lee Sterrenburg
  • LaCusinga Ecolodge, Costa Rica
  • Jane and Michael Steward
  • Julie Corbin 


Silent Auction Donors:

  • JoEtta’s Pizza Villa/Francisco de Borja – Rob Turpin, Linton
  • Wild Birds Unlimited, River’s Edge Shopping Center, Indianapolis
  • Flooring America of Switz City
  • Phil Harris Golf Course – Bart Beard, Linton
  • Main Street Gifts, Linton
  • Son Shine Shop, Worthington
  • Peggy Wolfe
  • Judy Powell
  • Upland Brewery, Bloomington
  • Stoll’s Country Inn, Linton
  • John Haywood, Bloomfield
  • Tim Kirsch, of “Home Tweet Home,” Solsberry
  • Ralph Fulford, Linton
  • Laura Kramer, of “The Painter’s Edge,” Linton
  • J.L.Waters Adventure Outfitters, Bloomington
  • Bender Lumber Company, Linton,
  • Zydeco Cajun Restaurant, Mooresville
  • Markle Music, Linton
  • Goose Pond Pizza, Linton
  • Tivoli Theater, Spencer
  • Indiana Limestone Symposium
  • Sportsman's Pub, Linton
  • George Sly
  • Brenda Wall
  • Indigo Birding/David Rupp
  • Cabela's, Louisville
  • Brooke's Candies, Dana, IN

Saturday, March 1st:

Tickets available at the door. $5 per person, or $15 per family of up to 5 persons

Venue: Roy Clark Community Center, Humphrey’s Park

9:00 AM-5:00 PM   Art & Craft Fair Exhibits are open
10:00-10:45 AM    Birds of Prey Presentation by Hardy Lake Raptors

                            Sponsored by Sullivan County Community Hospital   

11:00-11:45 AM    Living Snakes Presentation by Wabash Valley Herpetological Society

                                  Sponsored by Benefits 7

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Lunch Available, served by Linton First United Methodist Church

2:00-2:45 PM        Birds of Prey Presentation by Hardy Lake Raptors

                            Sponsored by Sullivan County Community Hospital

3:00-3:45 PM        Living Snakes Presentation by Wabash Valley Herpetological Society

                            Sponsored by Benefits 7


Venue: Scout Cabin, Humphrey's Park

10:00 AM &

1:00 PM   Showing of "Goose Pond: The Story of a Wetland and Its Neighbors," a film by Bill Barnes


Venue: East Cabin, Humphrey's Park

7:30am - 6:15pm Guided Bus Tours of Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife

                           Bus 1 sponsored by Bloomfield State Bank 
7:30am - 6:15pm Self-guided tours (maps available)
9:00am - 6:00pm Exhibitors, including Pam Kinneman, Fiber Arts


Venue: West Cabin, Humphrey's Park

9:00am - 3:00pm Kids’ Activities - Includes birdhouse construction, picture coloring, handouts & other activities


Venue: Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center

10:00am - 4:00pm

Featured artist: Trudy Calvert, Bloomington, TLC Creations: Art from the Heart


Venue: Field D Parking Lot, County Road 400 S

11:30am - 12:30pm Retriever Demonstrations by Josh Ward, OFE Retrievers

& 2:00pm - 3:00pm

 humprey  s park map




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Sullivan County Community Hospital  Crane Federal Credit Union    Linton Elks


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