Jul 2, 2009


I love my hometown! Chesterton is the cutest little community, not too big and not too small.
The first settler to the area was Joseph Bailly, a French fur trader. He established a home and fur trading post in 1822 to do business with the Potawatomi Tribe. The original site and some of his buildings are still open to the public at Chelburg Farm. Chesterton has very much a hometown feeling to it and offers so much for families to enjoy. From its European Market, to its band music at dusk on Fridays, its National Dunes and trails, the Coffee Creek Center, Wizard of Oz Festival, quaint downtown, antique car shows, movies in the park, and beautiful State Park. Just this past Wednesday, the town of Porter hosted its first fireworks over Lake Michigan Event. Through local businesses, the town was able to raise 18,000 dollars for the fireworks. Ten thousand actually went towards the fireworks and the other eight was for the barge that set them off. My family arrived 1 1/2 hours early and quickly found a group of people from Fairhaven. We fellowshiped and walked the beach watching it quickly fill up with people from the community. The fireworks started at about 9:15 and went for a good 20-30 minutes. It was so fun just sitting there, listening to all the squeals coming from the children around me and hearing the laughter of families having a good time. Chesterton is such a great place to have grown up in and I certainly hope some day my children will live somewhere just as quaint!

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