Column: What to Do for Spring Break in a Small Town

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Easter happens during Spring Break this year on March 31. Several local groups will host Easter related activities.
Easter happens during Spring Break this year on March 31. Several local groups will host Easter related activities.
Lilah Ott

There are many different ways to enjoy Spring Break, but for a lot of people, traveling is not one of them. Whether it could be because of money, not knowing where to go, or just having a fear of heights, the list goes on and on, but there are still many great things to do in this small town. 

Go to Our Local Ice Cream Parlors

Ice cream parlors are very popular here, especially since most of them open during the spring or before. One of them is Sycamore, a drive-thru that allows you to eat hot dogs, ice cream, and their new boba tea. They have very fast service provided to customers, making it one of many people’s favorite ice cream places. Next is Charbetts. Charbetts is another local ice cream shop that is just next to a road where you can sit back and relax and have ice cream, cheesy fries or cheeseburgers.

One of three murals on the west side of Bonus Pints and Record Farm depicting Dolly Parton. The murals were made to honor iconic musicians. (Jennifer Anaya-Serrano)

Plant a Garden

The warm weather is coming into Indiana soon. It is the perfect time to plant flowers, fruits, vegetables, or trees. Taking care of fragile plants can help build more responsibility considering they die so easily. What plants of all kinds need is care, water, sunlight and proper soil.

Check Out Arcade Places

Places like Bonus Pints are famous for social gatherings, trying their food, and the arcade games. They have classic games like “Ms. Pac-Man,” “Tapper,” and “Space Invaders” along with pinball machines and sports games.

Spring Jobs

Having a job can help earn money for teenagers. You can help mow lawns or rake old leaves. These things are mostly yard work, like pulling weeds out of your neighbor’s flowers and throwing twigs out of their yard into a bag. If you want to do this, wear long-sleeved clothes, like an old long shirt and jeans because you don’t know if you’ll be working with poison ivy. Another thing to wear is gardening gloves to help not get poison ivy and dirt on your hands. You could also work extra ours at your regular job.

Go to Our Local Parks:

The sun sets in Riverside Park. (Gretchen Prifogle)

We have tons of parks, most right next to each other. One that is most famous is Riverside Park, a park next to the Eel River and well known for its trails, big events and carousel rides. Another is Huston Park. Huston Park is a playground with an open field to see wild animals. White-tailed doe’s will sometimes come out of the wood showing their new fawns, chirping birds singing tunes during the morning and afternoon.

Local Trails

Since there are a lot of parks, that means a lot of trails. Most of these trails go from one park to another. But one of them is actually right next to the Eel River right across from Riverside. You can see ducks, herons or geese swimming in the water with fish.


When going fishing, there is the great big, well well-known river to fish in, the Eel River. Eel River is all across Logansport with great fishing spots. You can catch fish like salmon and steelhead trout. While you do that, you can see white-tail deer, birds, raccoons, really any animal. 

Mary Max Movie Theater is located 3910 Lexington Road, Logansport, IN 46947. (Rosalinda Marcos)

Go to the YMCA: 

The YMCA is a nice place to have a social gathering and play sports. You can go to the gym or the aux gym to play basketball, volleyball or tennis. You can go to the indoor swimming pool with the hot temperatures coming into town.

Go to Mary Max:

Mary Max is doing something similar to their summer break program when they release movies for free to watch. The movies that are free during Spring Break are “Trolls Band Together” and “Paw Patrol 2.”Trolls Band Together” will be shown for free on March 27 at 10 a.m. for just that day. “Paw Patrol 2″ will have its free screening on March 28 at 10 a.m. During this, they will collect canned or dry food to benefit the Emmaus Mission Food Pantry.

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