The Dinner on the Bridge was a huge success. 180 tickets were distributed and most of them showed up. The weather was beautiful. The food was great, there were some good door prizes and everyone seemed to have a good time.
Plans are being made for next year(2014). The date will be the same, The first Saturday in August which is Aug. 2. The theme will center around the late 1800's and the early 1900's. We are looking for artifacts, games, clothing, food preparation and anything else that is appropriate to this period, Contact email@example.com or 812.966.2491. We will continue to post notifications on this page of the website.
We will be set up at the Medora Christmas Festival in December.
We encourage anyone who is interested to become a member of the Friends of the Medora Covered Bridge and Area (FMCBA). The membership fee is $15.00/year/family. Checks can be mailed to: FMCBA, P.O. Box 132, Medora, IN 47260 The membership year begins July 1. Membership dues recieved now will be go through June 30, 2014.
The association sponsors the Day at the Bridge and Dinner on the Bridge the first Saturday in August. Some of the things we have done include:
Background involvement in the rehab of the bridge;
Input with securing highway signs for the bridge;
Involvement with getting lettering on the ends of the bridge;
Getting permission and raising funds for a security system for the bridge (still in progress);
Greeting visitors and giving tours at the bridge when possible;
Displaying and keeping track of a guest book to document the visitors at the bridge; Making arrangements for cleaning out the brush and vines to help visitors have a better view for taking pictures and to help with the overall appearance.
Keeping the area mowed;
Securing and making available a brochure on the history and information of the bridge.
Involvement with other festivals in the area;
Making presentations at schools and organizations;
Picking up the trash and cleaning the picnic tables daily;
Involvment with the Indiana Covered Bridge Society.
Maintaining this web site.
The Indiana Covered Bridge Society is an Organization designed to encourage and help in the preservation of the covered bridges in Indiana. For membership information and activities see: www.indianacrossings.org