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Dogwood Tour kicks off this weekend

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PERRY COUNTY – The 55th Annual Dogwood Tour is set for April 22-23, with events and special promotions planned at a few participating Perry County businesses several days before the official weekend. 

Winzerwald Winery in Bristow will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Guests who present the pink Dogwood Tour flyer with will receive a free T-shirt or pocket corkscrew. For more information, call Dan or Donna Adams at (812) 357-7000 or (866) 694-6937. Winzerwald Winery is located at 26300 N. Indiana Lake Road, Bristow.

Blue Heron Winery in Rocky Point will hold tours and wine samples from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (812) 547-7518 for more information.

Eagle Wings Zipline will be open Tuesday through Sunday and invite guests to enjoy their zipline, hike their grounds, take a picnic or ride paddleboats. Call (855) 947-8474 for more information.

On Saturday and Sunday, Perry County Parks and Recreation invite guests to take a gander at the Ohio River from Overlook Park, any time, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shubael Little Pioneer Village will hold a tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, complete with period dress and a country store. Call Carolyn Hammack at (812) 547-6594, for more information.

Froehlich’s Outfitter and Guide Horse Trail Rides invite guests to ride horses through the Hoosier National Forest during the Dogwood Tour week. They invite guests to call (812) 836-2117 or (812) 608-2170.

Sunday in Troy at the St. Pius Church Parish center on Indiana 66, the St. Pius Ladies will serve chicken and dumpling dinners, desserts and beverages beginning at 11 a.m. There will also be a bake sale, and quilt show and raffle. Organizers invite the public to join them in Troy, where the Dogwood Tour began in 1962. For more information, call (812) 547-5050.

The Perry County Museum will be open Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to browse many old photos and artifacts of Perry County history. For more information, call Brandi Hess at (812) 549-5954.

The Tell City Historical Museum will host a special exhibit “Faces of The Civil War,” illustrating how regular people coped with the tragic experiences of the day.

Mark Laflin, a local Civil War historian, will also exhibit some of his civil war findings and memorabilia.

The Tell City museum is located at the corner of Franklin and Ninth streets.  The museum  will be open Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Rome Community Center will serve chicken dinners and sassafras tea Sunday, along with a country store and musical entertainment.

Serving is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Call Barry Whitehead at (812) 549-5503 for more information.

Chicken and pork chop dinners will be served at Leopold Memorial Park, beginning at 10 a.m.

There will also be live entertainment. The community yard sale is set for Friday-Sunday.