Merry Lea to offer Valentine hike and dinner


Event: Valentine’s Day dinner and hike
Date and time: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College
Tickets: $15 per person. Registration deadline is February 9. Space is limited. Register online, or email or call 260-799-5869 to reserve your spot. 

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College will host a Valentine dinner and night hike Saturday, Feb. 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. at its Farmstead Site. Bring a loved one and enjoy the chance to recover the peace, wildness and mystery of a winter evening.

Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Seating is at tables of eight, but there are a few private spots for couples, which can be reserved in advance. The main course will feature organic pork raised at the Merry Lea farm. See complete menu details.

Lee Renshaw will lead the night hike following dinner. Renshaw is a graduate student in Merry Lea’s Master’s in Environmental Education program and a nature enthusiast since childhood. The hike will be over mowed trails with minimal hills, but some spots could be wet or slippery. Dress warmly. Boots are recommended. The moon will be in its first quarter if visible.

The cost is $15 per person. Guests may pay at the door, but must register by Tuesday, Feb. 9. Register online, or email or call 260-799-5869. Please make sure to leave a phone number where you can be reached in case of inclement weather.

Editors: For more information about this release, to arrange an interview or request a photo, contact Jennifer Schrock at (574) 260-799-5869 or