Food for Thought program announced

JASPER — Food for Thought: There and Gone and Back Again will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Jasper Parklands Pavilion, 800 W. 15th St.

David Hoppe, author and journalist, will explore themes of how food creative entrepreneurs are using Indiana food and agricultural heritage to spark new life in smaller communities, to attract new residents and to revitalize their sense of place.

Hoppe’s book, “Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest,” features regional food entrepreneurs Alan Hanselman of the Schnitzelbank Restaurant, Dave Fischer of Fischer Farms and the Sisters of Saint Benedict’s Simply Divine Bakery. Several copies of the book will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for attendees to take home.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Reserve seats by visiting, or by calling the Jasper Arts Center at 812-482-3070.

Jasper Community Arts, in collaboration with the Jasper Public Library and Dubois County Museum, is hosting this program as part of “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” It will be the fourth of five events to take place in our community as part the Crossroads and Main Street initiatives being sponsored by Indiana Humanities and the Smithsonian.

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