Rushville Republican


February 4, 2014

Fun factor hits all-time high at Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show

Kid and family-friendly exhibits and attractions are fun for all ages

INDIANAPOLIS – The Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show has been serving up heaping helpings of quality, family recreation and entertainment for the past 60 years.

“Our company started as a family business and it still is today,” show organizer Kevin Renfro of Renfro Productions and Management said, whose staple Indiana outdoor show is designed to help other families enjoy positive, meaningful experiences together in the great outdoors. “It’s what we do,” Renfro added, “and we carry that same theme of making the outdoors fun indoors into our show each year.”

The largest outdoor show of its kind, the Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds Feb. 14-23, 2014, and includes the 23rd Annual Indiana Motorcycle Expo during its opening weekend (Feb. 14-16) and an expanded 17th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo during its closing weekend (Feb. 20-23). Attending families are invited to “Find Their Adventures” through fun and exciting features and attractions offered throughout the entire ten-day event.

Shark Encounter

Sharks are fascinating creatures that play a critical role in the health of our oceans. And while they probably hope to never run into one, kids are extremely interested in them. The thrilling Shark Encounter exhibit, open daily at this year’s show, will captivate the entire family as they watch human divers come face to face with live sharks in a 5,000 gallon saltwater tank. Entertainment and education intersect at this can’t-miss exhibit, which also includes a life-size great white shark jaw replica and extensive and interesting information on our planet’s top aquatic predators.

Scout Day

Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA have helped to shape and strengthen the character of millions of America’s youth over these organizations’ combined 216-year history. In recognition and celebration of scouting’s contributions to our society, Monday, Feb. 17 will provide a full day of special programs and hands-on activities especially for Scouts, including tent pitching, canoe packing, kayak paddling and casting. Scouts will receive a special patch for their participation. In addition, a variety of informational seminars of special interest to Scouts will also be offered. These entertaining and informative seminars on fishing, camping, back packing and more are geared for scouts, but are sure to be appreciated by all who attend. “Scouting is a great American tradition,” says Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show organizer, Kevin Renfro. “And we’re thrilled to be able to offer these opportunities to our state and local scouting communities,” he continues. In addition to special discounted admission available in advance online, each scout who attends Scout Day in uniform will receive a free climb on the show’s Peak Adventure Rock Wall and free fishing at the trout pond.

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