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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast): Fred Heiss Sr. And Jr.: Melody Drive In, A Family Affair Part 2

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The summer 2014 issue of American Road Magazine brought back one of our favorite family themes for the lazy, hazy days, A Night at Drive In Part 2.

This podcast is part 2 of a series focused on the Melody Drive In located in rural northern Indiana near the Bass Lake campground resort. Their family owned drive in is one of the few that still sport grass infield rather than asphalt or gravel and give an almost park like feel. But it has not always been nostalgic fun for the Heiss’s.

Fred and his family have not only had to tackle rough economic times but also the wrath of Mother Nature. He will share the remodeling job a huge windstorm did to the big screens a few years ago.




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This American Road Trip Talk is brought to you by Finney County Kansas Convention and Visitors Bureau which invites you to celebrate the 23rd Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City August 22 through the 24th. On the 4th weekend of August the west green of the Lee Richardson Zoo comes alive with sights and sounds of families enjoying food, music and children's activities. It’s the 23 annual Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City, KS.


Bring your family and friends, grab your lawn chairs and make yourselves comfortable to enjoy the Tumbleweed Festival in a beautiful outdoor setting. It’s the pride of Finney County and a great way to celebrate the end of summer.


This year marks the 23nd year of the Tumbleweed Festival and we hope you will make plans to attend what we hope will be the best ever Tumbleweed Festival. For more information visit www. http://finneycountyctb.com/ and look under attractions. Don’t miss the fun. Garden City, KS Aug. 22-24.




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