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Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival celebrates its 35th year Saturday, but the fun and activities dedicated to what still ranks as America's favorite snack are already starting.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Landscape of Porter County changes for the better

Landscape of Porter County changes for the better

People pose with a statue of famous popcorn legend Orville Redenbacher in Valparaiso late last summer.

September 04, 2012 6:34 pm
REDENBACHER - Orville Redenbacher Statue Unveiled

REDENBACHER - Orville Redenbacher Statue Unveiled

Valparaiso - Peter Peuquet, CEO of Chester, Inc., puts his arm around a statue of Orville Redenbacher after an unveiling of the statue at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso, Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Redenbacher and partner Charlie Bowman bought the George F. Chester and Son seed corn plant …

September 04, 2012 6:29 pm
Orville Redenbacher statue unveiled

Orville Redenbacher statue unveiled

Orville Redenbacher's daughter, Gail Tuminello, and artist Lou Cella unveil a statue of Redenbacher sitting on a park bench in Valparaiso.

September 04, 2012 5:17 pm
Valparaiso celebrates king of pop(corn)

Valparaiso celebrates king of pop(corn)

A statue of Orville Redenbacher sitting on a park bench is unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony in Valparaiso. Redenbacher and partner Charlie Bowman started Chester Hybrids in 1951 while developing their famous popcorn in Valparaiso.

September 04, 2012 5:11 pm
Valparaiso celebrates king of pop(corn)

Valparaiso celebrates king of pop(corn)

Abagail Igarta, left, with the city of Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission, and Barbie Johnson, with the Valparaiso Parks Department, kiss the newly unveiled Orville Redenbacher statue Tuesday at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.

September 04, 2012 5:06 pm
Valparaiso celebrates king of pop(corn)

Valparaiso celebrates king of pop(corn)

Orville Redenbacher's daughter, Gail Tuminello, fixes a bow tie prop on a statue of her famous father after it was unveiled to the public in Valparaiso.

September 04, 2012 5:06 pm
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