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Defending the Homefront: Shipshewana Fights Alcohol Permit
Defending the Homefront: Shipshewana Fights Alcohol Permit discusses why the locals are opposed to the recent alcohol permit. Residents of the Northern Indiana town in Shipshewana are uniting in their opposition to a proposed alcohol permit. A permit that would allow “Gas America” to sell warm beer and liquor. The mostly dry-town of Shipshewana is home to a large Amish community distinct for its simple living and family-oriented business district that enjoys heavy foot-traffic during the warm summer months. Amish woodcrafts and home-cooked foods continue to be popular draws for tourists, some of whom travel hundreds of miles for a taste of “the simple life”.
The traditionally quiet town has not been immune to the economic recession in recent years. Yet its modest economy boasts great resiliency. Therefore its ethics of integrity and hard-work inform the Amish way of life. To read more about the opposition to the alcohol permit, click here. For more information on Shipshewana’s attractions and businesses, click here. Finally, for insight into the history, community, and economy of Shipshewana, click here.