Dick Reel Memorial Pioneerland Fund

This fund was started in 2022 in memory of Richard “Dick” Reel to preserve, maintain, and improve the physical and educational features of Pioneerland, an historic area located at the La Porte County Fairgrounds in La Porte, Indiana.

Dick developed Pioneerland at the La Porte County Fairgrounds using his knowledge gained from the State Fair Pioneer Village.  This project, which began in 1995, now has 13 buildings with 130 volunteers operating the village during the fair.  Dick, himself, demonstrated the old tools and methods used in woodworking, within the village at the fair and during other special events.

Donation Information
  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 2.8% per transaction. We invite you to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or unity@uflc.net


If you prefer, you can mail your donation to:

Unity Foundation of La Porte County
422 Franklin St, Suite C
Michigan City, IN 46360

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