Twin Mills Camping Resort Has a New Mayor

Folks, there’s a new mayor in town, and his name is Paul Petrulis.

He will shake your hand, join you at the campfire, and maybe eat your marshmallows.

Once you meet him, though, you won’t mind; he’s witty and kind, and he’s not the mayor of any town…that is, unless Twin Mills Camping Resort is a “town.”

This 501-site property isn’t a “town,” but with Paul’s help, it’s sure to be a community. “I love interacting with the people here,” he said.

Paul has been in the hotels/hospitality industry for 20 years, and when family health concerns brought his family and him to the area, he knew he had to find work in the service industry he loves.

Two months ago, he landed “the perfect job,” in his words, in managing Twin Mills. “I have the opportunity to be outdoors, to be interactive with lots of people from lots of different backgrounds, and I get to ride in a golf cart.

What else could he want?

He wants to share the beauty of Twin Mills, that’s what, and if you let him tell you about it, you’ll find yourself wanting to be there.

If quality family time is what you’re looking for, then I really believe you’ll find it here,” Paul explains.

Basically, Twin Mills has two sections. The north section (North of SR 120) is the bigger of the two, with 75 more acres (than on the south side of the road) to spread out. This side has the pool, boating at the 110 acre lake, the sport courts, and this is where the planned activities happen. So, if you want to be active, out and about as a family, doing things, then you might want to stay on the north section of the property.

Paul continues, “If the family time you’re looking for is quiet, down by the riverside, then the south side of the property is where you want to be. This side has fewer campsites with more space in between the sites. It is more quiet.

Of course, if you choose to stay on the smaller, quieter side of the property, Paul says you’re invited to be part of as many activities taking place on the north side. And Paul has made sure there’s plenty to do, having created different activities every weekend from now until the park closes on November 1.

Paul made me a believer in Twin Mills. I’ve already visited there, and I can’t wait to spend a couple of nights this summer, staying in one of the deluxe cabins. I’m taking my daughter and three of her teenage friends.

If Paul can win over teenagers, then he shouldn’t stop at being a mayor—he should run for President.

Twin Mills is located at 1675 W SR 120, Howe, Indiana 46746, only seven miles from downtown Shipshewana.

For more information on Twin Mills, click here.

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