2016 Wolcott Summer Festival

We are looking forward to visiting the 48th Annual Wolcott Summer Festival, on Monday, July 4, 2016.

The Annual Wolcott Summer Festival started in 1969 when the town of Wolcott experienced several disastrous fires and some of the citizens pondered on how to perk up the town’s spirit. “Why not a festival like we had in 1961 to celebrate the town’s Centennial.” July 4th was suggested and what would be better than to celebrate our town and the birthday of the United States at our festival. It was done! And Wolcott Summer Festival began…

Visit their Facebook Page at

www.facebook.com/WolcottFestival

Wolcott Festival Website

This annual festival features a classic car and a tractor show, and live music on stage. This year featuring one of my favorite bands, the Groove Catz.

The Groove Catz on stage at Wolcott

General view of the show

A general view of the car show by cjp02 on http://www.flickr.com

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We’re Standing Tall

In 2006, the Vermillion County Community Foundation sponsored an art project involving 16 hand painted, 8 feet tall, fiberglass giraffes, on display at various locations in Vermillion County, Indiana.

To quote from an information booklet published at the time to publicize this event:-

Vermillion County, Indiana is home this summer to a unique art project – 16 eight foot tall giraffes decorate the landscape if Indiana’s longest county. Local sponsors and artists from this Western Indiana community have teamed up under the guidance of the Vermillion County Community Foundation to show their pride in being Indiana’s tallest county. The program is being so well received, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Tourism has even re-named State Highway 63 “Giraffe Parkway” in honor of the event.

The Foundation hopes visitors and residents alike will appreciate the giraffes which will be on display through October. Then, on November 5th they will each be auctioned off to the highest bidder to help the Foundation continue its work providing scholarships and grants to programs which showcase the county as a vibrant place to live.

The event is known as :- “Discover Surprises in Vermillion County – We’re Standing Tall”.

For further information and more pictures of these giraffes:- http://www.freewebs.com/colinsplace/giraffes/index.html

2016 Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival

If you didn’t know, the annual Strawberry Festival will be held this coming weekend, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

The Festival runs June 10, through the 12th, 2016.

(Pictures from 2013 Festival – by cjp02 on FLICKR)

Festival Grounds

The Groove Catz on stage at the Festival

General view of the show

With great entertainment, a flea market, tractor show, and on Sunday, a large classic car show, there is plenty for people of all ages. My favorite part is the car show, on Sunday.

Checkout their website for schedule and much more:-

http://thestrawberryfestival.com/

Lest We Forget

Today, September 11th, 2015, is the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attack, known as 9-11.

There is a memorial, in Rensselaer, Indiana, to the men and women that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11th, 2001. This monument was dedicated on September 6 2012, and includes two pieces of the World Trade Center, as a monument to all who lost their lives there, at the Pentagon and on United Flight 93, that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

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The monument is facing the Jasper County Court House, in front of the Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department building, on the corner of South Cullen and East Harrison Streets, in downtown Rensselaer, Indiana.

Text on the memorial:

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO
LOST THEIR LIVES AND TO
THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO
SAVE SO MANY OTHERS ON
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011

THEIR COURAGE AND LOVE OF
OUR COUNTRY WILL BE A SOURCE
OF STRENGTH AND COMFORT
TO OUR GREAT NATION
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Physical address of memorial:
203 S. Cullen St
Rensselaer, Indiana USA
47978

Further Information:
Rensselaer Republican Newspaper Website for more information: (visit link)

RVFD unveils Sept.11 memorial (visit link)

City of Rensselaer Fire Department (visit link)

RVFD Online (visit link)

This memorial on Waymarking.com

2015 Waynetown Fish Fry

  The annual Fish Fry, will be held at the park, in Waynetown, Indiana, from, Thursday through Saturday, September 17 – 19, 2915. 

It features a parade and a car show, amongst the many events. 

I hope to see you there?

Colin

2015 July 4th events

Here are a couple of the many local events, to celebrate July 4th.

7th Annual
Wolcott Summer Festival

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Welcome to the 47th Annual Wolcott Summer Festival. It all started in 1969 when the town of Wolcott experienced several disastrous fires and some of the citizens pondered on how to perk up the town’s spirit. “Why not a festival like we had in 1961 to celebrate the town’s Centennial.” July 4th was suggested and what would be better than to celebrate our town and the birthday of the United States at our festival. It was done! And Wolcott Summer Festival began… http://wolcottfestival.com

July 4 – 47th Annual Wolcott 4th of July Car Show. 308 N Burke. Fee $20. Registration 8am-11am, Special Appointed Judge (not involved in show) 10am, Awards 2pm. Top 30 pre 1980 and Top 10 post 1980. Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck . Motorcycles welcome. Food and craft vendors, carnival rides, petting zoo, live music, 4th of July parade, and fireworks after dark. For more information contact Steve Scheherhorn (219) 613-4773 http://wolcottfestival.com/

This is a decent car show, and tractor show. They usually have good music, this year they feature the Groove Katz, one of my favorite local bands http://www.groovecatz.com/

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July 4, 2015 – ( New Richmond Indiana ) Hickory Hoosiers and Charioteers will have a show Registration is 10am-1pm Awards Top 25 and Dash plaques Food, games and Fireworks at dusk. Info John Rose 765-362-9497

The firework display is pretty good, for such a small community. https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Richmond-Fireworks/234028223283593

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And of course, the Covington July 4th Festival is ongoing, see the other post on this site, about the parade https://aroundourarea.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/2015-covington-in-4th-july-parade/

2015 Spirit of Monticello Festival

The annual Spirit of Monticello Festival, will be this weekend in Monticello, Indiana.

June 27, 2015 – ( Monticello, IN 47960 ) Spirit of Monticello Car Show. Downtown Monticello (around the Square) 65 Total Awards! 4 Classes. This is an open show and a judged show. Registration from 10am till Noon. Fee is $10.00 Awards at 4pm.

This event ties in with the Spirit of Monticello Festival which will be going on Friday & Saturday. Huge Food Court, Art/Craft Vendors, Live Bands, Talent Contest, Children’s Play Area & a Beer & Wine Garden! Car Cruise-In on Friday Night, June 26 from 5-9pm.

Contact: Ken Prieboy at 574-870-4888 or kenprieboy@comcast.net

http://www.spiritofmonticello.org/