The 14th Annual Crawfordsville Elks Lodge 483 Car Show, will be held Saturday August, 2016, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. There is a new venue this year, it will be at Creekside Lodge, beside Sugar Creek, just off of Lafayette Avenue, west of US 231. Click below to view and print the event flyer, from the Ben Hur Car Club website.
Spec. Joey Bloomer, left, and Sgt. Matthew Gregory of the Army National Guard, Military Funeral Honors, fold a 48 star U.S. flag during a military service for Patrick Flynn Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at St. Mary’s Cemetery. In the background are Pfc. James Davis and Father Ambrose Ziegler. Flynn served in the Civil War with the 2nd New York Cavalry. (Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier)
Lafayette, Indiana November 11, 2015.
Under a bright sun and in between gentle gusts of wind, about 20 people gathered Wednesday afternoon to honor someone none of them had ever met.
The focal point was a brand new gray military-style gravestone that sat on a hill next to the woods on an edge of St. Mary’s Cemetery. “Patrick Flynn,” it read in part, “Co I 2 NY CAV.” Along with the birth and death dates, the words pointed to Flynn’s service fighting for the Union in the Civil War.
The marker belongs to the great-grandfather of Cathy Ferguson, a lifetime Lafayette resident. Her family — including a few veterans — and friends attended the military service. Ferguson worked with her nephew, Fred Bolander, to obtain a stone through Tippecanoe County’s veteran’s services, a headstone that would replace the heavily faded one that had stood for more than a century.
But there’s more to the story than that.
Flynn’s previous stone, Ferguson said, was turned backward, faced the woods and was in an area removed from the rest of his family. No one is completely sure why. While her uncle paid to have it turned around about 20 years ago, she said the family believed Flynn might not have properly been honored for his service because of its initial position.
So she contacted Sgt. Matthew Gregory, the team leader of the Lafayette division of Military Funeral Honors, and decided to have a service honoring her great-grandfather.
“Family history is important to me, and … we’re just a close family,” Ferguson said. “So it was just something we wanted to do, and my niece suggested, ‘Why don’t we get a service?’ So it kind of snowballed into that.”
“I feel every soldier deserves his honors. We don’t ever leave anyone behind,” Gregory said. “That soldier served this country and sacrificed a lot.”
Four members of the armed services carried out the military honors — First Sgt. Paul Sabol of the Indiana Guard Reserve played taps, and servicemen presented a late 19th-century replica flag to Ferguson. Father Ambrose Ziegler, who travels around the area performing services, blessed the gravestone and delivered prayers. His remarks centered on the importance of remembering a war fought on U.S. soil and keeping the country strong from within through prayer, positivity and love.
“Sometimes we forget the price that many, many people — men, women and youth — have to pay so that there can be peace,” Ziegler said.
Flynn was born in Toronto in 1842 to parents from Ireland, according to a family history pamphlet compiled by Ferguson’s uncle. In August of 1861, Flynn enlisted for the Union as a private in the Capt. Naylor’s Company, the Harris Light Cavalry — which later became the 2nd New York Cavalry Regiment — in Lafayette.
According to the family records, he served until June 1863 and received a bounty before rejoining the same company in December of the same year. An undated article from the Morning Journal mentions Flynn and several others receiving medals for bravery for serving in the battle of Gettysburg. He stayed in the army until June 1865 and spent a long stint of time in the hospital, though records don’t indicate whether his illness stemmed from war injuries.
After the war ended in the spring of 1865, Flynn served in different posts in the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization for Union veterans, the records stated. He settled in Lafayette, built a home on Romig Street, and worked for J.B. Felley Hardware store and in the draying business.
The story of Flynn’s death garnered a front-page spot in the Lafayette Daily Courier, according to the records. He, his wife Bridget and son Owen died of asphyxiation while heating their home in January 1899. According to the article, the gas in the stove was turned on and the damper was turned down to keep heat from traveling up the chimney. But the damper’s opening was clogged with soot, which trapped the gas inside. The three were found several days later by Ferguson’s grandfather and police.
In the process of obtaining a new gravestone for Flynn and researching his story, Ferguson said she has learned more about the Civil War than when she was in school. And she looks forward to finding out more.
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COVINGTON, Ind. — The 25th annual Covington Apple Fest will fill the square around the Fountain County Courthouse on Saturday.
The day’s events actually start at 7 a.m. with the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast at the fire station. It will be served until 10 a.m. EDT.
At 8 a.m. EDT, a bicycle tour sponsored by the Fountain Trust Co. will pedal off. Call the Covington Banking Center at (765) 793-2237 for information.
Events begin with a 9:45 a.m. EDT welcome from Mayor Brad Crain. Vendors will be set up around the courthouse until 5 p.m. EDT.
The Little Miss Apple of Your Eye and Johnny Appleseed contest will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Registration for boys and girls ages 4-8 begins runs 9-9:30 a.m. EDT at festival headquarters.
A car, truck and motorcycle show runs during the event. Registration will be 9-11 a.m. EDT with trophies awarded at 2 p.m.
Tours of the historic courthouse murals by Kay Hunter are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The 1842 Fountain County Clerk’s Building/Museum at 516 Fourth St. will be open all day as well.
The Masonic Fish Fry will close out the day, serving from noon until 6:30 p.m. EDT at the fire station.
(All times EDT)
• 9:45 a.m. — Welcome; City of Covington Mayor and 2015 Apple Fest Queen
• 10-10:30 a.m. — Johnny Appleseed & Little Miss Apple of Your Eye Contest
• 10:30-11 a.m. — Joseph White, balloon artist, story teller, magician
• 11-11:30 a.m. — Covington High School Band
• 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Wabash Valley Area Band
• 12:30-1 p.m. — Forgiven
• 1:15-1:45 p.m. — Friendship Circle Center Line Dancers
• 2-2:45 p.m. — Curt Kiser
• 3-3:30 p.m. — Shozet Keller-Stump
• 3:30-4 p.m. — Sweet Adelines
• 4-5 p.m. — Kasey Burton
This report about the festival from the Commercial News:
Situated at the front of the Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, right next to Indiana State Road 47, this memorial commemorates all veterans. It comprises a large stone, the text of which is given below, a flag pole and flag, and a pair of stone benches.
Indian Creek Hill
Dedicated to the gallant men
and women who served their
country during war and peace.
They stood, were counted and
served their country with honor.
We honor the loved ones
who waited for their return
We shall not forget.
Indian Creek Hill Cemetery is located beside Indiana State Road 47, south west of the town of New Market, between Crawfordsville and Waveland, IN.
The cemetery is situated on a small hill. The oldest graves can be found in the center of this well kept cemetery, near the top of the hill.
According to Find A Grave http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=85513 there are currently approximately 1475 interments.
This cemetery is located in Brown Township, and is one of the eight cemeteries in this township.
Brown Township is one of eleven townships in Montgomery County, Indiana. As of the 2010 Census, there were 1719 residents of Brown Township.
Wikipedia Brown Twp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Township,_Montgomery_County,_Indiana
Wikipedia Montgomery County page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_County,_Indiana
This cemetery on Waymarking.com http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMKY78
This Veteran’s Memorial on Waymarking.com http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMM0HK
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 email@example.com
The Crawfordsville Elks Lodge will have its 12th annual Car, Truck & Cycle Show on Saturday August 2nd, 2014, at the lodge on S.R. 32.
Registration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $15 and is open to cars, trucks and motorcycles. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. About 48 awards will be given along with door prizes.
The program includes grilled food, the Elks American flag exhibit with a World War II military vehicle, 50s and 60s music as well as licensed raffles.
The event is used to support the Elks Cancer Fund, a statewide Elk’s fund that is used to support cancer research at Indiana and Purdue universities. Overall Indiana Elks give about $250,000 per year for cancer research without any administrative expenses incurred.
Carsten Lemkau, event organizer, said about $1,700 was raised locally last year.
The event, which is free to spectators, is co-hosted by the Ben Hur Car Club.
For information or to make a donation to the Elks Cancer Fund, contact the Elks Lodge at 362-0705 or Lemkau by email at Carsten835@gmail.com. A car show flyer also is available at the car club’s website at benhurcarclub.com.
After the show, dining is available in the lodge.