It’s finally here! After months of preparation Spirit of Pulaski County Festival starts today. Formerly known as German Fest, the event had a name change in order to be all encompassing and include more things.
It all kicks off with a pancake and sausage breakfast at the Fire Station from 7:30 until 10:30 am.
The festival features a Spirit Walk and Spirit Ride in memory of local domestic abuse victim Tina Kasten and all domestic abuse fatalities. These events also serve as a way to honor the strength of domestic violence survivors. It gives the community a chance to come together and raise awareness.
Registration for the Spirit Walk is at 8 am. The cost is $25 per walker and it starts at 8:30 am. Registration for the Spirit Ride is at 10 :30 am. The cost is $25 per rider and an additional $10 per passenger. The Spirit Ride will take off at 11 am.
Proceeds collected from the walk will be put into a scholarship fund set up in the name of Tina Kasten’s and funds collected from the ride will be donated to the North Central Indiana Rural Crisis Center. Donations for both the crisis center and the scholarship fund can also be made directly to the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce located at 102 N Monticello St. in Winamac.
From noon until midnight there will be a beer garden sponsored by One Eyed Jack’s. Vendors will be there offering crafts, food and of course drinks. A corn hole tournament will take place at 2 pm with registration happening the half hour leading up to the competion. At 3 pm Mary Perren from WKVI will be one of the judges for the Karaoke Contest. Pre-register for the contest at One Eyed Jack’s.
From 7 pm until midnight the Wishbone Blues Band & Soul Flyer will provide musical entertainment.
Event times listed are all in Eastern Standard Time. There is no admission fee and all events except for the Fire Department breakfast will be in the train depot parking lot. The Spirit of Pulaski County only runs today, so don’t miss your chance to join in on the fun!