Pulaski County’s celebration of the state bicentennial has now been officially recognized by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. TorchFest was approved last week as a Bicentennial Legacy Project. Continue reading
Organizers of Pulaski County’s state bicentennial celebration are seeking vendors to take part in the three-day event. Torch Fest will take place Oct. 7-9 in Winamac to coincide with the arrival of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch in the county. It will come up U.S. 35 into Pulaski County on Friday, Oct. 7 and travel part of the Panhandle Pathway en route to a celebration in the Winamac Town Park. Continue reading
Tickets are now available for the 2016 Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Halleck Award Banquet. This year, the H.J. Halleck Award will be presented to Chuck and Darlene Mellon of Francesville. Continue reading
U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski visited Bass Lake Monday, to tout some of her accomplishments to members of the Starke and Pulaski County chambers of commerce. Walorski said that over the past few years, House Republicans have been making progress on their agenda, in spite of a president Walorski says has not been supportive of their positions. She says Republicans have been getting things done in Washington both through persistence and compromise with Democrats. Continue reading
This year’s Spirit of Pulaski County Festival may be combined with the county’s celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial. Continue reading
Northwest Indiana faces a shortage of skilled workers, but steps are being taken to change that. That’s the message the Indiana Region 1 Works Council shared with the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. Continue reading
A husband and wife from Francesville are the winners of the 2016 H.J. Halleck Award. It’s presented annually by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce to a resident who shows outstanding community spirit, works to improve quality of life in the county and gives time and energy without the gratitude and recognition they deserve. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce is once again looking for people who’ve made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations are now being accepted for the H.J. Halleck Community Service Award. Continue reading
Enjoy an old-fashioned, small town Christmas celebration today in downtown Winamac. Winter Wonderland festivities get under way this morning at Eastern Pulaski Elementary School with breakfast with Santa. Craft and business booths will also be set up there. Continue reading
Get an early start on this year’s scavenger hunt as part of the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Winter Wonderland. Free game cards are available at the chamber office inside Refined at 102 N. Monticello Street, the Winamac Town Office and Pearl Street Market. Players need to work their way south from Good Oil to Poblanos to complete their cards. Completed cards need to be turned in at Winter Wonderland for a chance to win a $50 prize. Continue reading
The Winter Wonderland event is taking place in Winamac Saturday. Continue reading
Today is Small Business Saturday. Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce executive director Angie Anspach says it’s important to shop local, “It’s what keeps America going is its small businesses, so we’re really encouraging everyone to get out there and support our local businesses and local economy.” Continue reading
Don’t miss your chance to join in on the Spirit of Pulaski County Festival tomorrow. The festival, formerly known as German Fest, had a name change in order to be able to include different things and be more all encompassing. Continue reading
The annual Spirit of Pulaski County, formerly known as Germanfest, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 8 this year at the Train Depot in downtown Winamac. During the event, the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a spirit ride and spirit walk in memory of Tina Kasten and all other domestic abuse victims. Kasten is a local woman whose husband was arrested for her murder back in May. Continue reading
A Winamac High School graduate has been named as this year’s Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce’s H.J. Halleck Award winner.
Judy Stinemetz will be recognized for her many years of dedicated service at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, where she worked as the dietary manager for 37 years. She is a volunteer at Pulaski Human Services where she is the food pantry organizer and is in charge of the mobile food pantry. She has also organized the Women of the Moose in Winamac and holds many fundraisers for the community. Among her other community efforts include her assistance on Election Day, memberships with the Cystic Fibrosis Organization in Pulaski County and the State Board of Dietary Managers, pack-a-backpack, and other fundraisers.
A Pulaski County resident is recognized each year for his or her outstanding community spirit. The award winner is honored for his or her time spent on improving the life in Pulaski County through a variety of projects. Those who are nominated have willingly given time and energy without the gratitude and recognition they deserve.
The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Wonderland event is tomorrow in downtown Winamac from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.
Several craft and business booths will be set up in different locations including the Vurpillat Opera House, fire station, Refined, Christian Church and the New Beginnings Church. Local businesses will have sales for Christmas shoppers. The Lion’s Club toy drive and the craft and bake sale will be at the Pulaski County Human Services building, the Iris-Elm Garden Club holiday arrangement show will be at the train depot and the boy scouts coat drive will take place on the courthouse lawn.
The Winter Wonderland event is set for Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. ET in downtown Winamac.
Angie Anspach from the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce said some annual features have moved this year.
Games and activities for kids and adults will begin at 3 p.m. including a cornhole contest and create-a-canvas. The completed canvas projects will be sold at a silent auction where proceeds will benefit the Germanfest event for next year.
The event begins with a golf outing at 8 a.m. ET at Pond View Golf Course. Music and children’s activities will be ongoing from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Create-a-canvas will spark talent in residents and those pieces of art will be sold at a silent auction with the proceeds to benefit GermanFest.