The Indiana Patriot Guard riders will be collecting donations for care boxes for soldiers overseas. They are looking for non-perishable food items like Ramen noodles, cookies, beef jerky and other snacks, plus baby wipes and socks. If you don’t know what may be needed, money will be collected and the members will purchase items. Your money can also be used to help ship the boxes overseas. If you know of a soldier that could benefit from this organization, give them the address and they can receive a care package.
Roll up your sleeve for a good cause at today’s Yellowstone Trail Festival. The American Red Cross is hosting a blood donation drive in Hamlet from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at the Starke County Fairgrounds. Continue reading
Blood is in short supply in Indiana. American Red Cross officials say donations dropped significantly over the summer. That’s due in part to donors taking vacations. Also, many blood donation drives occur at schools, which are out for the summer.
Four age divisions will be crowned: Tiny Miss for girls ages 5 to 8, Little Miss for girls ages 9 to 12, Jr. Miss for ages 13 to 16 and Miss from 17 to 21. The Miss Yellowstone winner will advance to the Indiana State Festival Pageant.
The pageant is set to begin at 11 a.m. CT on the stage at the Starke County Fairgrounds in Hamlet.
The first transcontinental roadway in America is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! The Yellowstone Trail, a designated roadway going from Plymouth Rock, Mass., to Peugeot Sound, Wash., was a no-cost idea to help travelers of the newest mode of transportation – the automobile. Large rocks were painted yellow to mark the way for vehicles to follow, and it wasn’t so much a road that was built, but rather a designated route to follow in an effort to cut down on the cost to towns and counties.
Starke County holds the Yellowstone Trail as a central part of its history in the town of Hamlet, and the Yellowstone Trail Festival was started three years ago to help keep the historical trail a part of the town’s living history.
Festival President Audrey Wood says the most important aspect of the festival is the embodiment of history, and the festival makes an effort to not only preserve history, but to remind visitors of the importance of the trail.