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The home-style meals at the Fudergong lend a special feel to the Grabill Country Fair, said Sharon Krug. Krug, who will oversee lunch and dinner meals Sept. 5-7, said visitors will savor both the food and the atmosphere. “It’s an important part of the fair because it’s more home-cooked meals instead of getting something through a window from a vendor,” she said. “We’re trying more for a home meal, where people sit down and eat it,” she said. “Some of the people come just for that, just for the Fudergong meals.” This year’s menu features beef and noodles from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6. A second option will be available during those same hours Friday, when High’s Bar-B-Q & Catering serves pork chops. From 11:30 a.m.-8

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Krug said. “Oh my, all the favorites — blueberry, rhubarb crumble, apple, cherry, pecan and peach.” She said she expects to sell 70 pies during the three-day festival.

She’s not asking anyone to throw out the kitchen sink, but Laura Rhoades suggests that homeowners take a close look at aging cleaning products beneath the kitchen sink before Sept. 7. Rhoades is the community education coordinator for the Allen County Solid Waste Management District, which will repeat the annual Tox-Away Day program from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. that first Saturday in September. Locations have yet to be confirmed. Rhoades said drop-off points will be announced Aug. 26 at acwastewatcher.org. Residents from throughout Allen County may drop off potentially harmful chemicals. Minimal fees apply. “A lot of people don’t really think about what they have under their kitchen sink,” she said, “and there are a number of things that when you don’t need them anymore, they need to be disposed of responsibly.” For instance, Tox-Away will accept household cleaners, oil-based paint and supplies, health and beauty products, household batteries, lead-acid batteries, pesticides and herbicides, rodent killers, fertilizers, automotive products, propane tanks (limit three per household), pool chemicals, mercury or items that contain mercury, and fire extinguishers. Tox-Away will not accept latex paint, radioactive material, industrial hazardous waste, steel drums, explosives, medications or tires. See a full list of eligible and ineligible products on the website. The one-day event collected more than 43,000 pounds of household hazardous waste in 2012. “This is put together by the Allen County Solid Waste

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Children enjoy the watermelon eating contest at the 2012 Grabill Country Fair. This year’s contest begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, downtown Grabill.

p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, the menu features chicken-halves cooked by High’s. Krug said the Fudergong will serve about 200 pork chops and about 800 chicken halves. “We always sell out. It’s super popular,” she said.

“We’re going to have the normal sides — potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, that kind of thing,” she said. “And our other claim to fame is our pies, and we get that from Dutch Heritage in Spencerville,”

Park doubles as classroom By Garth Snow gsnow@kpcnews.net

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Ducks scurry toward the pond at Moser Park in New Haven, where nature lessons change with the seasons.

is not required. The park also features a baseball diamond and basketball courts, plus restrooms and a pavilion. A disc golf course winds through the woods. Children fish from a pier or from the banks of a pond, where carp scour the surface for food. Cali Mason, 3, enjoys fishing from the bank.

Her grandmother, Cheryl Mason, brings along a washcloth, because Cali usually catches “slimy little catfish.” Cheryl Mason said Cali once startled a harmless snake near the pond — “We’re not going back there today.” And Cali once saw a deer near the See PARK, Page A2

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Moser Park has a nature center inside its parks classroom, and many more nature lessons darting and hopping through the nearby pond and woods. Sometimes, the outside animals become the objects of attention in the classroom. Nature interpreter Jody Leamon leads indoor classes twice a week at the nature center in the park, at 601 W. Main St. At 10 a.m. Tuesdays, preschoolers and their siblings gather for a 45-minute program. “It’s a different nature-related program every week,” Leamon said. “It might be a hike, or craft or activity.” Sunday Fun Day classes are open to all ages, and operate from 1-5 p.m. each Sunday, with nature-related crafts and activities. All classes are free, and registration

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PARK from Page A1 pond — “She thought she was watching Rudolph.” “We have a corn snake, a box turtle, and a rotating cast of local wildlife that we catch and release,” Leamon said. The snake and turtle were on loan for the summer, from New Haven High School. Visitors also might see squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and turtles venture into view. A blue heron keeps watch from a limb, overhanging the pond. Ducks paddle through the pond and waddle into the grass. “We are available to do programming for scouts, for classes, and for groups of any type,” Leamon said. Programs might include bird hikes, or a history talk, or a special topic. “We’re always available to come into the schools,” Leamon said. For information about parks programs, including a full program guide, visit newhavenin.org. On Facebook, follow Moser Park Nature Center or New Haven Parks and Recreation. Activities will change in the fall, to feature

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Cali Mason, 3, fishes at Moser Park. Cali releases the catfish that she catches.

leaf hikes, night hikes, bird watching and other seasonal activities. Leamon is in her third year with the New Haven Parks Department. A Fort Wayne native, she studied environmental science and biology before working in California and other state parks around the country. In all, she has been an interpreter naturalist for about 15

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nities, managing overall and project budgets, mentoring and leading youth, staff and volunteers. “Southeast Allen County is fortunate to have such a facility and the community to support it,� Lysaght said. “I promised myself that if I ever got a chance to work with the Cornerstone team I’d take it.� The Learn After-school Program at Heritage “will provide a great environment for children to grow, thrive and, above all, learn,� according to Sharon Wilson, Learn executive director and the after-school program director. Mondays will focus on reading and reading comprehension, while Tuesdays will include math games that meet educational standards. Wednesdays will feature the NASA ignite program, Thursdays on-line learning-based games and Fridays crafts, games,

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As St. Joseph United Methodist Church prepares to honor its story and its future, Mary Jo Baughman’s thoughts are with the dozens of pastors and thousands of members who have called the church home for 150 years. Mary Jo and Arthur Baughman joined the church in December of 1955, when the congregation still gathered each Sunday at the corner of St. Joe Road and St. Joe Center Road. They took part in the 1957 procession east to the new church building at the corner of Reed Road. They celebrated the church’s centennial in 1963. Their two sons took their wedding vows at the new church. Arthur is now deceased. Senior pastor the Rev. Russ Abel worked with Baughman and others to choose the tone and scope of the celebration of a century and a half of worship. “I think it was one of the first meetings,” Baughman said, “and Russ asked us about being on this committee for the 150th, and what kind of emotions it involved. I was surprised; but mine was kind of solemn, because it made me think of all the people that are gone, who used to be here, who had so much to do with getting this church going. The people who shoved us down the road from one corner to the next.” The church will re-enact that move Sept. 8, to begin a monthlong observance of the church’s milestone. Baughman said a filling station now stands on the site of the old church. Gone are most of the farmhouses, and the gravel roads that connected them. “We built a home just about a half-mile east of here, and we were building way out in the country at that time,” Baughman said. “Everybody scratched their head wondering why in the world are you going out there. And at that time, down at the other corner, that was the only church out here.” Baughman’s friend Maggie Tallman moved to the neighborhood in 1951, although Maggie and Richard did not begin attending the church until the fall of 1960. Richard worked across the street at Medical Protective Co., which provided the land for the new church. “We built a home out here,” she said, “and our kids weren’t happy going into town. They wanted to go to church with their friends at St. Joe Center, so we started looking for a church and this is where we ended up. That was in 1960 and we joined on our 13th wedding anniversary, in February of ‘61.”

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A photo from about 1957 shows the St. Joseph Methodist Episcopal Church meeting in cramped quarters at the corner of St. Joe and St. Joe Center roads. The photo shows the Rev. James J. Babbitt, who was the church’s first full-time pastor, and who served from from 1954 to 1961.

Tallman, who also is widowed, said two of her three children are married, and both took their vows at St. Joseph United Methodist Church. “My youngest daughter was a year and a half old when we started coming out here,” she said, “and this is the only church she knows.” Baughman and Tallman both serve on the anniversary celebration with Abel, the pastor, whose ties to the church are more recent. Abel, from southern Indiana, was appointed St. Joseph’s pastor by the bishop, in 2007. “They haven’t asked for the keys back yet, so everything must be going alright,” he said. A chronology prepared for the church’s sesquicentennial begins with James Greer, the founding minister, who served from 1863 to 1868. Another 44 names follow before the first full-time pastor, the Rev. James J. Babbitt, who served from 1954 to 1961 and who oversaw the move to the new location. Tenures began to overlap when the first associate pastor was appointed, in 1967. Tallman said Abel proposed the anniversary celebration. The pastor, though, said the observance is a group effort. “It came up in conversation,” he said. “We recognized it was coming last year, and we said we need to find a way to mark it.” “You know, a hundred and fifty years, that’s kind of a tribute to legacy and to vision,” he said. “It’s a legacy issue because — look at this list — the number of faithful pastors who represent so many faithful people who have

carried this tradition of St. Joseph forward. And we’re really looking forward, and people are excited about what’s going to happen. It seemed that we needed to find a strong way to celebrate.” “So I think we came together with a pretty good plan, to not try to do it on A day, but to have four consecutive weeks of celebration with different elements in each one,” Abel said. “And I think that whole idea of legacy and vision is how we came up with the title of ‘Looking Back, Stepping Forward.’” And so the church will look back by re-enacting the procession from the old church to the new. “In 1957, when the church was moving from that corner to this site, the people walked from that corner to here on the first day of worship, carrying objects from the old church to here, representing a continuation of legacy and faithfulness,” he said. “We want to give an incredible amount of honor to that. So we came up with the idea of re-enacting the walk.” At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, a bus will carry the congregation to Riviera Plaza, at the spot where church members first met in the third year of the American Civil War. The group will cross St. Joe Road and follow the sidewalk to the Reed Road address. The celebration continues Sept. 15 with a visit from “John Wesley,” who is widely credited as being the founder of Methodism. Though no special observance is planned for Sept. 22, Tallman said the congregation will learn a little more about the church’s history that week, too. On Sept. 29, the congregation will explore the “Stepping Forward” half of the anniversary theme. After a regular morning service at the church, the congregation is invited to a program at 12:45 p.m. at Praise Park. That church-owned, 30-acre parcel is farther to the east on St. Joe Center Road. The church also plans special musical programs for 5:30 p.m. four Saturdays, beginning Sept. 7. Free-will offerings will be accepted to help cover the expenses. Amy Cox and friends will sing at the first night of music. Cox is the contemporary worship pastor at St. Joseph’s. The Heartland Chamber Chorale will present “Songs of Faith” on Sept. 14. Abel said an emerging Fort Wayne women’s group, elle/The Remnant, will present their Celtic-inspired music on Sept. 21. The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will sing at the program at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28.


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East Allen accepts home-schooled athletes East Allen County Schools will allow homeschooled student athletes to participate on IHSAA athletic teams. The student will be eligible to participate in an IHSAA-recognized sport only at the member school in which the student is enrolled and attends. Full-time students at non-public accredited schools may participate at the school of their residence if they complete any statewide exam-

inations authorized by the Indiana Department of Education and if the non-public school certifies compliance with IHSAA bylaws. The student must attend at last one full-credit subject at an East Allen school building. The IHSAA approved the bylaw this year. An East Allen news release said the district might be the first to implement the program. JA shares financial skills in all public school districts in Allen County.

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Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is seeking volunteer instructors for the coming school year. Volunteers share lessons on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Those who make a seven-week commitment will teach for about a halfhour to 45 minutes each week. Those who prefer a one-day commitment — JA in a Day — will teach for four hours. JA provides the training and materials. All Allen County public schools participate in the JA program. “We have volunteers that are parents, or who are interested in going into education, or who are education students, who are business and community people,” Dick said. For details, visit jani.org. To register, contact Dick at (260) 484-2543, or email

her at hayli.dick@ja.org. JA conducted fundraising programs through the summer. Those efforts continue. For details, visit jani.org. Aug. 16-22 and Sept. 11, 12. Crazy Pinz, 1414 Northland Blvd., Fort Wayne. Gather a team of five people and raise pledges to support JA programs. Teams are asked to raise $350 in pledges, with a $30 registration fee. Sept. 7, Anthony Wayne Scout Reservation, 2282 W. 500 South, Pleasant Lake, Ind., in Steuben County. The 5K Parkview Health Muddy Trail Run obstacle course, benefiting Junior Achievement and the Boy Scouts of America. Choose from eight heat times, beginning at 10 a.m. Registration is $45 per person. Climb the 34-foot rock wall for $35. Experience the zip line for $30. Register for any event online. Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 8 p.m.

Online auction. Support Junior Achievement on eBay.com by visiting myworld.ebay.com/juniorachievement. Or, to donate auction items, contact Susie Kaiser at (260) 484-2543, susie.kaiser@ja.org. Volunteer training is conducted at the JA office at 601 Noble Drive, behind the Northcrest Shopping Center. “We go through the material and talk about classroom management skills and help get them as prepared as possible for the class,” Dick said. The instructor training session takes about an hour and a half. More than 5,000 instructors helped to teach 114,000 students in JANI’s 30 counties last school year. The program serves public and private schools across 27 Indiana counties, Van Wert County, Ohio, and Cass and Berrien counties in Michigan.


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GRABILL from Page A1 The Fudergong building, which was built specifically for the festival, has its own kitchen and is available for rental year-round, for events such as church gatherings, flea markets and family reunions. To reserve the Fudergong for $350 a day, call Clerk-Treasurer Cynthia Barhydt at Grabill Town Hall, (260) 627-5227 ext. 1. The Fudergong is at 13720 First St. Krug said the building allows the festival to serve its trademark meals whether rain or shine. “They used to have a big tent, and if it rained, it

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Children show their pets at the 2012 Grabill Country Fair pet parade. This year’s parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

was a mess,” she said. Donated labor and materials made the Fudergong possible, she said.

The breakfast service that had been part of the festival was dropped last year, she said, but might be restored this year. The fair also accommodates visitors who prefer festival food. “And they love our food booths,” said festival committe member Diane Delegrange. “I just have a hard time deciding what to eat. They have barbecue, apple dumplings. The fish sandwiches — oh, those are to die for.” Options include caramel corn cooked in a kettle, corn-on-the cob, soups and sandwiches. “Homemade ice cream, that’s a big draw,” said

Delegrange, who oversees the merchant exhibitors. Committee member Patty Meeks-Rhodes agreed. “We have the normal fair foods like the elephant ears and the onion rings and the cotton candy, and all that,” she said. Meeks-Rhodes serves on the board and also oversees the approximately 75 food and crafts vendors. “I’ve worked really hard to get new vendors,” she said. The craft items must be handmade. “We don’t do buy-sell, flea market kind of items,” she said. Popular categories include jewelry, hair accessories, candles,

and organic soaps and lotions. Meeks-Rhodes exhibited her own handmade jewelry last year, she said, “And it was interesting having a booth and being in charge of everything.” She also organizes the entertainment on what she called the second stage. A folk band and other local people offer their talents as a community service, just for the exposure. “I look for something different, but in the same realm,” she said. “We’re having a company called TAG Art, a meet-and-greet with Cinderella and Spider-Man, so the kids can meet them and have

their picture taken with them,” she said. This year marks her seventh festival as a volunteer. “We definitely have grown,” she said of the fair. She works with three other women on the committee. “We have a good, organized group that truly has the fair in our hearts,” she said. “Everybody in our fair is volunteer. From our electricians to our board members, nobody gets a paycheck. We just put our heart and soul into it and we want it to succeed.” Even the children’s games reflect the feel of See GRABILL, Page A10

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Artisan, Craft & Food Booths, Merchants Tent, Kiddie Rides, Olde Church Museum Photo Display 10:00 am-7:00 pm Church Museum “Treasures of Yesteryear” 10:00 am- 8:00 pm Exhibition Hall, Grabill Missionary Church Sponsored by Grabill Family Dentistry 10:00 am-Noon Settlers- Creating Gourds From Seed to Art, Grabill Missionary Church 1:00-3:00 pm Settlers- Rug Hooking, Grabill Missionary Church 4:30-6:00 pm Strolling magic with JIM REAMS Sponsored by Coffee Cabin, H. Souder & Son, Antiques Shops of Grabill 5:00-9:00 pm Dinner at the Fudergong- Homemade Beef & Noodles Sponsored by Barrett & McNagny 5:00 pm Boy Scouts Games and Rides (Behind the Fudergong) 6:00 pm Egg Toss, Activities Area Sponsored by Jiffy Car Wash & Miracle Stables 6:00-8:00 pm Settlers- Quilting Demonstration, Grabill Missionary Church 6:00-8:30 pm Balloon Show with JIM REAMS (by the Fudergong) Sponsored by Coffee Cabin, H. Souder & Son, Antiques Shops of Grabill 6:30 pm Watermelon Eating Contest, Activities Area Sponsored by Grabill Automotive 7:00 p.m. Announcement of Exhibition Hall Awards, Main Stage 7:00-8:00 p.m. Strolling through the fair singing, HOOSIER GENTRY Sponsored by Grabill Vet Clinic 7:00-9:00 p.m. CUMBERLAND GAP, Main Stage

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Artisan, Craft & Food Booths, Merchants Tent, Kiddie Rides, Olde Church Museum Photo Display 10:00 am-7:00 pm Church Museum ”Treasures of Yesteryear” 10:00 am-8:00 pm Exhibition Hall, Grabill Missionary Church Sponsored by Grabill Family Dentistry 10:00 am-Noon Settlers- Corn Husk Craft Demonstration, Grabill Missionary Church 1:00-3:00 pm Settlers- Weaving Demonstration, Grabill Missionary Church 4:30-6:00 pm Strolling magic with JIM REAMS, Sponsored by Grabill Truss 5:00-6:15 pm Restored to Glory- Dance 5:00-9:00 pm Dinner at the Fudergong- Beef & Noodles, High’s Pork Chops Sponsored by Grabill Cabinets 5:00 pm Boy Scouts Games and Rides (Behind the Fudergong) 6:00 pm Baby Crawl, Activities Area, Sponsored by Jim’s Auto Care 6:00-7:00 pm Fritzy in Concert, Main Stage 6:00-8:00 pm Settlers-Scherenschnitte Demonstration, Grabill Missionary Church 6:00-8:30 pm Balloon Show with JIM REAMS (by the Fudergong) Sponsored by Grabill Truss

Grabill Country Fair Parade Sponsored by Parkview Regional Medical Center 10:00 am- 7:00 pm Church Museum ”Treasures of Yesteryear” 10:05 a.m. Raising of the Colors by Leo American Legion Post 409 10:00 am-8:00 pm Exhibition Hall, Grabill Missionary Church Sponsored by Grabill Family Dentistry 11:00 am Artisan, Craft & Food Booths, Merchants Tent, Kiddie Rides, Olde Church Museum Photo Display 11:00 am Boy Scouts Games and Rides (Behind the Fudergong) 11:30 am-9:00 pm Lunch & Dinner At the Fudergong- High’s BBQ Chicken Sponsored by Grabill Family Dentistry 11:30 am Buggy Rides Begin (16) 11:30 am-Noon Balloon Show with JIM REAMS (by the Fudergong) Sponsored by Grabill Inn 12:30 pm Frog Games, Activities Area, Sponsored by Renee’s Hair Salon 1:00-3:00 pm Settlers-Spinning Wheel Demonstration, Grabill Missionary Church 1:00-3:00 pm Dr. Icy Coldwater 2:30 pm Cherry Pit Spit, Activities Area, Sponsored by H & W Automotive 3:00 pm Spelling Bee, Stage Area, Sponsored by Catalpa Tree Shops 3:00-5:00 pm Balloon Show with JIM REAMS (by the Fudergong) Sponsored by Grabill Inn 4:00 pm Blueberry Pie Eating Contest, Activities Area Sponsored by Marco’s Pizza 4:15-5:00 pm River Dance, Mime Time Stage 4:30 pm Sack Races, Activities Area, Sponsored by Leisure Lawn 4:30-5:00 pm Strolling Magic with JIM REAMS, Sponsored by Grabill Inn 5:00 pm Jump Rope Contest, Activities Area Sponsored by East Allen County Courier 5:00-6:00 pm Strolling through the fair singing- HOOSIER GENTRY Sponsored by Phil’s One Stop 5:00-6:30 pm Strolling Magic with JIM REAMS Sponsored by Financial Partners Federal Credit Union 6:00-7:00 pm Nail Driving Contest, Activities Area Sponsored by Grabill Hardware 6:00-8:00 pm Church of the Good Shepherd presents MIME TIME 7:30-8:30 pm Balloon Show with JIM REAMS (by the Fudergong) Sponsored by Financial Partners Federal Credit Union 7:00-9:00 pm ON STAGE- Dave & Lee Bluegrass Sponsored by Financial Partners Federal Credit Union

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Spectators to see 1-hour parade By Garth Snow gsnow@kpcmedia.com

Roger Harris predicts 80 to 100 organizations will take part in the Grabill Country Fair parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Leo American Legion Post 409 will raise the colors at 10:05. Harris, who has been coordinating the parade for 15 years, said spectators usually line the entire 1.1-mile route. “It lasts about an hour,” he said. “It draws a tremendous amount of people.” The route begins downtown on Main Street, continues south through the festival grounds, then turns west on Second Street, north on Fairview Drive, and then back east on State Street. Harris said no-parking signs will be placed along the route on the eve of the parade. Families typically set up lawn chairs along the route, he said. “People that have been in the parade have told me there’s no other parade where there’s that amount of people around the entire parade route,” he said. Harris will be busy with details, and will not be among those spectators. “I don’t get to see or ride in my own parade, and that’s just one of the hazards of being that involved,” he said. Judges will select winners of a few cash prizes and many trophies, he said. See PARADE, Page A9

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GRABILL from Page A10 a country fair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are no carnival games, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truly a family event,â&#x20AC;? Meeks-Rhodes said. The Boy Scouts will direct old-fashioned games such as a rope swing and a rope-walk bridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really geared to keeping it family,â&#x20AC;? she said. The Boy Scouts present games and rides at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 11 a.m. Saturday, beside the Fudergong. Festival hours are 10

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown fun,â&#x20AC;? Delagrange said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the reason we draw so many people is because there are things for kids and adults to do, a lot of activities for babies on up to 80 years old. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all free,â&#x20AC;? Delagrange said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only thing that you do pay for at our fair is what you buy or what you eat.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the weather holds out, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a fantastic year,â&#x20AC;? MeeksRhodes said.

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nitely value in covering the major stories, and there are people doing that very well. But there’s also value in the smaller stories, the daily life stories. We’re making a point to introduce you to people, places and events you might not otherwise come in contact with in an effort to help demystify those narratives.” Each week, Schnurr will release new videos and photo galleries featuring topics of local interest, beginning with “Phresh,” a look at Fort Wayne artist Theoplis Smith’s art brand Phresh Laundry. “INFortWayne will explore our community with professionally produced multimedia that is unlike anything else being produced in the region,” said KPC Media Group digital media director Kelly Lynch. “KPC has invested not only in quality media produc-

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Pioneer authenticity guides Johnny Appleseed festival By Garth Snow gsnow@kpcmedia.com

The Johnny Appleseed Festival is more than just a party in a park, according to festival director Bruce Hayes. It’s also more than just one park. Hayes said every aspect of the 39th annual festival Sept. 21 and 22 will authentically represent the Pioneer era when John Chapman planted and sold apple trees through much of the Midwest. Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born in north central Pennsylvania in 1774. He died on the Archer farm in 1845. The festival grounds surround his grave site. Hayes said the festival draws about a quarter of a million people to Fort Wayne each September. There is no admission fee. Exhibitors must present crafts that the early settlers would have practiced, and vendors must offer foods that those founders would have cooked. The volunteer board of directors will reject most applicants. “It takes an inordinate amount of the board’s time to make sure we aren’t losing what it is that made this festival special,” Hayes said. The festival spans two adjacent parks. The campground just off Coliseum Boulevard along the St. Joseph River lies within 31 acres widely known as Johnny Appleseed Park. The formal name, though, is City Utilities Park. City Utilities owns the land, and has granted the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department a long-term lease. The namesake of the festival is buried nearby in Archer Park, which is owned by Allen County and maintained by the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum staff. Hayes said the early arborist’s final resting place probably is not within the stately iron fence and gravestone in the historic landmark on the mound overlooking the Coliseum. “If you were the Archer family, it’s probably unlikely that you would have buried John Chapman at the very top of the farm,” Hayes said. “That’s been pretty well documented with people who were alive not that long ago.” The actual grave likely is nearby, Hayes said, among shrubs in the shape of a “J” and a “C.” Even the Chapman legend itself fails the festival’s test of authenticity. Pioneers needed to show evidence that they were improving the land they had claimed, Hayes explained. “You had to declare an interest in the land, and fruit trees did a lot to be able to say ‘this is my homestead,’ and John Chapman moved ahead of where the pioneers were and established orchards and moved forward and

backward along his trail to take care of those orchards,” he said. Chapman owned lots of land and sold the trees, Hayes explained. “So the idea of him randomly scattering seeds along the way was not true,” he said. “He was a pretty smart businessman.” Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Church, school and civic groups will cook settler staples such as chicken and noodles, ham and beans and apple dumplings over open fires. The list of food vendors tends to be very stable from year to year, he said. Entertainment such as fife and drum corps and cloggers will fill five stages. For details, photos and vendor applications, visit johnnyappleseedfest. com. Finding exhibitors appropriate to the era is challenging, Hayes said. “The crafters have to make the crafts themselves, using techniques and material from the time,” he said. Vendors of dime-store knock-offs are rejected. Entertainment applicants pose an even tougher authenticity challenge. “About 95 percent of them immediately weed themselves out,” Hayes said. “We’ll check to make sure it complies, and then we’ll come back to make sure something doesn’t reappear,” Hayes said. Vendors are ejected when necessary, and that is frequently, he said. “We can’t compromise the quality of the festival,” Hayes said. “There are discussions about water in plastic bottles or food in Styrofoam. But in order to meet modern regulations and make sure people are healthy, we have to give on those things.” “Most of our food vendors are area not-forprofits, who are there doing

their fundraising, and for some of them it’s their biggest fundraising event of the year,” Hayes said. “So when you come out to the park, you’re not only eating food, you’re also supporting area not-for-profits. We wouldn’t exist without them.” The longtime festival volunteer said he appreciates the difficulty of replicating materials from the Pioneer era. “I watched someone carving a wooden spoon, and I was surprised at how long it takes. And I thought about how you have to kill the food. And you wonder where the pot came from,” Hayes said. “That’s when I realized that I would not have made it as a Pioneer.” “There were a lot of places that John Chapman traveled back in Pioneer days, from here to the East Coast, so there are a lot of Johnny Appleseed festivals,” Hayes said. Fort Wayne, though, claims the grave site. Hayes said visitors from Canada attend the Fort Wayne festival. People from across the country time their Fort Wayne visits to coincide with the festivities on the third weekend in September. “It really amazes me how well this festival is known and how many people enjoy it,” he said. “We’re trying to focus more and more on the educational opportunities that are available,” he said. “We had a scavenger hunt in the past and we’re thinking about resurrecting that, to get people’s awareness that we are more than just a party in the park.” “You can go out there and learn a lot about what Pioneer days were like without feeling like it’s a dreary classroom situation,” he said. “It’s not just in Allen County,” Hayes said.

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Crafts created during the Johnny Appleseed Festival must use the equipment and materials that were available in the mid-19th century, when John Chapman cultivated apples in the Midwest.

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Groups such as fife and drum corps and cloggers entertain at the Johnny Appleseed Festival.

“We support northeastern Indiana when we make purchases with the limited resources that we have. We try to favor the local businesses. We figure this is the community’s money, and it’s our responsibility to put that money back into the community.” Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation, Psi Iota Xi Theta Chapter, and Settlers Inc. are corporate sponsors of the festival.

Hayes, an IT project manager for Lincoln Financial Group, first volunteered with the festival in 2000. He worked as a grant writer and as entertainment director before becoming director of administration. All directors are volunteers, he said. “It’s one thing to have the paid staff to make sure that everything gets done, but the fact that we’re able to make this happen without the luxury of an office and

staff, with people doing it after their careers and family responsibilities, I think is impressive,” he said. Fourteen board members hold specific duties, with the help of seven board assistants. Several board members also serve on the eight-member executive committee. “A lot of time and work goes into it,” Hayes said. “But it doesn’t feel like work because it’s an honor.”


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The summer’s final Georgetown Fridays concert will feature the country music of John Curran & Renegade. The outdoor concert will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Georgetown Square. Admission is free. John C. Curran Sr. leads the five-man band, and is lead singer. He also plays the acoustic guitar and the mandolin. Taking the stage with Curran are: Aaron Wood on drums; Jack Allen on bass and vocals; Billy Gillenwater on lead guitar and vocals; and Gary Martin on guitar, banjo and the dobro. Curran explained that the dobro is a guitar with a slide

and a hollow metal cone. Curran and Martin were in Nashville on Monday, Aug. 5, for the American Country Star performance and competition. For details, visit americancountrystar. com. The competition was the second round of the preliminaries. Curran said he formed the band and chose the name in 1997. “I just wanted something that was different and unique and that kind of represented me,” he said. “I’ve always been the kind of person that I just do what I have to do to make it happen, and ‘renegade’ just fits the description.” “It’s kind of transformed through the years, as bands normally do,” Curran said. Most of the current band members have been with Renegade for about two years. “I started off in rock ‘n roll and got out of it because of work, life — things happen,” he said. “It seems that you have to grow up and move on. About 13 years later my younger brother wanted to play some music and asked if I could help him write some country music for a contest down in Nashville. I wrote three songs and we won first place, and then he decided he didn’t want to do the music thing at all, but

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Monroeville Harvest Festival. Monroeville Community Park. Celebration continues today and Saturday. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sunday is community cleanup day. For details, visit monroeville.com and clock on the Chamber link. Steam & Power Show. Jefferson Township Park, 1720 S. Webster Road, New Haven. Maumee Valley Steam & Gas Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 36th annual show continues through Sunday. For details, visit maumeevalley.org. Railroad Society open house. Jefferson Township Park, New Haven. 10a.m.-4 p.m. through Sunday. Admission is free. The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Inc. invites visitors to see the Nickel Plate Road Engine 765 under steam. For details, visit fortwaynerailroad.org.

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New Haven Farmers Market. Schnelker Park, 956 Park Ave. 4-7 p.m. Local growers share their products Wednesday evenings through Oct. 16. A craft market also is set up the third Wednesday of each month.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 Shindigz National Soccer Festival. Hefner Soccer Complex on the IPFW Campus. Top-notch area boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high school soccer teams and collegiate teams compete. See schedules at nationalsoccerfestival.com. Continues through Saturday, Aug. 24. IPFW takes on Valparaiso at 5 p.m. Saturday. See defending NCAA menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national champion Indiana take on 2011 champion North Carolina at 7 p.m. Saturday. Get advance discount tickets at Fort Wayne area Walgreens, 800 Degrees restaurants and Connollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Do It Best Hardware locations. Tickets also can be purchased at the gate. August Lunch N Learn. New Haven City Administration Building, 815 Lincoln Highway East, in the police training room. 7:30 a.m. The topic is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Customer Service â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Creating an Atmosphere of Hospitality.â&#x20AC;? No fee. Continental breakfast provided. RSVP to (260) 749-4484.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 26 Hotel Fitness Championship 2013. Sycamore Hills Golf Club, 11836 Covington Road. Continues through Sept. 1. The top 75 players from the 2013 Web.com Tour money list compete for a chance to play in the PGA. For details, visit hotelďŹ tnesschampionship.com. Ticket prices will be $5 higher at the gate and online the week of the event.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 Lion & Lamb Festival. Praise Park, 5396 St. Joe Center road. All-day celebration of contemporary worship continues Sunday, Sept. 1. Registration $65. For details, visit lionandlambfestival.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 On the Banks of the Wabash marching band festival. Bluffton High School. 3 p.m. Most area high school marching bands participate in this festival. Tox-Away Day. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Households may drop off certain potentially harmful chemicals at sites to be determined by Aug. 26. For details and updates, visit acwastewatcher.org.

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