Posts made in November, 2017

4 Corners Art Gallery

By on Nov 20, 2017 in Events, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift with a local flare? Why not stop by the 4 Corners Art Gallery for the 6th annual open house? The gallery, located at 3765 N 300 W in Angola will be holding the free event December 1, 2, and 3 from 11am to 6 pm.   Approximately 10 tri-state area artists including Maria Coward, Rebecca Graves, Jaye Bumbaugh, Doug Feeley, Kathy Funderburg, and owner/operator/potter Steve Smith will be featured during the open house. This year the entire shop will be discounted 10 percent during the event.   4 Corners Art Gallery will be open every weekend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 6pm until January. Smith will then head to Central America for the winter and the gallery will reopen in late May of 2018.            ...

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Pokagon Halloween Happenings

By on Nov 20, 2017 in Events, Family Fun, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This year was the first time that we have been able to participate in the many Halloween activities offered at Pokagon State Park. MaKenzy and I weren’t able to get to the Nature Center in time to take part in the Bats Program that was offered, but we arrived at the Potawatomi Inn just in time lunch.   Mak had to stop by and say, “Hi” to her buddy the Wolf in the Potawatomi Inn Lobby then we made our way to the Café for lunch and to decorate caramel apples!  Mak and I shared a slice of pizza and we were given two (2) packages of sliced apples for our caramel apple concoctions.  We ate our pizza and then took our sliced apples over to the large table where there was caramel, peanut butter and chocolate along with crushed Oreos, M&M’s, sprinkles, nuts and chocolate chips.  Mak and I did not go light on the toppings and we both enjoyed the caramel apple treat! After we were done with our lunch, we made our way to the Nature Center.  Not only did they have a costume contest going on, the normal activities were available to enjoy as well.  Once MaKenzy was done checking out the turtles and the other interesting items at the Nature Center, we checked out the pumpkin carving contest.  They had different age groups, but because MaKenzy is only two (2) years old we decided to save that Halloween activity for another year.  Once we were done exploring at the Nature Center, we headed home so MaKenzy could get a nap in before the Trick or Treating that was scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. in Campground 3. Around 4:15 p.m. we got back to Pokagon.  Luckily, we had friends that were camping in one of the campgrounds so we made our way to their camper to get ready for trick or treating.  Around 4:45 p.m. we headed to Campground 3 on foot.  I have never been at Pokagon during the trick or treating and boy, was I shocked!  When we arrived at Campground 3 I could not believe all of the people!  Not only all of the children and adults that came out, but all...

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Steuben County Halloween Happenings

By on Nov 20, 2017 in Events, Family Fun, Uncategorized | 0 comments

In addition to the normal Halloween Trick or Treating around town and at the local businesses we attended a couple different “Halloween Happenings” around the area this year. Fremont Public Library Pumpkin Trail The first Halloween Event we attended was the Pumpkin Trail at the Fremont Public Library.  In previous years, due to work schedules, I was never able to take the girls before, but this year it worked out and Grandma was even able to join us!  As soon as we got there we realized how big this event was because the parking lot was packed, but we were able to find a close parking space and got the girls ready to go.  They both got dressed up in their princess dresses and we headed down the trail.  They had fun cut outs like Cat in the Hat and Captain Underpants which the girls absolutely loved.  The Grinch was also there handing out candy along with several other characters.  As we continued walking down the trail there was a photo booth with fun props,  goofy minions and so many happy faces handing out candy.  When we finished with the trail, we checked out the pony rides, grabbed some fresh apple cider and even got a piece of Bubba’s Pizza!  After the girls ate their food we made our way into the library and went to the basement where they had a Book Walk and balloon animal artists!  Emi and Mak immediately got in line for the balloon animals.  Emi was very excited for the book walk so as soon as she got her balloon, she made her way over to the game.  After several turns, her number was eventually called and she won a book to take home.  We all had a very pleasant time full of smiles, laughs and of course a bunch of candy!  As long as schedules permit it, we will be attending next year as well! Angola Parks & Recreation Halloween Fun at the Selman Timber Frame The second Halloween Event we had to make sure to catch was Halloween Fun at the Selman Timber Frame put on by the Angola Parks & Recreation.  We went to this last year so we wanted to...

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Ridenour Acres

By on Nov 20, 2017 in Family Fun, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The last couple years we’ve made it a point to visit Ridenour Acres at least once.  This year I knew that they had added some new activities for the kids and I was sure that they would enjoy them.  We got lucky once again and the weather was absolutely beautiful so we decided to head over to Ridenour Acres for the afternoon. As soon as we got inside, Emi and MaKenzy took off to the huge tube slides.  They both bypassed the mini tube side and went straight to the big slides!  Mak moved from the slides and ran to the bounce house and Emi decided to play in the large corn box.  Then they both moved onto the hay bale fire truck, they had so much fun going through the tunnel and climbing up top on the ladder. I saw that all of the pedal cars on the track weren’t being used  so I put both of the girls on one and I got on one too!  Emi and I were racing while Bryan pushed Mak since her legs were a tad short to pedal on her own.  After we raced around the track a couple times, we headed over to the barrel train.  This year the barrel train was much longer than in years past.  Emi and Mak sat in one barrel and I sat in the one behind them.  After our fun ride, they ran over to the bounce ball track and the duck races.  I went inside the barn and got us apple cider slushies and apple cider donuts to share.  We sat down at a tic tac toe table, played a game and enjoyed our snack. We noticed that the line for the hayride wasn’t very long so we decided that we would hop on the wagon.  This was the first time that we’ve gone on the hayride here and the girls loved it!  After the hayride was over the girls just had to get their faces painted!  Emi picked out a rainbow and Mak got a butterfly on her cheek. Before we left, the girls ran over to check out the new combine slide.  It did not disappoint and the girls loved sitting...

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