Events

<p>Events held in Steuben County Indiana</p>

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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Seaplane Fly-in with the Schiffli Family

By on Sep 27, 2017 in Events, Family Fun, Food, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Last year we attended the Seaplane Fly-in later in the afternoon so we did not see many planes.  This year, especially with Bryan starting the process to receive his pilot’s license, we wanted to make sure we arrived early enough to see all the action!  The event began at 8 am at Pokagon State Park at the Potawatomi Inn beach on Lake James and we arrived less than an hour later.  I was pleasantly surprised by how many seaplanes were on display, flying, landing and taking off!  Bryan and I thought it was absolutely spectacular.  I was used to seeing one type of seaplane, but there were several different types at the event.  It was neat to see the differences and the varying sizes of the planes.  Emi was very interested in the planes but MaKenzy was a little unsure of them and held onto Bryan pretty tightly at first.  A water “landing strip” was marked off with buoys and there was a ramp on the beach made from wood and metal plates.  Every once in a while a plane would land on the water and then move to the Potawatomi Inn front lawn to park so everyone could see the plane up close.  The Indiana Seaplane Pilot’s Association had a tent set up with items for ssale and had a free raffle drawing for seaplane rides.  The girls were both really excited by the mini foam seaplane from the Steuben County Tourism Bureau.  The four of us started to get hungry so we went into the Potawatomi Inn and had a great breakfast at the buffet in the historic dining room.  After we finished breakfast we made our way back down to the beach to see more seaplanes.  It was a lot busier than before breakfast!  We walked around some more and took a closer look at some of the planes and Emi played in the sand at the beach.  We made sure we stuck around to listen to them draw numbers for free seaplane rides.  Unfortunately we din’t win one, but there were a lot of lucky winners.  It was an amazing event that included something that a lot of us don’t get to see all the...

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Angola Civil War Days with the Schiffli Family

By on Sep 27, 2017 in Events, Family Fun, History, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I had never been to the annual Civil Wars Days but I always heard the loud booms from the cannons during the reenactment, so I figured it was time to check it out!  It wan an unseasonably hot day so we wanted to get there fairly early to beat the heat.  We parked and started walking toward the Selman Timber Frame and immediately saw a pretty white carriage being pulled by two beautiful black horses.  Emi made sure we stopped to watch the horses pass by.  As we continued on, there were several vendors selling items ranging from locally made honey to clothing.  In the first tent we came to County Commissioner Ron Smith, who was dressed as Baron Von Steuben (Steuben County’s namesake) and was giving a history lesson to a group  of Girl Scouts.  As we continued exploring, we came upon an area with all sorts of flags.  It was neat to see them all displayed in one spot. Once the kids were finished at the nearby playground, we made our way down the path and passed a dress shop, a fudge shop, a surgeon and candy shop.  Emi and MaKenzy had never had the pleasure of enjoying rock candy, so while were checking out the candy shop Emi picked out a cotton candy flavored rock candy while Mak chose green apple.  We go back on the path and made our way past the surgeon’s tent.  Em was particularly curious but the mannequin on the cot scared MaKenzy.  Next we saw several cannons lined up.  While they weren’t shooting them off, it was neat to see them up close.  There were several tents down the bike trail a bit, but we were starting to get a little warm so we turned around.  We peeked in the dress shop that had pretty dresses displayed and for sale.  We even passed a lady spinning yarn for her handmade rugs. Before we made our way home, we walked through the Selman Timber Frame where they had food for sale, storytelling and raffles.  At the very end of the pavilion, there were several articles of women’s clothing on display.  The dresses and jewelry were absolutely beautiful and I took a photo...

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Cruise to the Monument with the Schiffli Family

By on Sep 27, 2017 in Events, Family Fun, History, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Last year the girls and I attended the annual Cruise to the Monument in downtown Angola. We had a great time so we wanted to make sure we attended again this year.  In addition to the cruise-in, there was a special celebration for the 10oth birthday of the Soldiers Monument.   When we arrived, we were able to park in the community center parking lot and witness the service honoring our veterans.  We continued to walk toward the Monument, looking at the unique cars while enjoying the traffic being blocked off for a few hours.  The girls first saw a fire truck and just had to get a picture with it.  As we made our way to the mound we saw everything from an old van that converted into a camper, to a lime green hearse all the way to a fuchsia Cuda.  Cars were everywhere-parked all the way around the mound, in the parking lots in all the quadrants and lined up on Wayne and Maumee streets.  There were several organizations selling food and popcorn and there was even a live band up by the Brokaw Theatre.  The girls absolutely loved taking a moment to listen to the music and danced a little bit. I enjoyed running into old friends and co-workers while checking out neat cars, both old and new.  Before we left, Emi spotted one car with a huge stuffed monkey in the back seat and she had to go see it.  When we got up to the car the owner of the vehicle made sure Emi was able to touch the monkey and give him a high five.  I think that made her night!  Once again the annual Cruise to the Monument didn’t disappoint and it seemed like everyone in attendance was having a great time. (Cruise to the Monument traditionally is held annually the third Wednesday in mid-September.)...

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