September 3, 2013

Community happenings: Fish fry, Freedom Hunt, Mobile Food Pantry, Chicken Bash


---- — Mobile food pantry heading to Calvary

There will be a Food Finders Mobile Pantry Food Give-a-way at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 701 Spencer St. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one box per household.

Those attending are asked to bring a laundry basket or box for food items. Enter on upper level, although an elevator will be accessible at lower level if needed. Food will be distributed from the lower level parking lot.

Trail of Courage fest set for September

ROCHESTER — Frontier Indiana comes alive with foods cooked over wood fires, period music and dance, traditional crafts, historic camps and trading, canoe rides on the river, and much more on Sept. 21 and 22.

This event combines genealogy of the Potawatomi Indians and the settlers who lived in Fulton County and northern Indiana in the early 1800s with rendezvous events, music, and dance on two stages present programs from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Sunday, historic canoe landing and fur trade skit on the Tippecanoe River.

It will be at the Fulton County Historical Society grounds, 4 miles north of Rochester on U.S. 31 and Tippecanoe River. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 through 11, and free for children 5 and under. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The public is invited to join in the Indian dances 2 to 3 p.m., which are held in an arena encircled by tepees. It includes historic encampments representing the French and Indian War, Voyageurs, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Western Fur Trade, Plains Indians tepees and Woodland Indian wigwams. Canoe rides, muzzle-loading shooting and tomahawk throwing contests, and a Mountain Man Tug of War add to the frontier activities.

Pioneer foods are cooked over wood fires. Visitors can feast on buffalo burgers, apple dumplings, chicken and noodles, barbecue, ham and beans, vegetable stew, chips cooked in big iron kettles, turkey legs, Indian tacos and fry bread, corn on the cob, apple sausage, and more, including ice cream, one of George Washington’s favorite treats.

The grounds are handicapped accessible. Free tram rides are available to bring people from the museum and Living History Village at the north end of the grounds. The museum and village are open with hosts and free admission.

Volunteers can earn free admission the the Trail of Courage by working half a day. To volunteer or for more information, call the museum at 574-223-4436, Free parking is provided on FCHS grounds. More information can be found at

Live United Day set for Sept. 20

United Way of Cass County is hosting Live United Day, starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Revolution Community Church. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be a free health fair, with flu shots, an American Red Cross Blood drive and free health checks. The first 50 people receive free biometric testing, including cholesterol panel and blood glucose.

Volunteers are still sought for projects throughout the county. To register, visit

Venison program helps hunters, public

A program that allows hunters to give deer meat to those who want venison will be available again this fall.

GiveIN Game, DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife’s venison donation program, will be available for its third year. Hunters who are willing to donate venison and people who would like to receive venison can begin registering on Sept. 1 at

GiveIN Game makes it easy for people to connect and set up an exchange. Selling, bartering or trading for venison is illegal.

The successful program had 774 participants in 2012, up from 702 participants in 2011.

A majority of the participants surveyed by DNR said the program is easy to use, private and secure, and that it fosters community goodwill. More than 90 percent said they would sign up again.

Both hunters and recipients have an option of donating or requesting any amount of venison in all conditions, from field-dressed animals to packaged venison.

Previous participants must re-register if they want to continue participating.

Freedom Hunt planned for Sept. 27 to 29

Freedom Hunt will be Sept. 27 to 29. If you are the parent of a special need’s child who might be interested in participating in the September deer hunt, visit and complete the online application. The event will be held at Deer Camp, 2527 N. 925 East, Logansport.

Chicken bash to benefit WRE

This year’s Weekly Religious Education chicken bash will be at McHale Complex and Carousel. As in the past, there will be free Carousel rides and limited tickets at the door, so make sure you purchase them in advance to ensure you will be able to attend.

It will be 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Carousel rides will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 8 years old and younger. Dine in or carry-out available. For tickets, call Steve Farrer at 574-643-2476 or 765-434-7005.

Toastmaster wis contest with humor

Tim Templin, mental health counselor at Logansport State Hospital, told a funny story that earned him a trophy and advancedment in competition. The Logansport man will compete against seven other Toastmasters from north central Indiana 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Anderson Public Library, E 12th St., Anderson.

Templin is a member of Toastmasters Club in Logansport and Kokomo. He will represent the Kokomo Club in the Area 73 Contest. Toastmasters Club offer contest participation to members as an important part of the Toastmasters International educational program. Contests provide an opportunity for other Toastmasters to learn by observing proficient speakers.

Logansport Toastmasters meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Boondockers, 1 Eel River Ave. Membership is open to age 18 and older. Kokomo Toastmasters meet on at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Kokomo South Library, 1755 E. Center Road, Kokomo.

Fire department hosting hog roast

Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a hog roast from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Lucerne Fire Station. The menu will include roasted pork, baked beans, applesauce, chips, bread and butter, and drinks. All donations will go to purchase and maintain fire and first responder equipment for the department. Carry-outs will be available.

Fish and chicken fry

Miller’s Merry Manor will be hosting its annual Fish & Chicken Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26. This year, the event has grown to include an antique tractor show thanks to the Tip Wa Antique Tractor and Engine Club.

A delicious meal of fish, chicken, sides, desserts, and drinks will be available for all in attendance. The annual event raises money for local charities that goes directly back to the Logansport community. Tickets are available from Miller’s Merry Manor employees or at the front office of the facility.

Adult tickets are $9 and children 12 and under are $5. Carry out will also be available. The fish and chicken will be provided by Dan’s Fish Fry Service.