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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.

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