Fort Wayne’s Cindy’s Diner in the news

Cindy’s Diner was recently reviewed in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.com, by Cindy Larson:

“If anybody ever asked me for a list of the top 10 must-experience restaurants in Fort Wayne, of course Cindy’s Diner would be near the top.

This little gem anchors the corner of Wayne and Harrison (Lincoln Highway) streets downtown and is beloved by many. The 1953 luncheonette owned by John and Cindy Scheele was moved to its present location in 1990.

Cindy’s motto is “serving the world, 15 at a time” because that’s all the seats the tiny diner holds, although they have added a few tables outside.”

Photo by Cindy Larson of The News-Sentinel

You can read more at:
http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120515/LIVING/120519881/1008

Cindy’s Diner is actually bigger than normal for a Valentine Diner, as many models from this Kansas manufacturer only had 8 – 10 stools.  You can read more about these diners at the Kansas Historical Society website:
http://www.kshs.org/p/travel-by-theme-diners/10398

Festivals in Indiana Lincoln Highway Towns – 2012

As you tour the Indiana Lincoln Highway this summer and fall be sure to check out one of the many festivals taking place:

Columbia City
August 10-12, Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow, www.miamipowwow.org

Fort Wayne
July 13-21, Three River Festival, www.threeriversfestival.org
September 15-16, Johnny Appleseed Festival, www.johnnyappleseedfest.com

Goshen
June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2-3, and December 7, First Fridays – Downtown, www.cityonthego.org/first_fridays
July 20-28, Elkhart County 4-H Fair, www.4hfair.org

La Porte
July 15-21, La Porte County Fair, www.laportecountyfair.org

Ligonier
August 31-September 3, Marshmallow Festival, http://www.themarshmallowfestival.com/
September 8-9, Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival, http://www.stonestrace.com/schedule-of-events.html
October 1-31, Pumpkin Fantasyland, www.fashionfarminc.com

New Carlisle
July 27-29, New Carlisle Home Town Days, www.hometowndays.net

Plymouth
August 31-September 3, Marshall County Blueberry Festival,  www.blueberryfestival.orgCentennial Park, Plymouth Site of the Blueberry Festival, on the Dixie Highway just north of the Lincoln Highway     Intersection

South Bend
June 9, Blues and Ribs Festival – Downtown, http://sbpark.org/activities/special-events/south-bend-blues-and-ribs-festival/
July 20-21, South Bend College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, www.enshrinementfestival.org

Valparaiso
September 8, Valparaiso Popcorn Festival,  http://www.valparaisoevents.com/popcorn%20festival/

Wanatah
September 21-23, Wanatah Scarecrow Festival, www.scarecrowfest.org

Warsaw
June 9, Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, www.lakesfestival.org
July 9-14, Kosciusko County Community Fair, www.kcfair.org

Westville
September 28-30, Westville Pumpkin Festival, http://mcaf.ee/lr7i8

2012 Indiana Travel Map

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway is one of the featured trails in the new 2012 Indiana Travel Map. You can get a free copy of the map at many locations across the state including County Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), Interstate rest areas, or directly from the the State’s VisitIndiana website. Order one here:
http://www.in.gov/visitindiana/travel/brochures.aspx

The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association would like to thank the following partners for their generous donations which enabled the Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway to be included in this map: