INLHA Spring Meeting – Saturday May 11, 2013

INLHA Members – Go directly to Jail!! The Old Jail Museum, that is, in downtown Valparaiso for the INLHA Spring Gathering on May 11.

Join us as we learn about Valparaiso, enjoy lunch in a historic restaurant, bid on silent auction items, receive updates about the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association and elect Board members.

Schedule of Events – Central Daylight Time

9:30 am – Visit the Old Jail Museum (Porter County Museum of History, 153 Franklin St.)
Emily Royer will give a presentation on Valparaiso history. A public parking lot is located
at Jefferson and Monroe Streets. www.portercountymuseum.org

11:00 am – Lunch and Annual Meeting at Restaurante don Quixote, an authentic Spanish
restaurant that is right on the Lincoln Highway at 119 E. Lincolnway – $16 (includes
meal, beverage, tax, and gratuity). Park on the street or in the public parking lot located
at Michigan and Lincolnway. Silent Auction Fundraiser – Bring an item to donate to the
auction if you can, and join the bidding fun! The Annual Meeting will include updates on
the Centennial celebration, Byway status, 2013 Lincoln Highway Adventure, BUY-WAY
Yard Sale, election of officers, and more.

2:00 pm – Optional Lincoln Highway Indiana Volkssport Association (INVA) walk – on your own Starting in 2010, INVA began promoting the historic Lincoln Highway program with a series of walking events in towns along the old 1928 route of the Lincoln Highway, currently US 30. This year-round 11K walking trail with 5K option is set up to encourage the public to walk through areas that are historical in nature and to learn about the development of the town and its local history. http://avaclubs.org/INVA/#2

Please RSVP by May 5 by sending a check for $16 per person, payable to INLHA, to: Indiana Lincoln Highway Association
402 W. Washington St
South Bend, IN 46601
Additional information will be included in the upcoming Newsletter.

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