A report today on the online news site, InkFreeNews, notes that more than 6,000 community members attended the 10th annual Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, which is sponsored by the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
2018 Lakes Festival Hosts Over 6,000 Visitors
The 10th-annual Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, May 25-27, began with live music and ended with a splash. In between, it offered activities to meet every interest. From art to kayaking to athletics, this year’s Lakes Festival was especially memorable. More than 6,000 community members and other visitors attended, a record for the weekend.
Nearly 500 children and adults learned about the lakes through the Lakes Festival passports. In order to complete the passports and turn them in for prizes, participants visited each education vendor. They had the opportunity to talk about the lakes and learn how to take care of them from the Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams, City of Warsaw Stormwater Utility, Clean Waters Partnership and others.
Saturday’s key events were three workshops, Caffeinated Canvas, the rain barrel workshop and a cooking demonstration by the Olive Branch; the first-ever Lakes Festival parade; Silly Safari with Coyote Chris; the Lake Games 5K; three evening concerts and the fireworks. Silly Safari with Coyote Chris and the concerts were especially well-attended. The first boasted scores of children; the latter offered entertainment to thousands of adults and young people.
The concerts were immediately followed by an unparalleled fireworks show. As one observer exclaimed, “That’s what’s been missing this whole time. Fireworks were made to be set to music!” The show was synced to “Great Balls of Fire” and other classic songs. Each set of fireworks was met with a chorus of delighted cries from the crowd.
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