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  • October 17, 2018 @ 9:40:13 AM — Lindsey SkeenGeneral

    2018 Pennville Pumpkin Festival

    Pennvile Pumpkin Festival Blossoms

    The Pennville Pumpkin Festival is set to get underway on Saturday, October 20th. Visitors will be able to marvel at Pumpkins on display that weight over 1,000 pounds! The Festival will include a whole host of artisans and contests, along with food and craft vendors at the Pennville Park, 235 E. North St. The Annual Festival has become one of Pennville’s primary attractions for several years now. Visitors will enjoy all the festivities and revel in celebrating the beautiful and fun Fall season. The family-friendly Festival caters to all ages and is free to attend! Begin the Festival at the Pennville Lions Club Pancake & Sausage Breakfast from 7 AM to 10 AM at the Pennville Community Building. Then off to the Park to enjoy the $1,000 to win Pumpkin Contest at 1 PM. Don’t forget to participate in the Kids Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Pumpkin Bowling Contest and Pumpkin Walk that is set to occur from 11 AM to 4 PM. Come hungry and enjoy the Whole Hog Roast by the Pennville Volunteer Fire Department from 4 PM to 7 PM. A Bonfire, along with Hayrides and a Costume Contest will begin at 7 PM. The Pennville Pumpkin Festival is organized by Members of the Pennville Pumpkin Festival Committee. If you would like additional information about the Festival, please contact the Committee at 260-729-3459 or 260-251-2774.

  • October 9, 2018 @ 10:36:29 AM — Lindsey SkeenGeneral

    Dunkirk's Haunted Woods Offers Tours

    Dunkirk’s Haunted Woods Offer Tours

    Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins are ready to greet visitors throughout Dunkirk’s very own Haunted Woods. The Woods is located just northeast of the City on Jay County Country Road 450 South. The Haunted Woods is an annual event that has occurred for several years at the current location. The Haunted Woods is geared towards entertaining teenagers and adults. Visitors will encounter several scares and thrills throughout the Haunted Woods’ trails. Bring along your family and friends and conquer your fears together! Admission is $7 per person or $6 with a canned food item. The Haunted Woods is open from 7:30 PM to 11 PM on October 12th & 13th, October 19th & 20th and October 26th & 27th. The Dunkirk Haunted Woods is organized by Members of the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department. If you would like further information about the Festival, please contact the Department at 765-768-6122.

  • July 25, 2018 @ 9:24:53 AM — Lindsey SkeenGeneral

    Portland Hosting 46th Annual National Meet of Vintage Motorbike Club

    Portland Hosting 46th Annual National Meet of Vintage Motorbike Club

    The Vintage Motorbike Club will hold its 46th National Meet on July 26th through July 30th, 2018 at the beautiful Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., Portland. This Annual Event is the largest Meet of its kind in the Nation featuring Vintage Cushman Motorbikes. An all-day event pass can be purchased at the Fairground’s front gate for $5.00. This event will feature several varieties of vintage bikes and scooters, show bikes, along with a swap meet, parts, treasures, food and fun for all. Visitors to the Vintage Motorbike Meet are encouraged to browse, buy, sell or trade. Gates open at 6:00 AM daily, with a variety of events such as an early bird ride, poker run, auctions & parade. For additional information about the Meet, please contact Kaitlyn at 419-605-5336, Roger at 248-628-6262 or visit the Vintage Motorbike Club’s Website at www.vintagemotorbikeclub.org

  • May 14, 2018 @ 3:12:28 PM — Lindsey SkeenGeneral

    Antique Lovers

    Whether you are passing through for the day or spending the weekend, you will want to take time to visit these great antique shops. Make sure to add in a stop for food at one of our fabulous restaurants or our award-winning wineries to make your visit complete. Read More

  • March 27, 2018 @ 4:56:08 PM — Lindsey SkeenGeneral

    2018 Jay County Events

    For Immediate Release:

    FROM: Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau

    118 S. Meridian St., Suite C Portland, IN 47371 260-726-3366

    CONTACT: Gyneth Ausgburger Executive Director director@visitjaycounty

    Spring 2018 Jay County Event Headliners

    Bursting with a whole host of family fun is the 4th Annual Midwest Shutterbug Scale Model Show & Picture Car Show occurring Saturday, April 7th. Doors will open at 9 AM and a Show Awards Program will be given at 4 PM. The show is occurring at the Jay County Fairgrounds, located at 806 E. Votaw St., Portland. Best of Show, Concessions, Vendors and DJ Fast Eddie will be entertaining the crowd. While attending, make sure you sign-up for the incredible Door Prizes and Giveaways. Free admission for all Show spectators. For additional information about the Midwest Shutterbug Scale Model Show & Picture Car Show, please contact Ed at 260.273.1447

    The Sportsman Outdoor Show, Sale & Auction will hold its 3rd Annual event at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., Portland. The 3-day Show, which is set to occur on Friday, April 13th (5 PM—9 PM), Saturday, April 14th (8 AM - 5 PM) and Sunday, April 15th (10 AM—4 PM) is devoted to all sportsman and will include displays of campers, ATV’s, golf carts, tools, boats, trailers, tools, hunting and fishing equipment. Enjoy over 100 vendors, including those featuring many wildlife mounts. There will be 2 different Sportsman Consignment Auctions occurring at the Show on Saturday. Admission is $1 per person for Show attendees. For more information about The Sportsman Outdoor Show, Sale & Auction, please contact Ron at 260.251.3906 or jcfsportsman@gmail.com

    For more information, check out a comprehensive listing of Jay County event happenings by clicking the "Events" icon at http://www.visitjaycounty.com/

  • February 14, 2018 @ 4:32:24 PM — Lindsey SkeenGeneral

    AMA’s National Model Aviation Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring African American Pioneers of Flight

    AMA’s National Model Aviation Museum Celebrates Black History Month with Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring African American Pioneers of Flight

    Visit the National Model Aviation throughout the month of February to learn more about the history of African Americans in aviation and celebrate Black History Month. The museum will host “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight”—a Smithsonian traveling exhibition—to honor the history of African Americans in flight, as well as a speaker series on February 10, 2018. The exhibition will open at the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Ind., on February 1, 2018, and will be on view through the month of February in honor of Black History Month.

    The Wright brothers signaled the arrival of the new air age with their historic flight in 1903, they sparked America’s new fascination with and exploration of flight. And while many African Americans were enthusiastic about flight, they still faced racial discrimination and were denied access to formal training as pilots and mechanics. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight” chronicles the powerful group of aviation proponents who challenged these obstacles and created their own legacy in the world of flight.

    “Black Wings” will open at the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Ind., on February 1, 2018, and will be on view through the month of February in honor of Black History Month. Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, the exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the MetLife Foundation.

    On February 10, 2018, the National Model Aviation Museum will host a special speaker series featuring members of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) who will be sharing their experiences in the aviation industry. Returning panelists include Captain Albert Glenn (OBAP) and John Graham (FedEx), and joining them will be A.C. Glenn (F3A Team USA). The discussion will begin at 1 p.m. inside the gallery of the National Model Aviation Museum. Admission to the panel discussion and the museum will be free of charge for members of the community.

    The exhibition is based on the book “Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African

    Americans in Aviation and Space History” (HarperCollins, 2008) by exhibition curator Von Hardesty of the National Air and Space Museum.

    The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world, is a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, and memorializes the national development of aviation and space flight. Learn more online, airandspace.si.edu.

    SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. Exhibition descriptions and tour schedules are available at sites.si.edu.

    For more information, visit http://amafoundation.modelaircraft.org/blackwings

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    The Academy of Model Aeronautics, founded in 1936 serves as the nation’s collective voice for approximately 200,000 modelers in more than 2,400 clubs in the United States and Puerto Rico. Headquartered in Muncie, Indiana, AMA is a membership organization representing those who fly model aircraft and drones for recreation and educational purposes.

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