Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday July 25, 2014:
The Southwestern Michigan Home Builders Association Parade of Homes" begins Friday. It features both new and remodeled houses in Dowagiac, St. Joseph and other cities. The hours on Friday are 5-8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Click here for more information.
The Maxinkuckee Players will perform "Bye Bye Birdie" starting Friday night at the Culver Community High School auditorium. According to the Pilot News, tickets for adults are $10 and $5 for children but on opening night, ALL tickets will be $5.
There is a sports card and collectibles show going on at concord mall on Saturday. Vendors will be there from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There are opportunities to buy, sell and trade.
The sixth annual Little Hoosier 100 is going on at Newton Park on Saturday and Sunday. Races begin at 9 a.m. both days, and it's free to attend. We have a link to more information on the Big Red Bar.
There has been a change of plans for a community gearing up to celebrate its fire department. Winona Lake was planning to honor the 100th anniversary of fire service this weekend; but they made a decision to postpone the activities to support a firefighter father coping with a loss. The Stacey Page Online reports that Warsaw firefighter Joshua Engler lost his 12-year-old son, Kurt, in a tragic accident earlier this week. Firefighters from Winona Lake will now use their weekend to attend his funeral and show their support.
The university is looking to give greater insight on family communication and they need families to participate in an upcoming study. They're looking for families who have a child age 6 to 17 with an intellectual or developmental disability. Families can earn up to $295 for participating. You can contact them to find out if you're eligible. The contact info is on our community calendar.
Hometown Days starts Friday. It is a weekend of sports, crafts and food at memorial park, on Michigan Street, for families to enjoy. On Friday night, there will be fireworks at dusk and a noon-time parade Saturday. The festival runs through Sunday.
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