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14th Annual Heritage Festival
The 14th Annual Jay county Heritage Festival was held form 11-7 on Saturday, September 24, and 11-4 on Sunday, September 25, at the Jay County Historical Museum. The theme of this year’s event was “Happy 200th birthday, Indiana!” and included a celebration of Indiana and its 200 year history.
Click on the link below to see pictures from this years festival.
On Monday before the 13th Annual Heritage Festival the weather was sunny with temperatures in the 80’s. On Thursday the wind began to blow. On Saturday morning, four large tents, all of the pop-up, and some smaller tents were down. Three hours before the starting time of the festival, several volunteers began lifting the downed tents off the tables and moving tables and chairs into our new addition. The serving line was placed at one end if the room and a make-shift “stage” at the other . Vendors, demonstrators, and crafters found spaces inside the museum on Saturday. On Sunday the sun came out and the vendors, demonstrators and crafters moved to the outdoors. What started as a very grim-looking festival on Saturday turned into one of the biggest and best we have had!
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The 2008 Heritage Festival honored Jack Imel, a native of Jay County. Jack played the marimba, danced and was a producer of the Lawrence Welk Show on television.