Harvest Fest to Be Moved From Devastated Wythogan Park

Wythogan Park suffered a lot of damage from the storms.

Park crews continue to clean up after last week’s storms that caused damage to Wythogan Park as well as the Starke County Airport, the Starke County Courthouse, and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department dispatch tower.

There is such destruction at the park that Knox Park Board President Kurt Snearly says the Harvest Fest will need to be moved elsewhere.

“We met with the Harvest Festival Committee Chairman, Michelle Bechtel, and she had as much concern about holding it in the park as we did,” explained Snearly. “Due to safety concerns, we’re just not so sure we can even have it at the park.”

Snearly indicates that the Harvest Festival is still planned for Aug. 24 – 6.

“They are going forward the Harvest Festival,” said Snearly. “It may have to be moved back up into the city location, but I can’t guarantee that’s the plan yet. We’ll have to make a decision rather quickly as the Festival is coming up really fast.”

Snearly will have an update on the progress made on the clean up at the park this week.