The annual Spirit of Pulaski County, formerly known as Germanfest, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 8 this year at the Train Depot in downtown Winamac. During the event, the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a spirit ride and spirit walk in memory of Tina Kasten and all other domestic abuse victims. Kasten is a local woman whose husband was arrested for her murder back in May.
Chamber of Commerce Treasurer and Spirit of Pulaski Chairwoman Amy Hoover said these events are being held to raise awareness about the domestic violence in the county. She says she hopes that members of the community experiencing domestic abuse are aware that they aren’t alone and that there are places they can go for help.
The spirit walk registration begins at 8 o’clock and it is set to commence at 8:30 am. It costs $25 each and the money made will go to a scholarship fund set up in the name of Tina Kasten. Registration for the spirit ride will begin at 10:30. The cost is $25 for the rider and an additional $10 per passenger. The ride will start at 11 am. All proceeds from the spirit ride fees will be donated to a local domestic abuse charity.
These events are meant to bring community members together to remember loved ones lost and start a county-wide conversation about domestic abuse prevention. People can sign up to participate at The Chamber office at 102 N Monticello St. in Winamac or by directly contacting Amy Hoover.
If you wish to forgo participating in the walk or ride but would still like to make a contribution, donations for these two charities can be made directly through the chamber. For more information contact Treasurer Amy Hoover through her email firstname.lastname@example.org or call her office at (574) 946-3832.