The four-day show takes place in the Winamac Town Park, which is prone to flooding from the Tippecanoe River. Additional rain is in the forecast throughout next week. The back part of the park was under water throughout most of the month of June, which saw a record rainfall of more than 9 inches. The soggy conditions forced a reshuffling of Pulaski County 4-H Fair events. According to the Post, this is only the second time in its 38-year history the power show has been cancelled due to flooding. The first was in 1996.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.