North Judson Touts Mint Festival Success, Continues Celebrating Local History

Mint Fest 216The Town of North Judson is calling this year’s Mint Festival a success. This year’s event celebrated the town’s sesquicentennial, the state’s bicentennial, and the 40th year for Mint Festival.

To celebrate North Judson’s history, the town hosted an ice cream social in the Town Hall. Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says 20 to 30 people attended the event. Residents were dressed in 1866 clothing, and town council member Jane Ellen Felchuk brought historical memorabilia.

However, the town still has another historical event planned this year. A Civil War reenactment, commemorating local soldiers’ return from the war in 1866, will be held Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8.

Organizers had originally planned to hold the event at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum. However, Collins says that the town’s now looking for a different site, since the museum will be busy with its Pumpkin Train event that weekend.

The reenactment will coincide with the arrival of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch in North Judson on October 7.