Pulaski County Chamber Seeks TorchFest Vendors

Indiana BicentennialOrganizers of Pulaski County’s state bicentennial celebration are seeking vendors to take part in the three-day event. Torch Fest will take place Oct. 7-9 in Winamac to coincide with the arrival of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch in the county. It will come up U.S. 35 into Pulaski County on Friday, Oct. 7 and travel part of the Panhandle Pathway en route to a celebration in the Winamac Town Park. Continue reading

Rep. Walorski Touts Accomplishments to Local Business Leaders

WalorskiChamberU.S. Representative Jackie Walorski visited Bass Lake Monday, to tout some of her accomplishments to members of the Starke and Pulaski County chambers of commerce. Walorski said that over the past few years, House Republicans have been making progress on their agenda, in spite of a president Walorski says has not been supportive of their positions. She says Republicans have been getting things done in Washington both through persistence and compromise with Democrats. Continue reading

Winter Wonderland Activities Already Underway


Get an early start on this year’s scavenger hunt as part of the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Winter Wonderland. Free game cards are available at the chamber office inside Refined at 102 N. Monticello Street, the Winamac Town Office and Pearl Street Market. Players need to work their way south from Good Oil to Poblanos to complete their cards. Completed cards need to be turned in at Winter Wonderland for a chance to win a $50 prize. Continue reading

Incredible Causes will Benefit from Spirit of Pulaski County Proceeds

st0pThe 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. Continue reading

Pulaski County Chamber Announces H.J. Halleck Award Winner


A Winamac High School graduate has been named as this year’s Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce’s H.J. Halleck Award winner.

Judy Stinemetz will be recognized for her many years of dedicated service at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, where she worked as the dietary manager for 37 years. She is a volunteer at Pulaski Human Services where she is the food pantry organizer and is in charge of the mobile food pantry. She has also organized the Women of the Moose in Winamac and holds many fundraisers for the community. Among her other community efforts include her assistance on Election Day, memberships with the Cystic Fibrosis Organization in Pulaski County and the State Board of Dietary Managers, pack-a-backpack, and other fundraisers.

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Nomination Deadline for H.J. Halleck Award Approaching

 Members of the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce are currently accepting nominations for the H.J. Halleck Community Service Award.

A Pulaski County resident is recognized each year for his or her outstanding community spirit. The award winner is honored for his or her time spent on improving the life in Pulaski County through a variety of projects. Those who are nominated have willingly given time and energy without the gratitude and recognition they deserve.

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Winter Wonderland Event in Winamac Set for Saturday


The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Wonderland event is tomorrow in downtown Winamac from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

Several craft and business booths will be set up in different locations including the Vurpillat Opera House, fire station, Refined, Christian Church and the New Beginnings Church. Local businesses will have sales for Christmas shoppers. The Lion’s Club toy drive and the craft and bake sale will be at the Pulaski County Human Services building, the Iris-Elm Garden Club holiday arrangement show will be at the train depot and the boy scouts coat drive will take place on the courthouse lawn.

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