Local groups are planning fundraisers to help pay for annual Fourth of July fireworks celebrations.
The Winamac VFW and the Winamac Kiwanis Club are teaming up to raise money for the Fourth of July display at the Winamac Town Park. A fish fry fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 6th from 4:00-7:30 p.m. ET at the Winamac VFW. Marita Grisel, President of the Winamac Kiwanis Club, says that the VFW has returned to their prior supplier for the larger fish filets. The dinner is $8.00 which includes fish, baked beans and coleslaw. All the money raised will help defray the rising cost of the fireworks.
The Starke County Fireworks Committee has also planned a fish fry fundraiser. This event will be held on Friday, April 20th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. CT at the Knox Moose Lodge. Ticket price is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 4-7. Advance tickets are available at the Mayor’s Office. Carryouts will be available and a bake sale will also be held during the event.
The City of Knox is in charge of the county celebration and has had trouble trying to make a profit in recent years. The Mayor has said that he would like to see it become a self-sustaining event. The Winamac Kiwanis Club sponsors the annual celebration in Winamac.