The following is a list of community events going on in Frankfort and all of Clinton County:
The Knights of Columbus will be having their Annual Fish Fry on each Friday of Lent to March 30 from 4:30-7 p.m. in the newly renovated Muller Hall at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort. The public is invited. The meal consists of delicious Alaskan Pollock, fries or baked potato, slaw and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for those 12-and-under.
The Colfax Historical Society is having a bake sale to support the historical society from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Colfax-Perry Township Public Library. A variety of items will be sold during the Friends of the Library Chili Cook-Off. This event is sponsored by the Colfax Historical Society. For more information, call 765-324-2915, extension 100.
Youth are invited to gain experience in public speaking and compete for college scholarships in this contest. Any youth under the age of 18 as of October 1, 2017 may enter. There is no minimum age. The topic is “Where are My Roots of Optimism?”. The length of each speech must be 4 to-5 minutes Deadline for speech entries is March 7. The Frankfort Optimist Club contest date is March 11. The Club’s first-place boy and girl winners will be awarded $100 each, the second-place winners receive $50 each, and the third-place winners receive $25 each. Speakers advance to Regional, then District level where winners will be awarded a $2500 college scholarship. Contact 765-659-2919 for application form, rules and questions.
The Clinton County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, at the 4-H Building on the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Guest speaker will be Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Tickets are $25.
Clinton Prairie High School will be inducting four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 23. The induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the varsity basketball game between the Gophers and Western Boone. Those being inducted are Sharon Oesterling, Craig Shephard, Lauri Grimes and Anne Swackhamer.
Church Women of Clinton County will sponsor the 2018 World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at Wesley Manor. The program is entitled ‘All God’s Creation Is Very Good.’ Churches of all denominations are welcome, and all men and women of the community are invited to attend,
Zonta Club of Frankfort is having its 25th Annual Chicken Noodle Supper and Country Store on Saturday, March 3, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the 4-H Building on the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $9 for adults, children age 4-12 are $5 and those under are free.
The Living Stone Church in Rossville is sponsoring a Backpack Dash 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 12, at 8 a.m. in the Bennett Room, 50 E. North St., Rossville. Cost is $20 for adults, child is $15 prior to May 1. Group discounts of $5 per registration for four or more registering together using the promo code 4theKids. Award, door prizes and a hot breakfast following the race. Register at www.itsyourrace.com.
The Rossville FFA Member Auction will be held on Tuesday, March 13, in the Rossville Ag Barn. Event starts at 6 p.m. with light supper food (soups, sandwiches, cookies, chips and drink). Auction will take place from 7-8 p.m.
The TPA Park Youth Trout Tournament will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the Golf Course Pond in TPA Park. There are four different age categories for youths up to age 16. Registration cost, including T-shirt, is $22. Registration deadline is 3 p.m. on March 9. For more information, call 659-3422.
The Clinton County 4-H Goat Club is requesting your assistance in providing monetary donations for new metal goat pens for the Clinton County Fair. The pens will cost approximately $25,000 to $40,000. Any donation is appreciated. However, the premium, gold, silver and bronze sponsors will be listed on a sign in the goat barn and displayed in the show barn during the Goat Show. Please make checks payable to the Clinton County 4-H Council with a memo for goat pens. Your nation can be mailed in a self-addressed stamped envelope to Colleen McWhirt at 1172 North County Road 400 East, Frankfort, Indiana, 46041. If possible, donations need to be made prior to March 31 to allow adequate time to order and receive the metal pens prior to the 2018 Goat Show.
The Community Schools of Frankfort announces its Kindergarten Registration will be held on Tuesday, April 3. Three times will be offered throughout the day at your home school (Blue Ridge Primary or Suncrest Elementary). Morning session is 8:30-10 a.m.; afternoon session is noon to 2 p.m.; and evening session is 5-7 p.m. Individuals needs to bring their child, birth certificate, record of immunizations and proof of residency.
Clinton Central Elementary is preparing for its annual Early Kindergarten and Kindergarten Roundup. Students who will be age 4 by August 1 are eligible to enroll in Early Kindergarten program on April 3. Students who will be age 5 by August 1 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten on April 5. Please call the school office at 249-2244 to schedule an appointment for Round Up Day. Please allow 20 minutes for your appointment when you come. A birth certificate and immunization record will be required that day. Appointments will be scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.
Clinton Prairie Elementary will be holding a meeting for parents and prospective kindergarten students on Tuesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Prospective kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before August 1. Kindergarten screening will be held Tuesday, April 17, by appointment. Please visit the Clinton Prairie Elementary website: el.clintonprairie.com to complete a form to tell us about your prospective student. Any questions, contact Mrs. Good at 765-654-4473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Frankfort Middle School Spring Musical will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. For more information, call the Middle School office at 659-3321.
Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition is partnering with the Clinton County Fair Council and Buck Up Foundation (Brayton Cooper’s Family) to hold the First Annual Stepping on Stigma Mental Health Awareness 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Isaac Rudd will also be doing a benefit concert for the Buck Up Foundation at this free event.
The Colfax Historical Society needs your help. We hope you will consider donating to this newly formed organization to make the purchase of the historic Rosenberger Building a reality. Charter lifetime memberships start at $100 per individual and annual memberships start at $15. No donation is too large or small to help us reach our goal. Donations can be mailed to the Colfax Historical Society, P.O. Box 308, Colfax, IN 46035. Please make checks payable to Colfax Historical Society. For more information, call 765-324-2915.
The AARP Tax Aide Program is offering free assistance for low to moderate income and elderly. Most return are electronically filed and all volunteers assisting with taxes must pass a test to be certified preparers. Tax assistance at Wesley Manor is by appointment only. Call 656-2111 to schedule and appointment between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tax counselors will be available for appointments each Wednesday and Thursday during February. Beginning in March, appointments will be on Wednesdays only through April 11. Beginning March 1, tax assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays only and continuing through April 12 at the Frankfort Neighborhood Center. No appointment is needed.
The following is a list of events going on in Frankfort and Clinton County during 2018; April 17 — Points of Light Volunteer Fair, 4-7 p.m.; July 7-15 — Clinton County & 4-H Fair; July 27-28 — Hot Dog Festival in downtown Frankfort; August 24-25 — Summer’s End Festival at Rossville Town Park; September 26 — Senior Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; October 13 — Frankfort Oktoberfest; December 1-24 — Frankfort Celebration of Lights.
The following is a list of events going on in areas which border Frankfort and Clinton County during 2018: April 7-8 — 27th Annual Pow-Wow in Lebanon; April 28 — Flower & Garden Show of Carroll County in Flora; April 28 — Garden Expo at Lafayette Fairgrounds; May 5-6 — Boone County Treasure Hunt; May 12 — Brick Street Market in downtown Zionsville; May 19 — The Greatest Spectacle in Tasting at Grounds of Bona Vista Programs in Kokomo; June 1 — Kokomo Strawberry Festival; June 1-3 — Russiaville Summer Fest; June 2-3 — Mel Kenyon Classic in Lebanon; June 8-10 — Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival; June 9 — Kokomo RibFest; June 16 — Taste of Tippecanoe County at Downtown Riverfront in Lafayette; June 16 — Dancing in the Streetfest Car Show in Delphi; June 28-30 — Haynes Apperson Festival in Kokomo; July 7-8 — Canal Days in Delphi; July 9-14 — Howard County Fair in Greentown; July 21-27 — Boone County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Lebanon; July 21-28 — Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Lafayette; August (To Be Determined) — Kokomo Burger Fest; August 4 — Zionsville Street Dance on Main Street; August 8-11 — 163rd Annual Old Settlers Festival on Historic Downtown Square in Delphi August 9-12 — Mid-America Thrashing & Antique, Inc. in Tipton; August 16-19 — Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival in Russiaville; August 17-19 — Elwood Glass Festival at Callaway Park; August 18-19 — 36th Annual Traditional Fall Pow-Wow in Lebanon; August 25 — Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County in Delphi; September 6-8— Tipton County Pork Festival; September 7-8 — Darlington Fish Fry & Festival on Main Street; September 7-9 — Zionsville Lions Club 65th Annual Fall Festival at Lions Park; September 8 — St. Boniface Germanfest in Lafayette; September 14 — Boone Flavor Fest in Whitestown; September 14-15 — Back to the Fifties Festival in Lebanon; September 14-16 — Burlington Fall Festival; September 15-16 — Koh-Koh-Mah and Foster Living History Encampment in Kokomo; September 22-23 — Boone County Treasure Hunt; September 23 — Art on The Wabash at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette; September 28-29 — Ouibache Music Festival in West Lafayette; September 28-30 — Festival of the Turning Leaves in Thorntown; October 6 — Moonlight Madness in Flora; October 6 — The Sunshine Festival in Lebanon; October 6-7 — Feast of the Hunters’ Moon in West Lafayette; October 20, 27 and 31 — Haunted Adams Mill in Cutler; November 24 – December 23 — Zionsville Christmas in the Village; November 24 – December 30 — Christmas at the Seiberling in Kokomo; December 1-2 — Purdue Christmas Show; December 7 — Kokomo First Friday Holiday Celebration & Downtown Lighting; December 31 — Kokomo New Year’s Eve Celebration.
The following is a list of events going on in areas near Frankfort and Clinton County during 2018: April 28 — Apple Blossom Fest 5K 7 Bike Ride in Peru; May 12 — Living History at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru; May 18-20 — Mayberry in the Midwest at Downtown Square in Danville; May 19 — Walton May Day Festival; May 26 — Ride Around the Reservoir in Peru; May 27 – August 26 — Summer Sundown Music Series at Little Turtle Waterway Plaza in Logansport; June 1 – August 31 — Circus Hall of Fame in Peru; June 7-10 — Cole Porter Festival in Peru; June 9 — Two Rivers Music Festival in Logansport; June 24-30 — Miami County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Peru; July 4 — July 4th Celebration at Maconaquah Park in Peru; July 8-14 — Cass County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Logansport; July 14-21 — Circus City Festival in Peru; July 15-21 — Hendricks County 4-H Fair at Fairgrounds in Danville; July 27-29 — Hoosier Heritage Festival at Fairgrounds in Peru; August 3-19 — Indiana State Fair at State Fairgrounds & Event Center in Indianapolis; August 4 — Grissom AIr Museum Warbird Cruise-In in Peru; August 25-26 — Miami Days at the Pillars in Peru; September 15 — Art on the Avenue at Little Turtle Waterway Plaza in Logansport; October 12-21 — Parke County Covered Bridge Festival; October 13 — McClure’s Orchard & Winery Fall Fest in Peru; November 4, 9-10 — Richard Quigley Jazz Fest and Richard Quigley Jazz Jam Fest at Peru High School; November 10-12 — World War I Centennial Commemoration & Rememberance at Miami County Courthouse and Grissom Air Museum; November 14 — Downtown Peru Christmas Open House; November 23 — Light Up Logansport Parade; November 23 – December 26 — Christmas in the Park at Spencer Park in Logansport.