Community Events

The Paul Phillippe Resource Center, 401 West Walnut Street, is hosting its 31st Annual Strawberry Festival on Friday, June 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be hot dogs, coney dogs, chips, drinks, strawberries (sugar free available), angel food cake and ice cream. Cost is $8 for adults and children 4-and-under are $5. There will be a 50/50 raffle, puzzles, bake sale and silent auction. Need a ride, call 765-659-4060 to make a reservation. Delivery is available.


The American Red Cross is having blood donation opportunities in Clinton County June 1-15 at the following locations: IU Health Frankfort, Friday, June 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and First Evangelical Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, Thursday, June 14, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. To donate blood, simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS 91-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.


The Red Barn Summer Theatre will have a 50th Anniversary Season Gala called ’50th and Foreward’ at Arborwood on Friday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m.The evening will include a reception including drinks and heavy hors d’eouvres and a program featuring past company members whom have gone on to successful careers in theater and the performing arts. The three-show season opens June 13.


The Russiaville Summer Fest takes place June 1-3 in downtown Russiaville. Half-price pre-sale tickets are on sale at Martin’s Hardware in Russiaville until Thursday, May 31, at noon. It’s $20 for 40 tickets. Join them for carnival rides, games, pancake breakfast, 5K, Carl Koontz Memorial Poker Run, parade, garden tractor pull, petting zoo, activities, entertainment and great food. Go to


Rossville High School is holding its 2018 Graduation Ceremony on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m.


Ron Darrah will be giving a genealogy presentation entitled ‘Our Golden Door: Introduction to Immigration’ at the Frankfort Community Public Library on Tuesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. Darrah will discuss American immigration and the information and how immigration records can be used to further one’s family research. The cost of the class is $2 and registration is required. To register, call 765-654-8746, visit, or stop by the library.


The Mulberry Community Club is sponsoring a Chicken and Pork Barbecue on Saturday, June 9, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Mulberry Community Park. Half chicken is $8 in advance/$9 at the door, one pork chop is $6 in advance, $7 at the door, and two port chops are $8 advance, $9 at the door. All meals include baked beans, slow or applesauce, bread and butter, chips and a drink. Dessert is available for $1. See any Community Club member to purchase tickets or call Jeff Sigler at 296-2805 or Wilma Fultz at 296-3181.


The Clinton County Family YMCA is hosting a Local Heroes Day on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a community event to help show the kids in our community what they can aspire to be, who they can look up to when they need someone and to help parents and kids involved in productive activity that can guide them away from joining the drug epidemic and can give them hope when being bullied. Food will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. FOr more information, call Cindy or Amy at 765-654-9622.


Kempton Christian Church is having a Family Fun Night on Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at the ball field in Kempton with food, drinks, music and games for the whole family to enjoy.


Michigantown United Methodist Church at 301 E. 3rd Street is having a Vacation Bible School titled Rolling River Rampage on June 11-15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a meal and snack, stories, singing, crafts and games;


The Clinton County Parkview Home at 1501 Burlington Avenue will be having a 100-year celebration on Saturday, June 16, from 1-4 p.m. Bring your blanket and chair for picnic/open house, free giveaways and photo booth; free food (hog roast, hot dogs, hamburgers), local band and games for kids and adults. Donations accepted to benefit residents.


The 2018 Optimist Law Camp for students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades will be held June 27-30 at Anderson University. This four-day camp is an exciting look at the profession of law enforcement offering field trips, exciting demonstrations and motivating programs. The Frankfort Optimist Club will select and sponsor one eligible boy and one eligible girl from the applications, which are available by calling 765-659-2919 and be received by June 8.


The 1972 and 1973 Clinton Prairie High School graduation classes are having their reunions together at Ulen Country Club in Lebanon from 6-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Classmates and spouses are encouraged to bring your stories and instruments to entertain and remember. Cost is $32 per person. Contact Michelle or Fred Roach on Facebook or Sandy Kinsler at 765-404-3363 for more information or to reserve your spot.


The INSpace Camp will be held July 23-27 at the Frankfort Municipal Airport from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for students ages 8-14. 2018 kicks off their newest adventure called Mars Next! The camp will have airplane rides, rocketry, cool projects, special guests, launch to edge of space, prizes and a drone demonstration. Cost is $275 per person. To register, visit and click on “Programs” page.


Events going on in Frankfort and Clinton County during 2018: June 1 — Strawberry Festival at Paul Phillippe Resource Center, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; June 22-24 — Kirks Crossing Festival in Kirklin; June 30 — Clinton County Relay for Life at Frankfort High School Track, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; July 8-15 — Clinton County & 4-H Fair; July 13-14 — Indiana Family Star Party at Camp Cullom; 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.

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