Community Events

Thursday Thunder roars back around Veteran’s Park in downtown Frankfort on Thursday, May 2, from 5:30-8 p.m. Lots of great events are being planned for 2019. Thursday Thunder is held the first and third Thursday of each month through September with the exception of Thursday, July 4. Live music will be held on the third Thursday.


Cornerstone Assembly of God Annual Spring Giveaway will be held Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. Donations are now being accepted. Please make sure donations are cleans and in good condition. The following items will be accepted: clothes, coats, furniture, household items and electronics. Clothes need to be for spring weather. Drawing will be at 11:45 a.m. The event will be held at the church located at 5641 W. Mulberry Jefferson Rd. For more information, call 765-296-8133.


The following events are coming up at the Delphi Opera House: Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 — Funtastics Variety Show with Sunday Brunch; Saturday, May 18 — Big Swing Band, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 30 — Good Morning Bedlam, 7 p.m. Tickets and details: or call 765-564-4300.


The Purdue University Extension Office is having an Emergency Spark Club open to all third through 12th graders. The event will be held May 6 and 16 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds from 6-8 p.m. and June 17 at the Madison Fire Department in Mulberry from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $35 and interested individuals must register by April 29. For more information, contact Kelsey Quinn at 765-659-6380, extension 1816.


Food Finders Food Bank is having a Mobile Food Pantry at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, on Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m. Please bring a laundry basket or box to carry food home. Typical products may include fresh produce, frozen meat/protein, bread or baked goods, pasta, beverages and laundry soap. Items will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Alex Buckles at 765-471-0062.


The Witham Health Services Volunteer Organization is having their 5th Annual $5 Jewelry, Accessories & Electronic Sale on Thursday, May 2, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Beck Room which is located by the main entrance of Witham Hospital.


South Side Christian Church, 201 E. Markland Ave., Kokomo, is having a Rummage Sale on Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. There will also be a bake sale and craft sale. For more information, all 765-457-9357.


The Rossville Schools’ Fine Arts Department proudly presents “The Magical World of Disney” on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5 at Rossville High School. The Rossville Band and Choir will performed Disney Hits, the Elementary School Choir will perform a “Lion King” medley and there will be a Punch & Cookie Party at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. For $3 per person, hang out with your favorite Disney characters in the MPR before the show. Showtimes on Friday and Saturday are 7 p.m., and the Sunday showtime is 3 p.m. Admission is $5.


F.U.N. (Frankfort’s Unified Neighborhoods) is sponsoring a pizza eating contest for free at Papa John’s in Frankfort on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for the winners.


The 67th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held from 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Menu includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Those under 5 eat free. Tickets go on sale the first week of April.


The Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a free Hoosier Riverwatch workshop on Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp Cullom. Reservations are required and attendance is limited. For reservations, contact Leah Harden at 765-659-1223, extension 3 or email


Rossville First Financial Bank at 358 W. Main St., Rossville, is having an American Red Cross Blood Drive event on Wednesday, May 8, from noon to 5 p.m. Local residents are invited to give blood in the effort to help save lives. The local blood center will be onsite at the banking center and accepting donations from noon to 5 p.m. Individuals giving blood are asked to bring the names of medications you are taking. For more information, all 765-379-4100 to schedule your appointment.


First Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort is having an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who want to give blood can visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment.


The No Frills Theatre presents a Robert Bryan original play, “Community Theatre” on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, at Ivy Tech Community College, 425 W. Main St., Peru. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Rated PG-13 for innuendo and mild language.


The Stepping on Stigma 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. There will be free family activities, prizes, food and participate in the 5K. It is free to register and $15 for a T-shirt. For more information, contact Kathy Martin at 765-659-6063.


The Send Silence Packing exhibit will be at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This exhibit has traveled the country for more than a decade to end the silence that surrounds mental health and suicide and connect visitors with resources for support and action. This campaign has only one stop in the Midwest and it is in Frankfort. For more information, contact Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition at 765-659-6063.


COACH Kids of Clinton County is having its Spring Banquet on Thursday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at Arborwood. For more information, call 654-8812.


A Benefit for Rob Bales, the Frankfort Police officer with ALS, will be held Friday, May 17, at the Frankfort American Legion. The Jason Wells Band will be the entertainment for the night.


Paw Pals is having its 19th Annual Wag-a-Thon to benefit the Humane Society on Saturday, May 18, at the Humane Society of Clinton County. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Pet contests begin at 10:45 a.m. and prizes are given at 11:15 a.m.


The Frankfort Optimist Club along with F.U.N. (Frankfort’s Unified Neighborhoods) invites everyone to the Family Fishing Derby at the Frankfort Lagoons on Saturday, May 18. Fishing will be 9 a.m. to noon. Awards will be given for the biggest fish and a free lunch will immediately follow. All ages are welcome and no fishing licenses are required.


This Old Farm is hosting an event on Saturday, May 18, to celebrate local farm and artisan partners. Activities begin at 2 p.m. with old fashion lawn games, cash bar and live music followed by keep it local and stay home with Adam, Lucas and Travis at 3 p.m. with a four-course meal with a complimentary drink ticket at 5 p.m. Cost is $60 for adults and $30 for children 12-and-under. For tickets and more information, call 765-324-2151 or email at


The following is a schedule of Special Events in Frankfort and Clinton County for 2019: June 8 — Kirklin Art & Antique Fair; July 4 — Fourth of July Celebration, TPA Park; July 13-20 — Clinton County Fair; July 26-27 — Frankfort Hot Dog Festival; August 2-3 — Ole Hickory Days in Colfax; August 23-24 — Rossville Summer’s End Festival; September 25 — Kaspar Media Senior Fair October 12 — Frankfort Oktoberfest; November 22-January 1 — Christmas Celebration of Lights, Frankfort.

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