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.
In celebration of Arbor Day and the National Association of Conservation Disrtricts’ Soil and Water Stewardship Week, the Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District will be handing out free tree seedlings — Sugar Maple and Redbud — while supplies last. You may pick up a tree seedling through April 26 at the SWCD office located at the USDA Service Center, 860 S. Prairie Ave., Suite 1, Frankfort during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring newspaper to keep roots moist and a plastic bag or bucket to transport. Planting instructions will be provided.
The following events are coming up at the Delphi Opera House: Friday, April 26 — Singer/songwriter Mary Flower; Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 — Variety Show; Saturday, May 18 — Big Swing Band, 7:30 p.m. Tickets and details: www.delphioperahouse.org or call 765-564-4300.
The Frankfort Lions Annual Fish Fry will be held on Thursday, April 25, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the 4-H Building. Dan’s Fish will be battered by the Lions. Cost is $10 for adults, children 5-12 is $5 and four-and-under are free.
The Paul Phillippe Resource Center is taking a trip to Pigeon Forge. The trip requires a $75 deposit which is due to by April 26. There is no age requirements to go on these trips. For more information, call 659-4060.
Frankfort Fire Department is having an open house at all three fire stations on Saturday, April 27, from 3-6 p.m. You can visit the newly remodeled quarters at headquarters, meet firefighters and pick up a Smoke Detector for your home.
Harvest Chapel Church, 952 S. Harrison, Frankfort, is having a Community Outreach on Saturday, April 27, from 2-6 p.m. Free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips as well as music and games for the whole family including a cake walk, corn hole and three legged race.
West Point United Methodist Church, 4923 Monroe Street, West Point, is having a baked steak dinner on Saturday, April 27, from 4-7 p.m. Carry out will be available. Cost is $10 for adult, children ages 6-12 are $5 and those under age 6 are free. For more information, call 765-572-2256.
The Habitat for Humanity Warehouse Sale at 308 N. Williams St., Frankfort, is set for Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Building materials and more will be available at bargain prices. All funds raised and donated will be used to build and rehab homes with Habitat partners in Clinton County. Some of the items available include cabinets, doors, appliances, shower kits, counter tops, vanity tops and much more. All reasonable offers considered.
The Purdue University Extension Office is having a Stem Spark Club from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Any third through eighth graders are welcome to attend and there will many hands-on STEM activities taking place. The cost is $20 to attend and lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is April 22. For more information, contact Kelsey Quinn at 765-659-6380, extension 1816.
The Esophageal Cancer Memory Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the large picnic pavilion at TPA Park. For more information, contact Jean Warren at 317-432-4425.
COACH Kids of Clinton County is having a Financial Literacy Event for Hope and Plus Mentors/Mentees on Saturday, April 27, at the Farmers Bank. Time is to be determined. For more information, call 654-8812.
The Psi Iota Xi Women’s Group is sponsoring an art show for middle and high school students in the county. The art can be viewed at the Frankfort Community Public Library until April 28.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rossville First Financial Bank at 358 W. Main St., Rossville, is having a 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.