Kevin on August 6th, 2013

The Harlan Days Committee is happy to announce the 2013 Harlan Days Raffle winners. This year over 2,500 raffle tickets were sold and we were able to give away the 2013 Chevy Spark! The winners are:

1st – 2013 Chevy Spark – Deb Prokop of Grabill
2nd – 40” TV – Amy Barrett of Harlan
3rd – Apple iPad 2 – Jim Morhart
4th – Cherry Hill golf package – George Stieglitz of Harlan
5th – Gas trimmer – Jeannette McLean of Harlan
6th – $100 Harlan Café gift certificate – Mark Downing of Grabill
7th – $100 Ladybugs gift certificate – Matthew Hice of Spencerville
8th – Ladies Bulova Watch – Natalie Miller
9th – $50 Reflections Salon gift certificate – Danielle Tonkle of Ft. Wayne
10th – $50 Grabill Hardware gift certificate – Devon Wolf of Ft. Wayne

Congratulations to all of the 2013 raffle winners!

2013 Chevy Spark


Kevin on August 6th, 2013

The Harlan Days Committee is pleased to announce that Emma Evans is the Harlan Days Princess for 2013.

Makenzie Gase is 1st Runner Up and Hazanna Contreras is 2nd Runner Up.
The princess received a 2013 ‘Princess’ sash and a tiara. Each of the girls received a check for 10% of their total ticket sales, a bouquet of roses and a trophy. The princess candidates sold a combined total of just over $3000.00 in raffle tickets! Congratulations to all three of the girls; they did a great job!

2013 Harlan Days Princess


Kevin on August 2nd, 2013

Due to the bad weather, and more approaching, we have regrettably cancelled ALL events and the midway for tonight. Please join us tomorrow at 10am for the Grand Parade. We will try to get any rescheduled times posted here. (7:47 pm)

Unfortunately the Demolition Derby is cancelled for tomorrow as well. The track is simply too wet to run it. (9:44 pm)

Kevin on July 28th, 2013

The candidates for Harlan Days Princess are:

• Hazana Contreras, age 3
• Emma Evans, age 6
• Makenzie Gase, age 6

Each candidate is selling Harlan Days Raffle tickets and
will receive 10% of their total sales. If you see any of them,
buy a raffle ticket! Be sure to come out to see the candidates
in the Harlan Days parade on Saturday at 10:00am, too!

Kevin on July 26th, 2013

2013-honorary-citizenThe 2013 Harlan Days Honorary Citizens are the Harlan Food Pantry volunteers: Edie Dix, Damon Greer, Elsie Love, Peggy Nelson, Jerry & Shirley Spindler, Richard & Janet Staily and Lois Wenkheimer. These volunteers assist people in the community who are in need of a little help providing food for their families. Clients are offered groceries that consist of canned fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, meats, pasta sauce, crackers, soups, dry goods and other basic food items. Health care items like laundry detergent, dish soap and paper products are also available at the food pantry. During Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas clients are given items to prepare a complete holiday meal for their families. Children are also given a little bag of treats on each visit to the food pantry. Clients can receive food items once per month.

The food pantry is located in a rent-free facility at the Harlan United Methodist Church and serves the Springfield and Scipio townships. The pantry is a part of the Associated Churches network and has been self-supporting for the last year. Donations are given to the food pantry by local churches, businesses, clubs & organizations, Woodlan Schools, generous individuals, and via the annual USPS ‘Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive’. Cash donations are used to purchase fresh meat, cheese, eggs, margarine, health care items, and cleaning products when in low supply. Harlan Food Pantry Coordinator, Shirley Spindler, says “God has truly blessed this food pantry with a very generous and caring community.”
These Food Pantry volunteers are a valuable asset to the Harlan community, and we appreciate all the time that they have donated to this worthy cause. To show your gratitude, please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the food pantry when you attend the Harlan Days Fair. Donations will be collected at the Headquarters, Donut and Food Tents. When you see these volunteers, be sure to thank them and wave as they pass by in the parade. Harlan is honored to have such caring citizens!

Kevin on July 26th, 2013

2013-grand-marshalsThe Harlan Days parade Grand Marshals this year will be Morgan Spencer and Kadin Gerig, both students at Woodlan High School.

Showing her school spirit as the Lady Warrior, Morgan Spencer will be one of the enthusiastic leaders of the parade Saturday at Harlan Days. Morgan, going into her senior year at Woodlan High School, has been involved in theatre, volleyball, and track. In addition, she has also been a member of the Service Club and National Honor Society. After high school, Morgan plans to pursue a career in acting. Currently, she is involved with theatre in Fort Wayne. She was in the Civic Theatre’s production of Cinderella in May. She is currently working on Fox and the Fairway which will be performed at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne in September.

Kadin Gerig will also be a leader of the parade as the Woodlan Warrior. Kadin is a senior at Woodlan High School. He has played basketball for 3 years and been a member of the drumline for the Spirit of Woodlan Marching Band for 3 years also. Kadin is active in Campus Life and volunteers for the Woolan Jr. High Campus Life Ministry. He is also active in his church youth group. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing basketball at Harlan Park and skateboarding. He plans to attend college to pursue a career in youth ministry or missions.

Be sure to come out to see them both in the Harlan Days Parade on Saturday at 10:00AM!

Kevin on July 23rd, 2013

Come out and enjoy our 19th annual Harlan Days Cruise-in Car show on Saturday August 3rd starting at 4pm. (Click the image to see a larger version)

The 2013 Harlan Days Cruise-in Car Show Flyer

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There is still time to pre-register for the 2013 Harlan Days Parade. Enter your group, business, organization, school band, horse, car, tractor, float, or other parade worthy attraction.

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Kevin on June 28th, 2013

2013 5th annual Harlan Days Cornhole Tournament flyerBack again is the very popular, and now in its 5th year, Harlan Days Annual Cornhole Tournament. There will be both a singles and a doubles tournament. Oh yeah, there will be a cash prize on the line to go with those bragging rights you’re after. There is a $15 entry fee for singless or $30 per team. For more info contact Nick at 260-557-3559 or Andy at 260-438-9433.

If you are participating, you can also show your interest and share their Facebook event.

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Kevin on June 28th, 2013

2013 Harlan Days Motocross FlyerKicking off the 2013 Harlan Days Festival with fast and exciting Motocross action on a custom built track in the event arena! Join us on Thursday August 1st for a very popular, and family oriented, event. Classes of all ages. General admission is just $8 or upgrade to a pit pass for just $2 more ($10/pass).

Racing starts at 7pm.
Sign up starts at 4pm with practice at 5:30pm.

For more information or to be an event sponsor, call or email:
Jack James: 260.657.5827 or Neil Koch:

Download the full brochure here: Harlan Days MXRumble 2013

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