2016 Harlan Days Raffle Winners!

And the winners are… 2016 Chevy Spark – Spencer Mumma of New Haven Spencer (above right) recieves the keys to his new car from Dan Miller. $500 Tire Gift Certificate – Eric Seely Savage 220 Bolt-Action Shotgun – Tony Nieuwlandt, Harlan 43″ LG, 1080p, LED, HDTV – Louise Delagrange, Woodburn HVAC Gift Certificate to Korte – Jeff Stieglitz, Harlan Cherry Hill Golf Package – Kevin Ruckman, Auburn Stihl Gas Trimmer – Margie Pineda, New Haven $100 Gift Certificate to Harlan Café – Nate Snyder, Woodburn $100 Gift Cetificate to Grabill Hardware – Todd Lothamer, Harlan 3 piece Diamond Jewelry Set – Robert & Margaret Quinn, Columbia City Thanks again to our sponsors: Gold Sponsors: Dutch Made Kitchens, Kelly Chevrolet, and Springfield Enterprises Silver Sponsors: BF Goodrich Ft. Wayne Plant/Discount Tire, John Klopfenstein Furniture & Flooring, Marco’s Pizza of Leo, Sportsman’s Cove of Leo, Star Homes Bronze Sponsors: Central States Enterprises of New Haven,  Cherry Hill Golf Course Package for 4 with Cart, Eicher Concrete, Grabill Hardware, Harlan Cabinets, Harlan Cafe, Horizon Bank, Ken-Feld Group, Korte Does-It-All, NAPA Auto Parts (Grabill), Andy Miller – Realtor for Century 21 Bradley Realty, Thompson & Thompson Law Office, Walts/ABC Auto, Van & RV...

How to WIN a Free Harlan Days Tshirt

Thanks to many area business sponsors, there will be 570 “Harlan Days 2016” Tshirts available to win at the festival, this year! The free Tshirts come in sizes from Youth Small to Adult 3XL & there are about 36 different shirt/ink color combinations! This could be YOUR YEAR TO WIN!! HERE’S HOW TO WIN: Go to Harlan Days on August 4,5, & 6, 2016. Visit the Headquarter’s Tent & ask for a Free Tshirt signup slip. Legibly fill out the signup slip & return it to a HQ tent volunteer. That’s it! You’re now entered for every Free Tshirt drawing for that night! Your entry stays in the bucket the whole night. So, only sign up ONCE per night. On Saturday, you may sign up once from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30pm. Names will be dumped at approximately 4:35pm & then you may sign up ONCE again for the period of 4:45pm-9:29pm. You can win one tshirt per day! Drawings for winners are every half hour; from 6pm to 9:30pm on Thur & Fri, & from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30p.m. on Sat. Winners names are announced over the park loudspeakers- so LISTEN closely for your name. If you’re one of the winners at that drawing, come to the Headquarter’s tent within 45 minutes to choose your shirt: pick your favorite area business or your favorite colors! NOTE: The winner must be present to win. Shirt will not be given to someone else sent to the tent “for” the winner. The winners at the 9pm & 9:30pm drawings will have 30 minutes to claim their shirt. Claim times & other Rules are subject to...

2016 Harlan Days Festival Food

Come hungry! We will have great food as always, and at family friendly prices too. In addition to our many other food vendors we will have the following dedicated menu in our main food tent: Thursday, August 4th Pork Chop Sandwich Bratwurst and Kraut Pork Chop Dinner, including 2 sides and a bag of chips Friday, August 5th Pork Chop Sandwich Bratwurst and Kraut Pork Chop Dinner, including 2 sides and a bag of chips Saturday, August 6th The famous Harlan Lions Club Chicken Half Dinner, including 2 sides and a dinner roll Sides (available daily) Homemade Potato Salad Corn on the Cob Broccoli Salad Backed Beans...

Pat Connor Named 2016 Honorary Citizen

The 2016 Harlan Days Honorary Citizen is Pat Connor. One of the reasons Pat was chosen to be this year’s Honorary Citizen is because of the many, many years she has worked to help Harlan Days and Harlan Park become what it is today. Pat started volunteering with Harlan Days over 50 years. She has done many jobs for Harlan Days including: managing and supplying the Pepsi wagons, working the donut tent, and working the food line in the food tent. She has also been the secretary for the Harlan Community Association for 40 years. Pat grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and moved to Harlan in May of 1955 after marrying her husband in 1953. She is the proud mother and grandmother of 5 children, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Pat is an active member of Harlan United Methodist Church, serving as the church secretary and a member of the women’s group. Pat is retired and enjoyed crafting and spending many winters in Florida. She still keeps busy as she is an avid reader. When asked if she had anything memorable to say about past Harlan Days events, this is what she remembered most: she remembers the women on HUMC sorting, soaking and baking the beans at the school for the food tent. She also remembers the fireworks, hot air balloon rides, loud tractor pulls, circus acts, combine demolition derbies, the horse races and of course all of the many grand parades. Pat probably has many more memories that are too numerous to even be listed here! Harlan appreciates all the time that Pat has donated to volunteer...