The 2017 Harlan Days Raffle Winners

With much thanks to all our ticket sponsors, we are able to announce the following winners of the 2017 Harlan Days raffle. (We’ve done our best to spell names that were handwritten.) Matt Sautbine – Grand Prize 2017 Chevy Spark Cathy Caywood – $500 Tire gift certificate Ethan Watts –  Ruger 10/22 Tami Werling – 40″ Sharp TV Kelsey Grahovac – $195 Korte HVAC gift certificate Lori Slater – Cherry Hill Golf package for 4 Erick Phillips – Gas Trimmer David Schmucker Jr. – $100 Harlan Cafe gift certificate Jennifer Griffis – $100 Grabill Hardware gift certificate Josh Bradtmiller – $100 A Lily’s Dew Drop gift certificate Marvin Schmucker – 3pc Jewelry Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all who participated and 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, Star Homes Bronze Sponsors: Central States Enterprises of New Haven,  Cherry Hill Golf Course, Community Memorial Hospital, Grabill Hardware, Harlan Cabinets, Harlan Cafe, Hockemeyer & Miller, 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...

Our 2017 Harlan Days Parade Judges

The 2017 Harlan Days Parade will be judged by Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock and Greg Shoup. Below is a bit more about them. Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock is a Fort Wayne native, and the Komets former captain. After graduating from Snider High School in 2003, he went on to play hockey for Toledo IceDiggers for a year before committing to Newman University. While at Newman University, Schrock was the captain for four years, taking the Division III team to a NCAA championship in 2009. Schrock returned to Fort Wayne after graduation for his pro debut with the Komets in 2009-10, scoring a career his of 20 goals, and added 11 assists, and 168 penalty minutes. He earned the team’s Rookie of the Year Award, and helped lead the Komets to an IHL Championship in 2010. In the 2013-14 season Schrock became the Komets captain, and earned the True Komet Award. Schrock remained the Komets captain until the 2014-15, when his six year stint came to a close. Greg Shoup is First News and Noon meteorologist at NewsChannel 15. He has been forecasting weather for over 25 years in Fort Wayne, first at WKJG before coming to NewsChannel 15 in 2005. As a result, Greg is Fort Wayne’s most experienced certified meteorologist. Greg Shoup has the seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society and is the past president of the local AMS chapter. As president of the local AMS Greg oversaw a massive campaign to keep the National Weather Service in northern Indiana. Greg also was appointed to chair a special congressional committee by former third district Congressman Mark Souder to...

Miss Allen County 2017 Hannah Bullion to be in Harlan Days Parade

Come see Hannah Bullion, Miss Allen County 2017, in the Harlan Days Parade on Saturday morning. Hannah is the daughter of Dale and Tracy Bullion and a 2016 graduate of Carroll High School. She is going to be a sophomore at Purdue University studying Family Consumer Science Education. She was active in Allen County 4-H, FFA, and competitive dance in high school. She enjoys sewing and has sewn multiple gowns, including her senior prom dress. Check out the Miss Allen County Queen Scholarship Pageant website for more...

Shane Albahrani to be the 2017 Grand Marshal

Harlan Days is proud to announce that Shane Albahrani will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s grand parade! He started sharing the microphone on Komets’ broadcasts with the legendary Bob Chase in 2013. Shane took over full time play-by-play in 2016 after the passing of Bob Chase. Shane’s mother grew up in Harlan and was a member of the last class to graduate from Harlan High School in 1965. His grandparents, Bob and Lillian (nee: Lake), continued to live in Harlan until they passed away in 1998 and 2003 respectively, so needless to say Shane spent a lot of summer days and weekends hanging out in Harlan! Both of his grandparents and his sister are buried in the Harlan cemetery. Shane is a Fort Wayne native. He and his wife, Kathi, have one daughter named Riley and two dogs named Maisy and Harley. He graduated from both Northrop High School and IPFW. His 25th high school reunion is coincidently on the same day he is set to be our Grand Marshal and we are glad he still chose to be part of the 70th anniversary Harlan Days celebration! Shane first started calling high school hockey games on public access TV when he was just seventeen years old, and continued to call games from 1991-2000. His first job in radio was doing overnights on WFWI in 1995 and then started doing the video for the Komets in 1997. The upcoming Komets season will be his 20th year with the team. Shane’s daughter Riley now handles video for the Komets! He spent three summers in the media department of Major...