Special Events & Festivals


Presentation for U.S.S. Salamonie Museum

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lilly Nutter (right) presents Dennis Stroud, one of the founders of the U.S.S. Salamonie Museum at the Knight Bergman Center, in Warren, with a plaque and American flag she had received for her efforts sending bags of conveniences and food to American troops in war zones. The veterans of the U.S.S. Salamonie continually support her efforts with donations for the mailing of more than 1,200 bags, she noted. The flag she presented to Stroud at the U.S.S. Salamonie reunion on Saturday evening, July 6, flew over an American base in Iraq for several hours.


Announce winners in Salamonie Summer Festival canoe races

Photo by Steve Clark.

Thirty-five people participated in the Salamonie Summer Festival canoe race on Sunday, July 7, in Warren.

There were four divisions and 21 teams for the annual Salamonie River event.

Andy Michaud and Noah Laymon placed first in the men's division.

Second place was captured by Carson Bolinger and T.C. Perry and the duo of Matt Shannon and Jeff Frazier placed third.

In the women's division, the team of Emily Jones and Becka Zeller placed first.

Placing second were Jane Trickle and Staci Brown and third place went to Sierra Laymon and Kelcey Ackison.


Canoe race champs

Photo by Steve Clark.

Emily Jones (front) and Becca Zeller cruise toward the finish line and first place in the women's division of the Salamonie Summer Festival Canoe Races in Warren on Sunday, July 7.


SSF car show

Spectators at the Salamonie Summer Festival Car Show in in downtown Warren (from left) Jim Harvey, Steve Buzzard and LeAnn Buzzard chat about one of the entries, a 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, during the show on Sunday, July 7.



Photo by Steve Clark.

Two teams of yungsters battle it out during waterball fights at the Knight Bergman Center in Warren as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival on Sunday, July 7.


Lawnmower races

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Shawn Powell (right) has the lead over Matt Powell and two others during a heat of the outlaw class at the Lawmower races at the Knight Bergman Civic Center grounds during the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, July 6, in Warren.


Art show onlookers

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Teresa Kriegbaum (front) and Kodi Elliot admire some of the artwork on display at the Salamonie Summer Festival Flower & Art Show at the town annex during the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren on Saturday, July 6.


Basket bingo has good turnout

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Debbie Baker (left) and Louise Applegate are among the crowd who turned out for basket bingo on Saturday, July 6, at the Knight Bergman Civic Center during the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren. The event was sponosred by Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International.


Trying his hand

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Young Aidan Graves (center) tries his hand at tossing a ping pong ball into a glass container while his mother, Stephanie Villanueva, looks on at right, and game helper Mary Surfus watches at left, during activity at the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren on Saturday, July 6.


Sand Art

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Selena Lochev (left) and Senona Lochev spoon colored sand into glass vessels at the Sand Art booth at the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren on Saturday, July 6.


Speed break

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Tanner McGuire demonstrates a speed break during a Tae Kwan Do demonstration at the Salamonie Summer Fesitval in Warren on Saturday, July 6.


On target

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Keith Huff (right) tosses a bean bag at his target while Rachel Herr retrieves her next bag during the Rebel Cornhole Tournament in downtown Warren as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, July 6.


Rebel hoop

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Joel Roush (right) makes a move on Craig Hinds during the Rebel 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Knight Bergman Civic Center courts during the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren on Saturday, July 6.


Good catch

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Five-year-old Kirah Sheward (right), of Warren, displays the fish she just caught during the Salamonie Summer Festival Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 6 in Warren. Helping out is Sheward's grandfather, Tony Theurer, of Marion.


This is cool

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cam McCarver (left) takes hold of a small allilgator from Mark Kolhorst during the Mark's Ark animal show at the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren on Saturday, July 6.


Tippin interactive

Photo by Steve Clark.

Aaron Tippin interacts with the crowd at the Wagon Wheel stage during his concert Friday night, July 5, as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival.


Gliding down the parade route

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Warren United Church of Christ float depicting the Salamonie Summer Festival theme of "Hometown Memories" glides down the parade route on Friday night, July 5.


Red Hatters "hometown Memories'

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Red Hatters of Warren, with Lilly Nutter riding shotgun, hold signs of various Warren businesses of the past as part of their float depicting the Salamonie Summer Festival theme of "Hometown Memories," on Friday night, July 5.


Salamonie Summer Festival to go on despite building collapse

Huntington County Sheriff's Deputy Ron Boxell reported last night that the Salamonie Summer Festival will continue this weekend, despite a building in downtown Warren falling down Friday night, July 5, at the end of the festival parade.

Warren officials reported the entire structure had been demolished for safety reasons.



Community Service Award winners

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Dave Daugherty, 1997 Samuel Jones Pioneer Award winner (right), presents the Community Service Award to the employees of Citizens Telephone Corporation for their service to the Warren community at the Samuel Jones Pioneer Breakfast on Friday morning, July 5.Citizens employees attending the breakfast and being recognized are (standing from left) Phyllis Potter, Kory Pfister, Lee Holloway, George Kriegbaum, Andy Michaud, Joanie Paxson, Gary Yount, Kraig Salomon, Cammy Ackley, Tim Ford and Neil Laymon.


Warren recognizes Ford’s efforts with Samuel Jones Pioneer Award

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tim Ford started volunteering in his hometown while he was still in high school.

He finished high school in 1973, but he wasn't finished volunteering.

His contributions over the last 40 years, while they haven't been splashy, haven't gone unnoticed.

Ford's fellow Warren residents said thanks in a big way by bestowing on him the 2013 Samuel Jones Pioneer Award.

The honor has been presented annually since 1989 to recognize the efforts of someone who has made a commitment to work for the betterment of the Warren community.


Warren crowns its own royalty for Salamonie Summer Festival

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A trio of young ladies adorned with sparkling crowns will be seen around Warren this weekend as they preside over many of the activities of the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Stephanie McElhaney, Savannah Jenkins and Shaylyn Suchicki won their crowns on Sunday, June 30, during the Salamonie Summer Festival Pageant at the Warren Church of Christ.

McElhaney, the 16-year-old daughter of David and Vicki McElhaney, was crowned festival queen.


SSF queens

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Salamonie Summer Festival royalty crowned during the June 30 pageant in Warren are (from left) Savannah Jenkins, junior miss; Stephanie McElhaney, queen; and Shaylyn Suchicki, princess.


Salamonie Summer Festival takes its turn July 4-7

TAB file photo.

The town of Warren will be alive with excitement the week of June 29 through July 7 as it celebrates the 46th annual Salamonie Summer Festival.

Joyce Buzzard, secretary-treasurer of the festival committee, says it will be business as usual this year.

"We don't have any changes to the schedule," Buzzard notes. "We've talked about stuff possibly for next year, but this year will be the same."

To kick off the weekend, the Samuel L. Jones breakfast will be held on Friday, July 5, at the Knight-Bergman Center at 7:30 a.m.



2013 Schedule of Activities

SALAMONIE SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013 - Schedule of activities


8:00 a.m.
GOLF SCRAMBLE, Dogwood Glen Golf Course.


3:30 p.m.
QUEEN PAGEANT, Church of Christ, corner of Wayne & Third streets.


10:00 a.m.
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, Tower Park. Pre-play 10 a.m. Tournament 12:30 p.m. Sponsors: Warren Service & Supply, Bolinger's Propane and Helena.