Special Events & Festivals

Lawnmower fun

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Terry Gardner (right) pulls ahead of challenger Dave McDunna to win their heat during the lawnmower races held Saturday, July 5, in Warren as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Tae Kwon Do demonstration

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tim Stoffel, of Upland, demonstrates Tae Kwon Do moves during an exhibition Saturday, July 5, at the Salamonie Summer Festival. Stoffel is a second-degree black belt and instructor.

Lunchtime at SSF

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Customers line up at several food vendors on Second Street around lunchtime in downtown Warren on Saturday, July 5, during the Salamonie Summer Festival. Everything from SAM burgers (sausage) to funnel cakes was available, with several local organizations providing food as a fund-raiser.

Cornhole practice

TC Perry (right), of Montpelier, concentrates as he tosses a beanbag toward the target during practice for the Salamonie Summer Festival Cornhole Tourney Saturday, July 5. Vaughn Drennan, of Montpelier, (left) gathers up beanbags for his turn.

Touching the snake

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mark Kohlhorst, of Auburn (left), introduces a Columbian red tailed boa constrictor to enthusiastic children during his "Mark's Ark" show Saturday at the Salamonie Summer Festival. Kohlhorst let children get up close with several animals, including chinchillas, a blue-tongued skink and a duck.

Rebel action

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A member of the Slayers team (in white) shoots over a defender during the Rebel 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Knight-Bergman Center Saturday, July 5, druing the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Dueling pianos

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alesha Brown (left) and Mike McMahon, pianists from Midwest Dueling Pianos, perform a show behind the Wagon Wheel on Friday evening, July 4, as part of Salamonie Summer Festival.

Pedalling their way

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the Warren Town Council, Warren Chamber of Commerce and Historic Warren pedal their way down the Salalmonie Summer Festival Parade route on a vehicle that more resembled a meeting place than a bicycle on Friday evening, July 4.

Honor at the SSF Parade

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Warren Volunteer firefighter Shannon Hartman (right) walks the Salamonie Summer Festival Parade route in full firefighting gear in honor of her mother, Barbara Jones, a breast cancer survivor, on Friday evening, July 4.

SSF volleyball action

Photo by Steve Clark.

Michael Smith (right) goes for a spike against the defense of Peyton Pike during the Salamonie Summer Festival Volleyball Tournament on Friday, July 4. The event was sponsored by Warren Service & Supply, Bolinger's Propane and Helenna Chemical.