Special Events & Festivals

Are these luscious? You decide


Photo by Steve Clark.

A contestant struts his legs during the inaugural Luscious Legs Contest on the Salamonie Summer Festival Stage in downtown Warren on Saturday evening, July 4. A curtain was used to keep the contestants unidentified until the end of the contest.

Dancing at the Salamonie Summer Festival


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lindsey Skiles (left) and Arianna Betterly perform a country western dance number as part of the Huntington Y School of Dance presentation on the main stage in downtown Warren as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, July 4.

Olympian


Photo by Steve Clark.

While others await their turn in the background, Aiden DeWeese competes in the SAM Olympics on Saturday, July 4, at the Knight Bergman Civic Center during the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren.

Taking his shot


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jim Detamore (right) lets fly a beanbag while Shannon Spann looks on during The Rebel Cornhole Tournament on Wayne Street in downtown Warren on Saturday, July 4, during the Salamonie Summer Festival.

SSF volleyball tourney


Photo by Steve Clark.

Paul Hernandez (left) can't save the play while his opponent, Walker Spahr, looks on during the Salamonie Summer Festival Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, July 4, at Tower Park.

Antique tractor show


Photo by Steve Clark.

Marlene Stark (left) uses her cellphone to take a photo of an antique tractor at the Salamonie Summer Festival Antique Tractor & Engine Show on Saturday, July 4, at the Daughterty Companies property during the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren. Barry Stark looks on.

Hanging on to the snake


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mark Kohlhorst (left), of Mark's Ark Amazing Animals, talks about a rat snack named "Casper" being held by Kayda Newman on Saturday, July 4, during the Salamonie Summer Festival in downtown Warren

Holding on tight


Photo by Lauren Frischman.

Caileb Hoke holds on tight as he makes his way down the zip line on Friday night, July 3, at the Salamonie Summer Fesitval in Warren.

Urban Legend on the SSF stage


Photo by Lauren Frischman.

The Urban Legend band performs on the Salamonie Summer Festival stage in downtown Warren on Friday evening, July 3.

Above the crowd


Photo by Lauren Frischman.

A double-decker bicycle was among the D&D Bike Shop entry on Friday night, July 3, at the Salamonie Summer Festival Parade in downtown Warren.

Pedaling down the route


Photo by Lauren Frischman.

Various members of the Warren Town Council, the Warren Chamber of Commerce and Historic Warren pedal a mobile meeting table down the Salamonie Summer Festival Parade route on Frikday evening, July 3.

Grand marshal down the SSF parade route


Photo by Lauren Frischman.

Mike Ackley, the 2015 Samuel Jones Pioneer Award winner and Salamonie Summer Festival Parade grannd marshal, enjoys the ride as he goes down the SSF parade route on Friday evening, July 3, in downtown Warren.

Warren's Samuel Jones Award to Ackley

Mike Ackley (left), of Warren, gets a big hug from his mother, Ruthann Ackley, after being named the 2015 Samuel Jones Pioneer Award winner on Friday, July 3, at the Knight Bergman Civic Center. The award kicks off the 48th annual Salamonie Summer Festival, which runs July 3, 4 and 5 in Warren.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mike Ackley said he was duped into coming to the 27th annual Samuel Jones Pioneer Award Breakfast on Friday, July 3.

It was only 15 minutes before he came forward to accept Warren’s most distinguished award that he found out he was the winner.

“I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t think it was me. I was told it was somebody else and I was here for them,” Ackley said. “I’m overwhelmed.”

Bands, zip line, fireworks and more await at Salamonie Summer Festival


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Three bands, a zip line, fireworks and more are in store for the 48th annual Salamonie Summer Festival July 3 through 5 in Warren.

The zip line is a new addition, says festival chair Cheryl DeWeese, and will take riders on a block-long flight down 2nd Street from Main Street to Nancy Street.

“It’s a short ride, but it will be fun,” she promises.

Contact sport


Photo by Steve Clark.

Caleb Featherston (left) and defender Bryce Hartman make contact during The Rebel 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, June 27, at the Knight Bergman Center in Warren. The tourney, part of the Salamonie Summer Festival, was moved indoors due to Saturday's inclement weather.

2015 Salamonie Summer Festival Schedule of Activites

FRIDAY, JULY 3   

All Day
ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW, The Daugherty Companies, 534 E. First Street

7:30 a.m.
SAMUEL L. JONES BREAKFAST, Knight-Bergman Center

9:00 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m.
SALAMONIE VALLEY MUSEUM OPEN, Knight-Bergman Center

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
BAKE-OFF ENTRIES ACCEPTED, Crumbs Bakery, 201 N. Wayne St.

12:00 noon – 8 p.m.
QUILT SHOW, Heritage Pointe

1:00-5:00 p.m.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE, Warren Public Library

Haynes, Leas and Pursifull will reign over summer festivities in Warren

A trio of royalty poses for official pictures on Saturday, April 25, at the Warren Church of Christ. They are (from left to right) Hailey Pursifull, Little Miss Warren; Hayley Jo Haynes, Miss Warren; and Cambri Leas, Junior Miss Warren.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Out of a group of 20 girls in three age categories, three were crowned on Saturday, April 25, to represent the town of Warren during Salamonie Summer Festival events.

The winners are Hayley Jo Haynes, Miss Warren; Cambri Leas, Junior Miss Warren; and Hailey Pursifull, Little Miss Warren. The titles represent new monikers changed this year.

Haynes, 16, was crowned the 2015 Miss Warren out of four girls who vied for the title. She is the daughter of Joe and Melinda Haynes. She was sponsored by Warpup Farms.

Miss Warren


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Hayley Joe Haynes, 16, was named winner of the Miss Warren portion of the Miss Warren Pageant on Saturday, April 25, at the Warren Church of Christ. She is the daughter of Joe and Melinda Haynes and is a sophomore at Huntington North High School. She was sponsored by Warpup Farms. By winning her title, she will perform various duties at the upcoming Salamonie Summer Festival.

Junior Miss Warren


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cambri Leas, 9, was chosen the winner of the Junior Miss Warren portion of the Miss Warren Pageant on Saturday, April 25, at the Warren Church of Christ. Leas, the daughter of Shonna Leas and Mick Leas, also won the Miss Photogenic award in her group. She was sponsored by the Warren Fire Department. By winning her title, she will perform various duties at the upcoming Salamonie Summer Festival.

Little Miss Warren


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Hailey Pursifull, 6, the daughter of Scott and Melissa Pursifull and a first-grader at Salalmonie Elementary School, was chosen the winner of the Little Miss Warren category at the Miss Warren Pageant on Saturday, April 25, at the Warren Church of Christ. By winning her title, she will perform various duties at the upcoming Salamonie Summer Festival.

Asking the question


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Hailey Pursifull (left) answers a question from Master of Ceremnies Kelly Gray during the Miss Warren Pageant on Saturday, April 25, at the Warren Church of Christ. Winners were chosen in three categories in this contest, which is the successor to the Salamonie Summer Festival Pageant.

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.

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