Special Events & Festivals

Salamonie Summer Festival invites public to enter parade

The Salamonie Summer Festival Parade invites the community to enter a unit in the parade. This year the parade will be held June 29 at 7 p.m. with the theme “Spirit of a Small Town.” Rain date will be on June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Awards will given to the judges’ choice and may be picked up immediately following the parade at the information booth on the corner of 2nd and Wayne streets.

Salamonie Summer Fest names parade winners

The winners of the Salamonie Summer Festival Parade have been announced. They are:

• Color Guard – Boy Scout Troop.

• Business Organization – Heritage Pointe of Warren.

• Religious Organization – Solid Rock United Methodist Church.

• Service Organization – The Ray Family.

• Youth Organization – Small World Preschool.

• Antique Unit – John and Christine Wearly.

• Classical Vehicle – Fort Wayne Corvette Club.

Taking a peek


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cindy (left) and Dave Fleeger take a peek inside a truck cab at the Mike Ackley Memorial Car Show on Sunday, July 2, at Heritage Pointe, in Warren. The show was held as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Liking the wheels


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jerry (left) and Angie Simpson check out the engine on a car at the Mike Ackley Memorial Car Show on Sunday, July 2, at Heritage Pointe, in Warren. The show was held as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Tractor admiration


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cyrena (left) and Ray Staller admire a John Deere tractor at the Salamonie Summer Festival Antique Tractor Show on Sunday, July 2, at The Daugherty Companies, in Warren.

Foot to ball


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kodi Elliot prepares to put foot to ball during the championship game of the Salamonie Summer Festival Kickball Tournament on Sunday, July 2, at the Tower Park ball diamonds, in Warren.

Floating along


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Members of McNatt United Methodist Church ride on their float celebrating the 50th year of the Salamonie Summer Festival in the parade held Sunday, July 2, through downtown Warren. Although the parade was washed out on Friday, June 30, the rain date was all sunshine.

Getting an early start


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Kedrick Barr lets his son, Cooper, take the wheel of his 1954 Super MTA Farmall tractor as they make their way down Wayne Street in downtown Warren as part of the 50th annual Salamonie Summer Festival Parade on Sunday, July 2. With them is Barr’s wife Brittany.

Rodeo!


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Roy Lee, of Benton, AR, gets his calf's feet off the ground as he competes in the calf roping competiton at the Big Top Rodeo at the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, July 1. The event continues today, Sunday, July 2, at the Knight Bergman Center grounds.

Kellam and DeaKyne


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Former Warren residents Tom Kellam (left) and Shelbia DeaKyne perform on the downstagtge stage as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday evening, July 1.

Headliners

Huntington band Wehr Rock of Elders performs on the downtown stage as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday evening, July 1.

This one!


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Amanda Ray (left) and Elliott Keefe, both of Grayslake, IL, make a choice on a piece of artwork to vote for during the Salamonie Summer Festival Art Show on Saturday, July 1. at the old Warren fire station. The show included a people's choice contest.

Porcelain chariot race


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Karl Plumlee, of Portland, manuevers his porcelain chariot on the streets of downtown Warren during the Porcelain Chariot Race as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, July 1.

Letting it go


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brian Buzzard (left) lets a beanbag fly while Izzie Pfeiffer watches during the Rebel Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, July 1, at the old light plant as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines!


Photo by Steve Clark.

A group of children line up at the start line for the Big Wheel races in downtown Warren as part of the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, July 1.

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