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Letter To The Editor - Indian Summer Days


Phil Malone, President

Howe Community Association


To the Editor:

At the June 12 meeting of the Howe Community Association, the attending members voted not to sponsor Indian Summer days this year. To successfully put on an event of this magnitude requires a minimum of 15 to 20 people to assist in parade arrangements, make contacts for entertainment, set up and monitor vendor locations and various other duties. Not enough volunteers have been made to carry out these responsibilities this year. It is hoped that the community will step up to help us provide an enjoyable Indian Summer days next year.

HCA’s very successful Farmers’ Market. Under the supervision of Chip Stuckey, will continue for the time being.

The mission of HCA is “to develop a spirit of the community that will enable us to draw on our past, to approach the future through planned economic growth, and to strive for an advanced development for all neighbors in the greater Howe area.”

We have the following committees: Government, Business, Economic Development, Cultural/Historical, Park/Farmers’ Market and Membership. Membership is 10 dollars annually.

In carrying out the above mission, in addition to the farmers marker, we have arranged for music in the park, trunk or treat Halloween, flowers and flags in the parks, and various other things that make Howe a nicer place to call home. We are working toward downtown revitalization through Indiana Main Street office of Community and Rural Affairs. We have tried to start a neighborhood Watch program but have not had enough sufficient interest. Without needed help, none of these programs can continue. It’s up to you.

If you are interested in becoming a member of HCA, or just interested in helping, please contact our membership chairman, Phil Yunker, at P.O. box 127, Howe Indiana 46746.