Co-Chairmen of the Indian Summer Committee
To the Editor:
We would like to thank all the people who helped make Indian Summer Days in Howe possible this year; it was truly a team effort.
Our coordinators who generously gave of their time and talents: Roger Fenstermaker, Jim Kelly, Jim Parker, Jeff Schrader, and Mark Ulrich. And also thanks to Nina Merten for keeping us all on track.
Our sponsors who generously provided us with funding and services: Anderson Automotive LTD, Christmas Tree Memorial, Clean Earth Services, Farmers State Bank, Happiness Is Ice Cream, Howe Lions Club, Iannarelli's Italian Restaurant, JAG Mobile Solutions, Inc., LaGrange County REMC, LaGrange Publishing Company, Lima Elevator, Peoples Federal, Rogers Barber Shop, Stanner Insurance Service, The Gathering Place Restaurant, The Howe Restaurant, The Howe School, The Philomaths, Village View B&B, Westedge Novelties, Jeff Schrader, and a few who wish to remain anonymous.
The many volunteers who helped with preparations and during the event: Pam Loeber and her team who arranged for the Lima Alumni to participate as the Grand Marshals of our parade and for their tent and float – Andrea Andrews Thomason, Sally Ulrich, Karen Weiland, Ann Weiland, Judy Wise, Don Merten, Phil & Dorothy Yunker, Trish Boase, Deb Ulrich, and Denise Dilts; the ladies of the Philomath – Marge Malone, who conducted the tours of Howe and others Philomaths who added an old-fashioned feel to the air in their fancy garb; the Howe Lions Club, Pastor Dave Hughes and all those who helped during the parade; Ciara Sawyer who brought Chrissie the Skunk Woman to the parade; Dave Bricker, our announcer; Kent Andrews for his expertise with the sound system; Tom Smith and the Howe Community Association for their moral support; the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department; the LaGrange County Street Department.
A special thanks to all the vendors who participated in the event, we hope you will make plans to participate return next year.
And a great big “thank you” to the community for supporting this event and for making Howe a great place to call “Home.” We all learned a great deal and have already begun to make plans for the 2014 Indian Summer Days.