Winter like weather, including an occasional rain shower mixed with snow, didn’t keep people from bundling up in winter clothing and visiting the Fall Festival in Winona Lake Saturday.
Events took place on Canal Street and Auditorium Boulevard. The festival was a joint effort between the Winona Lake Parks Department and the Village at Winona Lake.
Jaguars, MGs and Triumphs were displayed along Canal Street in the Eighth British Car Show.
All ages participated in pumpkin painting and carving, enjoyed hayrides, drinking hot cider and visiting the village shops.
Joe Justice, Fort Wayne, provided musical entertainment under the gazebo, playing all types of music, but focusing on those songs popular from the ’60s and ’70s.
Among the festival participants was the Winona Lake Limitless Park Committee, complete with architect renderings of the new park and fundraising T-shirts.
Erin Porter, Winona Lake Limitless Park committee chair, and several other committee members were on hand to answer questions and accept donations.
Porter stated there has been a lot of success on raising funds for the park, but there is a long way to go.
The splash pad portion of the park has been funded and the pump building is under construction. A foundation for a year around restroom has been installed, but funding is still needed to complete the restrooms and the remainder of the park.
The park will include a universal playground and shaded areas for all ages and abilities.
The project will cost $1.5 million with approximately $733,000 received in donations thus far. The project is being funded through private donations and grants and all donations are tax-deductible.
Individuals can learn more by visiting www.winonalake.net/limitlesspark.htm