NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, it was announced at the general meeting of the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce Monday, Aug. 10. Sponsored by the chamber the event will be held at the Mermaid Festival Grounds.
Presiding during the meeting was treasurer Stacey Cox. She noted the festival will feature an amazing array of inflatables for young and old alike as well as the traditional cake walk and vendors. The chamber will sell soup and ceramic bowls as well as hot dogs to finance the annual area children’s Christmas party Saturday, Nov. 21.
Also on tap is an obstacle race through the inflatables. Area businesses and organizations put together teams of four to compete in an obstacle race through the inflatables. Prizes of benefit to the groups fielding teams will be awarded to the winners.
Cox reported Dixie Day a big success with records for sales being set for some vendors and others selling out. Dixie Day 2016 will be held Saturday, July 30.
All members are encouraged to help with a shoe collection work evening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Tippecanoe Township Building. Shoes already collected will be counted and made ready for pick-up.
Those who wish to donate used shoes to the chamber fundraiser can drop them off at the American Legion Post 253, North Webster Community Center or the chamber office in the township building, 102 S. Morton St., before Aug. 18.
Nominations for chamber board positions will be accepted until the next meeting, Cox explained. Three positions need to be filled. Incumbents are Brenda Peterson, Lake City Bank; Jen Ducey, Tippecanoe Township; and Martha Stoelting, The Papers Inc.
Email the chamber [email protected] with the nominations or come to the next general meeting in September to nominate for the positions. Elections will be held at the October meeting.
August business of the month is Up Your Alley noted Cox. It is owned by Ashley Ward, who has donated much time to chamber projects. She is moving the business from Sidney to Syracuse. It features consignment furniture and household items.
Due to a lack of responses to the survey about how the chamber may better serve its members, it will be emailed again. Please fill in the questions and return to give the chamber guidance.
Items for the North Webster chamber newsletter can be submitted to [email protected] An editor is also being sought. If interested, email to the same address.
The next general meeting will be held noon Monday, Sept. 14, North Webster American Legion Post 253, 756 S. SR 13.