WARSAW — Looking for something to do Friday evening? Come out to Warsaw’s First Friday and get back to the roots of Warsaw. The evening will center around the years between 1800 and 1900. Events will begin at 5 p.m. downtown and continue until 9 p.m.
The theme: “Back To Our Roots” will have some focus on the different churches in the county. This theme is part of the overall First Friday theme of “Decades of Change.”
The Circuit, a praise team band from Clunette United Methodist Church, will provide old time religion music and secular music for the enjoyment of those venturing downtown. The band will set up on the northwest corner of Center and Buffalo street.
Have hopes and dreams? New Life Christian Church will host a wish wall. Here those attending First Friday can write wishes, prayers or needs on a slip of paper and leave it at the wall. A separate area, or drop box, will be provided for those having more personal prayer requests.
Venture among the tents and booths to step back into time when rope was handmade and metal and iron items were forged by tradesmen. Watch a craftsman make rope and visit the blacksmith shop to see the skills used.
The City of Warsaw has partnered with Integra Certified Document Destruction, a Waste-Away Group, LTD Company, for a Community Shred Day. The document shredding will be available at the corner of Buffalo and Main with a pull off for document drop off. The city will also have the new garbage truck on display which has a wrap-around photo displays of the area. The document shredding will take place from 5-8 p.m.
Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice, Inc., Warsaw, will have a safe place for individuals to gather for conversations about death and dying at a Death Cafe with Bob Jarboe, spiritual counselor.
Of course there will be food and other vendors lining Center and Buffalo streets. Several different churches will have booths for mission trips and other fundraisers. More events are still being formulated and confirmed. Don’t be surprise if you see an old fashioned pig race.
Plans are also in the works to have a display of vintage vehicles made in Warsaw. This includes an Orn Sleigh, manufactured at the carriage and sleigh shop, located where the justice building now stands.
In case you missed the opportunity in March, The Kosciusko T-shirts — Polish Princess and Made In Kosciusko County With Polish Parts will be available to purchase.
Bring the family, your neighbors and meet friends in downtown Warsaw for an evening of nostalgia and fun.