Posts by Tara Kritzer

Santa House

Visit with Santa at the Santa House beginning December 7th, located on North Main in the Fox Purlee Wealth Management plaza. Click on the December Events calendar for hours. Thank you to our Sponsors: Fox Purlee Wealth Management, Ivy Tech Community College, Salem Title Corp, Steve & Garilou Crane, Ace Hardware of Salem, Mosier Family…

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Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 7th at 5pm. The Parade will travel down North Main from Cheddar Depot to the Courthouse Square. Bring the kids to visit with Santa at the Santa House on South Main to tell him all their Christmas wishes!

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Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 7th from 1pm-4pm around the Courthouse Square. Stop by the Chamber booth in front of Salem Apothecary and get your bag and list of participating businesses for $5. Visit those businesses and get your bag filled with delicious cookies and get some Christmas shopping done too!

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There’s No Place Like Home

By Tiffany Cooke Last week, I walked into my Alma Mater – Salem High School – for the first time in a long time. I had to go to the office to pick up some scholarships materials to send to my college. I wasn’t looking forward to it. Orientation happenings filled the streets and the…

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A Place to Find This, That, and Everything In-between

By Tiffany Cooke Inside Nana’s This N That, antiques, collectibles, furniture, trinkets, dishes, handmade items, and everything in-between line the shelves. Tina Lee describes the shopping experience in her story like that of a treasure hunt. Lee, who opened the shop on May 8, was inspired to go into business by two things – history…

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A Lunch Break Together: July’s Chamber Luncheon

By Tiffany Cooke Over 40 chamber members took their lunch break together for the monthly luncheon on July 25 in the Washington County Awareness building. Catered by Shady Patch, attendees had their choice of pasta, with sides of bread, salad, and green beans. After filling up on the main course, members could grab their dessert…

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Truth, Hope, and Help for Local Parents

By Tiffany Cooke Choices Life Resource Center, formerly CARE Pregnancy Center, provides direction with compassion, according to their mission statement. Care Pregnancy Center adopted their new name of operation at the start of 2019, but did not abandon their purpose – first, to save lives for “now and eternity”, and to educate, counsel, and deliver…

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Pekin’s Parade: Patriotic Celebrations and Friendly Reunions

By Tiffany Cooke With any Fourth of July event, one can expect – at the least – fireworks and a parade. Pekin, IN makes no exception to this, keeping up old traditions at the Pekin Fourth of July Celebration. At 8 a.m. on July 4, decorated floats and patriotic residents gathered in Eastern High School’s…

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