Community members enjoyed a festive time before the fireworks in Winamac on July 4, 2021, thanks to the efforts of members of the Pulaski County Tribe bringing together a variety of family-friendly opportunities. The festivities were held on the Winamac School Grounds. The event kicked off with the singing of the National Anthem by WCHS student Maddox Bucinksi, followed by a color salute conducted by local veterans from the VFW Winamac Post 1728 and Star City Lions Club.
The family-friendly, free-of-charge activities included face painting, a bounce house, balloon animals, craft projects, and games. Tasty treats were offered for purchase by Winamac Music Boosters, Round Barn Creamery, and Isis Theater. The community spirit was enjoyed and appreciated by those in attendance.
Being the first public event hosted by PCT, the group was unsure what to anticipate for attendance, but every member who helped organize the event stated they were more than pleased with the turnout. Positive exchanges took place throughout the evening by attendees of all ages. As the event concluded, participants were encouraged to find a spot to enjoy the fireworks display.
PCT is thankful for the partnership of Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac Edward Jones, Standard Industrial, Alliance Bank Indiana, Bethel Bible Church, and Fellowship Baptist Church. Without their participation, this event would not have been possible. The event is a good example of the great things that can happen when businesses, organizations, and community members work together.