PREPPING AHEAD OF TIME: S. Whitley preparing for fall festivities

SOUTH WHITLEY — The planning of two popular events scheduled this fall in South Whitley took a step in the right direction Tuesday evening with the town council’s approval of street closures in the downtown area. Resident Ronda Sroufe, who organizes the annual car show, was in attendance and has requested street closure on Sept. 16 beginning at Columbia Street and continuing north on State Street to the railroad tracks for the car show. Car enthusiasts from the surrounding area participate in the annual event with approximately 110 entries last year.David Steinwald, who owns a new business in town called Muscle Madness, attended a February town council meeting and showed interest in organizing a carnival/parade in September which could possibly coincide with the car show.With lack of participation and time, council Vice President Bill Boggs is uncertain if an actual fall festival will take place this year and coincide with either event.The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on March 27.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the March 15 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.