S.W. festival, events celebrate and help others

Mark your calendar and make plans to spend all day Saturday in South Whitley, as three fun-filled events are planned that offer something for the entire family to enjoy.The South Whitley Fall Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the annual bed race scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, beginning at the stoplight on the corner of State and Columbia streets and continuing north on State Street. Other events include a parade, talent show, corn hole tourney, car show, greased watermelon race, bingo, amusement rides, a 5-K run and music concerts. Schedules are available at various businesses throughout the community, or visit www.southwhitleyfallfestival.com for more detailed information.Plow DayStep away from the festivities in town and head south on state Route 105 approximately three miles to Steve and Beth Ann Sickafoose’s farm for the fifth annual Plow Day. The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday with horse teams plowing more than 150 acres of wheat stubble, along with horse-drawn rides to the field. Other activities include craft demonstrations, Amish apple butter/apple cider making, pony rides, games for children, and lunch served at noon. Donations will go to three-year old Emma Hindbaugh, who is battling rhabdomyosarcoma, and Leah Schwartz, who has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes I, and has asthma. For more information, contact Steve and Beth Ann Sickafoose at 723-4762 or Don and Christine King at 723-4378.Dewy’s RunIf poker is your game, plan on participating in the second annual Dewy’s Run, with registration at the Cleveland Township Fire Department at 9 a.m. The run is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Beginning and ending at the CTFD, the classic poker run will include three stops and a check-in deadline, with $50 to the winning hand. This year’s recipient is Adam Schrader, who is a reserve deputy for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. In March, Schrader was in a crash while he responded to a late-night emergency call.He suffered several injuries, including a skull fracture. For more information on the poker run, go to www.dewysrun.yolasite.com, or pick up flyers at the CTFD in front of the building.