Located halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fowler, Indiana became a media focal point during the Bears and Colts Super Bowl tailgating. This town of 2400 holds a Harvest Fest every fall. It was a beautiful Fall day for the short trip. Fields of windmills start appearing the closer we came. So great that Fowler is a progressive community. Our first view of Harvest Fest was of a huge bouncy house. The street was flooded with perfectly pitched tents bursting with hand made crafts, homemade jams (Blueberry Jam for me), Carnival food including the walking taco, collectibles, and local vendors. I stopped at the first book table, of course. I found one by the name, "Take a Little Thyme." Under that book, was another "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" By Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck. To my surprise it was a Volume One printed in October 1961. What a Fabulous find! It is now in my collection of treasured old cookbooks! The town was full of history and loaded with very friendly and fun people. From raffles and games to Bake Sales and a cake walk. Yes, you heard me correctly, a Cake Walk. The children couldn't contain their excitement and started to dance in the circle. I took a look at the tables of homemade prize cakes and joined in the fun. Here is how it works. Chalk Numbers 1-18 form a circle. Each ticket is a dollar (proceeds going to African Missions) the music starts and you walk until it stops. Choose your nearest number as your spot. One of the very entertaining DJ chooses a number. My lucky number... 9. Another Fabulous Find! Thanks Nina for the delicious butterscotch pecan coffee cake!
Another Fabulous Find...Fowler Theatre, as featured in the 2/16/2012 edition of USA Today. Renovating One of America's great old Landmark theatres. Fowler Theatre has continued renovations to restore it to period perfect Art Deco styling. The beautiful Marquis invites you into the metal art deco doors where a sign sits listing concession pricing. Drinks, Popcorn, and candy were all $1.00 each. Combo rate for children of $2.50. What a fun economical evening for a family! Next movie, "The Butler". The ladies were so very nice inviting me to take pictures and stating the theatre is operated by volunteers. Applause ladies! The interior was beautiful with soft neon blue and purple lighting and art deco styling in every detail. I was very impressed with this small community. Their pride, warm hospitality, progressive movement, teamwork and attention to detail made this a very fun afternoon.
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