Union City News


By Linda DeHaven

State Line Heritage Days is fast approaching and one of the new events is “Cookies and Canvas” with artist Carol Strock-Wasson as instructor. She will conduct two stroke by stroke classes, one on Wednesday afternoon, July 29 from 3 – 5 at the Art Hub, 215 N. Columbia St., Union City, Indiana, and also on Aug. 1, from 3-4 pm. Hurry and sign up now.

Space is limited. Call her at 937-459-6492 or email her at carol@strockwasson.com to register. Cost is $25 per person. No previous experience necessary, try this venture into the land of pastels with her, you will be glad you did! Registration closes July 25! Snacks, drinks and door prizes will be included.

The State Line Heritage Grand Parade will begin Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. Edith Clevenger is chairman and you can register by calling her at 765-964-7416. You can also register the day of the parade. So get out your wagon or truck and put on a banner to promote your business or event. It is much fun; you won’t want to miss it.

The main stage during State Line Heritage Days will have talent and music every night including karaoke preliminaries and finals on July 29; Jan and Becky and the Dance Connection will perform amazing dance on Friday night at 6:45 followed by Zach Day & Full Throttle at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 the Firehouse Band will perform (they are all originally from Union City and are an amazing group of people who just love to sing and play – great local talent) at 5 p.m. At 8 p.m. and 9:30 “The Bull Dogs” sponsored by Frank Miller Lumber will close out the entertainment on the Main State on Columbia Street for State Line Heritage Days. Rain location for Main Street Entertainment is at the Union City Community High School gymnasium on Walnut Street. Next week news report from Union City will include other events planned for this packed fun-filled State Line Heritage Days.

Don’t forget the Union City Arts Festival just around the corner Sept. 11-12. More information can be obtained at www.unioncityartsfestival.org. More about that later too.

The intern artists are planning and implementing painting murals, and you will see them around town during the festival. The Arts Depot with Vicki Vardaman has something going on at all times. This week is Arts with Kids. If you haven’t visited the Arts Depot lately, do stop by. The photography show is rapidly approaching too. Call Vicki at 765-964-7227 to find out more information.

This week the Union City, Indiana, Police Department has paired with Wesley United Methodist Church for a Cop Camp for younger children. You may see them around town with the policemen and others on the golf carts on parade. If you see a police office, tell them thank you. This is an effort to reach into the young minds at an early age. What a great effort by our police department.

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