Rescheduled Taste event set Friday

Monday, October 1, 2018

After the remnants of Hurricane Gordon forced the postponement of the Taste of Putnam County and September’s First Friday event, activities were rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 5.

Organizers are hopeful that the return of warmer weather signals good things for the postponed event.

The partnership between the annual Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce event with the monthly event presented by Main Street Greencastle will take place in downtown Greencastle from 6-9 p.m.

Taste of Putnam County is an opportunity to taste the wares of more than two dozen local restaurants and vendors in one location.

Tickets are available from the Chamber for $1 each and then used as money to buy from each vendor.

Some of the local businesses taking part in the Taste include Almost Home, 3 B Bakery, Bon Appetit, Bridges Craft Pizza & Wine Bar, Charlie’s, Completely Nuts and Candy, Eitel’s & Co. Florist, Family Support Services, Fluttering Duck, Full Quiver Bakery, Hatchet House BBQ, Koni-Ice, McDonald’s, Moore’s Bar and Grill, Myers’ Market, Putnam County Hospital, Putnam Inn Family Restaurant, Tap House 24, Wasser Brewing Company, Mill Pond Health Campus, Farm A Foodicals, Starbucks, Scoops, Blessed Hands Bakery, Hopwood Cellars Winery, Silver Lady Saloon and more.

Additionally, Big Bounce Fun House will be there for kids to enjoy and Hometown Dental and Kirsch Family Dentistry will be at the Taste with fun games for the kids to play.

Besides Taste of Putnam County, a couple of special events are on the docket for the October event.

Main Street will sponsor a dunk tank featuring elected officials and those seeking office in October. Constituents will have a shot at dunking Rick Woodall, Kim Fidler, Russell Harvey, Tracy Bridges and Beau Baird, among others.

For $5, participants will get three chances to dump these politicians in the cold water of the tank freshly filled by the Greencastle Fire Department.

Also special for October is the Putt Putnam County event, presented by CastleMakers and featuring putt-putt holes designed by participants in CastleMakers programs.

The October First Friday is sponsored by Prime Real Estate and North Salem State Bank.

In honor of the season, Eric Wolfe and the team at Prime Real Estate will be giving away pumpkins at their Franklin Street office.

Vendors will be set up on the north and east sides of the Putnam County Courthouse, as well as on South Indiana Street between Washington and Walnut streets.

Myers’ 5 East will also again be hosting Game On, which includes a lesson, music, games and activities.

Kids can be registered in advance at or at the door if there are spots remaining. Due to space it is limited to 50 kids per time slot.

Children will need to be signed in and out. Kids in first through fourth grades are welcome.

As always, one of the main attractions of First Friday will be the music, with five bands playing three different venues.

War Radio will play the North Courthouse Stage at 6 p.m., followed by Suter & Fouch at 9 p.m.

Legend Puncher will play at Wasser at 7 p.m. with Flatland Harmony Experiment following at 8 p.m.

On South Indiana Street, South Bound 69 will play from 7-11 p.m.

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