City of Huntingburg Hosting a “Stellarbration”

Huntingburg 2014 Stellar Communities Desginee

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will be in Huntingburg on Friday, August 22 for a “Stellarbration” to recognize the city’s recent Stellar Communities designation. The “Stellarbration” will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Market Street, located behind Old Town Hall.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a 2014 Stellar Communities designee, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the community,” says Mayor Denny Spinner. “I invite everyone to attend the ‘Stellarbration’ to help us celebrate this historic moment in Huntingburg’s history.”

Market Street will be closed during the celebration. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rachel Steckler, Director of Communication & Community Development at 683-2211 or by email at rsteckler@huntingburg-in.gov.

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Dubois County Film Commission Announces Call Out for Film Festival Entries

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The Little Hollywood of the Midwest, Huntingburg, Indiana, is hosting the first annual Southwest Indiana Film Fest October 17 and 18.

First time filmmakers, seasoned professionals, and even YouTube video enthusiasts are all welcome to enter. Just head to www.filmduboiscounty.com, fill out the entry form, submit it with your entry fee, get your film requirements, and start filming.

The Commission is not looking for short films you’ve already created for this festival. Rather, it is seeking original, 5-minute short films (plus 1 minute of credits) specifically for this exciting event.

Once an entry form is received with entry fee attached, each filmmaker/team will be assigned a particular genre (horror/sci-fi, drama, or comedy), and be required to include specific elements in each entry. For example, films must include three distinct Dubois County landmarks (options will be provided to assist you), and 30% of your film’s final run time must be culled from footage shot utilizing these identifiable locations. The final requirement is that you must include the line “Only in Dubois County” spoken or shown visually at some point in your film and not in the title or credits.

Once you have your project together, visit Dubois County and make your short film! More details on this and other requirements are included in the entry form/information available on the SWIFF website at: www.filmduboiscounty.com

Entry fees are due at the time you register for the festival, and there are two different levels for entry, $150 entry fee for the pro division and $50 for the amateur division. All entries must be receive by September 15 with films due by September 30. No films entries will be accepted after this deadline, and registration fees are nonrefundable.

On Friday, October 17, there will be an opening night gathering for all filmmakers and special guests, including TBA festivities and door prizes. All day Saturday, October 18, there will be screenings of the film entries, as well as seminars, workshops, lectures, Q&As, demonstrations, and more, presented by special guests. These will include various filmmaking topics and trends. That evening there will be an awards ceremony with prizes.

To kick off this first film fest, great prizes like a Blackmagic camera, a GoPro camera package, cash, and more are being offered! Get creative and film something great! The DUBOIS COUNTY FILM COMMISSION looks forward to viewing your films and seeing you at SWIFF!

Hollywood has recognized Dubois County as a great place to make movies. Besides several independent films, two feature films – “A League of Their Own” and “Hard Rain” – and an HBO special have been filmed in Dubois County. Plus, Jasper, Indiana, has been featured in the hit TV show “Revolution” and is the model for the city featured in “The Middle”.

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TRI-CAP OFFERS FREE FLU SHOTS

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Dubois County, August 18, 2014: TRI-CAP is partnering with local Walgreens stores to offer free flu shot clinics at each TRI-CAP location.  Flu shots will be provided for anyone in need.  Please bring your insurance information.  If you are uninsured, we will have someone available to assist you.  Ages 7-10 can be vaccinated with a doctor’s prescription and ages 11+ can be vaccinated with parental consent.  People should be vaccinated against the flu once each year.  An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances of getting the flu and spreading it to others.  Getting vaccinated is a great way to try to prevent future doctor visits during flu season.

Date, time, and location of offices hosting clinics are listed below:

  • September 16  10-1 EDST     Petersburg     809 E Illinois St      Full Service Site
  • September 16  3-5 EDST      Jasper           607 Third Ave        Full Service Site
  • September 18  10-12 CDST  Newburgh      3300 Tower Dr      Head Start Center
  • September 18   2-4 CDST        Evansville    727 John St        Health Clinic
  • September 18   3-5 EDST      Huntingburg  310 N Van Buren St      Stork Place
  • September 24   10-12 CDST Tennyson        114 East Oak St       Head Start Center
  • September 24   3-5 CDST      Boonville        499 W State Road 62  Full Service Site                        

Questions can be directed to Terri Sokeland at 812.354.8721.

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Huntingburg Receives Stellar Designation

Those in picture (Left to Right) Phil Ahrens, Corey Menke, Rachel Stecker, Alex Blackgrove, Mayor Denny Spinner, Cathy Young, Ind. State Rep. Lloyd Arnold, Jane Hendrickson, John Mundy, Nick Stevens and Vickie Lewis

Those in picture (Left to Right) Phil Ahrens, Corey Menke, Rachel Stecker, Alex Blackgrove, Mayor Denny Spinner, Cathy Young, Ind. State Rep. Lloyd Arnold, Jane Hendrickson, John Mundy, Nick Stevens and Vickie Lewis

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced today at the Indiana State Fair the City of Huntingburg’s designation as a Stellar Community. After submitting a letter of interest on February 19, the city was informed March 19 that it was one of six finalists for the program.

“We are honored to be designated as a Stellar Community by the State of Indiana,” says Mayor Denny Spinner. “The plan we put together is something that will benefit Huntingburg for years to come. We are grateful to those who specifically contributed, as well as the entire community, for all of their input and support during this process.”

The city submitted a detailed strategic investment plan to the Stellar Committee on June 6 and hosted a site visit, which included a presentation and tour of Huntingburg, on July 9.

For more information, please contact Rachel Steckler, Director of Communication & Community Development, at 309-4684 or by email at rsteckler@huntingburg-in.gov.

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Huntingburg Chamber 21st Annual Golf Outing

It is time to tee up for a hole-in-one once again at the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce’s 21st Annual Golf Scramble.

We would like to invite you to take part in a day of networking and fun with other Chamber members, Business and Community Leaders. The four-person scramble will be held at the Huntingburg Country Club on Thursday, October 2, 2014.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Groups may participate at a gold, silver, or bronze sponsorship level. The Platinum Sponsorship is $550 and will provide for two (2) team entries in the scramble, recognition as a Platinum Sponsor and lunch for all team members prior to the event. The Gold Sponsorship is $350, providing for one team entry in the scramble, recognition as a Gold Sponsor and lunch.  Smaller businesses who are unable to fill an entire team may sponsor a person at $75 each and be recognized as a Silver Sponsor with lunch being provided to the player. Being a $100 cash donor allows your business to be a hole sponsor and also receives lunch for two before scramble begins.  The chamber is also looking for donations for gifts and prizes.

The Scramble is limited to the first 14 teams registered. In order to secure your reservations, please contact Nick Stevens at (812) 683-5699 by September 30th or by returning the attached form to the Chamber Office.

In addition to an opportunity to have a great time by networking with other businesses in the area, this is an important fund-raiser for the Chamber and your participation is appreciated.

Print Friendly: 2014 Golf Tourney Entry Form

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Grand Opening of Serendipity Fibers

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The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand opening of Serendipity Fibers.

On Friday, August 8, 2014, Chamber Member, Serendipity Fibers will celebrate the opening of their location at 314 E 4th Street, Huntingburg IN, 47542. The Grand Opening Celebration will be at 10:00am.

Come see Huntingburg’s Newest Business, meet the owner Melissa Pleiss and manager Beverly Pliess (Melissa’s Mom) at Serendipity Fibers and see everything they have to offer.  You can find more information about Serendipity Fibers by searching “Serendipity Fibers” on Facebook.

Background information about Serendipity Fibers and the building: Serendipity Fibers isn’t just for those involved in needle arts and crafts. Melissa will be bringing hand-made items every day for those who love the look but don’t have the time. They will also be starting group classes in January and can give one on one lessons beforehand if someone is interested. Serendipity Fibers is located the old Walter F. Bretz Storeroom refrigerated locker building, which property owner Joe Helming and his company Helming Bros have done a remarkable work bringing this building to it former glory.

Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Mission: The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce shall be a leader in providing a progressive environment for promoting business opportunities and the quality of life in Huntingburg and the surrounding community.

 

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