24th Annual Safe Night Halloween at the Indiana State Fairgrounds

For the 24th consecutive year, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, along with dozens of community partners, are coming together to host Safe Night Halloween from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 31. Offering kids and parents a free, safe place to spend Halloween, the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center’s Safe Night Halloween is open to all children ages 12 and under who are accompanied by an adult. Parking and admission are free to all. This year, the event will be offered indoors at the 4-H Exhibit Hall on the northside of the Fairgrounds.

This annual event began as a community service for State Fairgrounds-area neighborhood families and, thanks to generous sponsors and donors to the Indiana State Fair Foundation, the event has provided a free, fun and safe Halloween to more than 60,000 area children since 1996.

2019 partners include:

  • Old National Bancorp
  • Urick Concessions
  • Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.
  • Sam’s Club #8168
  • Indiana Lions Foundation
  • North American Midway Entertainment
  • The Stations of Radio One
  • N.K. Hurst Company
  • LifeJourney Church
  • Indiana Lions Foundation
  • Keystone Business Association
  • Posh Coiffure Studios
  • SAFY of Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis Fire Department
  • Indiana State Police

Upon entering the Fairgrounds, please follow the directional signs to 4-H Exhibit Hall.

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Speedway’s 2019 Trunk or Treat to be Held at High School Oct. 26th

Speedway High School
5357 W. 25th St.
Speedway, Ind. 46224

Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Trunk or Treat, presented by Speedway Chamber of Commerce and B & W Plumbing, is an opportunity for kids to trick or treat safely and for local businesses to interact with the community.

Local businesses will pick a theme and decorate a car trunk or vehicle and distribute candy. Event organizers estimate more than 800 trick or treaters. B & W Plumbing will bring its haunted trailer.

Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the scariest trunk, most original trunk and fan favorite.

This event is free and open to the community. For more information, visit SpeedwayChamber.com.

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CANCELLED: Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween Edition

CANCELLED Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween Edition

White River State Park (WRSP), in partnership with RadioNOW, has canceled the final Yappy Hour event of the season, Yappy Hour Howl-O-Ween Edition scheduled for today, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.

Due to this week’s weather and conditions in Military Park, the park has opted to end the series for the season. The summer series will return in the late spring of 2020. Thank you for a wonderful season.

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Luke Bryan To Headline Firestone Legends Day Concert May 23 at IMS

Award-winning country music superstar Luke Bryan will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 23, the day before the 104th Indianapolis 500.

The concert, which also will feature additional acts to be announced, starts at 3:30 p.m..

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. (ET) Friday, Nov. 1 at IMS.com, by calling 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700, or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building. Fans can get early pre-sale access by joining the mailing list at IMS.com/LegendsDay .

General admission tickets start at just $35. A limited number of concert pit tickets are available starting at $75. For the first time in 2020, a limited number of tickets in a new temporary grandstand are available starting at $115, including concert pit access. A very limited supply of exclusive VIP platform tickets also is available for $250, including pit access, snacks, two complimentary drinks, and dedicated bars. Ticket prices will increase as the concert draws closer, so fans are encouraged to buy now.

All concert tickets include admission to the concert and all Legends Day activities that day at IMS, including autograph sessions with current and past Indianapolis 500 drivers, the 104th Indianapolis 500 public drivers meeting, historic race car laps and more.

“The Firestone Legends Day Concert continues to attract the top names in country music every year, and 2020 will be no exception with Luke Bryan headlining the show,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “Luke’s high-octane performances will charge up our fans for Race Weekend, and we know they’ll sing along with hit after hit. This show will be a perfect match for ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”

This will be Bryan’s second concert at IMS, and first in a decade. He performed as a rising young talent in the Pagoda Plaza on Brickyard 400 weekend in 2010. Since then, Bryan has emerged as one of the biggest stars in the history of country music.

SOURCE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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FYI: A Police V8 Hemi can Catch a 2002 Acura

Gary, Lake County – Early this morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Trooper William Carlson was sitting stationary on the inner shoulder eastbound on I-80/94 eastbound near Burr Street (6-mile marker).  Carlson was in a fully marked police car when he was able to use his speed timing device and clock the car at 116 miles-per-hour in a well posted 55 mile-per-hour speed zone.

The car, a 2002 Acura, began to increase his speed as Carlson pulled out to catch up with the vehicle.  The Acura sped up to 140 miles-per-hour, it began weaving in and out of traffic even though the traffic was light, and passed cars on the outside shoulder on two separate occasions.

The Acura finally came to stop at the 13.5-mile marker (Central Avenue) and the driver, Dino Lorenzo Gagliano, 20 of Dyer, was taken into custody.  Gagliano stated he was worried about his license but believed that State Police cars had V6 engines and was surprised when Trooper Carlson was able to catch up so quickly.

Gagliano was taken and incarcerated at the Lake County Jail in Crown Point.

Charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement-Level 6 Felony
  • Reckless Driving-Class B Misdemeanor
  • Driving with a Suspended License-infraction
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe Lane Movement
  • Failure to Signal Lane Changes

Assisting:  Sergeants Dan Avitia, Dwayne Dillahunty, Troopers Runyon, Rosillo and Beers, and Double T Towing

The picture is of the Acura, a photo of Gagliano may be obtained by contacting the Lake County Jail

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

[SOURCE: Indiana State Police]

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Wendy’s to Launch Breakfast in the U.S. in 2020

The Wendy’s Company announced plans today to launch its breakfast menu across the U.S. system in 2020. The menu features signature items including the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

The Wendy’s Company announced today that it plans to launch its breakfast menu, currently available in more than 300 restaurants, across the U.S. in 2020. The menu features signature items that takes the best of Wendy’s, from Applewood smoked bacon to the Frosty®, and creatively delivers them to fans for breakfast. Signature items include the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

The Wendy’s Company announced plans today to launch its breakfast menu across the U.S. system in 2020. The menu features signature items including the Breakfast Baconator®, Frosty-ccino, and Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit.

“Launching breakfast in our U.S. restaurants nationwide provides incredible growth opportunities,” said Todd Penegor, President and CEO of The Wendy’s Company. “We are well-positioned to pursue it. We believe we have the right team and structure in place, and we put Wendy’s fan favorites on our breakfast menu to set us apart from the competition.”

Wendy’s is Fast Food Done Right: your go-to for real, fresh, crave-able food that doesn’t cost a fortune and the new breakfast menu attests to that. To support its expansion into breakfast, the Company and its franchisees plan to hire approximately 20,000 crew members across the country. Individuals interested in providing high-quality experiences that match the high-quality Wendy’s food should visit careers.wendys.com or a local Wendy’s.

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2019 Brickyard 400 Race Day Schedule

SCHEDULE (All times local)

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open
  • 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: IMS Midway Opens
  • 10:35-11:20 a.m.: NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying
  • 11:30 a.m.: Track Walk
  • 12:30 p.m.: IMS Vintage Pace Car Lap
  • 12:48 p.m.: Military Salute Parade Lap
  • 12:50 p.m.: Driver “Brick Walk” Begins
  • 1:17 p.m.: VIP Introductions
  • 1:20 p.m.: Driver Intros and Track Lap
  • 1:48 p.m.: “God Bless America” – Callista Clark
  • 2:04 p.m.: Presentation of Colors
  • 2:04 p.m.: Invocation by Rev. Howard Brammer
  • 2:05 p.m.: National Anthem – Danielle Bradbery
  • 2:06 p.m.: Flyover, 2 A-10 Thunderbolt II Jets from the 122nd Fighter Wing from Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 2:07 p.m.: “Drivers, To Your Cars” – Brian Kelley & Tyler Hubbard, Florida Georgia Line
  • 2:11 p.m.: “Drivers, Start Your Engines” – Scott Borchetta, President and CEO, Big Machine Label Group.
  • 2:23 p.m.: Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard (160 Laps, 400 Miles). Honorary Starter is Mark Borchetta, Tenn South Distillery/Big Machine Vodka Executive Vice President.

TICKETS: General Admission, $40. Kids 15 and under are admitted free with an adult General Admission ticket holder. Reserved seat tickets start at $45. Flex tickets (GA access and first-come, first-serve access to A Stand, H Stand and Southwest Vista) start at $50.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN: Gate 1/1B/1B.1, Gate 2, Gate 3, Gate 4, Media Gate, Gate 6, Gate 7/7S/7 Vehicle, Gate 9/9A, Gate 10/10A, Gate 11A/11C, Gate 12

GENERAL ADMISSION STANDS OPEN: General Admission: Turn 2 Mounds, Turn 3 Mounds, Turn 4 Mounds, Backstretch Mounds, Backstretch Family Mounds

RESERVED STANDS: A Stand (Flex: Rows A-MM) A Penthouse, B Stand, B Penthouse, E Stand, E Penthouse, H Stand – Sections 13-24 (Flex: Rows A-FF), J Stand, Northeast Vista – Sections 1-25), Northwest Vista, Paddock – Sections 1-24, Paddock Box – Sections 1-40, Paddock Wheelchair, Paddock Penthouse – Sections 1-36, Southeast Vista, Southeast Vista Deck, Southwest Vista (Flex: Rows B-MM), South Terrace, South Terrace East, South Vista – Sections 1-5, South Vista Deck – Sections 1-4, Tower Terrace, Tower Terrace Wheelchair.

PARKING (Outside lots open at 7 a.m., Inside lots open at 8 a.m.): Public paid parking for NASCAR Race Day is available in Lot 1B, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Main Gate, Parcel B and Lot 6A. Limited free public parking will be available in Lot 7 (North 40). Prepaid parking is available in Turn 3, Turn 3 Front Row, Lot 8 and Hedge Row.

MUSEUM HOURS (8 a.m.-5 p.m.): Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for ages 6-15, with children under 5 free. Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. During events, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission fee or requires a ticket to get onto the grounds. This general admission fee or ticket price does not include admission to the Museum.

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2019 Indiana State Fair Preview

2019 Indiana State Fair food and circus preview featuring Bello Nock.

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Grandpa Beck’s Games at Gen Con 2019

Check out Grandpa Beck’s Games at Gen Con 2019 in Booth 2342 and online at https://www.grandpabecksgames.com/

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Joey Chestnut to Give Away New Sauces in Indy July 11th

World-champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut will host his official launch party, presented by Kroger in partnership with Downtown Indy, Inc., to unveil his new line of four sauces designed for wings, dipping and finishing. During the event, Chestnut will be on Monument Circle to take photos and autograph items. Attendees will receive sauce samples, free hot dogs and watch local celebrities compete in a wing-eating contest.

The high-quality, American-made sauce flavors include:

  • Nashville Hot Chicken
  • Creamy Green Hatch and Jalapeno
  • Orange Citrus Habanero
  • Sweet Sriracha Teriyaki

WHERE: Monument Circle (southwest quadrant), Indianapolis, Ind. 46204

WHEN: Thursday, July 11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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