Photographers Needed

The Celestine 175th is in need of volunteer photographers to document all events of our 175th and to deliver their pictures and video to our social media team. With so many events, we need several photographers! If you are interested and have professional camera gear and a little experience, email us at or contact Tony Buechler or Chad Schnell.


Bake Off

Free to enter! Adult Categories (age 15+) include Yeast Bread & Rolls, Cakes & Cupcakes, Cookies & Bars, and Pies. Kids’ Categories (ages 3-14) include Cakes & Cupcakes, Cookies & Bars. Entries must be made from scratch and include a short description (i.e. brownies with nuts). Judging will be based on appearance, flavor, and texture. All entries are to be turned in at the Celestine Elementary kitchen on Wednesday, June 27, between 5 and 8pm. Questions? Call Helen Beyke at (812) 678-2434.

German Families Coming

Plans are in progress in our Sister City of Wagshurst for 19 German guests to be with us for our 175th celebration. Thanks to those who have already responded, we may have enough host families. However, if anyone else is still considering offering to host several German guests, or if you have already offered and didn't hear back, please contact Dorothy Rasche. It would be good to have a few additional potential host families available. If you'd like to help in any way, please contact or 812-678-3001.

Like & Share on Facebook

It is a huge help to the community if, when you see the Celestine, Indiana, postings on Facebook, you would "like" them and share them with your friends. The more people who do that, the more people Facebook shows the update!

Bartenders Needed

If you are willing to bartend a shift at the fest and have your license, or are willing to get your license, please contact Ryan Hasenour at 812-630-4210.

Celestine History Book

Reports are needed about the tornado and other major events in the past 25 years. If you still want to include your historical family farm or a business in the community, it is time to get those in. Please contact Clara Fromme at (812) 639-9327 or email Order forms will be available for this history book, the 1993 history book, and the new “Beyond the Calendar” photo book on Legacy Night.

Senior King & Queen Contest

Any senior man or woman who is 75 or older from the community of Celestine is eligible. Nominations will be accepted from February 1 to March 31 by Alicia or Janice Betz,7721 E 100 S, Schnellville, IN 47580. You can drop them in the Church collection marked Senior King and Queen Contest, turned in at a Celestine 175th meeting, or emailed to The winner will be selected with $1 votes from the public, beginning in early April. Voting slips can be obtained at the entrances of St. Celestine Church, from the parish office, at Annette’s Hair Design by Annette Tuell, and at several events leading up to the celebration in June.

Celestine 175 Sponsors Wanted

We are seeking sponsors to help offset the costs of running a huge multiday festival. Profits will be reinvested into the community! We are extremely thankful for all of the wonderful business that support us on an annual basis with donations. Because we are taking the offerings of our fest to a new level to live up to the celebration Celestine’s 175h birthday deserves, we have established five different sponsorship levels, with the top two targeted to larger organizations.

PERSONAL SPONSORSHIPS ENCOURAGED: Given this is a milestone year, we have heard that many families would like the opportunity to contribute as a sponsor. As such, we share the following sponsorship levels and welcome participation at any level. If you are interested in being a personal or corporate sponsor please contact Joyce Hulsman at (812) 639-9441 or

Thanks in advance for any and all support!

* Diamond Sponsor -- $1,000.00+ - 8 meal tickets / 8 t-shirts (2 XL, 2 L, 2 M, 2 S) / 8 bracelets for kids’ inflatables
* Platinum Sponsor -- $500.00 - 4 meal tickets / 4 t-shirts (1 XL, 2 L, 1M) / 4 bracelets for kids’ inflatables * Gold Sponsor -- $250.00.
* Silver Sponsor -- $100.00.
* Bronze Sponsor -- $50.00

April Legacy Night - "Our Priests"

APRIL LEGACY NIGHT – “OUR PRIESTS”: St. Celestine Church will continue celebrating its 175 years on Sunday, April 22 with an event titled “Legacy Night: Our Priests.” The event will take place in church from 6:00 to 8:30pm. Dr. Mark Ginter will portray Celestine founder Fr. Joseph Kundeck. There will be presentations about the priests who have served the Church in the past along with details about those from the area who have become Priests. Also the mystery of the impostor Priest will be discussed!

Download the flyer here.