Streetfest 2019 Celebration Wrap Up Meeting

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Please join us on Thursday, August 8th at 7pm at Happy Hour Sports Bar & Grill basement for the Streetfest 2019 wrap up & celebration meeting. We ask someone from all areas of the fest attend to give a brief report on what went great and what needs noted to be improved for Streetfest 2020. Free food and drink will be provided! If you want to get involved with helping plan the fest for 2020 this would be a great meeting to attend and step up to help keep this amazing fest going!

Super 5K Full Results

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Here are the full results for the Super 5K Run/Walk. Thanks to all who came out to run this hilly race! This wasn't your normal 5K, it was a Super 5K!

1 Adam Gilbert

22:10.9

2 Kade Vogler

23:52.9

3 Pierce Brinkman

24:09.4

4 Dylan Bland

24:56.9

5 Eli Betz

25:33.4

6 Taylor Schepers

26:54.5

7 Trevor Buechler

27:04.5

8 Luke Schepers

28:05.7

9 Preston Brinkman

28:26.6

10 Rachel Reckelhoff

28:28.8

11 Jordan Schweikarth

28:39.0

12 Bill Schepers

29:06.6

13 Glen Schepers

29:38.4

14 Paige Wildman

29:58.6

15 Kurt Voelkel

30:38.9

16 Phil Schroering

31:17.4

17 Shelby Livingston

31:19.9

18 Chase Wildman

31:55.7

19 Jennifer Schepers

32:12.9

20 Connor Schepers

32:18.9

21 Michael Hasenour

32:34.4

22 Peyton Betz

32:48.0

23 Zachary Betz

35:40.5

24 Ryan Wineinger

35:41.3

25 Denise Buechler

37:51.5

26 Cassidy Riecker

38:14.0

27 Andres Schroeder

38:20.3

28 Andrea Cole

38:41.0

29 Tony Foltz

40:10.8

30 Camden Cole

40:15.9

31 Lisa Schroeder

40:34.2

32 Gary Bair

40:58.1

33 Melissa Allen

41:44.0

34 Emma Schroering

41:48.2

35 Andrea Rickelman

43:50.5

36 Jared Schroering

46:39.6

37 Kelly Tretter

47:51.1

38 Amanda Steckler

55:27.5

39 Emily Fleck

55:28.4

40 Blakney Verkamp

56:33.4

41 Brogan Parker

56:33.8

42 Cecilia Freyberger

56:50.7

43 Janell Pfau

57:09.4

44 Lindsey Linne

57:30.1

45 Alicia Betz

57:31.7

46 Janice Betz

57:41.8

47 Abby Bretz

57:49.6

48 Abbey Bieker

1:02:26.2

49 Kati Schroeder

1:02:27.3

50 Addison Pfaff

1:04:22.3

51 Dana Pfaff

1:04:25.4

52 Diane Knies

1:07:12.0

53 Sheila Blanchard

1:07:12.4

54 John Cox

1:07:46.3

55 Kara Dorsam

1:07:47.3

56 Leah Weyer

1:07:48.7

57 Rhonda Oser

1:07:49.0

58 Lydia Hauser

1:07:49.5

59 Kelly Hauser

1:08:07.8

60 Robyn Nordhoff

1:08:34.5

61 Kristen Prechtel

1:12:52.0

62 Tia Wehr

1:12:52.9

62 Megan Lueken

1:12:52.9

Super 5K Winners List

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Thanks to all who came out the Super 5K Run/Walk this morning. The winners list is posted below, and full results will be made available when all results are sorted.

Top 3 Overall Male Finishers

1. Adam Gilbert

2. Kade Vogler

3. Pierce Brinkman

Top 3 Overall Female Finishers

1. Rachel Reckelhoff

2. Jordan Schweikarth

3. Shelby Livingston

Male Ages 0-14

1. Chase Wildman

2. Peyton Betz

Male Ages 15-19

1. Dylan Bland

2. Trevor Buechler

Male Ages 20-29

1. Eli Betz

2. Taylor Schepers

Male Ages 30-39

1. Ryan Wineinger

2. Jared Schroering

Male Ages 40-49

1. Andres Schoeder

Male Ages 50-59

1. Glen Schepers

2. Phil Schroering

Male Ages 60+

1. Kurt Voekel

2. Gary Bair

Female Ages 0-14

1. Paige Wildman

2. Cassidy Riecker

Female Ages 20-29

1. Jennifer Schepers

2. Amanda Steckler

Female Ages 30-39

1. Andrea Cole

2. Lisa Schroeder

Female Ages 40-49

1. Denise Buechler

2. Mellissa Allen

Female Ages 50-59

1. Janice Betz

Female Ages 60+

1. Diane Knies

Streetfest 2019 Herald Article

Check out this article from the Dubois County Herald about the Streetfest

https://duboiscountyherald.com/b/streetfest-a-party-to-build-community

Streetfest a party to build community

June 28, 2019

By CANDY NEAL

cneal@dcherald.com

CELESTINE — This year’s Celestine Streetfest will be a one-day event Saturday, and the day is jampacked.

“This year’s fest is built on four F’s,” said event co-organizer Tony Buechler. “It’s about fun. There’s a lot of food. There’s fundraising going on. And there are plenty of free events.”

The fest is bringing the essence of Indiana native John Cougar Mellencamp to the area. Chicago-based tribute band MellenCougar will perform for three and a half hours, starting at 7 p.m. Two of those hours will be of songs made famous by the Indiana rocker; the other hour and a half will be 1970s and 80s rock music.

Two former members of Mellencamp’s band, Toby Myers and Moe Z MD, will play with MellenCougar at the fest. Toby Myers joined Mellencamp’s band upon the release of Mellencamp’s 1982 Album “American Fool” and stayed until 1998. Moe Z MD was with the band from 1996 through 2002, when he left to join The Wallflowers.

“They miss it,” Buechler said. “They wanted to be a part of performing because they miss being with the band and doing the music. We are lucky to have them joining MellenCougar for this performance.”

Also, Mellencamp’s first cousin, Bobby Clark of Boonville, will also perform with MellenCougar. He will sing “Grandview,” the song he wrote that Mellencamp recorded with country music artist Martina McBride and made the song the lead single for his 2017 album, “Sad Clowns and Hillbillies.”

“These three guests will add more authenticity to the show,” Buechler said.

Buechler said last year’s multi-day celebration of Celestine’s 175h anniversary was massive. “We were blessed with how many people came out and we had an incredible amount of volunteers,” he said. “We raised a lot of money that was given out to service organizations in the community.”

But it was a lot of work for the community, he said.

“This time, we want to make sure we have opportunities for the Celestine people to have a lot of fun this year,” Buechler said. “Last year, while everyone enjoyed themselves, they worked.”

The Good Time Games event, from 5 to 7 p.m., and the community scavenger hunt, at 1 p.m. were created specifically for family and friends who meet at the fest.

“The Celestine Streetfest really is a reunion for the community of Celestine,” Buechler said. “A lot of people who grew up here or went to school here, come back for the Streetfest. It’s an opportunity to see relatives and friends and neighbors and classmates.”

At the Good Time Games, groups of five people will participate in TV game-show-like events. “It will be things that a 6-year-old can do and an 86-year-old can do,” Buechler said. Local radio personality Ty Hunter will host the games.

The community scavenger hunt will have four to six people working together to get photo documentation at the fest, using their cellphones, of the items on a list that will be given to them.

Both events are free to participate in, and prizes will be given out.

Two other features that are new for the fest this year are a bungee trampoline jumper and mechanical bull. There are weight restrictions, but the activities are open to anyone for a $5 fee per turn.

“These are fun activities, and very memorable,” Buechler said. “You’ll remember all year that you did that. It’s all-ages fun, and aimed at kids.”

Festival organizers will also publicly recognize Donnie Sander, who started getting people together 10 years ago to create a festival that would ultimately build to celebrate the community’s 175th anniversary.

“The Streetfest, until this year, was all about building to the 175th. It was about the community coming together to build a party,” Buechler said. “Now, the Streetfest is going to flip. Now, it’s going to be party we put on every year to build the community.”

The proceeds of the fest will be given in the fall to the six main organizations in the community, Buechler said. Those are the Celestine Community Club, the Celestine Park, the Celestine Volunteer Fire Department, the Knights of Columbus, the Celestine Parent-Teacher Organization and St. Isidore Parish.

Streetfest schedule

8 a.m. Car Show at Celestine Park (registration until noon; awards at 2:30 p.m.); tractor Show; “Super” 5K Run/Walk to start in front of elementary school

9 a.m. Free Kids Fun Run to start at St. Celestine Carport

10 a.m. Hamburger stand, bungee trampoline jumper (until 2 p.m.), kids booths, kids zone and kids inflatables open

10:30 a.m. Kids races start under the big tent (signups at 10 a.m.)

11 a.m. Dubois County Country Cloggers on the main stage

Noon Sheephead tourney at the west tent (signups at 11:30 a.m.); German beer garden opens

1 p.m. Community scavenger hunt

3 p.m. Cornhole tourney (signups at 2 p.m.)

4 p.m. Meal stand opens; mass at St. Celestine Catholic Church

5 p.m. Good Time games in front of the main stage; 240-Wheel & 1⁄2 Pot; bungee trampoline jumper (until 9 p.m.)

6 p.m. mechanical bull (until 11 p.m.)

7 p.m. MellenCougar performs until 10:30 p.m.

10:30 p.m. Party with DJ music by Boogie Tunes

*Unless noted, activities are on the grounds of St. Celestine Catholic Church.

Streetfest 2019 Map

Here is the map for Streetfest 2019. The map shows where everything in the fest will be located, including where parking will be. Included below is an interactive version where you can drag it and zoom in and out.

Good Time Games

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Get in on the fun at Streetfest 2019 and take a chance at being the first champion of the Good Time Games competition! Five person teams will compete in front of the main stage in a variety of quick family reunion style games.

5 people of all ages per team. No registration fee and cash prizes will be awarded. Registration will begin at 4:30 PM and the games begin at 5:00 PM. Game played include nut stacker, baby rattle, cup stacker, suck it up, chocolate unicorn, tissue pull, puddle jumper, egg race, and flippy cup. Preregister your team with Sherry Schnell (csschnell@live.com) or call Joni Hopf (812-661-0838)

Help Needed For Streetfest 2019

We are still in need of a great deal of volunteer help at the fest. PLEASE STEP UP and help make our fest great! We really need every person in the community to help in some way at this great event. Here are the biggest areas of need along with the point person to contact if you can help! 
Kids Games - Ashley Meyer - 812-630-4342 - (This is a great opportunity for the youth to help.)
240 Wheel - Larry Schepers 812-678-4807 - (Must be at least 18 years of age to help.)
Hamburger Stand - Charlie Glendenning - 812-389-2825
Dinner Stand - Allen Thewes - 812-630-8890

Setup Work Sessions - Work sessions at 6pm on Wed, June 26; Thurs, June 27; and any remaining preparations on Fri, June 28. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and encouraged to help. We will need a big crew to set up all of the stands, tables, fence, stage, tents, parking, signage, etc. Food and drinks will be provided.

Items We Need:
Pop Up Tents - We need a number of tents of all sizes - Contact Tony Buechler 812-827-8430

Big Electric Fans - We would like to borrow as many big fans as possible for under the tents - Contact Tony Buechler

ATVs - We need a few ATVs for use during the fest to move people and materials around - Contact Tony Buechler

2019 finds Celestine Streetfest pivoting from the community building a party, to a party building a community through bringing people to work and play together, while also raising funds for the community! We want to make a profit, we want to have a lot of community fun, and we want to develop leaders and workers for various groups of the community. Streetfest is an important event for developing pride and unity in the community. We NEED EVERYONE to be involved and feel like they have partial ownership in the event.

Profits from Streetfest 2019 will be granted out to Community of Celestine Inc, Celestine Community Club, Celestine Park, Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council, Celestine Volunteer Fire Department, Celestine Elementary Parent Teacher Organization and St. Isidore Parish.

May Streetfest 2019 Newsletter

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STREETFEST 2019 - MAY NEWSLETTER

STREETFEST 2019 GOALS
2019 finds Celestine Streetfest pivoting from the community building a party, to a party building a community through bringing people to work and play together, while also raising funds for the community! We want to make a profit, we want to have a lot of community fun, and we want to develop leaders and workers for various groups of the community. Streetfest is an important event for developing pride and unity in the community. We want everyone to be involved and feel like they have partial ownership in the event.

STREETFEST 2019 PROFITS
Profits from Streetfest 2019 will be granted out to Community of Celestine Inc, Celestine Community Club, Celestine Park, Good Shepherd of the Hills Knights of Columbus Council, Celestine Volunteer Fire Department, Celestine Elementary Parent Teacher Organization and St. Isidore Parish.

STREETFEST 2019 HIGHLIGHTS
This year’s one-day Streetfest will be packed with events, food, and fun for all ages! It will be held again on the grounds of St. Celestine Church. View the complete schedule at CelestineIndiana.com or watch for flyers at local business or in the church carport entrance.

  • Live Music by MellenCougar from Chicago - John Mellencamp tribute band plus 70s and 80s rock classics, featuring special guests Toby Myers & Moe Z M.D. —former John Mellencamp band members—and Singer/Songwriter Bobby Clark (co-writer of John Mellencamp’s most recent hit single “Grandview.”)

  • Kegs & Corks - local craft beer and wine tasting festival

  • Kids’ Zone - Featuring bungee trampoline jumper rides, inflatables, races, games and more!

  • Mechanical Bull rides for young and young at heart

  • Community Games & Competitions at the main stage

  • Community Scavenger Hunt

  • “Super 5K” Race (4 miles) plus free Kids’ Fun Run

  • Car Show at Celestine Park

  • Beer Garden - Including party music by Boogie Tunes

  • Amazing Food Stands - Including Celestine Fried Chicken!

  • 240 Wheel and ½ Pot Fundraisers

  • Dubois County’s biggest Game of Rock, Paper, Scissors

  • Tractor Show, Sheephead Tourney, Cornhole Tourney, Dubois County Country Cloggers and more!

WE NEED HELP!
Here are a number of areas for which we need help for this year’s fest along with the point person to contact if you can help! We really can use every person in the community to help in some way at this great event!

  • Hamburger Stand - Coordinated by Good Shepherd of the Hills K of C - Contact Charlie Glendenning - 812-389-2825

  • Dinner Stand - Coordinated by Celestine Park - Contact Allen Thewes - 812-630-8890

  • Beer Garden - Coordinated by Celestine Community Club - Contact Ryan Hasenour - 812-630-4210

  • Kids Zone - Coordinated by Celestine PTO - Contact Ashley Meyer - 812-630-4342

  • 240 Wheel - Running from 5 to 7pm in two 1-hour shifts - we need sellers and clerical people - Contact Larry Schepers 812-678-4807

  • Setup Help - Work sessions at 6pm on Wed, June 26; Thurs, June 27; and any remaining preparations on Fri, June 28. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and encouraged to help. We will need a big crew to set up all of the stands, tables, fence, stage, tents, parking, signage, etc. Food and drinks will be provided.

  • Fest Day of Trash Collection - We need a point person and volunteers for shifts throughout the day - Contact Marc Lampert 812-639-0428

  • Sunday Cleanup - We need a point person and volunteers Sunday morning and afternoon to help clean up the grounds- Contact Marc Lampert 812-639-0428

  • Rental Items - We need a few people to collect and return rental and borrowed items - Contact Tony Buechler 812-827-8430

  • Pop Up Tents - We need a number of tents of all sizes -Contact Tony Buechler 812-827-8430

  • Big Electric Fans - We would like to borrow as many big fans as possible for under the tents - Contact Tony Buechler 812-827-8430

  • Leaf Vacuums - The 240 wheel will produce a number of tickets that will make it to the ground. We will need to vacuum/sweep them up. Some leaf vacuums coupled with leaf blowers would help - Contact Tony Buechler 812-827-8430

  • ATVs - We need a few ATVs for use during the fest to move people and materials around - Contact Tony Buechler

AIR CONDITIONED DINING
NEW for 2019: The St. Celestine Dining Hall will be open at 4pm. Diners can pick up their food and drinks at the main stands and then enjoy eating in the Dining Hall. The doors will be open on the upper level to use the elevator for access to the lower level.

CAR SHOW
The flyer is up on CelestineIndiana.com. This will be held at Celestine Park on Streetfest Saturday starting at 8am. Please pull that beauty out of your garage and join us!

CAR CRUISE
The flyer is up on CelestineIndiana.com. This will be held the Sunday BEFORE Streetfest, on June 23, route on all paved roads, leaving from Celestine Park. Noon registration, cruise at 1pm, return at 4 to 5pm. $10 per person. All cars, trucks, Jeeps, motorcycles, and any other type of vehicle welcome.

ON STAGE GAMES
The supper time hours will feature a series of fun community competitions on the main stage. Games will be friendly for all ages and will be a great way for the community to have fun. Games will be of the style you would see on TV game shows or at family reunions. Start gathering your all-ages team today! Contact Joni Hopf to register or for more information - 812-661-0838.

SCAVENGER HUNT
Beginning at 1:00 pm, there will be a Celestine Scavenger Hunt!  All ages are welcome and encouraged to participate in this 1 hour of fun where you’ll make priceless memories, get to know the area and meet new people!  Teams can be up to 6 people. The team captain will need a phone or camera. All members of the team must travel together and be present in each team photo.  The scavenger hunt will be in the immediate area - no crossing the highway. Team winner will be the team with the most points within one hour. Registration will be from 12:00 – 12:45 under the main tent with the hunt beginning at 1:00.  Contact Kelly Bieker for more information - 812-639-7630

NON-PROFIT STANDS AT STREETFEST
We would like to hear from groups who are interested in hosting a stand at Streetfest 2019. We will consider all inquiries and decide which are the right match for our event and the space we have. Preference will be given to groups that serve the Celestine community or the students of Northeast Dubois School Corporation. Contact Nancy Schroering - 812-827-1917.

2020 LEADERSHIP TEAM
We are looking for new members for the Streetfest Leadership Team. The team sets the general direction of the fest (budget, big decisions, schedule etc.). The fest has an incredible group of volunteers who make the event come together, but every great event needs good leadership to keep everything moving forward. If you love the fest please consider joining the leadership team to keep it going! Now is the ideal time to join so you can watch how the fest pulls together. Contact Tony Buechler 812-827-8430.

CELESTINE 175 WRAP UP NEWSLETTER
A wrap-up newsletter for the Celestine 175th has been created by that events leadership team. It includes statistics, financials, and overall thoughts about the success of the event. You can view it at http://bit.ly/175report

CELESTINE 175 REMEMBRANCE BOOK
A committee has been formed to create a remembrance book for the Celestine 175 celebration. The full-color photo book will document the year of festivities through lots photos with text, event facts, and some storytelling. Sample pages and pre-orders will be available at Streetfest.

CELESTINE FEST PROFITS AT WORK
It is important to remember that beyond providing lots of fun, the 175th and Streetfest are important fundraisers for the community. For example, a number of the improvements at the Celestine Community Club, such as the new main entrance, was funded in part by profits from the fest.

175th RECORDS
A file drawer in the church office has been dedicated for storing information from the 175th. Event details, worker schedules, sales counts, and other records from chairpersons of various events are to be included. A file from the 150th was very beneficial for the 175th. Instruction sheets, programs, photos, summary sheets, and listings of winners from all events would be helpful for the 200th celebration. Having everything in one place will also be helpful for the 175th remembrance book committee. Place any items in a manila envelope and note the contents and drop off at the Parish office.

CELESTINE 175 MERCHANDISE
There are still a small number of 175th merchandise items available. These include visors, hats, ¼ zip shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, women’s Polo shirts, bourbon glasses, stemless wine glasses, shot glasses, playing cards, water bottles, metal Polar Cups, 175th postmarked postcards & envelopes. Contact Lacey Fischer at 812-639-1443 or laceyfischer@gmail.com