• Kirk Gaw

Falloween 2021 Begins Next Friday September 24th At JGHS

The Walkerton Page would like you to come out and enjoy and support the John Glenn High School class of 2022. Thanks to the sponsorship by "Diamond Donors" Teachers Credit Union, Polygon Corporation, and R & B Car Corporation the spirit of the student body and staff at the John Glenn School Corporation shines.

Once, a year they raise money for a very important cause. Students pursuing college will have the opportunity to raise money for scholarships. The vast school district has raised over $400,000 in the last 10 years for students.

John Glenn Square at Walkerton will once again be transformed into the "Falloween Midway," a festival that embraces all the wonders of small town living. Activities will take place at the corner of Georgia St. and John Glenn Dr. A "Homecoming" parade will begin the festivities.


It is a tradition that reminds tourists that fun and entertainment is all about when Autumn begins. The festival inspires the senses of those who seek to help fund the scholarship program through attendance.

All entertainment events are free unless otherwise specified. Gotta buy tickets for the carnival midway and games. Friday - September 24th *********************

5:15 pm — GRAND PARADE Come out and line the streets of Walkerton as we kick off Falloween Fest 2021 with the Grand Parade! Bands, school groups, public figures, local businesses and more will wind their way from Urey Middle School to the Campus of John Glenn High School on Friday evening.

Sponsored by Walkerton Chamber of Commerce

Acoustically Speaking Band

7:30pm - 9:30pm - Acoustically Speaking - Entertainment Tent Acoustically Speaking is honored to be the lead-off entertainment for the 2021 Falloween Fest! This band labels itself the best acoustic band in the land. The group plays a unique blend of 80's/90's/current alternative rock and classic rock gems form the past 60 years.

The Acoustically Speaking line-up for Falloween Fest will consist of veteran musicians Jason Edwards (Guitar/Vocals) of Munster, Mitch Barnes (Percussion/Vocals) of Culver, Eric Shade (Bass/Vocals) of Whiting, and Lawrence Roberts (Guitar/Vocals) of Chicago. Be ready to groove to the likes of Tom Petty, Guns N Roses, Matchbox 20, John Mellencamp, Prince and more.

Friday Food - Homemade Apple Dumplings, Homemade Soups, Pie Pantry, Taco Garden, Hamburgers/Brats, Pizza,Nachos, Ribeye Steak Sandwiches, and incredible carnival food (4pm-close) - Port-a-Pit Chicken (5pm-7:30pm) - Midway - Sponsored by Band Boosters - Pork Chop & Pulled Pork Dinner (5pm-8pm) - Cafeteria.

Sponsored by Walkerton Epsilon Chi Tri Kappa Saturday - September 25th ************************ 12:30pm & 2:45pm - Puppet Laser Show - High School Auditorium 1pm - 2:30pm - Sentimental Journey (band) - Entertainment Tent 1:30pm - Magic Show & Escape Stunts by Kalita Master of Magic and Escape - High School Auditorium 3pm - John Glenn High School Show Choirs - Entertainment Tent

The Steve Foresman Band

5pm - Steve Foresman Band - Entertainment Tent

The Steve Foresman Band is made up of several John Glenn High School alumni who have been playing together for over 20 years. The band plays a wide variety of music, but weights heavily on classic rock. The band has performed in recent years many tributes to such great artists as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Chuck Berry, The Band, and Doo-Wop.

The Whistle Pigs brass section.

7:30pm - 9:30pm - Whistle Pigs (band) - Entertainment Tent

The Whistle Pigs Dance Band continues the tradition of versatile musical offerings. Contemporary music, Classic rock, Jazz, Rhythm and blues. It's hard to fit the Whistle Pigs into a single category. Entertaining Michiana audiences of all ages since 1993, these entertainers provide a polished and exciting musical experience.

The Whistle Pigs seven-piece dance band is a close-knit family of musicians who have performed with such groups as The Temptations, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Charlie Daniels, Roomful of Blues, Jim Schwall, Electric Amish, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Pinetop Perkins, Bobby Vinton, Mary Wilson, The Supremes, The Birds, Lonnie Brooks, War, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Atlanta Rhythm Section and America. Guitarist and vocalist Steve Whaley adds the right mix of rock and blues styling to complement the powerful lead vocals and aggressive guitar playing of Jamie Miller, Johnny B, Gayden brings the groovin' bass line to the front, while versatile drummer Dan Degucz rounds out the group. The Common Prairie Dog Brass section features Josh Kaser on trumpet, Ed Lotter on trombone and Eric Atkins on saxophone. Their original charts reflect the sounds of The Blues Brothers, Tower of Power, The Brain Setzer Orchestra and the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

9:45 pm - Fireworks!

This great tradition will continue in the 2021 year with a spectacular display of Fireworks. The best place for viewing the show is from the Carnival. Enjoy time with family and friends as you view this amazing firework show! Saturday Food - Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast (7:30am-10am) - High School Cafeteria - North Liberty Masonic Lodge's Famous Potato Donuts (9am) - Midway, Center - Nancy Dolph/Linda Parker Café Homemade Food (10am-3:30pm) - High School Cafeteria - Hamburgers, Brats, Nachos (12pm-8pm) - Midway, east - Sponsored by JG Athletic Dept. - Fish Fry (all you can eat) by Tyner IOOF (4pm-8pm) - High School Cafeteria

Sunday - September 26th *********************** 11am - North American Midway Entertainment - Carnival rides all day Sunday Food - Pancake Breakfast (8am-10:30) - High School Cafeteria - Sponsored by Knights of Columbus - Hamburgers, Brats, Nachos (12pm-5pm) - Midway east end - Sponsored by JG Athletic Dept. - Chicken & Noodles Dinner (1pm-5pm) - High School Cafeteria - Sponsored by JG Athletic Dept. ***********************

Every year at Falloween, vendors come and set up a space to advertise, raffle and sell goods and services during the festival. The craft-fair vendors range from small businesses to homemade crafts. Come out and explore all there is offered from craft-fair vendors. Craft-Fair Hours of Operation Friday, September 24th - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25th - 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, September 26th - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *********************** The friendly atmosphere full of fun activities will be an opportunity to get involved and enjoy the community.

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