Remington, Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration

Remington, Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration

Remington, Indiana had a huge town-wide celebration to celebrate their Sesquicentennial.

This Jasper County town kicked things off with a giant parade (complete with Purdue Boilermaker and Miss Indiana), featuring loads of antique fire trucks, tractors, and candy throwing floats!

Remington, Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration

Before the parade, we had enough time to sneak in a visit to the old Remington Water Tower. I’ve never been inside of one of those before!

The detail on old buildings like this is just incredible. There was an old tin roof and plenty of pizzazz on the ceiling of a back section of the water tower. Very cool.  Antique pieces were on display on tables scattered around the inside of the Remington Water Tower with a whole back room of town history!

It was neat to see the photos of the town from back in the day, the vintage class pictures, and other interesting old Remington high school memorabilia.

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Remington, Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration

Remington, Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration

There were, of course, plenty of food booths and flea market type vendors. Did we eat? Does a zebra have stripes? Um, yes! We ate inside one of the church basements: pork chop sandwiches. Is there anything better than church lady food? Probably not.

Back outside, this small Indiana town had a surprising slew of planned children’s activities. Kid #1 was definitely kept busy! They had a humongous bouncy obstacle course with a huge slide and another smaller bouncy house. They were free, too! Why, yes, I did run through the obstacle course a few times, too. It was fun!

Carnival-type games surrounded the bouncy castles. What an incredible selection of fun little skill games! Bowling, fishing, and many version of toss-type games let little ones earn tickets to pick out a prize! Did I mention that this was also free?

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Remington, Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration

Remington, Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration

It was a wonderful (and cheap) way to spend the day. We had a great time at the Remington, Indiana Sesquicentennial and you can bet that we will be on the lookout for other small town celebrations in the years to come!

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