June Jamboree Is Almost Here!

School’s out for summer! And, the June Jamboree is almost here!

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The Pendleton Lions Club will once again be bringing the town of Pendleton our very own June Jamboree! The Jamboree takes place Tuesday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 7th! This annual Pendleton tradition that goes hand-in-hand with the end of the school year! Now that the kids are out of school, it’s time to celebrate with the jamboree.

Bring your families to Falls Park for the June Jamboree and enjoy the “famous” Kiwanis K-Burgers, funnel cakes, corn on the cob, cotton candy and all the well-known carnival food favorites. The park will be lined with rides for the kids, the ferris wheel, carousel, carnival games and other attractions. The vender tent will also be in the middle of the park to meet and talk with local businesses and service providers.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from a Lions Club member or at Marsh. The rides will all be one ticket. There is no admission charge to come out to the Jamboree…so load up the car and come visit this annual event to kickstart your summer!

Chartered in 1927 with around 50 members, the June Jamboree is just one of many of the events the Pendleton Lions Club puts on each year in Pendleton. The Pendleton Lions Club uses funds raised from the Jamboree to sponsor eyeglasses for children and also local Boy Scout troops.

Another key group that makes the annual Jamboree possible each year is Luehrs’ Ideal Rides, Inc. Luehrs provides fun rides and carnival games for all to enjoy!

Shop Local. Check Out Farmer’s Markets Around Us.

Part of the fun living in a small town like ours is the tight-knit community we have and the events we are able to enjoy.

Each Saturday, farmers around the area fill markets with locally grown fruits, vegetables, homemade cookies, pies, crafts, art and more. We can start our Saturday morning with a stroll through the park shaking hands and talking with those who have harvested the food, prepared it and crafted the artistic designs. It takes the notion of “shop local” to the grassroots level.

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Check out the farmers markets around us:

Pendleton Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at our very own Falls Park.

Markleville Farmers Market: Beginning June 7th, open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Markleville Community Park located at the intersection of Indiana 38 and 109.

Saxony Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at Saxony located at 131st Street and Olio Road in Fishers. Each week,  enjoy acoustic music or demonstrations.

Fishers Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon located at the Nickel Plate Park in front of the Fishers Amphitheater.

Noblesville Farmers Market: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon located in the Riverview Hospital overflow parking lot at the intersection of SR 32 and SR 19 in Noblesville.

Enjoy shopping these markets and supporting our local farmers and artisans!

Memorial Day Weekend at Brown Pool!

Just in case you are ready to swim, you can make Memorial Day weekend plans at Brown Pool!

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The pool will be open Saturday, May 24th, Sunday the 25th and Monday the 26th for the holiday weekend, then reopen for the summer on May 31st.

The pool hours are noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Admission is $4. Children ages three and under and adults ages 62 and over are free. Season tags are $60 each, or $55 each for four or more tags.

Grab the sunscreen and goggles and gear up for the pool!

 

 

The Risks of Overpriced Homes.

Pricing a home right is so important when selling a home.

The way to be sure your home is priced right is to hire a local real estate professional to market and price your home. Local Realtors know what the realistic prices for homes should be. Their experience and knowledge allows you to be sure your list price will bring buyers. Overpricing your home prevents potential homebuyers from scheduling showings.

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So, what keeps potential buyers from making offers on overpriced homes?

Risk of Embarrassing the Homeowner. If your home is priced too high, potential buyers fear making an offer that is much lower than asking price will insult or embarrass you, the homeowner.

Assumption of Asking Price. Often, buyers make the assumption that you, the homeowner, know you have priced the home too high and won’t sell for less. So, they don’t even consider your home.

Other Offers Declined. Potential buyers may also have the misconception that you, the owner, have already turned down low offers. This is usually not the case, as overpriced homes simply don’t get offers.

Days on the Market Duration. Overpriced homes have a much longer length of days on the market than their competitors who accurately price their homes according to market value.

So if you’re in the market to sell your home, contact us and let us review your home, find comps in the area like it and be sure your home is priced right…to prevent losing the interest of potential buyers.

Farmers Market Returns!

Ah, a sure sign of Spring!

Are you ready to come to the park to support our local Pendleton businesses, farmers and artisans?

This weekend kicks off Pendleton Farmers Market Saturdays at Falls Park by the Community Building. The Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your coffee and take the dog for a stroll to enjoy this weekly event.

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The market features a wide variety of vendors from local growers to those who sell goods and provide services. A little sampling of what you might find this weekend: local produce, eggs, honey, herbs, plants, and flowers, baked and canned goods as well as unique, handcrafted items.

And, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Maybe you’ll even stumble across the perfect gift for the special “Mom” in your life at the market.

Rugged Run This Weekend…Have You Heard?

So, this is exciting! This Saturday, May 10th, is the First Annual Rugged Run at Falls Park to benefit the South Madison Food Pantry.

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What is the Rugged Run? The YMCA put together this race which features a Canned Food Challenge, where runners carry a pack of canned goods, to be donated to the South Madison Food Pantry, throughout the race course. The heavier the pack, the better…as the heaviest pack will win a prize!

The winner will win either a three-month YMCA membership or a Fall Creek Golf Club round of golf for four. The runner-up will receive the prize not chosen by the winner.

In addition to those racing with packs of canned food, the South Madison Food Pantry will be accepting canned food donations near the start/finish line from 9 to 11 a.m. So, even if you’re not in the mood to run/walk the race, come out with canned goods to support our local food pantry!

You can register the morning of the event from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. with cash, check or money order payments. The cost of the race is $30 for ages 21 and older and $25 for ages under 21. Click here to download the registration form.

Get out there and support our community and local food pantry in this first annual event!

It’s Highway 38 Garage Sale Weekend!

Oh, the trash-to-treasure, bargain hunter, find-what-you’ve-been-looking-for event we love each year has arrived!

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Today kicks off the annual Highway 38 Garage Sale, where roadsides 40 miles from Noblesville to New Castle, are dotted with sales. 

Come out to shop the yard sales in town and throughout, as well as support our local stores, eateries and businesses this weekend! Shop from dawn to dusk…finding treasures for your home!