Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


July 2, 2014

Hazelwood Fish Fry celebrates 59th year

HAZELWOOD — The 59th annual Hazelwood Fish Fry, presented by the Fire Department of Liberty Township, brought in crowds over the three-day event.

Fire department PIO Matthew Petro said people from all over the Midwest come to this event.

“This is a fundraising event for the fire department,” he said. “The Fire Department of Liberty Township is funded by tax money, but for us to get further equipment we have to use fund raising that we can put back into the township.”

On Thursday evening, activities included a food and clothing vendors, a bounce house and rides, a dunk tank, a tractor pull and a pig scramble.

This was the first year for the return of the pig scramble. Children were separated into three groups; 5-7, 8-10, and 11-13.

After about eight years, Hazelwood resident Luanne Reitzel wanted this tradition to come back to the fish fry.

“We’re trying to get back to our grass roots,” she said. “If the kids don’t want the hog they can take a trophy, if they don’t take the hog, we auction them off at the track. All proceeds go to the fire department.”

Along with the pig scramble, Reitzel is in charge of the 5K run and the pie contest too.

The 5K started three years ago at Hazelwood Christian Church for Water for the World. Half of proceeds go to third world countries to buy wells and sand filters.

“Two years ago we partnered with the fire department to send half of the proceeds abroad and keep half of it local,” Reitzel said.

Representatives from the Hendricks County Communications Center also came out to the fish fry for the first time.

“We are here to promote public education,” Kathleen Lamb said. “We are trying to teach kids about 911; we have resources such as family emergency plan packets, some information about the center, have some lap tops set up for weather preparedness… We’re trying to vamp up our public education program. We are trying to get all around the county so everyone realizes we are one center now.”

Text Only
  • BMV to begin offering tests in languages other than English |Don Snemis, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), has announced that the BMV will for the first time begin offering automated Operator Knowledge Tests in foreign languages. “In response to numerous requests from businesses, uni

    July 30, 2014

  • Hamilton scolds Congress for national security failures |INDIANAPOLIS — Retired Congressman Lee Hamilton has warned of the perils of political ideology, calling the body where he spent 34 years “noxiously partisan.” Now, he worries the divide is downright dangerous. A co-chairman of the 9/11 Commission, H

    July 30, 2014

  • New area brings beer back to fair for first time since 1946 |Dozens of beer and wine producers from all over Indiana will take part in the Indiana State Fair ’s new Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition in the Grand Hall on Main Street. The new exhibition, open only to adults ages 21 and older, will be open from 1

    July 30, 2014

  • Indy Zoo celebrates birth of Amur tiger cub |At a time when one of the largest cat species, the powerful and majestic Amur tiger, is at risk of vanishing from the wild, the recent birth of a healthy cub at the Indianapolis Zoo serves as a reminder of the need for conservation efforts to secure

    July 30, 2014

  • Home security scammer target of state AG lawsuit |Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a lawsuit against Jerome Edmond and USA Promotions for making illegal pre-recorded calls and for impersonating an ADT home security systems representative. This marketing followed several high profile

    July 30, 2014

  • Small town's survival hinges on battle over coal regulations |DUGGER – Peggy and Martha Marlow collect artifacts of this small town’s history for a storefront mining museum that Martha helped open more than 30 years ago. Tin dinner buckets, carbide headlamps and battered hard hats line the museum’s crowded she

    July 30, 2014

  • Court observers predict 'wide open' process of picking of next chief |INDIANAPOLIS — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson surprised observers in June when he decided to step down after a brief tenure in the leadership post. Another surprise may be in store when his replacement is named. A seven-member pane

    July 29, 2014

  • WSF 7-29 news speedway roundabout pic 2 Speedway breaks ground on Main Street roundabout SPEEDWAY — Just one day after a weekend of bustling activity with the Brickyard 400 race, officials here gathered for the ground breaking of a roundabout project that will eventually connect Main Street, 16th Street and Crawfordsville Road in an atte

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 7-29 news sackpacks 1 Wayne Township students receive sackpacks Thanks to the Office Depot Foundation and Indiana State Sen. Mike Delph, 200 students at two Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township elementary schools will start the coming school year with new sackpacks filled with supplies. “Because of Sen.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Worship briefs Church hosts Back to School Bash Brownsburg Church of the Nazarene is hosting a Back to School Bash from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 3. Each person gets one meal ticket and one door prize for free. There will be hot dogs, chips, cookies, and drinks, as well

    July 25, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Should the government continue to use military bases to house illegal immigrant children?

     View Results
AP Video
Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read