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During the days of the last week’s Huntingburg Herbstfest booths ranged from local sports, band, and other school groups, to church groups, non-profits Kwanis organizations, and more.

As fest goers made visit to booths and vendors others participated in a wide variety of activities such as this year’s final leg of the WBDC Cornhole Tournament among may other activities and live music.

Now while much devoted time and planning goes into executing a fest, Herbstfest committee members on hand demonstrated their excitement showcase their town while simultaneously being well organized and enjoying their time with their neighbors.

Herbstfest Committee Member Jennifer Baseden says she and her husband, Keith, remain active as volunteers and help plan the celebration with the simple notion of being proud of their community.
Baseden has been involved with the fest for almost 20 years and explains that the committee works for 11 months prior to the annual event to achieve a variety of events for everyone.

Baseden also talks about the booths that participated in the fest and how parents and children volunteer their time to help support their organizations…


Baseden also notes how volunteering makes a difference for each group and encouraged those interested to reach out next year and in years to come.

Joan Stilwell of Holland, a 12 year member of the the Huntingburg Kwanis Club, says the Kwanis motto is saving the children of the world one at a time.

She says everything they do to raise money by participation in fests or other functions goes back to supporting other organization with the Southwest school corporation such as the band, elementary field trips, and more.

Stilwell says her message is that anyone who wants to do something to help their community should be involved whether that’s in Kwanis or another non-profit organization that serves the public.

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