Grow Wabash County Annual Dinner Celebration set for Oct. 8

Wabash County, IN __Registration is open for Grow Wabash County’s 2020 Annual Celebration Dinner set to take place on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Honeywell Center.

As part of the annual festivities, Grow Wabash County will have the distinct honor of recognizing Halderman Real Estate & Farm Management as the 2020 Business of the Year. Halderman has demonstrated what it truly means to be a pillar in the Wabash County community. Over the past 90 years, Halderman and the Halderman family have devoted themselves to serving the local community in a variety of ways.

This year will feature Parker Beauchamp, CEO of INGUARD, as the event emcee. Pastor John Cook of the Wabash First United Methodist Church will offer up the event’s invocation. 2019 Distinguished Citizen award recipient, Bill Barrows, will also attend to present the 2020 Distinguished Citizen award. As is tradition, the recipient is kept secret to everyone and will be revealed at the time of the award’s presentation.

Grow Wabash County has worked closely with the Honeywell Center to implement certain health and safety protocols to organize the event in a way that allows for all of our guests and volunteers to enjoy the evening without concerns of health and safety.

“Even with all of the challenges that our business community has faced over these past several months, there have been a great deal of accomplishments and milestones that happened this year that are worthy of celebration,” Keith Gillenwater, President and CEO of Grow Wabash County, said. “We remain mindful of the concerns regarding COVID-19 and are working tirelessly with our Annual Dinner committee and the Honeywell Center to tailor this event according to the health and safety needs of the community.”

The social hour will be hosted in the lobby area of the Honeywell Center and will feature added seating, appetizer stations and bars dispersed throughout the lobby and mezzanine to allow for social distancing. Tables for the plated dinner will be properly spaced according to social distance guidelines in Legacy Hall and the Honeywell Room. Awards and presentations will be presented in the Ford Theatre with staggered seating.

Additionally, all mandates regarding masks and other safety precautions in place at the time of the event will be followed. Masks and hand sanitizer will be made available for those who need them.

Join Grow Wabash County for an evening of celebration after a challenging year as we honor some of Wabash County’s greatest champions and look ahead to what exciting things will be in store for the future.

Registration for tickets and sponsorships can be done at or by contacting Grow Wabash County via email,, or via phone, 260-563-5258.