Registration Open for Annual State of Our Communities Event

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17 Feb 2021

Wabash County, IN __Grow Wabash County encourages the community to join local leaders and changemakers for a morning of energizing conversations and goal-setting for the future of Wabash County at the annual State of Our Communities event on Thursday, April 1, at the Eagles Theatre.

This year’s event will begin with a light breakfast and coffee hour starting at 7:30 a.m. followed by presentations in the main theater starting shortly after 8 a.m.

This year’s slate of speakers will include: Bob Ferguson from the Town of Roann; Mayor Scott Long from the City of Wabash; Diana Heath from the Town of LaFontaine; Allen Miracle from the Town of North Manchester; Brian Haupert for the Wabash County Commissioners as well as a representative from the Town of Lagro.

Each will use their time to highlight the successes achieved in their communities throughout 2020 as well as the goals every community has for the new year.

Keith Gillenwater, President and CEO of Grow Wabash County, will be the event’s emcee.

“It’s not a secret that 2020 was a challenging year for Wabash County, but there is still a great deal of accomplishments that came out of 2020 that certainly deserve to be recognized and celebrated,” Gillenwater said. “Now more than ever, it is important for us to gather, in-person as well as virtually, to celebrate those highlights and set our sights on the goals and initiatives we would like to achieve as a community in 2021.”

Grow Wabash County, in collaboration with the Honeywell Foundation, will remain vigilant regarding COVID-19 and the health and safety of our guests. In an effort to adhere to social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines recommended by state and local governments as well as the policies of the Honeywell Foundation, masks will be required for all attendees during the presentation and any time when attendees are not eating or drinking.

In order to further accommodate our investors, Grow Wabash County has also partnered with The Paper of Wabash County to livestream the event through a private link.

Tickets to attend the event in-person are limited so be sure to register early! Registration for in-person and virtual attendees and sponsorships are now open for the 2021 State of Our Communities event on the Grow Wabash County website at or by contacting Chelsea at or 260-563-5258.

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