Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Albion, IN 46701
The Noble County ALL-IN Block Party will take place on Saturday, June 25, around the Courthouse Square in Albion. All segments of the community including organizations, churches, schools, industries, the arts, ethnic groups, governmental agencies, museums, tourist attractions, parks and recreational agencies, agricultural interests and more will be invited to participate. There will be entertainment, food and fun for all.
An ALL-IN Block Party, an initiative of Indiana Humanities, is a community-wide event where Hoosiers complete a series of fun and thought-provoking challenges that build state and local pride. The challenges are drawn from Indiana Humanities’ ALL-IN, a digital competition that inspires us to learn more about Indiana, connect with each other and make our state even better.
Each of the organizations participating in the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party will offer one of the challenges outlined by Indiana Humanities for an ALL-IN Block Party: Explore, Discover, Read, Remember, Participate, Connect, Reflect and Dream. Those attending will receive a “score card” on which to record the challenges they complete. At the end of the event, these score cards will be turned in and become eligible for a prize drawing.
Momentum has been building since planning activities begain back in November 2015. Noble County's block party event has been designated a Legacy Project by a decision made by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission at the Indiana State Library on Oct. 27, 2015. Noble County's block party is now just one of many events taking place around the state in celebration of Indiana's 200th bicentennial birthday.
The S.T.A.R. Team is excited to partner with the following sponsors:
Albion S.T.A.R Team, an afﬁliate of Courthouse Square Preservation Society, Inc. in cooperation with Indiana Humanities, Noble County Community Foundation, Cole Foundation, Dekko Foundation, Parkview Noble Hospital, Noble REMC Operation RoundUp, NIPSCO, United Way of Noble County, Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Gene Stratton-Porter Memorial Society, Leatherman Construction, Albion Dollar General, KPC Media Group, Inc., Indiana Farm Bureau, Noble County Disposal Vicki Jellison, Goshen Sears Hometown Store, Albion Chamber of Commerce, Chain ‘O Lakes Festival Committee and others.
Noble County Tri Kappa ALL-IN Photo Contest
Attention anyone who enjoys photography! The four Noble County Tri Kappa Chapters (Albion Eta Theta Chapter of Tri Kappa, Kendallville Gammi Xi Chapter of Tri Kappa, Kendallville Alpha Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa, and Kendallville Beta Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa) are sponsoring a photo contest as a part of the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party. The event will be held in Albion on the courthouse square, Saturday, June 25th. The photos will be on display inside the Opera House.
The four categories will be: Noble County Places, Noble County Faces, Noble County Changes and Noble County Hidden Gems. All photos must be taken in Noble County. These categories allow photographers to be creative. The possibilities are limitless!
All categories will be judged in two divisions: color as well as black and white. The three age divisions are: Child ages 6-12, Teen ages 13-17 and Adult 18+older. There will also be a People's Choice winner!
You may drop your photo(s) and entry form(s) off at one of the following locations between Monday, June 13 and Friday, June 17 during the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Black & Ramer Insurance – 112 West Main Street, Albion
Ligonier City Hall – 301 South Cavin Street, Ligonier
ReMax Office – 125 East North Street, Kendallville
You may also drop your photo(s) and entry form(s) off on Monday, January 20th between 5:00pm and 7:00pm at the Albion Opera House located at 107 West Jefferson Street in Albion. This will be the last chance to get your photo(s) entered.
Please pick your photo(s) up from the Albion Opera House on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at the end of the Block Party at 3pm.
Details can be found on the Noble County All-IN Block Party Facebook page. You may also obtain this information by emailing or calling Vicki Jellison. Direct questions to Vicki Jellison at 636-3509 or email@example.com.
| Download the Tri Kappy All-IN Photo Contest entry form.
ALL-IN Block Party to feature Haiku Poem Writing Contest
As part of Noble County’s ALL-IN Block Party to be held around Courthouse Square in Albion, Indiana, on Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine, Joy LeCount, coordinator of the event, is sponsoring an ALL-IN Haiku Poetry Writing Contest.
Haiku (俳句 high-koo) is a Japanese poetry form. A haiku uses just a few words to capture a moment and create a picture in the reader's mind. It’s like a tiny window into a scene much larger than itself.
Traditionally, haiku is written in three lines, with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. The secret to writing great haiku is to be observant and appreciate what is around you. With that in mind, please join others in Noble County on a haiku-writing journey.
Open to all who are age six and over, the contest requires that the Haiku topic be about something that reflects Noble County or Indiana. For example:
sparkling lakes abound
Noble’s gift to all
wings aloft with brilliant flash
The contest age groups are: Age 6 - 12; Age 13-18 and Age 18 and above. A winner will be selected in each age category and will receive an official Indiana Bicentennial medal and a gift certificate.
Entries should be mailed to: Joy LeCount, Coordinator, Noble County ALL- IN Block Party, 3472 W 800 N, Wawaka, Indiana 46794 and must be received no later than May 31, 2016. Include your Haiku, your name, address, telephone number and email address. Please keep a copy of your Haiku. Entries will not be returned. All entries will be on display during the Noble County All-IN Block Party. Winners will also be posted on the Noble County ALL-IN web site.
An ALL-IN Block Party is a community-wide event where Hoosiers complete a series of fun and thought-provoking challenges that build state and local pride. The challenges are drawn from Indiana Humanities’ ALL- IN, a digital competition that inspires us to learn more about Indiana, connect with each other and make our state even better. Participants circulate among booths run by different community organizations. At each booth, participants complete a short activity that asks them to Explore, Discover, Read, Reflect, Remember, Participate, Connect and Dream. This is a great way for people to get to know their neighbors and appreciate their county and their state in new ways.
Join your neighbors and friends for the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party, Saturday, June 25th. There will be fun for the entire family, food, and lots of things to do!
Questions: Contact Joy LeCount at 260-761-3155 or firstname.lastname@example.org
| Download the Haiku Poem Writing Contest entry form.
Are You All-IN?
The All-IN Block Party Steering Committee encourages Noble County residents to become All-IN. ALL-IN is a digital competition that challenges Hoosiers to think, read, talk and DO. Check out the below website to see ways you can learn more about Indiana, connect with each other and make our state even better.
Noble County All-IN Block Party Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Come to the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party on Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. around Courthouse Square in Albion, Indiana, and take part in the Selfie Scavenger Hunt. The goal is for each person attending the block party to have fun, learn something new and become more aware of their community.
Participation in the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party Selfie Scavenger Hunt it quite simple. Find the objects listed on the “Hunt List” and take a photograph of yourself with each one. Then post your photographs up on Facebook or other social media sites you use.
Here is the Selfie Scavenger Hunt List. Simply cut it out and take it with you to the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party on June 25th.
1. Floral display on Courthouse steps.
2. Fountain on Courthouse Square
3. “Noble” the Bison-tennial Bison
4. Old Jail Musuem
5. A 5-gallon bottle of water
6. An animal
7. A Noble County “Notable” person
8. The Albion Opera House
9. A piece of Sugar Cream Pie
10. The ALL-IN Block Party logo
11. The THRIVE/EDC booth
12. A photo of your choice that inspires you
Taking part in the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party Selfie Scavenger Hunt will provide a record of your involvement in the event as well as give a way for others to share your experiences. You can also post them to the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party Facebook site at
Noble County Commemorative Quilt
Work on a Noble County Commemorative Quilt that will be displayed in the Noble County Courthouse during the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party is progressing nicely - thanks to Cindy Lash and members of Noble Nimble Thimbles and other quilting groups in the area. Individual quilt blocks depict the culture, industry and agricultural that have made our community great. The Noble County ALL-IN Block Party will take place around courthouse square in Albion in on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with an Opening Ceremony at 9:30. Booths will be open and entertainment will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.
Four More Days until the Noble County All-IN Block Party Event
Only four more days until the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party. We are so thankful for the rain we have received - with more to come. At this point, it looks like Saturday will be a clear, sunny, warm day. However - the Noble County ALL-IN Block Party will go on rain or shine.
Come join your friends and neighbors around Courthouse Square in Albion, Indiana, on Saturday, June 25th!
Just a reminder, those attending are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or paper produce to donate to local food pantries. This small act of kindness will help someone in need.
The people of Noble County are known for their generosity - let's continue that spirit on Saturday!
Registration at the Welcome Center starts at 9 a.m. The Opening Ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. on the entertainment stage, and community partners and food vendors will be ready for you from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Let's make this a GREAT day! See you there.
Joy LeCount, Coordinator
Updated Venue Map and Guide and Parking Map
Below are the updated venue guide and map showing which vendors are participating in this event. Also, a parking map provides designated locations for both vendor and participant parking.