Get Your Thump On!

Staff Writer

Fall is here, and that means one thing in Adams County: It's Callithumpian time! The month-long celebration is underway, with several events scheduled throughout the month. Following is a list of events taking place until the end of October:

• Baby picture contest — Children born on or after Oct. 31, 2017, may enter. Photos sized 3-inches by 5-inches, or 4-inches by 6-inches, may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733. Pictures will be accepted until Oct. 15. Voting will take place from Oct. 10-26. Every $1 donated equals 10 votes. First place will win $25 Decatur Dollars, second place $15 Decatur Dollars and third place $10 Decatur Dollars. 

• Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours — Adams County Historical Museum, 420 W. Monroe St. Tours will be at 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26. The horse drawn wagon tour will go through the streets of Decatur with local ghost stories narrated by Max Miller. Tickets are available at Ritter’s Flowers and are $15. 

• Halloween Nights at the Museum — Adams County Historical Museum, 420 W. Monroe St. Tours will be from 6-10:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26. The cost is $5 per person. This is not recommended for young children. 

• Haunted Mystery Tour — Downtown Decatur, sponsored by Decatur Chamber, Main Street and Adams County Historical Museum from Oct. 1-31. Pick-up a map and questions in the history tour/sculpture tour boxes. Follow the map around downtown, answer the questions and turn the completed form into the Chamber Office or City Hall for a chance to win a book on local ghost stories. 

Saturday, Oct. 19:

• Color Guard Benefit Supper from 5-7 p.m., 101 Madison St. On the menu is pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw and dessert. Pre-sale tickets are $9, and $10 at the door. Tickets are available from Color Guard members. Proceeds support the American Legion Color Guard, who perform at funeral services for veterans and other patriotic duties for the community and surrounding areas. This event is handicap accessible. 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23:

• Callithumpian Movie Night at ABCinema, 130 E. Monroe St. For movie and show times, call 724-7469.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24:

• Golden Meadows Home trick-or-treat from 5:30-7 p.m., 3646N 200E. This event is for children 13 years of age and younger.

• Rotary poster painting contest from 5:45-8 p.m. Registration forms may be found at all area schools, the Adams County Public Library System-Decatur, Decatur Chamber of Commerce and the Decatur Daily Democrat. The deadline to enter is by 12 p.m. Oct. 18. Grades k-2 will paint from 5:45-6:45 p.m. and grades 3-5 will paint from 7-8 p.m. 

• Callithumpian Movie Night at ABCinema, 130 E. Monroe St. For movie and show times, call 724-7469.

 

Friday, Oct. 25:

• Annual Callithumpian Harvest Dance at 6 p.m. at Knight of Columbus, 1703 High St. This event is sponsored by the Decatur Optimist Club and the price is $30 per couple and $15 per person. Music will be by The Bulldogs and food will be available. There will be a silent auction. Tickets are available at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce or by calling Corner Cafe at 223-0244. 

• Callithumpian Movie Night at ABCinema, 130 E. Monroe St. For movie and show times, call 724-7469.

 

Saturday, Oct. 26:

• Annual Dan Owens Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at the Decatur Masonic Lodge 571 F.&A.M., 205 S. 2nd St. The cost is $5 per person, all you can eat. Public is welcome. Carryout is available. 

• Pumpkin Palooza from 9-11 a.m. at American Legion Park on Winchester Street. This event is sponsored by Parks & Rec, Decatur Girl Scouts, National Honor Society, student council and Callithumpian. Children ages 4-12 can attend for pumpkin decorating, pumpkin races and pumpkin rolling. The cost is $3 per child. The first 50 children are guaranteed participation, snacks included. Parents are encouraged to stay. 

• Safety Park Trick or Treat from 1-3 p.m. at Worthman Field. This event is for preschool age to elementary. Children should come in costume. This allows for children to trick or treat in a safe environment sponsored by local businesses. 

• Adams Heritage trick or treating from 1-3 p.m., 12011 Whittern Road, Monroeville. Children are invited to come trick or treat with the Adams Heritage residents to bring joy and receive fun treats. 

• Nerf Wars at Common Ground Church, 6555 Piqua Road, from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Bring your own Nerf gun, Nerf Elite Darts will be supplied. Concessions will be available. 

• Creatures of the Night from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Bellmont Pond. This event is held by Callithumpian Committee, First Bank of Berne, BHS student council and National Honor Society. This is a family friendly event. 

• Callithumpian Fireworks at 8:30 p.m. at Riverside Park. The rain date will be Oct. 27. This event is sponsored by City of Decatur, Callithumpian Committee, TND Fireworks, Kintz Insurance Agency, Complete Printing Services and St. Mary of the Assumption Fall Fest.

 

Sunday, Oct. 27:

• Callithumpian Canter & Fun Run starting at 1:30 p.m. with the fun run and 2 p.m. with the 5k at River Greenway. This event is held by the Callithumpian Committee, Adams Memorial Hospital, First Merchants Bank, Decatur Dental Services, Complete Printing Services, ProFed Credit Union, Custom Car Care and the ACCF.

• Callithumpian Movie Night at ABCinema, 130 E. Monroe St. For movie and show times, call 724-7469.

 

Monday, Oct. 28

At 6:57 p.m. the Callithumpian parade will begin. The following will be available around the parade:

• From 5-9 p.m. — Pizza for the Parade on Madison Street, Pizza Hut pizza will be sold by Callithumpian Committee;

• 4 p.m. until gone — Firehouse Chili, at Court and 2nd streets. Sold by Decatur Fire Department. Also available will be hotdogs, sausage sandwiches and soft drinks; 

• Kettle cooked caramel corn on Court Street by Preble Fire Department;

• Grilled tenderloin and onions on Madison Street, sold by Decatur Optimist Club;

• Cheeseburgers, hamburgers, chicken noodle soup, walking tacos, big pickles, pop, water and coffee on Madison Street. These items will be sold by St. Joseph Catholic School for the 2022 Washington D.C. trip;

• Hand cit fries, pop and water on Madison Street. Sold by Boy Scout Troop 60; 

• Breaded chicken and fish sandwiches, corn dogs, mozzarella sticks, pretzels, chips and water sold by Boy Scout Troop 70; 

• Pulled pork sandwiches, pulled pork nachos, hot chocolate and beverages sold by Cub Scout Pacs 3070 and 3064;

• Beef stew, hot chocolate and hot cider on Madison Street. Sold by PAWS of Adams County; 

• Hotdogs, sausage, brats, ribbon fries, chips and beverages on Madison Street. Sold by Wounded Warrior Sub Shop; 

• At 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Decatur will host Donuts After Dark, 221 S. 4th Street, in the Fellowship Building. Free donuts, cider and popcorn at the corner 4th and Adams streets; and

• Costume judging at American Legion Post 43. Must pre-register between 6-6:30 p.m. and walk through the parade.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 29:

• Family Fall Harvest Party from 6-8 p.m. at the Bridge Community Church, 1403 Winchester Road. Free activities and food for the family, including indoor trick or treating, inflatable games, carnival games, hayrides and friendly clowns. Come in costume or as you are. For more information, go to www.thebridgecc.org. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 31:

• Decatur city wide trick or treat from 6-8 p.m. Those who are handing out candy are asked to leave their porch lights on so trick or treaters will know which houses they can visit. 

• Trick or treating at Adams Woodcrest, 1300 Mercer Ave., from 3-4:30 p.m.; • Trick or treating at Adams Woodcrest Assisted Living, 1300 Mercer Ave., from 4-5:30 p.m. Use the south Woodcrest entrance and follow the curve around to the back of campus;

• Walmart trick or treat from 4-6 p.m., 1700 S. 13th St.;

• Family Fall Harvest Party at The Bridge Community Church, 406 E. Parr Road, Berne. Free activities and food for the entire family, including indoor trick or treating, inflatable games, carnival games, hayrides and friendly clowns. Come in costume or as you are. For more information, go to www.thebridgecc.org. 

Fall is here, and that means one thing in Adams County: It's Callithumpian time! The month-long celebration is underway, with several events scheduled throughout the month. Following is a list of events taking place until the end of October:

• Baby picture contest — Children born on or after Oct. 31, 2017, may enter. Photos sized 3-inches by 5-inches, or 4-inches by 6-inches, may be mailed to City of Decatur, 172 N. 2nd St., Decatur, IN 46733. Pictures will be accepted until Oct. 15. Voting will take place from Oct. 10-26. Every $1 donated equals 10 votes. First place will win $25 Decatur Dollars, second place $15 Decatur Dollars and third place $10 Decatur Dollars. 

• Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours — Adams County Historical Museum, 420 W. Monroe St. Tours will be at 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26. The horse drawn wagon tour will go through the streets of Decatur with local ghost stories narrated by Max Miller. Tickets are available at Ritter’s Flowers and are $15. 

• Halloween Nights at the Museum — Adams County Historical Museum, 420 W. Monroe St. Tours will be from 6-10:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26. The cost is $5 per person. This is not recommended for young children. 

• Haunted Mystery Tour — Downtown Decatur, sponsored by Decatur Chamber, Main Street and Adams County Historical Museum from Oct. 1-31. Pick-up a map and questions in the history tour/sculpture tour boxes. Follow the map around downtown, answer the questions and turn the completed form into the Chamber Office or City Hall for a chance to win a book on local ghost stories. 

Saturday, Oct. 19:

• Color Guard Benefit Supper from 5-7 p.m., 101 Madison St. On the menu is pork loin, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw and dessert. Pre-sale tickets are $9, and $10 at the door. Tickets are available from Color Guard members. Proceeds support the American Legion Color Guard, who perform at funeral services for veterans and other 

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patriotic duties for the community and surrounding areas. This event is handicap accessible. 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23:

• Callithumpian Movie Night at ABCinema, 130 E. Monroe St. For movie and show times, call 724-7469.

 

Thursday, Oct. 24:

• Golden Meadows Home trick-or-treat from 5:30-7 p.m., 3646N 200E. This event is for children 13 years of age and younger.

• Rotary poster painting contest from 5:45-8 p.m. Registration forms may be found at all area schools, the Adams County Public Library System-Decatur, Decatur Chamber of Commerce and the Decatur Daily Democrat. The deadline to enter is by 12 p.m. Oct. 18. Grades k-2 will paint from 5:45-6:45 p.m. and grades 3-5 will paint from 7-8 p.m. 

• Callithumpian Movie Night at ABCinema, 130 E. Monroe St. For movie and show times, call 724-7469.

 

Friday, Oct. 25:

• Annual Callithumpian Harvest Dance at 6 p.m. at Knight of Columbus, 1703 High St. This event is sponsored by the Decatur Optimist Club and the price is $30 per couple and $15 per person. Music will be by The Bulldogs and food will be available. There will be a silent auction. Tickets are available at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce or by calling Corner Cafe at 223-0244. 

• Callithumpian Movie Night at ABCinema, 130 E. Monroe St. For movie and show times, call 724-7469.

 

Saturday, Oct. 26:

• Annual Dan Owens Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at the Decatur Masonic Lodge 571 F.&A.M., 205 S. 2nd St. The cost is $5 per person, all you can eat. Public is welcome. Carryout is available. 

• Pumpkin Palooza from 9-11 a.m. at American Legion Park on Winchester Street. This event is sponsored by Parks & Rec, Decatur Girl Scouts, National Honor Society, student council and Callithumpian. Children ages 4-12 can attend for pumpkin decorating, pumpkin races and pumpkin rolling. The cost is $3 per child. The first 50 children are guaranteed participation, snacks included. Parents are encouraged to stay. 

• Safety Park Trick or Treat from 1-3 p.m. at Worthman Field. This event is for preschool age to elementary. Children should come in costume. This allows for children to trick or treat in a safe environment sponsored by local businesses. 

• Adams Heritage trick or treating from 1-3 p.m., 12011 Whittern Road, Monroeville. Children are invited to come trick or treat with the Adams Heritage residents to bring joy and receive fun treats. 

• Nerf Wars at Common Ground Church, 6555 Piqua Road, from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Bring your own Nerf gun, Nerf Elite Darts will be supplied. Concessions will be available. 

• Creatures of the Night from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Bellmont Pond. This event is held by Callithumpian Committee, First Bank of Berne, BHS student council and National Honor Society. This is a family friendly event. 

• Callithumpian Fireworks at 8:30 p.m. at Riverside Park. The rain date will be Oct. 27. This event is sponsored by City of Decatur, Callithumpian Committee, TND Fireworks, Kintz Insurance Agency, Complete Printing Services and St. Mary of the Assumption Fall Fest.

 

Sunday, Oct. 27:

• Callithumpian Canter & Fun Run starting at 1:30 p.m. with the fun run and 2 p.m. with the 5k at River Greenway. This event is held by the Callithumpian Committee, Adams Memorial Hospital, First Merchants Bank, Decatur Dental Services, Complete Printing Services, ProFed Credit Union, Custom Car Care and the ACCF.

• Callithumpian Movie Night at ABCinema, 130 E. Monroe St. For movie and show times, call 724-7469.

 

Monday, Oct. 28

At 6:57 p.m. the Callithumpian parade will begin. The following will be available around the parade:

• From 5-9 p.m. — Pizza for the Parade on Madison Street, Pizza Hut pizza will be sold by Callithumpian Committee;

• 4 p.m. until gone — Firehouse Chili, at Court and 2nd streets. Sold by Decatur Fire Department. Also available will be hotdogs, sausage sandwiches and soft drinks; 

• Kettle cooked caramel corn on Court Street by Preble Fire Department;

• Grilled tenderloin and onions on Madison Street, sold by Decatur Optimist Club;

• Cheeseburgers, hamburgers, chicken noodle soup, walking tacos, big pickles, pop, water and coffee on Madison Street. These items will be sold by St. Joseph Catholic School for the 2022 Washington D.C. trip;

• Hand cut fries, pop and water on Madison Street. Sold by Boy Scout Troop 60; 

• Breaded chicken and fish sandwiches, corn dogs, mozzarella sticks, pretzels, chips and water sold by Boy Scout Troop 70; 

• Pulled pork sandwiches, pulled pork nachos, hot chocolate and beverages sold by Cub Scout Pacs 3070 and 3064;

• Beef stew, hot chocolate and hot cider on Madison Street. Sold by PAWS of Adams County; 

• Hotdogs, sausage, brats, ribbon fries, chips and beverages on Madison Street. Sold by Wounded Warrior Sub Shop; 

• At 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Decatur will host Donuts After Dark, 221 S. 4th Street, in the Fellowship Building. Free donuts, cider and popcorn at the corner 4th and Adams streets; and

• Costume judging at American Legion Post 43. Must pre-register between 6-6:30 p.m. and walk through the parade.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 29:

• Family Fall Harvest Party from 6-8 p.m. at the Bridge Community Church, 1403 Winchester Road. Free activities and food for the family, including indoor trick or treating, inflatable games, carnival games, hayrides and friendly clowns. Come in costume or as you are. For more information, go to www.thebridgecc.org. 

 

Thursday, Oct. 31:

• Decatur city wide trick or treat from 6-8 p.m. Those who are handing out candy are asked to leave their porch lights on so trick or treaters will know which houses they can visit. 

• Trick or treating at Adams Woodcrest, 1300 Mercer Ave., from 3-4:30 p.m.;

• Trick or treating at Adams Woodcrest Assisted Living, 1300 Mercer Ave., from 4-5:30 p.m. Use the south Woodcrest entrance and follow the curve around to the back of campus;

• Walmart trick or treat from 4-6 p.m., 1700 S. 13th St.;

• Family Fall Harvest Party at The Bridge Community Church, 406 E. Parr Road, Berne. Free activities and food for the entire family, including indoor trick or treating, inflatable games, carnival games, hayrides and friendly clowns. Come in costume or as you are. For more information, go to www.thebridgecc.org. 

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