The Fishers Freedom Festival announces many of its winners from the various competitions held at the festival the weekend of June 23 & 24, 2012.

The 5K Event male top winners were: 1.  Dustin Spanbauer 15:18 2.  Ryan Wells 15:21 3.  J.D. Smith 15:23

The 5K Event female top winners were: 1.  Laura Bowerman 17:43 2.  Emily Wagoner 19:54 3.  Trish Evans 20:11

The Bake-Off Winners with the theme of “Hors d’ouerves” were: 1st Place, Phillis Goodman – Mini Reubens 2nd Place, Brenda Ryan and Emma Wells – Shrimp Creole Tarts 3rd Place, Rebecca Miller – Buffalo Chicken Cups

The winners of the Children’s Parade where the kids decorated their bikes, trikes, strollers, wagons, scooters, etc. and dressed patriotically were:

Strollers/Wagons: 1st Kaylee Covey,  2nd Alexia Clayton, Honorable Mention Lina and Laila Abinani  

Tricycles: 1st Sydney Bivens,  2nd Atticus Mathews,  Honorable Mention Drew Mathews

Bicycles: 1st Jessa Johnson, 2nd Malik and Makayla Stewart, Honorable Mention Beckett and Grant Simmons

2012 William D. Kehl, Jr Volunteer of the Year Award: Awarded to Art Hennig.

We collected 1,257 pounds of food from the public’s donations.  Items went to the Fishers United Methodist Church’s “Come to Me” food pantry and Delaware Township’s food pantry which will benefit those in need.

A big thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who helped make this year’s Fishers Freedom Festival a big success!  With over 50,000 attendees from all over the U.S., there was something for everyone in your family to enjoy.  This free family event hosted around 130 art & craft sites, over 100 business booths, around 30 food vendors, around 40 free games booths, and so much more.

Back in 1989, the founders of the Fishers Parade and Festival decided to have a community gathering to celebrate Independence Day.  With the help of volunteers, the event originated as a one-day community picnic, parade, and a few games for the children.  Due to the overwhelming participation by the public, this event grew to a two-day event.

The mission of the Fishers Freedom Festival is to encourage fellowship through civic partnerships and citizen involvement by creating a safe environment, developing needed community services, promoting family integrity and striving to improve the quality of life for every resident by investing in human potential. 

The 25th Annual Fishers Freedom Festival will be Saturday, June 29th & Sunday, June 30th, 2013.  The Festival is always in need of volunteers at different levels of participation.  Check us out on Twitter and Facebook.  For more information on volunteering or about the festival, please email info@fishersfreedomfestival.org, visit 8591 East 116th Street in Fishers or call 317-595-3195.