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‘Celebrate Indiana!’ outdoor festival at the Haan Museum

“Celebrate Indiana!,” a festival to be held on the grounds of the Haan Museum from 12-4 p.m. Sept. 1, promises fun for the entire family. The event will include multiple performances featuring Indiana composers and authors, artist demonstrations, a special new sculpture unveiling, lawn games, balloon animals, scavenger hunt, hands-on arts and nature activities, and food. The festival and activities will take place on the lawn, Sculpture Garden, Theater Garden stage, and Nature Trail.

Festival highlights include Jefferson High School Jazz Band playing music by Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter; singer/songwriter Lee Anna Atwell; the world premier of “Break a Leg” and “Cell Mates,” two new 10-minute plays by Scott Haan of the Clinton County Civic Theatre; and animated readings by Brent Clary of works by James Whitcomb Riley.

Admission to the festival is $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 5 to 17), and $25 for a family. Children ages 4 and under are free.

Find more details at www.haanmuseum.org.

2018 Community Crossings Call for Projects Now Open

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation today announced that the agency is accepting applications for matching funds for shovel-ready local construction projects through Community Crossings, the State’s local road and bridge matching grant program.

Since 2016, the State has awarded $300 million in state funds to support local road and bridge projects around the state.

Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.

Projects submitted to INDOT for funding will be evaluated based on need, traffic volume, local support, the impact on connectivity and mobility within the community, and regional economic significance.

Community Crossings is open to all local government units in the State of Indiana.

Cities and towns with a population of fewer than 10,000 will receive funds using a 75/25 match.

Cities and towns with a population of greater than 10,000 will receive funds using a 50/50 match.

Counties with a population of fewer than 50,000 people will receive funds using a 75/25 match.

Counties with a population of greater than 50,000 people will receive funds using a 50/50 match.

All application materials must be submitted by Friday, September 28, 2018, at 5 p.m. ET. Communities receiving funding for projects will be notified by INDOT beginning in November.

For more information on Community Crossings, visit www.in.gov/indot/2390.htm.