Galloping Gobbler
Nov25

Galloping Gobbler

Hey Fort Wayne! Are you in town tomorrow for Thanksgiving and looking for something fun and active to do? If so, then the Galloping Gobbler 4-mile race is for you! I’ve done this race for the past 4 years and it’s a lot of fun to run or walk as a family. It’s something I look forward to on Thanksgiving because personally I love running outside, no matter how cold it is, but it gives me an excuse to enjoy Thanksgiving later without feeling as guilty. Plus who doesn’t love the idea of burning calories before eating Thanksgiving dinner later? Runners can expect live music, a turkey costume mascot, a real live turkey, and most importantly to have a great time! Veep Races is the company who organizes not only this event, but several other races in the Fort Wayne area throughout the year. The race director is Mitch Harper. The Galloping Gobbler starts at the University of Saint Francis Hutzell Athletic Center and winds through  Lindenwood Cemetery before finishing back at the campus. In the fall, the cemetery has pretty scenery and runners can expect several big hills along the course which adds a bit of a challenge! Thanksgiving Day Start Time: 8:30 am Race Day Packet Pick up: 7:10 am Pre Race Packet Pick up and Registration: Wednesday November 25th from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm at the Hutzell Athletic Center at University of Saint Francis 4 mile course map: To learn more: http://www.veepraces.com/?races=galloping-gobbler Be sure to check out Veep Race’s next 4 mile race: The Gingerbread Pursuit on Saturday December 12th in downtown Fort Wayne! I hope to see you guys out tomorrow and want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Kelsey...

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Monster Mash Halloween Bash at the Philmore Theatre
Oct29

Monster Mash Halloween Bash at the Philmore Theatre

This past week, I had the opportunity to interview Brent Drake of Soiree. Brent is the epitome of a hardworking, down-to-earth person with big dreams. He never knew that first night back in March of 2015 hosting a house party called the “Squaw Creek Soiree” would lead to owning his own event planning company called “Soiree.” Interestingly enough, his friend Adam Garland mentioned the name Squaw Creek Soiree and Brent fell in the love with name and “Soiree” was born. Brent grew up in Fort Wayne and comes from a musical background. He graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL and starting working at Jimmy John’s and through that position was able to network, meet the right people, and eventually go on to form the company “Soiree.” He and I agreed during our interview that you don’t need a big city to have big opportunities. For Brent, it’s not about the quantity of events hosted by his company, but the quality. He wants guests to remember attending a well planned and overall great party, not something just thrown together. If you are from Fort Wayne, you may have attended or at least heard of Brent’s last event: The Philmore Fest back in August. Now Soiree is back again hosting the Monster Mash Halloween Costume Bash at the Philmore Theatre on Broadway. The Monster Mash is this Friday, October 30th from 6pm to 1am. If you’re in town and want to have fun and enjoy a great Halloween Bash, this event is for you! I will be attending this event and can’t wait to see the musical lineup and take pics with my friends and our costumes in the photo booth! The Philmore Theatre has the capacity to fit 250 guests inside and 300-400 more guests outside in the parking lot so expect this party to be a great chance to meet new people 18 and older in Fort Wayne and have a great time rocking your costume! Want to win $150? Come with a creative and spooky costume and enter the costume contest! Guests can expect live music all night and drinks from Club Soda. There will also be from Bravas food truck. Guests can also enjoy a photo booth take pictures and make memories with friends and family! Music Lineup for the night: The Be Colony (psych-rock) @ 7 pm Trichotomous Hippopotamus (Blues-rock) @ 8:20pm Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (psych-rock) @ 9:40pm Woo Park @ 11pm Blake Blurry (DJ) @ 12 – 1 am Monster Mash Emcee/MC – Devin Middleton (of Second City, Chicago) and Isiah Gray Brent wants to give a huge shout out to Adam Garland and Keegan Godoy and says this event...

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