Going on Faith

Summer 2017

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going on faith [ goingonfaith.com ] QUILT GARDENS | ELKHART COUNTY This summer, Amish country is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Quilt Garden initiative, which brings flower gardens planted in patterns inspired by Amish quilts to 19 attractions and businesses in six cities and towns throughout Elkhart County. This year's gardens feature more than 150,000 plants. The 10th-anniversary celebration will also feature a series of 56 bronze statues created by a New Jersey sculptor. The statues depict everyday scenes from small-town life, such as a policeman writing a ticket or a child eating ice cream. The highlight is a 25-foot-tall interpre- tation of "American Gothic," with a couple and a pitchfork standing in downtown Elkhart. WWW.AMISHCOUNTRY.ORG DAS DUTCHMAN ESSENHAUS | MIDDLEBURY Not far from Shipshewana, Das Dutchman Essenhaus is one of the pre- mier hospitality and dining attractions in northern Indiana. And with more than 1,100 seats, the dining room at the Essenhaus is one of the largest restaurants in the state. Though it isn't an overtly Amish establishment, Essenhaus pays homage to the Amish traditions in the area through its restaurant and bakery menu, as well as five shops in former farm buildings on the property where guests can find fruitcake, home-style noodles, locally made jams and fruit spreads, and other area specialties. Groups can stay in the Inn at Das Dutchman Essenhaus, which offers some of the best accommodations in the area, and see theater produc- tions at the newly built Heritage Hall, which offers shows from May through December. WWW.ESSENHAUS.COM A Northern Indiana quilt garden Dining at Das Dutchman Essenhaus grandwayne.com 260.426.4100 Let's write yours. Your experience here will set a new standard: • Divisible, carpeted, fully-equipped event spaces • On-site, full service masters in Event Management, AV, and Catering • Up to 4,500 theater; 3100 banquet; 2900 classroom • 500 attached guest rooms and covered parking • Free high performance WiFi and Room setup Create some buzz in downtown Fort Wayne, IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT LeeAnn Pollock Director of Sales Kim Kelso Event Manager Pete Prowant AV Technician Every event has a story ... Marissa Best Guest Experience Manager

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