Capturing the moment can be a make or break instant in time that can determine how we remember an event. In 2018, we captured a lot of amazing and intense moments like holiday parades, sporting events, and graduations that summed up a year full of excitement and life-changing events. We are proud to be there to capture these moments and share the top ten most memorable photo galleries from this year!
To celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Porter County Juvenile Court, and the Porter County CASA program (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) joined forces to host Adoption Day on Tuesday.
The cherry on top of this popcorn-sprinkled sundae of a festival is the Valparaiso Popcorn Parade. Every year, scores of organizations participate in the parade, waving and entertaining the entire city that’s turned out to watch. This year was no exception, with over 100 groups in the parade and streets filled with smiling attendees. We even snagged some photos from above the action!
Porter County boasts a thriving and ever-growing business community, and every year, the majority of those businesses gather in one place for one night of networking. With its breadth of activity, fun, and games, Chamber Network Night has become a popular event for businesses and potential customers alike. Chamber Network Night 2018 was no exception--on August 2, the Porter County Expo Center became a bustling hub of connectivity.
The smallest kernels pop the fastest! The 2018 Lit’l Kernel Puff Run, sponsored by General Insurance Services this year, made room for runners ages 2-9 to hit the downtown pavement! While their family and friends cheered them on, these kiddos made a beeline for the finish line!
Valparaiso Community Schools presented the 40th annual This Is Our Story Festival of the Arts at Valparaiso High School Monday evening. The program inspired a strong sense of community with the beauty of music, all while sharing the excitement of the holiday season. Students of all ages showcased their artistic abilities with their artwork, instruments, and voices.