DELPHI, Ind. - In Delphi what began as a simple meeting of neighbors has becomea town festival.
"There's people that come from all over the state and even outof state," said Delphi resident Jack Hatke.
For 154 years The Old Settlers Event in Delphi has been allabout bringing the community together.
"It all began when it was neighbors getting together and I thinkit's still a time when people in the community get together," saidDelphi resident Linda Fife.
There was plenty to do with rides, games, and music surroundingthe courthouse. Those interested in History weren't far from alocal expert.
Carroll County resident Charles Gish has been collectingprehistoric artifacts all of his life. The number of pieces in hiscollection is only surpassed by the number of questions people askhim.
"It's amazing. Elderly people, middle aged people, and evenkids. Kids will come up here and look at it and say "what do youuse this for?" said Gish.
Fife spent the day demonstrating how to spin yarn. She saidwhile the process is dated it's important for people to see how itwas done.
"Not many people spin. Most people go to shops and buy theirclothing. So this is a lost art and we need to remind everybodywhere it all came from," said Fife.
All diversions aside, Jack Hatke of Delphi says the event issimply about reconnecting with friends and family.
"It's nice to meet people that you haven't seen for a long time.They come back. I just met a kid from my class that I hadn't seenfor years, and other people that you haven't seen for years theycome up here. That's kind of what it's about," said Hatke.
The man charged in connection with the death of a Flora woman has been cleared, more than six years after her death and two years after he was charged.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
There were several two hour delays for area schools Thursday morning. As of Thursday evening, there are none for Friday morning.