Historical Society to host annual dinner March 18


COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Historical Society’s Annual Dinner will be on Saturday, March 18, at noon at the Whitley County Agricultural Museum, located at 680 W. Squawbuck Road in Columbia City.

Coordinators suggest attendees arrive early to enjoy the museum and the art silent auction fundraiser, featuring artwork of local historical buildings and places, along with animals and scenes painted by Jeanette Brown.

The art silent auction begins at 11 a.m. Author Al Zacher will be the guest speaker. Zacher is the author of the book “Presidential Power in Troubled Second Terms.”

He has had audiences with Bill Clinton and Chris Mathews. Zacher has also been on C-Span, along with many other honors. He was the founder of Zacher Real Estate Company in Fort Wayne.

Zacher has been, and is currently active, in many Fort Wayne Civic Organizations. His topic will be about “Indiana’s Six Vice Presidents.”

Dinner will be catered by Jill Daniel Catering and the cost per person is $18.

There will be an award ceremony and prizes will be given away.

The event is open to the public. For reservations, call the Whitley County Historical Museum at 244-6372.