Chautauqua-Wawasee has received notice that Purdue University has announced the cancellation of all extracurricular events which includes Purdue Varsity Glee Club performances. We are very disappointed because their performance scheduled for April 24 here in Syracuse was approaching a sell-out. We are in the process of refunding all ticket sales; that process will complete by March 12. To be clear, the April 24 event is canceled. We have been given a tentative reschedule date in October, and will share more information once this is finalized.
Chautauqua-Wawasee is holding the 7th annual Oakwood Fine Arts Festival June 12 in the park of Oakwood Resort in Syracuse, Indiana. This Festival brings together 30 local and regional artists from around the northern Indiana area.
The outdoor setting provides a family-friendly environment. Food vendors are onsite for snacks and lunch, with outside seating available. Also, The Pier and Back Porch, a lovely on-site restaurant, offers a full menu with both indoor and outdoor lakefront dining. Children may be entertained by a children’s craft activity, and enjoy the nearby playground. Attendance is free, and ample parking is available. Like every year, the Oakwood Fine Arts Festival is sure to be an event to remember.
Stop by the Chautauqua-Wawasee tent for a free give-away. We can’t wait to see you there!
What: Oakwood Fine Art Festival
When: June 12, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Oakwood Resort, Syracuse, Indiana
James E. Caskey, president of the Kenneth and Lela Harkless Foundation, announced $85,500 in grants have been awarded to various organizations within the Syracuse community.
The grants were awarded to the following: Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, $16,000; Teen Parents Succeeding, $12,000; Syracuse Parks Department, $10,000; Syracuse Cemetery Association, $10,000; Oakwood Foundation Chautauqua-Wawasee, $7,000; Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams, $5,000; R.E.A.L. Services, $5,000; town of Syracuse, $5,000; Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary Club, $4,000; Kosciusko Community Senior Services, $4,000; Lakeland Youth Center, $3,000; Wawasee Supermileage, $2,500; Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club, $1,000; and Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $1,000.
Chautauqua Wawasee is pleased announce the second annual Oakwood Old Fashioned Christmas. This is the time that Oakwood comes alive for the Christmas Holidays. Come and Join us!!
The beautiful Christmas Tree, in the front of the Oakwood Inn, will light up in all of it’s splendor at 6:20pm. Last year’s most popular was either Santa Claus or the Christmas Story read from the Bible in the Chapel, or possibly the live nativity or pictures with the Elf, Grinch, Frosty or Reindeer characters? Everything from last year is back and more. More fire pits for warm! More hot chocolate. Hot coffee. Listen to Strolling Quartets singing Christmas songs. Be sure to catch a Sleigh Ride around Oakwood!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Location: Oakwood Inn 702 E. Lake View Road, Syracuse, IN 46567
Date: November 28th, 2020
Open to Public — No Charge
Food and Stay available at the Oakwood Inn & Restaurant & Bar 574-457-7100