Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor."
The annual Beaverdam-Richland Fire Department's Summerfest is Saturday, Aug. 11, in downtown Beaverdam.
The event starts at 4 p.m. There will be lots of homemade food, door prizes, live musical entertainment and inflatable rides for kids.
At 9:30 p.m. the grand prizes will be drawn. This year's prizes include:
o One-quarter beef
o Patio furniture
o Kalahari Weekend Getaway
o Swimming pool
o Keurig coffee maker
Persons do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are available from members of the department. They will also be sold during the Summerfest.