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  • The Ups & Downs of Lake Freeman

    Historically, Lake Shafer had more tourism-related businesses while Lake Freeman thrived on being more residential. Freeman homeowners on the White County side can enjoy dinner by docking at The Historic Sportsman restaurant, follow the Madam Carroll down the lake as a boat parade, fuel up at Susan’s Freeman Bay, or play beach volleyball at the […]

    Read More Posted March 5, 2021

  • Rails & Trails around White County

    White County has a rich history of transportation connected to the railroads.  Many communities were founded along the railway lines.  The gem of these railroad cities and towns is Monon, located in northern White County. The Monon Line (also called the “Hoosier Line”) and the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad operated from 1857 to 1956 […]

    Read More Posted February 19, 2021

  • Coffee, Shakes, & Sweet Treats

    It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, break time with a special drink and sweet treat is in order.  In Brookston, visit Two Guys Catering and Bakery located in a historic downtown building. This charming bakery features an amazing array of baked goods…muffins, pastries, cakes and cookies.  They also serve breakfast and a […]

    Read More Posted February 18, 2021

  • Warm-up in White County – Winter Gift Basket

    Congratulations to Erin Elpers of Fort Wayne, IN. The Enjoy White County Visitor Center hosted their first bi-annual social media gift basket campaign during the month of February. With an additional nine community partners, the gift basket is valued at over $200 and is stocked full of warm and cozy winter necessities! Inside the basket […]

    Read More Posted February 15, 2021

  • Meet Local Business Owners: Resort Edition

    Mike & Bonnie Triplett – This Chicago-native couple had over 20 years of experience in hospitality and food management. They owned a restaurant and lounge in Melrose Park, Illinois before they decided to uproot to Lake Shafer. Mike’s grandparents would venture down to this area to escape the concrete jungle. After 48 years of visiting, […]

    Read More Posted February 2, 2021

  • Venues for Vows

    White County is the perfect setting for destination weddings. Check-out the options. If a lakeside wedding is your vision for the perfect setting, look no further than Lighthouse Lodge Bed & Breakfast. Located on Lake Shafer, this luxurious destination is known for hospitality at its finest.  Mike and Bonnie Triplett will guarantee every detail is covered. […]

    Read More Posted January 19, 2021

  • Goodbye 2020, Welcome 2021

    The 2020 year began with high expectations. Cinco de Mayo fell on a very fitting Taco Tuesday, the 4th of July and Halloween were both on Saturdays, Christmas was on a Friday, and New Year’s Eve launched a 4-day weekend. It was a dream come true for the tourism industry and made promoting our area […]

    Read More Posted December 26, 2020

  • Christmas Light Displays

    Let’s talk about Christmas Light Displays! It’s been a hot topic on facebook lately and is an excellent holiday event to do as a date night or bring the kiddos along. It’s safe, it’s nearby, and it’s festive. Here are some options, if anyone knows of more, please comment or direct message so we can […]

    Read More Posted November 30, 2020

  • When Family Comes to Visit During the Holidays, Here’s What You Can do Together

    Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve all conveniently fall on Thursdays this year which opens up the possibility of family coming to visit and staying for the entire weekend. Are you prepared to host and entertain family for multiple days… potentially multiple weekends throughout November and December? We’ve all heard it before, there’s […]

    Read More Posted November 16, 2020

  • Wolcott Mannequins: A Halloween Destination

    Community Engagement – YES Creativity – YES Social Distancing – YES The Wolcott Main Street Organization proposed that local businesses sponsor a mannequin to dress up for Halloween festivities. The goal was to be as spooky as possible! Wolcott’s location on US-24 allowed for many visitors to stop by for photo-ops… including visitors from out […]

    Read More Posted October 22, 2020

  • MONON TO DEDICATE PATRIOTIC MURALS

    All Aboard Monon Main Street Association will be hosting a short program Saturday, October 24 at 6:45 P.M. for a public dedication of the recently installed patriotic murals. The murals, designed, created and painted by lifelong Monon resident Pat Newbold, depict the original American flag, the Indiana stage flag and seal, the White County seal […]

    Read More Posted October 22, 2020

  • Social Media 101

    Social media can either be an asset or hinderance in both your personal and professional life. It is important to understand the differences between the various platforms to determine which are best for you or your business. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of different social media platforms, but there are 5 relevant ones […]

    Read More Posted October 20, 2020

  • Example Itinerary

    Conversations with local business owners noted that the most common visitors we have during the summer months are repeat, multi-generational families (grandparents, parents, and children). With 2020 being such a… unique year for the travel & tourism industry, I drafted a possible weekend itinerary for what we expect is a new normal 2021! Friday: After […]

    Read More Posted October 19, 2020

  • Introduction & Overview

    I love our White County communities, hence the Enjoy White County campaign. I enjoy being a local destination advocate, but who am I? I grew up here in Monticello. I married into a family with strong roots in the Monon area. My maternal side has called Wolcott their home for generations. I now have close […]

    Read More Posted October 2, 2020

  • 10 Free Fall Things To Do in White County

    1. Enjoy a walk at Altherr Nature Park – A scenic path will immerse you to nature’s most beautiful assets; vegetation and wildlife. You will soon forget that you’re still in the city limits of Monticello. Bring the kids, a camera, and capture nature’s beauty. 2. Participate in the Monticello Union Township Public Library programs […]

    Read More Posted October 2, 2020