A Month of Concerts and Project Wandering

Jeff Lewis, one of my fellow co-workers, performs in an awesome band called Deadline. An incredible horn section called The Undertakers plays with them. We enjoyed an excellent show at the Brown County Playhouse, which is such a great venue in Nashville, Indiana. I highly suggest having dinner at Hard Truth and then attending an event at the Playhouse. If you have time, wandering Brown County roads is well worth it as well.  

This was our month for taking in concerts and wandering to different venues. There are many places to visit and take in a good show. On the way to the Honeywell Center in Wabash, we ventured upon Wheeler’s Café & Market/Mercantile 37 for afternoon lunch and shopping. The sandwiches hit the spot, and the atmosphere was perfect for a sunny spring day. Have you ever seen the Seven Pillars? They are a fascinating natural feature along the Mississinewa River downstream from the Reservoir. ACRES Land Trust manages the property; stop in to see the Seven Pillars and hike the short nature preserve trail.  

What can I say about Downtown Wabash? If you are into history and great architecture, or you’re interested in seeing a successful and realistic redevelopment of an older downtown, this is the place to visit. There are several restaurants worth eating at and multiple places to shop. It’s an all-out great experience. On top of that, taking in a show at the Honeywell Center (America for us) makes for a really nice day (long day) trip.  

In reference to this month’s newsletter article on the Monon South Trail, we should all take in a southern Indiana visit to Salem, New Albany, Mitchell, and communities along this future trail. I can’t begin to mention all the great features along the way and adjacent to the future trail. Constructing this 60+ mile long trail will provide an unbelievable opportunity for users wanting to walk, run, or bike.  

Knox County/Vincennes is another community looking towards the future with many great qualities and amenities. Banning has been blessed to be involved in many projects over the years in this community, and we believe there are more to come. Knox County Indiana Economic Development (KCIED, formerly KCDC) had its annual meeting in May. Seeing the community and their business leaders come together makes for such an enjoyable event. Each year at the event, it’s sunny and warm, and it helps you embrace spring and the coming warmer weather. More to talk about in Vincennes in the future.  

Dayton, Ohio, claims the Wright Brothers, and rightfully so. They crafted their trade while in Dayton. Did you know that Henry County has a Wilbur Wright Birthplace Museum? Between New Castle and Richmond, you can find this site. Check it out. If you have time, Dayton is not too much further east along I-70/US40. We enjoyed a concert in Huber Heights (Chicago) at the Rose Music Center and wandered around Dayton.  

What a month! I didn’t even talk about the Mini Marathon in downtown Indy and all of its festivities. Or any of the runs/walks at several other parks around central Indiana. What a month!! Send us your places to travel and wander. Take a look at the photo taken recently. Lee Lewellen suggested a site, and I visited. More to come on that. Do you have any ideas on where to find this tower? 

– Jeff Banning