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“Excellent! They were pleased with the addition to this years party. Many had fun watching The theme idea for each drawing is a wonderful aspect, very creative. Fantastic, thanks again for staying the extra half hour. Fair price! Hope to see you next year .” – Indiana Federal Bank

Winona Lake Indiana Event  Entertainment Caricatures

Winona Lake Indiana Event  Entertainment Caricatures
Winona Lake Indiana Entertainment
Caricature Sideshow has provided quality caricature entertainment and illustrations since 1984. They have over a dozen states in their tour docket. Currently, they primarily schedule events in the Northern Indiana, Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Indianapolis area. Don credit’s his style to the Disney style animation training he received. He also holds a MFA in Visual Art. His son Drake has worked beside his father for many years. The Village of Winona Art Fair contracted Drake to draw portraits for three years at the children’s tent starting at age six. Don was contracted to do his first State Fair at age sixteen. Drake will entertain at the Indiana state fair at the same age.

Below are a few of our past Winona Lake & Warsaw Area clients:

Alderfer Bergen & Company, Zimmer Park-Center Lake, Warsaw, IN
Kindig Wedding, Knights of Columbus Building, Warsaw, IN
Milfordfest, Sponsored by Phend & Brown, Milford, IN
"...Using marker and pastel colors, he delighted many customers with his unique creations. [Don] owns [Caricature Sideshow] of Winona Lake and entertains at conventions, parties, company picnics, festivals and receptions." -The Goshen News
Remax, Employee picnic, Syracuse, IN
Stephen Gould Company: Employee picnic at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club, Syracuse, IN
StoneHenge Golf Club: Grand Reopening, Warsaw, IN
Swartz Wedding Reception, Tippecanoe Country Club, Leesburg, IN.
Tippecanoe Lake Country Club, Christmas Party, Leesburg, Indiana
Gainey family birthday party, Winona Lake Lodge Banquet Room. Winona Lake, IN
Medtronic, Summer picnic, Warsaw, IN

Winona Lake Indiana Event  Entertainment Caricatures

Winona Lake, Indiana: History & Links
• Winona Lake was originally part of Elkhart County and was part of a township called Kosciusko (named after, General George Washington's aide-de-camp and Polish national hero, Thaddeus Kosciusko). Kosciusko became a county and the capital was named Warsaw. The settlement of Warsaw, Indiana was originally known as Red Brush
• [1832] The United States government purchased Kosciusko from the Potawatomi Indians (principal chiefs were Flatbelly, Wawasee and his brother Musquabuck). Kosciusko county has over one-hundred lakes. Many Native Americans (several tribes of the Miami and Pottawatomi nations) were residents of the county durring early settlements.
• [1854] Warsaw had a residency of 752 inhabitants when it was incorporated.
• [1885] The orthopedic industry was pioneered by Revra DePuy. He hired Justin Zimmer in 1905, which started his own company in 1927. Warsaw, Indiana is regarded as the "Orthopedic Capitol of the World".
• [1895] Winona Bible Conference and Summer School purchased the land and started the Winona Movement, a chautauqua that was a combination of religion and entertainment. The town was gated. Turnstile at the entrance collected enterance fees. Seasonal passes for over six weeks, were $6 and $3 (ministers, students and cottage owners). "Five schools were offered: Normal School, held in the building which is now the Free Methodist Headquarters; Agriculture School, in the Westminister Hotel; Girl's School, in the Winona Hotel; Boy's School in the Daguerre (Photography) School building; and the Music School, located in a building that later burned at 7th Street and Kings Highway. Some of the famous directors of the Winona Bible Conference and Summer School included H. J. Heinz, the canned food magnate; John M. Studebaker, maker of wagons and later automobiles; and Alexander MacDonald, president of Standard Oil of Ohio." [read more: Winona Lake]
• [1903] Little Crow Foods, Warsaw, Indiana (maker of Coco Wheats) was passed down to the 4th generation from Wilbur E. Maish.
• [early 1900s] Ice business was one of the largest industries in Winona Lake and Warsaw.
• [1910] An electronic trolley car system ran between Winona Lake and Warsaw, Indiana and eventually down to Peru and up to Goshen. Winona Lake and Warsaw, Indiana were popular tourist destinations.
• [1930] The Winona Lake gates were dismanteled.
• [1945] Theodore Dreiser, author of An American Tragedy, attended Warsaw High School. He died in 1945, seven years before A Place in the Sun, based on the novel, won an Academy Award.
• [1948] Hal Kratzsch, organized the musical group "The Four Freshmen" in Warsaw, Indiana.
• America's first coast-to-coast roadway (3,300 miles) ran through Funk Park on North Lake Street in Warsaw.
• [1954] Three Menonites from Warsaw and northern Indiana received two-year prison sentences for refusing to serve in the armed forces.
• [1955] Dr. Homer Alvin Rodeheaver, of Winona Lake, died. He was president of the world's largest publishing house of gospel music.
• [1955] Some talk took place between Winona Lake and Warsaw officials of merging the two towns.
• [1959]The last Prohibition Party candidates elected in the 20th Century were two members of the Winona Lake, Indiana town council. Prohibition Party History
• [1956] The Wagon Wheel Playhouse, a professional theater, opened in Warsaw
• [1960] Max Truex was one of this nation's greatest distance runner. Max (b. Warsaw, Indiana) was five'-six". "He set the record in the Indiana State Mile championship with a 4:20.4. As a sophomore at University of Southern California, he won the 10,000-meter Olympic trials for the l956 Melbourne games but was injured several weeks before the race and did not finish. Max had an outstanding running career at USC including several NCAA championships and records. He broke the NCAA cross-country record when the race was held each year at Michigan State by 20 seconds. The sports writers especially in the LA area loved writing about " the mighty mite from Warsaw, In". In 1960, Max won the 10,000 Olympic trials and was the first person again to make the track team, as it was the first final held. In Rome, he ran an outstanding race at 28:50, which was the eighth fastest in the world at that time, but unfortunately it was 6th place in a very fast race."
• [1961] The movie The Family That Changed The World was produced by Ken Anderson.
• [1964] Wagon Wheel sold out every performance for it's two week run of Sound of Music, and scheduled three extra performances.
• [1965] All but a few acres of Camp Kosciusko, Winona Lake (former summer conference center of the United Presbyterian Synod of Indiana) was sold to Chicago Boys Club Inc. Approximately $75,000 were paid for 14.4 acres.

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Kosciusko County Historical Newspaper

Winona Lake, Indiana Links:

Artist: Winona Lake, Indiana

Astronomical Society: Winona Lake
Billy Sunday Museum, Winona Lake, Indiana

BMH Publications: Editor's Blog, Winona Lake, Indiana
Caricature Sideshow
Government: Winona Lake, Indiana
Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana
History: Winona Lake and Warsaw, Indiana
Moutain Biking Trails: Winona Lake DINO Series Information
Newsletter: Winonawise, Winona Lake, Indiana
Village at Winona, Winona Lake, Indiana
Wagon Wheel Theatre, Winona Lake, Indiana
Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church
Webcam: Winona Lake, Indiana

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Winona Lake Indiana Event  Entertainment Caricatures

Winona Lake Indiana Event  Entertainment Caricatures

Winona Lake Indiana Event  Entertainment Caricatures

Winona Lake Indiana Event  Entertainment Caricatures
After-Prom, Class Reunions, and School Events
Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations
Company Events, Parties, Picnics and Conferences
Family Reunions
Wedding Receptions
and more.

Birthday Gifts
Employee of the Month Posters
Facebook Avatars
Father’s Day & Mother’s Day Gifts
Resume Illustrations
Retirement Gifts
Valentine’s Day & Anniversary Gifts
Wedding and the “Wedding Party” Gifts
And more