The Brown Family, who own Valpo Velvet Ice Cream in Valparaiso, Indiana, have been making ice cream for three generations. I decided to pay them a visit to see how it is all done...and also to see if I was man enough to make ice cream...(I wasn't).
The Conservadellics perform at The Franklin house in downtown Valparaiso, Indiana. With Mayor Jon Costas on guitar and vocals, Bill Hanna as Lead Guitarist and Louis Gonzalez on Bass they rocked the night away.
Valparaiso High School's drama club performs the play "All Shook Up" in 2009.
The Valpo Parks Foundation honored longtime volunteers and donors in the annual Sunday in the Park ceremony.
ValpoLife holds the first (and only so far!) Business in the Backyard day!
"Local businesses participated in Jano's Concert on the Square on Saturday, June 19. There was food, music, and lots of fun to be had by all. Some businesses involved included Valpo Velvet, Pikk's Tavern, and Blackbird Cafe.
Valparaiso University hosted their inaugural Communiversity Day in 2010, bringing together the surrounding Valparaiso community with the student body with a series of activities and events throughout the day.
"The Valparaiso Parks Department hosted an awesome night of music, food, and entertainment on July 4, 2010 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The Conservadellics jammed to their somewhat original tune ""Sweet Home Valparaiso"" and the Valparaiso High School Band offered another awesome performance even as fireworks were being launched. Happy Fourth of July, Valparaiso!
A view of the 2010 Valparaiso Popcorn Festival from high in the sky!
The Valparaiso Vikings football team hosted a football tournament/scrimmage June 24, 2010 for 4 other area high schools: Wheeler, Boone Grove, East Chicago, and Munster. All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the Public Education Foundation of Valparaiso, which gives scholarships to graduating seniors at Valpo. Also, a couple Jeff Samardzija jerseys were auctioned off as well to benefit the PEFV. If you missed this one, be sure to come out to the next one July 10th, 2010 in which the competition will be stiffer with Lafayette Jefferson, Homestead, and Lake Central coming to VHS.