The Watershed Foundation’s “Memories of the Lakes” contest hopes to gather heartfelt stories and images from the watershed region

Preserving the lakes and streams of the Upper Tippecanoe Watershed for the future of the region is important to TWF, according to a news release. And, in honor of their 25th anniversary, they are hoping to preserve the memories of those in the watershed as well.

As part of their 25th anniversary celebration, they’re launching a summer photo contest they hope everyone can enjoy -- whether they've ever lived on these lakes or perhaps made beautiful memories while visiting them.

"We’re looking for historic and vintage photos of our lakes and watershed," said Jennifer Romano, communications coordinator for The Watershed Foundation. "These photos can be any age greater than 25 years and we would like participants to include their stories as well. Tell us the stories about why these lakes are meaningful in your life."

The contest is called the "Memories of the Lakes." They are inviting anyone with a connection to the lakes to send vintage or historic photos of happy times at the lake along with a few words about why this memory is important to them or their family.

"We are looking for photos that are more than 25 years old and a memory that is no more than 500 words," Romano said. The photos and stories should pertain to lakes in the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed.

The contest began on June 25 and will continue through Labor Day 2022. Prizes will be awarded. All entries must be received before 12 a.m. Sept. 6.

Memories and images may be used in future TWF publications.

To participate, send your photo and 500-word memory via email to OR mail a non-returnable photograph and your typed memory to: Memories of the Lakes c/o The Watershed Foundation, PO Box 55,  North Webster, IN 46555.

Limited Tickets Remain For Dance At Tippy

A limited number of concert tickets remain for the 2022 Dance at Tippy featuring Grand Funk Railroad.

The event will be held at the historic Tippy Dance Hall on Lake Tippecanoe.

The concert is slated for July 30 and the doors open at 7:45 p.m. for concert-only ticket holders. Tickets are $75 each.

The annual Dance at Tippy is a fundraising event that supports The Watershed Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the lakes and streams in the Upper Tippecanoe River Watershed. In 2022, the organization is celebrating their 25th anniversary.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 574-834-3242.