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Marriage proposal halts Popcorn Festival parade

Marriage proposal halts Popcorn Festival parade

VALPARAISO | Jeff Klingseisen, a volunteer at the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, said the weather, crowds and activities all were perfect at tje event Saturday, but one unexpected event stood out — a marriage proposal.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Stilt walker Matt Mullin perches atop the the Orville Reddenbacher statue in Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza during the Popcorn Festival on Saturday.

September 06, 2014 2:42 pm
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Representatives of St. Anthony's Imaging and Diagnostics show off their popcorn pride as they prepare to board their float Saturday for the Valparaiso Popcorn Parade.

September 06, 2014 2:41 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 63: Popcorn

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 63: Popcorn

Tens of thousands of people will pop over to Valparaiso today to see the annual Popcorn Festival that began in 1979 as a tribute to popcorn king Orville Redenbacher.

September 06, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Redenbacher popcorn remains a family favorite

FROM the FARM: Redenbacher popcorn remains a family favorite

The late Orville Redenbacher happily wore the crown of "Popcorn King," and each year, made a return trek to Valparaiso to participate in the parade and festival created in his honor.

September 03, 2014 2:00 am
Gary Redenbacher in 1993 with Lillian Potempa, Aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Gary Redenbacher in 1993 with Lillian Potempa, Aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Gary Redenbacher in 1993 shares popcorn and conversation with Lillian Potempa, aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa at the 15th annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
Orville Redenbacher and Grandson Gary Redenbacher in 1993

Orville Redenbacher and Grandson Gary Redenbacher in 1993

Orville Redenbacher and grandson Gary Redenbacher prepare to board the Hunt-Wesson float in 1993, continuing the family tradition to lead as celebrity grand marshals for the annual Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Festival Parade.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso moves toward completing the long-range vision being developed under ValpoNEXT, the city still has some big plans it hopes to accomplish in the next two or three years, Mayor Jon Costas said.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm

Valparaiso office shortens its name, continues growing

VALPARAISO | The number of events keeps growing, but the Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events has shortened its name to Valparaiso Events.

December 22, 2013 9:45 pm

'Biggest Loser' to take part in Popcorn Festival Saturday

VALPARAISO | The FIT Across America 2013 tour, sponsored by Popcorn, Indiana and “The Biggest Loser” will be in downtown Valparaiso on Saturday as a part of the annual Popcorn Festival.

September 05, 2013 6:45 pm

Volunteers sought in march to honor fallen military

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Fallen Heroes project needs 204 volunteers to march on Saturday in the Valparaiso Popcorn Parade.

September 04, 2013 3:47 pm

Skateboards, bicycles not permitted at Popcorn Festival

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department is issuing a traffic alert for Saturday due to the annual Popcorn Festival in downtown Valparaiso.

September 04, 2013 3:22 pm
Popcorn Can Be Enjoyed A Multitude Of Ways, Including With Traditional Salt And Butter Or With Caramel Glaze

Popcorn Can Be Enjoyed A Multitude Of Ways, Including With Traditional Salt And Butter Or With Caramel Glaze

Popcorn remains America's favorite snack and can be enjoyed a multitude of ways, including with traditional salt and butter or with caramel glaze.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters

Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters

"Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters" is an easy popcorn recipe that adds some sweetness to the beloved movie treat.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Popcorn And Peanut Truffles

Popcorn And Peanut Truffles

"Popcorn and Peanut Truffles" adds some chocolate and salted peanuts to popcorn for a delicious and inviting treat.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Popcorn Festival up for best community celebration

Popcorn Festival up for best community celebration

VALPARAISO | Help show your community pride and love of Valparaiso’s long-standing Popcorn Festival as it marks 35 years.

June 11, 2013 6:14 pm
35th Annual Popcorn Festival poster contest winner announced

35th Annual Popcorn Festival poster contest winner announced

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) is pleased to announce the winner of the 35th Annual Popcorn Festival Poster Contest! April Burford is a lifelong Northwest Indiana resident and Valparaiso University Alumni with a background in graphic design. “When I design an…

May 02, 2013 7:23 pm

Gin Blossoms to highlight Valpo Popcorn Fest

VALPARAISO | The nationally known pop rock group Gin Blossoms will be the headline act for September's 35th annual Popcorn Fest, the Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events office announced recently.

April 07, 2013 6:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Col. Sanders 'resurrected' for new KFC cookie commercials

OFFBEAT: Col. Sanders 'resurrected' for new KFC cookie commercials

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am
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