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Title AugustFest
Collection Paper Artifacts Collection
Object ID 009.2.009
Parent ObjectID 009.2
Object Name File, document
Description 2 subseries, 16 items

This annual summer festival was created in Hammond as AugustFest in1984 by former Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Sr. as a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the city of Hammond's establishment in Indiana. AugustFest, then a 10-day summer festival, occurred in conjunction with the Centennial celebration of Wolf Lake Park. The popular event drew acts such as Together in 1988, Marie Osmond in 1991, The Turtles in 1993, Eddie Money in 1996 and Cheap Trick in 2000.

In 2004, Thomas M. McDermott Jr. used his first term as mayor to replace the city's former AugustFest with the newly re-branded Festival of the Lakes, named so as a way to represent Lake Michigan, Wolf Lake and George Lake.

Source: www.gohammond.com

Folder 1: Clippings & Articles
Folder 2: Pamphlets & Flyers
Collection Location Paper Artifacts Collection:Drawer 5
Level of description Series
Catalog date 2017-08-29
Subjects Accidents
Crime
Cultural
Events
Music
Social
People McDermott Jr., Thomas
McDermott Sr., Thomas
Cataloged by Amanda A.
Search Terms Accidents
Crime
Cultural
Events
Festivals
Music
Musicians
Social
Suicide