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Wabash Valley Wine & Art Festival

The Wine & Art Festival gives both small businesses and non-profit organizations the opportunity to sell and promote their hand-made wares, quality artwork and delicious foods. During the festival weekend, the combination of Palestine’s quaint shops and eateries, numerous wineries offering tasting and sales, food vendors, handcrafted and original arts & crafts, plus free entertainment have made Palestine a place to be. As our attendance grows each year, the festival committee would like to take time to thank all of you who have made it a success.

Palestine Development Association

Mission Statement

The purchase of three buildings on Main Street in 2005 was the first project for the PDA. This project could not have been completed without volunteer work from Larry Surrells and Eugene Reinbold. In addition, Palestine High School Building Trades classes and the use of local prisoners helped in this huge project. They also finished three apartments above the main building to bring in rental income for the PDA. As a result of the first project, more ideas began to develop. All the projects listed below have been completed over the past 17 years by the Palestine Development Association.

Thanksgiving Fireworks
Rooms for the 101st Air Force Band for Labor Day Donated $1,000 to Crawford Memorial Hospital for the Cancer Program
New sound system for Main Street
Fort LaMotte
Electric pole at Community Building
Playground equipment at Palestine Park
Help with free meals during Covid shut down          Police vests                                                                         
Small pavilion for High School
Sound proofing the community building next to pavilion
Food Pantry (we assisted the Food Pantry in acquiring their new building) 

Sign at Westport
Harmon’ s
Repave and paint for Pickle Ball at Park
Money for Landscaping around the Tourism Sign on Highway
Roof for former Sit and Sleep Store
Boat Ramp on Wabash River
Dollar General
Electrical upgrade for Main Street
Main Street Pavilion (This project was funded by the PDA, and Leo A Herning grant, no tax money was used)
Illiana Cores                                                                 
Christmas Decorations

The Palestine Development Association meets at 8:00 AM every Friday morning at 108 S Main Street (Palestine Art Center/Blended Eatery). We would like to have an evening meeting once a month to expand our volunteer group if there is enough interest. More people involved means more ideas and projects to help our community. Consider   volunteering for the Wine and Art Festival which is held the first full weekend in October. Please get involved and help our town.

Web Page: palestinewinefest.com

Email: palestinewinefest@gmail.com

Definition of Volunteering

Volunteering is done by choice, without monetary reward, and for the benefit of the community.