Meet the community at Hanna Fest

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hanna Fest gives families an opportunity to see all of the activities children can get involved in within the community. Organizers made a stop by News 18 at Noon to tell us about Saturday’s event.

Hanna Community Center Executive director Heather Maddox said this is one of their yearly fundraisers. She explained what programs the Hanna Center provides for the community.

“During the day, we have as senior program that includes an exercise facility. So, it’s really a focus program. We focus on senior wellness,” Maddox said. “…We have an after-school program, and we do summer camp as well. So, we also do youth services. Again, they are very focused, they’re educational. So those are a couple of things.”

Hanna Fest volunteer Donte Wilburn said it’s important that businesses get involved because they help our community.

“This year, I just want the businesses to come out and mainly focus on letting the community know what they do — what services they provide in the local community,” Wilburn explained. “It’s a way for businesses to give back to the community.”

Besides the businesses, Wilburn said he wants “to get the people out there, cause we’re gunna have a great time.”

Maddox said there will be kids games and entertainment. She said there will also be a lot more activities and the event is very affordable too.

“We do have a three-on-three [basketball] tournament, which is always a lot of fun — very competitive. So, a lot of fun stuff. The Purdue train will be there to give rides. Columbian Park [and] the DARE program,” Maddox said.

This year’s Hanna Fest will take place on Saturday, Aug. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Hanna Community Center, 1201 N. 18th St., in Lafayette. For more information on the event, watch the full interview from News 18 at Noon or click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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