Dog kissing booth draws visitors of all ages

“Is the kissing booth for you or the dog?” A middle-aged man in a button-down shirt laughs as he passes by the Helping Paws kissing booth, where Jillian Albrecht lets strangers kiss dogs for dollars. Albrecht is one of many volunteers at the Indiana State Fair...
Hoosier weaves for good cause

Hoosier weaves for good cause

Indianapolis native Mary Ann Carpenter began weaving 35 years ago when she grew tired of buying wedding gifts for friends. Rather than purchasing a set of placemats and napkins for each couple, Carpenter decided to make them herself. “I was looking at those one day...
Master Gardener grows love of plants in others

Master Gardener grows love of plants in others

Nestled at the back of the Indiana State Fairgrounds sits the Purdue Demonstration, blossoming with black-eyed Susans, petunias and brightly colored ornamental peppers, along with other annual plants suited to grow in Indiana. The large garden is staffed and...