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What better way to spend a last summer weekend than at the New Paris’ last 2nd Friday Festival of 2013.

There was something for everyone.

New Paris is the ONLY place in Indiana to hold Round Boat races.

WINNERS OF New Paris Round Boat Race…

$1st Place – $100 prize:

Parker and Nathan Hart took 1st place in the New Paris Round Boat Race.

Parker and Nathan Hart took 1st place in the New Paris Round Boat Race.

Round Boat Race 2nd Place Winners

The 2nd place winners, Nick Harris and Andy Dixon, were in great spirits. They had come close to taking the first place prize.

The 2nd place winners, Nick Harris and Andy Dixon, were in great spirits. They had come close to taking the first place prize.

Bingo, fellowship with friends, and great food!

New Paris friends get together for Bingo and great food for the Sunnyside Park Food Booth.

New Paris friends get together for Bingo and fellowship. It takes time to make the best food choice because EVERYTHING at the Sunnyside Park ‘Food Booth’ is SO GOOD.

The Water Ball Contest, compliments of the New Paris Fire Department, is a huge hit!

The Water Ball Contest is going full blast as Nathan and Parker Hart take on their fellow New Paris Boy Scouts.

The Water Ball Contest goes on full blast as Nathan and Parker Hart take on their fellow New Paris Boy Scouts.

Who has the OLDEST TREE IN NEW PARIS?

A white oak tree very much like the one that is New Paris' oldest tree.

A white oak tree very much like the one that is New Paris’ oldest tree.

Kirby Meyers has the OLDEST TREE in New Paris. His white oak tree, located in Matthew’s woods, is estimated to be 309 years old. In 1704 when the Americas were still in early stages of settlement, Meyers’ tree was just a seedling. White oak trees can grow to a massive size — up to 150 feet with an 80-foot spread. 800-year-old white oak trees have been known to exist.

Congratulations Kirby! You had a LOT of competition, but we are proud to have such a distinguished tree, which has lived through so MUCH HISTORY as part of our community.

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