Historic Ladoga Inc.
Old Normal Hall


Upcoming Schedule of Events

Date Time Event
Sat, Feb 6th, 2016 6:00 pm Valentine Dinner
TBA March Ladoga Community 
Easter Egg Hunt

Current Events

11 Annual Valentine's Day Dinner 
Masquerade Themed Ball
No formal attire or mask is required to attend.  For
the creative, however, a prize will be awarded to
the one who brings the most unique mask!

Masquerade Centerpieces for Sweet 16 | The Simple Life: Jasmine's Sweet Sixteen Pt 1:
You are cordially invited to attend
Historic Ladoga's 11 Annual 
Valentine Dinner on Saturday,
February 6th, 2016, 6:00 pm, to be 
held at Old Normal in Ladoga

Cost is $25.00 per person

Enjoy quiet romantic music while you dine
and a live auction with Bill Servies.
New this year!  We will be auctioning services such as:
Lawn Mowing, a Photography Package, house cleaning, etc.

Enjoy your choice of Brown Sugar Pork Loin or Parmesan
Crusted Chicken.  Also serving lettuce salad, cauliflower
salad, baked stuffed potato, and hot rolls.  Your choice of
cheesecake with strawberry, raspberry, keylime, or
chocolate toppings, or Banana Split Ice Cream Pie.
Lemonade, Tea, and Coffee will be served.

Reservations are required, Please call 
Toni Stockton at 317-372-7914 by Feb 1st!

Past Events 2014 

Valentine Dinner 2014
February 8th, 6:00 pm
Appetizers at 5:30

Second Annual
Historic Ladoga's
Art & Craft Weekend

May 3rd & 4th, 2014

Past Events 2013

Valentine's Day Dinner 
February 9th, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt
March 23rd, 2013 

Historic Ladoga Art & Craft Weekend
May 4th & 5th, 2013


8th Annual Car Show
Aug, 25th, 2013

Spaghetti Dinner &
Scarecrows on Parade

November 9th, 2013


Past Events 2012

Our First Annual Scarecrows on Parade
and Spaghetti Dinner

was held on November 10th, 2012 

The 7th Annual Car Show 
was held on August 26th, 2012 

       9th Annual Car Show and Ice Cream Social Sunday, August 31st, 2014 

       What a beautiful day for a car,
truck, and bike show!

Second Annual 
Historic Ladoga's
Art & Craft Weekend 

May 3rd - 4th, 2014
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Can't wait for the spring like weather!



All You Need is Love is All You Need 

2014 Valentine Dinner

Saturday, February  8th, 6:00 pm
Appetizers at 5:30

You are cordially invited to join us for  a romantic dinner
at beautiful Old Normal featuring two young soloists:
Dalton Dyer and Mikayla Stockton

Your choice of
Creamy Chicken OR
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Lettuce Salad
Cheesy Mixed Vegetables
Roasted Potatoes
Broccoli Slaw
Hot Rolls

Your choice of
Red Velvet Cake
Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake
French Vanilla Cake

Cost: $25.00 per person
Call Toni Stockton to reserve a seat

Photo Gallery
from 2013

Spaghetti Dinner & Scarecrows on Parade 
November 9th, 2013
4:00 - 7:00 pm
at Old Normal

We served pasta, bread, salad, 
dessert, and your choice of drink; tea, coffee,
 or lemonade.  Dinner was on a donation basis
 and all proceeds went to the Old Normal.

This was our second year for our
Scarecrows on Parade!

We looked for individuals, families, or groups
 who were willing to design and build their own
scarecrow or multiple scarecrows! 

The entry fee was $10.00 - proceeds went toward Old Normal
with $100 for the First Place winner!

Rules were as follows:
Your scarecrow(s) must fit in the allotted 8' x 8' plot.
This is a family event centered around Thanksgiving, therefore, we require that your scarecrow(s) have no guns, fake blood, violence, or decapitated heads.  These entries
 will be disqualified and taken down prior to the event.

The scarecrow(s) are the property of the individual, family,
 or group designing and setting them up.  The participant is responsible for  set up and tear down. Set up of your scarecrow(s) are any time during daylight hours on the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before: (Nov 6 - 8th) and
 up through 3:00 pm on the day of the event: (Nov 9th).

Scarecrow(s) must be completely assembled by 3:00 pm
the day of the event.  Event staff and judges can not
 help in the assembly or reassembly of scarecrow(s). 
Staff and judges not responsible for
weather damage to scarecrow(s).

Call Toni Stockton at 765-230-2220 to
reserve your spot!

Criteria for Voting
Judges give points of  1 - 10 
With 10 being the best

1.  Creativity of Scarecrow

2. Color & Eye appeal

3. Artistic Effort:
 Did participant spend time in creating
 their design or just 'throw' it together?

4. Go Green!
Repurposing of recyclable items-
 use of handmade or recycled material

5. Stability of Scene
All parts of scene/scarecrow must
be secure!  No loose parts flying in
the wind, falling over, etc.

8th Annual Car Show and Ice Cream Social 
was held on the grounds of
Old Normal  on
August 25th, 2013






Historic Ladoga's Art & Craft Weekend 


First Annual
May 4th and 5th, 2013
in Ladoga, IN
Saturday  9am - 6 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Along with the spring weather came the spring rains!

Ladoga was bursting with energy with over 40 booths of handcrafted items
 and food on Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th, 2013. 
With no admittance fees, you and the children
were sure to find that special gift for yourself or a loved one! 
This event was held on the grounds of Old Normal,
 100 N. Harrison (easy to find - we sit just off St Rd 234 running through
 our quaint little town on the west side), in Ladoga. 

Just a portion of the booths available to our guests.

Buggy Rides!



Wood Crafting

Letter Photography

Garden Decor

even a Black Smith. . .
to name a few

                       Easter Egg Hunt 2013 

That's the number of eggs with candy
put out for the children to find.

The number of children and adults who attended!

Zoey's Zoo
The wonderful folks who packed all those eggs with candy
and co-hosted the event with Historic Ladoga!

                     Valentine's Day Dinner 2013 

Special thanks goes to all those who
 volunteered their time or made a donation
to make this evening possible!

Laughing Cow Diner
New Ross Mini Mart
Bonnie Rice
Janet Robbins
Arnie Morrison
Cline Farms
Bradley Tire
Stull's Machine Shop
Blake and Rachel Zachery
Tommie Dyer
Tawnya Gipson
Angela Kortman
Lisa Davis
Bob Stockton
Brady Myers
Hunter Dyer
Kim McAnulty
Joetta Barnard
Aimee Roark
Leann Wood

This was Historic Ladoga's 8th Annual
  Valentine's Day Dinner.
 Held on Saturday,

  February 9th, at 6:00 PM, 
  at Old Normal in Ladoga.

   Cost: $20.00 per person

Entertainment by
New Light Encores
under the direction of John P. Blair

Celebrate the love in your life at this year's event
featuring the following menu:  Creamy Mushroom Chicken
OR Roasted Pork Loin,  Lettuce Salad, garlic buttered
green beans, Onion roasted potatoes, broccoli slaw, 
rolls, drink, and your choice of cheesecake with chocolate
syrup or strawberry sauce OR vanilla mousse.

Past Events  Photo Gallery
from 2012

Spaghetti Dinner 

 Saturday, November 10th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM
The dinner was held at the Old Normal Hall and was on a donation basis.  We served spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and your choice of dessert.  Coffee, tea, and lemonade was available .

We featured for the first time ever that evening,

Scarecrows on Parade

   Our "Welcome" Scarecrow!

Please join us for our first annual 'Scarecrows on Parade'.  This will be a time to stroll through the grounds of Old Normal to view the 'Scarecrows on Parade.'  You will have fun admiring the creativity of Ladoga.  So bring on your imagination and originality!

For an entry of only $10.00, each participant, whether business or resident, will design and decorate a scarecrow(s).  The theme is your choice.  Scarecrows must fit in an 8' X 8" allotted area and are the property of the participant.   Each participant must set up their scarecrow(s) and once judging is over they must tear down and remove their scarecrow.  Set up is anytime Thursday or Friday, Nov  8th or 9th, up through 3:00 PM on Saturday just prior to the dinner beginning at 4:00 PM.  Tear down is anytime Sunday!

Anyone can vote, you simply purchase a ticket the night of the spaghetti dinner, tickets are $1.00 each (or 7 for $5.00).  Then any time during the hours of the Spaghetti Dinner, deposit your tickets in the bucket of your favorite scarecrow.  There will be prizes awarded for the top two most-loved scarecrows.  All proceeds benefit Old Normal.

This is a family event centered around the Thanksgiving Holidays.  Therefore, please do not use swords, guns, fake blood, violence, or decapitated heads.  If you do, these entries will be disqualified and taken down prior to judging.  This is a time for families and children to enjoy the grounds of Old Normal.

To enter your scarecrow, call Toni at 765-323-4630.  Happy designing!

       By popular vote, the First Place Winner: Zoey's Zoo Preschool
                           They took home a $50 gift card for Wal-mart!

Our Second Place Winner:  Kayti Stockton (a very creative teenager!)
    She took home 3 coupons for Free 1 large topping pizzas from Pizza Hut!


        Klippers Hair Salon                                     Laughing Cow Diner


                 Roark Family                             Snap shop of our military guys              
 (You just gotta love the fish he caught!)       talking to the fisherman and our host
                                                                  from the Laughing Cow Diner (probably
                                                                   wanting to take their food orders!)

Cline Farm

7th Annual Car Show  
August 26th, 2012

     This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  It was a beautiful day for food, fun with the family, and cars, cars, cars!  The food tent had sloppy joes, coney dogs and hot dogs, along with lots of cold drinks for sale.  There were plenty of home made desserts & goodies to choose from to go with a huge bowl of cold ice cream.

     Our visitors not only got to enjoy the cars & trucks outside, but we were pleased to announce the opening of the Old Normal museum full of memorabilia and old photos of Old Normal Hall.  Wonderful music was provided by Fat Rat DJ and was enjoyed by all.

     Thank you to all who helped with this event!  There is so much that goes into an event like this; from getting the grounds of Old Normal ready for visitors, readying the museum, making a thousand calls, putting together all the behind-the-scene things that have to be accomplished for a successful event.  Again, a HUGE thank you to all who helped with the 7th Annual Car Show.  A thank you also goes to our gracious sponsors for our 2012 Car Show:

     John Stull Body Shop                  Joe Jeffries                    Thompson Insurance
     Klippers                                      Stull Machine                 Tri-County Bank
     Ron Gibson                                 Andy Bradley                 Ladoga Hardware
     Kenny Vice Sales                        Ladoga Lions Club         Ladoga Locker            
     Scott's Market                            Ace Hardware                Car Quest
     Nappa                                        Home Depot                   Davidson Greenhouse
     Cline Farms & Grain                    Laughing Cow Cafe       Gould Body Shop
     Mike's Tire                                  Town & Country             Horner Buick
     Ted & Karen Craig                      Dick Kruse                      Kenny Vice Service
     Barker Rentals                            Rob O'Dell                      Larry Burnett
     Beckoning Woods M.H.P.            Hoosier Heartland Bank   





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