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The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous

The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous has become a staple in our community. For 40 years this event has drawn not only local citizens, but also people from as far as California and Canada. But the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous is more than just an event; it is an organization with more than 30 members and even more volunteers who give their time and talents so that the event will go off without a hitch each year. In fact, treasurer Rick Riggins states that the members will meet later this month to review last weekend’s Rendezvous and begin the preparations for 2017. The group’s mission is to “promote and preserve the heritage of Vincennes by providing a two day, family-oriented, historic festival for the people of Vincennes and Knox County, and visitors from throughout the Midwest.”

Each year the Rendezvous is sure to bring back visitor favorites such as the battle reenactments, the juggling Budabi Brothers, musicians, and the beloved town crier Cornelius. However, visitors are always able to find new features; you never attend the same Rendezvous twice. This year alone featured a new Birth of the State exhibit, a strawberry festival, appearances by George Washington and Thomas Paine, and a well-attended evening battle.

Members of the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous are very active in other community organizations as well. You can find them involved in the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, various volunteer organizations, and this coming weekend in “Alice of Old Vincennes: A Musical”, among other activities. Of course, the Rendezvous is their collective favorite community event!

The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous has kept their insurance with Burkhart Insurance for nearly ten years. Rick Riggins states that “quality insurance at a fair price” makes Burkhart Insurance a valuable place to do business.

As a non-profit organization, the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous relies on annual admission sales and donations to host this annual event. On Friday, June 10 th, they will be hosting a fundraiser at Fazoli’s on 6th Street in Vincennes.

Check out the following links for more information about this group that is dedicated to making the rich history of Vincennes entertaining and exciting:

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