Linnemeier wins talent contest and car show sees 114 entries at Third Friday

By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — A large crowd turned out for Third Friday for music, giveaways and a huge variety of gorgeous cars in downtown Warsaw.

Kosciusko Board of Realtors hosted the car show which featured 114 vehicles — more than doubled what they had at least year’s event.

At the same time, 107.3 WRSW celebrated its first 75 years in business, hosting a block party that included live music from the Dad Bods and giveaways that includes commemorative t-shirts.

A large crowd also gathered for the finals of Warsaw’s got talent featuring two singers and a comedian.

19-year-old Natalie Linnemeier, whose family spends summers on Chapman Lake, was named winner of the talent show.

Scott Wiley, with the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce, said the turnout for the entire event marked the biggest number of spectators for the revamped Third Friday this year.

He said he expects a strong turnout next month for Taste of Kosciusko.

From left, Debbie Frank, Marin Hart and Heidi Sanner enjoyed the comedy of talent contestant Amanda Sautter Friday night.
Judges, from left, included Atelier Art Gallery owner Sea Grandon, Wagon Wheel Director Lakesha Green and Sherrif Jim Smith.
Kris Lake (second from right), the program director for 107.3 WRSW, signs a commemorative shirt Friday night as part of a 75th anniversary during Third Friday in downtown Warsaw.
A littl girl looks overwhelmed but pleased as punch while being photographed in an oversized chair Friday in downtown Warsaw.
Dad Bods provided entertainment at the WRSW block party Friday night.
Jim Kelly, lead singer for the Dad Bods, is pictured with drummer Woody Zimmerman.
Spectators lined up for a chance to win a free commemorative shirt being offered by WRSW.
A colorful display of cars was featured in the car show.
There were plenty of dogs at Third Friday, but only one was in a puppy pouch. Buddy, a Yorkshire Terrier, had the support of his owner, Roger Cook who was at Third Friday with his wife, Pam.