WHITING, Ind. - Over the past several years, members of Locals 599, 1005 and 1485 of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) have volunteered time and talents to the Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce during the annual Pierogi Fest.
This year, eleven carpenters volunteered to set up and tear down scaffolding located at the entrance of the festival. "We help out each year to show our support for the business community and our willingness to work together for the greater good," commented Tom Dorsey, retired IKORCC Representative. "This three-day festival draws in people from all over the region, and we are happy to be a part of an event that so many people in our community look forward to every year."
Held every July in Whiting, friends and neighbors gather at Pierogi Fest for activities such as dancing the polka to live bands, trying dozens of varieties of pierogis and strolling through arts and crafts vendor booths.
"Each year, we transform Downtown Whiting into a massive festival, and we couldn't do it without the Carpenters Union," commented Tom Dabertin, Chairmen of the Pierogi Fest. "The Union has been a supporter of the festival for the past seven years, and we look forward to continuing this great relationship. I cannot thank them enough."