NORTH MANCHESTER – The 16th Annual Tulip Festival at Peabody Retirement Community will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
In addition, the Tulip Two-Mile Classic Run/Walk will accompany the festival events this year and will benefit Disabled American Veterans.
Online registration can be completed through with $10 for the two-mile walk and $15 for the two-mile run.  Race day registration is $20.  The first 65 registrants will receive unique door prizes, with the overall male and female champions awarded $35 in cash prizes.  
Other activities include:
• Entertainment: The Retros will provide entertainment in the Chapel from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Matt Walch will entertain festival goers from noon until 1 p.m. and the Auburn Dixielanders will provide the entertainment from 1:30 until 3 p.m.  
• Food Vendors: There will be delicious Amish baked goods for sale and food from The Mainview Inn, Portside Pizza and festival treats such as cotton candy and elephant ears.
• Quilt Show: The 2nd Annual Quilt Show will be held. Proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The Quilt Show awards People’s Choice in the following categories – Best Kids, Best Resident, Best Pieced and Best Appliquéd. A $2 entry fee per quilt with a limit of two quilts per person will provide proceeds for the Alzheimer’s Association.  
• And More: Other favorite events from previous Tulip Festivals will return, such as the used book sale benefitting Peabody’s Caring Circle, which supports the care of residents whose resources have been exhausted.  Home and party vendors will be on hand including Lia Sophia, Tupperware, Mary Kay and much more. Once again, Jim Shuler and his team will provide horse and wagon rides throughout the campus. There also will be free balance screenings offered to attendees. Children are invited to take part in activities that include a petting zoo and carnival games.
Enjoy over 10,000 tulips in the gardens at Peabody, listen to the entertainment, try the food vendors, visit the expanded children’s area, register for prizes and most of all enjoy your day. For more information, contact Sue Roesner at 260-982-8616.