1. Reservations for the Wolfe Building can be made by contacting the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office at (260) 768-4743. The building will not be considered automatically licensed for the following year. A deposit to reserve the building must be received before it is considered licensed for use. Cancellation of reservation must be made six (6) weeks in advance of building use in order to be eligible for a deposit refund.
2. Building hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Special permission must be obtained to use the building before or after hours at least one (1) week prior to event Cancellation of reservation must be made six (6) weeks in advance of building use in order to be eligible for a deposit refund.
3. When using the building on a weekend, the key is to be picked up on Friday by 4:00 pm When using the building on a holiday, the key must be picked up prior to the holiday When using the building on a week day evening, the key must be picked up before 4:00 pm
4. Dish towels and dish cloths aren’t available. You will need to provide your own. Your cooperation in this procedure is appreciated.
5. Please leave the premises in the same condition that you found them. Any tables or chairs taken from the storeroom should be returned there. All drink spills should be cleaned up immediately with a towel. NO RED PUNCH! The tables need to be wiped, chairs on tabletops and carpet swept before leaving. Please DO NOT use sweeper on wet carpet! Sweeper and cleaning supplies are available in the storeroom. Please empty all trash in the dumpster provided at the north end of the building.
6. Please report any breakage or items not working properly to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office.
7. Should you need to contact someone regarding building maintenance during your rental, please call (260) 336-4743
8. Do not leave the building unattended while the doors are unlocked. Never prop outside doors open.
9. When leaving, if the heat is turned on, turn the thermostat to 65 degrees. When the air-conditioning is on, turn the thermostat to 80 degrees. At the final lock of the doors, check to see that they are secured and latched properly.
10. Please place the keys in the drop box located in the lobby entrance to the Town Hall immediately after vacating and locking the property.
No Smoking or Alcoholic Beverages are allowed in the Building.
THANK YOU! Shipshewana Park Board
Rental rates are subject to change January 1st unless full payment due has been received.
Deposit Amount $25.00 (to be applied to total rental)
Building Key must be picked up before 4:00 p.m. at Town Hall Office (Located at 345 N Morton Street, Shipshewana 46565) on the day prior to the rental
Wolfe Building access hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In addition to the Wolfe Building, will you be using the Park Gazebo?
I would like to set up the day before at an additional charge of $50.00 (only if building is available)
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A minimum charge of $30.00 for extra cleaning and/or damage will be charged if the building is not left in the same condition as the licensee found it. Actual hourly charges for cleaning and damages for/to the building and/or grounds will be calculated if labor and damage exceeds $30.00
If the key is lost, the licensee will be billed for the actual cost of the new keys and re-coring of the locks.
Indemnify and Hold Harmless the Town of Shipshewana in a Client’s Use of the Wolfe Building
The Town of Shipshewana shall not be liable for any personal injury to the client or any of the client’s employees, agents, business invites, customers or guests arising out of the use and condition of the facility. The Client shall exercise its privileges under and pursuant to this Agreement at its own risk. Irrespective of any negligence of the Town, the client shall indemnify and hold the Town harmless from and against any and all liability for damages, costs, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, resulting from or arising out of, or in any way connected with, the occupation or use of the facility, including but not limited to Client’s or third party’s provision of catering and food and beverage service, by the Client’s employees, agents, business invites, customers, or the failure on the part of the Client to perform fully any and all the Client’s promises contained in the Agreement.

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Applicants: By signing this Application on behalf of another, you warrant full authorization to represent Licensee, and that Licensee has agreed to be bound by this Agreement the same as if it had personally applied for the license. The Administrator can demand reasonable proof thereof.

By signing this Application, I, as or on behalf of Licensee, certify that I have received, read, and understood the Public Facility License Terms and Conditions and will abide by any conditions set forth therein as well as the Town’s Facility Licensing Ordinance. I agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the Town of Shipshewana and its representatives and agents from and against any and all causes of action, claims, demands, liabilities, loss, damage, or expense, including attorneys’ fees, or other causalities of whatever kind, or by whomsoever caused, to persons or property arising out of or relating to the issuance of the license including the event connected therewith, due in whole or in part to any act, omission, or negligence of Licensee and/or any other invitee or guest of the property.

I accept full responsibility for the facility/amenities throughout the period specified in this Application. I further understand that, as the Applicant, I assume full responsibility for any penalty fees assessed by the Town for any violations of the Terms and Conditions governing their use. I am also aware that by signing this Agreement, I take full responsibility for the behavior exhibited by my invitees and guests during my license.

I understand that I am responsible for any damages or fees sustained to the facilities and amenities during the license. Responsibility includes, but is not limited to, costs in restoring facility and/or amenities and third-party fines issued as a result of noncompliance with Terms and Conditions. Any damages or missing facility or amenities sustained must be compensated within seven days of the event date.

The Town of Shipshewana shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations where such failure is as a result of Acts of Nature (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), pandemics (such as COVID-19), epidemics, diseases, war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power of confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalization, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labour dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity (or telephone service), and Licensee shall not have a right to terminate this License Agreement under such circumstances.

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