Welcome! Within this section, you'll find information designed to connect residents
to community resources, and to help newcomers get acquainted with what the city
of Elkhart has to offer.
A community, like a person, is a living, breathing entity. It has a heart
and a soul. The heart and soul of this Indiana town can be felt while walking
along the banks of the St. Joseph river, whose waters were vital in the city's
early development. It can be felt on warm, starlit June nights during the annual
Jazz Festival, when music lovers from around the country come to listen to well-known
artists. It can be felt in the entrepreneurial spirit that has nurtured the recreational
vehicle and musical instrument industries, and continues to inspire Elkhart's
development. It is that heart and soul, that energy and warmth, that makes Elkhart
a wonderful place to create your own dreams and watch them grow.
Kindergarten students at Hawthorne Elementary were treated to a visit from Chuck Pieri from the Elkhart Public Library. Together, they read books about Christmas and sang special Christmas songs, a... | More