Mt. Carmel lost power due to the storm the night before the MIP Tour stop on Wednesday, June 16, but that didn't stop the fans from making it to Mt. Carmel High School.
Fans showed up in throngs to greet Colts players Dudley Guice and Mitch King and cheerleaders Britney and Sara.
"It just proves and solidifies that the Colts are a great organization that have the best fans in the world. That stems from the great players and the great years they've had in the past," King, a DT from Iowa, said. "It is an honor to be a part of this organization."
King is enjoying his time meeting fans and working out with his teammates, but the season is certainly on his mind.
"I'm looking forward to being out there playing with the guys I've made friends with and playing in front of these great fans, but that is a long way off," King said as he signed autographs for the nearly 2,000 fans in attendance. "Right now I'm just here to enjoy this and everything that comes along with being a Colt."
Among the people taking in the event was Rotary Club member Bill Hackler.
"This is just really special," Hackler, who announces the high school football games, said. "Mt. Carmel is a very athletically focused community and they really support their athletes whether it's the high school or the community college we have here. This is just a great turnout. Mt. Carmel is a very supportive community and we have a lot of Colt fans here."
The fans in attendance enjoyed the inflatables, the JUGS machine and Colts In Motion. Numerous sponsors were also on hand for the fans enjoyment including McDonalds, serving Frappes, College 529, the Indiana Blood Center, Indiana Corn and Soybean Alliance and local radio affiliate WYNG.
The tour resumes Monday with the first Fan Fest of the summer in Louisville, KY. For more information on the tour and the complete travel schedule click on the Fanzone tab above.
Also you can head to mycolts.net to check out my blog as I tell stories and share inside information on the tour.