MEROM, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The return of the Merom Bluff Chautauqua Festival is coming soon.

The first festival took place more than a century ago back in 1905. The event includes a parade, music and food vendors. Money that is raised goes to the Merom Improvement Association Scholarship fund.

Event coordinator Rita Bean says she has a goal in mind for this year.

“If we could raise $5,000 dollars that would be great. It helps the students and they come and provide community service and work during the summer, and that’s how we pick our students and give them the money,” said Bean.

Bean has been involved in the festival for more than a decade, she says her favorite part, is the location.

“The bluff is a beautiful area, if you want to come and take pictures it’s perfect. There’s a nice staircase that you can walk down and see the water at the bottom, if you just want to walk around and visit with family and friends.”

The festival runs Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4. For more information including a schedule of the events visit the website here.