From Martinsville to Avon: ‘Your Town Friday’ year in review

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(Dec. 26, 2014) - FOX59 visited several Hoosier communities as we made our way across the state for our "Your Town Friday" tour.

Martinsville was the first stop. We sampled bacon maple donuts at the Morgan County Fair and saw some men do a little heavy lifting.

Michigantown was next, where we met a barber who’s been cutting hair for the last 60 years and the Clinton Central cheerleaders gave us a little “go, fight, go!”

Scott Jones joined me next in Kokomo where he lost a hot wing sauce eating competition to a girl.

In Rossville, the rain didn’t stop us. We took you to a school where you walk in a kindergartener and walk out a high school graduate.

In North Salem, Sherman put on a really cool hat and participated in a bed race. I got to ride in a truck pull.

Tipton was next. Let's just say Scott and I got our pork on…literally.

In Lebanon, it was all about the sweets: chocolate, donuts, oh my!

We traveled to Sheridan next where Scott and I took a little ride high in the sky and threw around a few pumpkins with some Sheridan High School students.

Thorntown was our next stop, where Sherman got a vocal performance from the Western Boone High School Choir.

In Greenfield we visited the boyhood home of Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley.

And in fishers, we learned how to play the newly popular footgolf.

How could we forget Noblesville—where I popped out of an inflatable caterpillar at Stonycreek Farm?

Next in Danville we got a look at some very creative handcrafted scarecrows and learned about haunted Hargrave Hall.

In Anderson, we took you through beautiful Mounds State Park and stopped by the historic Paramount Theatre for a little preview of the ASO`s family Halloween concert.

Next up: Zionsville, where Scott filled up on the wine shake at Hopwood Cellars and we took you through an antique fan museum.

Muncie was our next location. We visited the National Model Aviation Museum to learn all about model aviation history.

In Plainfield, we discovered gourmet popcorn at Heidi Pops, sampled craft beer at Three Pints Brewpub and sipped on vino at Chateau Thomas Winery.

Bloomington offered some unique gift shops. We also met biscuit, the shop cat at A.Z. Vintage.

Then in Brownsburg, I had a great time learning about Natural Valley Ranch. We met Abraham Lincoln lookalike Wilbur Tague, who owns a shop filled with toys from top to bottom.

Our next stop was Carmel, where we learned how to make quick gingerbread houses at Rascia's Creative Cakes and took a tour through the Museum of Miniature Houses.

We wrapped up 2014 in Avon by stopping at a haunted bridge and feasting on some delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Learn more about each stop at our Your Town Friday page