Only in Indiana LLC. Family Fun Event

Page Updated 8/23/2021 – 6 a.m. EST
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ALL Events Will NOW be virtual.

What IS Only in Indiana LLC ???
Only in Indiana started as an opportunity to share have special Hoosiers are. The television series garnered national acclaim over the last 15 years. Here is a trip down memory lane in this four part series from 2017.

OII Special Part 1 – Video Courtesy WTHR-13
OII Special Part 3 – Video Courtesy WTHR-13
OII Special Part 2 – Video Courtesy WTHR-13
OII Special Part 4 – Video Courtesy WTHR-13

After retirement from WTHR-13 in July 1990, we took the name and branded into ‘Only in Indiana LLC.’ Only in Indiana LLC. (OII for short) lives on by the sharing of stories, showcasing parts of the Hoosier State, special events, and merchandise/apparel that are now available in 16 Indiana stores statewide.

What is the Only in Indiana LLC. VIRTUAL Event Weekend ?
“After retiring it didn’t take long for me to decide what I should do next. I wanted to share Indiana. For years I had a series on WTHR TV in Indianapolis entitled “Only in Indiana.”  It was an opportunity for me to share what makes the Hoosier State so special.  All of you.  Your hobbies, your talents and your passions. I wanted to continue to do that by continuing to tell stories about you but that was not enough. So my wife Heather (Graves) Rader and I will be holding the first ever NOW Virtual Only in Indiana LLC. Event on August 22nd and 28th.  

— Kevin Rader 

We encourage you to join our OII FACEBOOK page, OII Instagram, and our OII Event Group.


Pop Tab Collection Drive for the Ronald McDonald House

Interview by Kevin Rader |Video Courtesy WTHR-13

“Larry the Can Man” was featured as one of Kevin’s ‘Only in Indiana’ segments at WTHR in February 2017. For years, he has collected aluminum Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald Charities of Indianapolis. In February 2017, he was awarded a plaque for his 13 Millionth Donation. The week of July 5th, he reached 24 MILLION. SO, only natural to have him join us at this event.

We are encouraging YOU to save your pop tabs then get these to us. We are going to make a donation to on September 13.

Requirements are as follows:
1 – Pop tabs must be donated in CLEAR Ziploc Bags.
2 – These are for the aluminum style (from Pop/Soda and/or Beer.
3 – Not necessary to count (unless you wish to do so). IF so, please write number with sharpie. You MAY mail your donations (if you are not able to attention) to:
Only in Indiana LLC
Attn: Pop Tabs
PO Box 302
Linton, IN 47441

(Deadline for receipt is September 11).

Confirmed Vendor Listing as of 07/26/2021

  • Bandanas by Brynna – Greene County
  • ToshieBoo Designs – Monroe County
  • Autumn Night Designs of Wild Moon Child – Marion County
  • Hens & Chicks Food Truck
  • Coconut Joe’s Shaved Ice
  • The Season Sisters – Marion County
  • Paparazzi – Greene County
  • Color Street – Harrison County
  • Oragami Owl – Fort Wayne
  • Rooted Chaos LLC – Marion County
  • Wheelock Forge – Greene County
  • PETSonality – Marion County
  • Crazy Daisy Boutique – Greene County
  • Sixtyone20 Candles – Monroe County
  • Jesica’s Crafty Corner – Sullivan County
  • Usborne Books and More – Marion County

Register Here :
and submit payment TODAY so you are officially enter to the event.

VIRTUAL Capture Your Fitness 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, August 28

The Capture your Fitness 5K Run and Walk was held in 2014, 2015, and 2016 in Linton. NOW returning in 2021, the event has shifted to VIRTUAL on July 29, 2021 (due to the rise in Covid-19 cases and increased color coding for Greene and surrounding counties).

We have been planning this event since March 7, 2021. Therefore, we are determined to see this event through until August 28 AND benefit those teams that have worked so hard to gain registrations, etc.

Therefore, we are extending the registration benefits from August 1 until August 28.

The event WILL be virtual. We encourage participants to run, walk, kayak, bike, whatever you choose to do on August 28. Take a photo/selfie. Let us know how you are celebrating this ‘safe’ virtual event. Send your photo to us and/or upload to social media with #OnlyInIndianaLLC5K #OnlyInIndianaLLC and tag @hcharmingphoto and @OnlyInIndianaLLC so we can grab the photo and place on our website to show participation.

The teams below have registered their team name to receive benefits from your participation. Therefore, by registering for their team, you HELP THEM achieve their goals.
AND, we are giving 100% of the registration fees BACK to the teams.

SO if two people register for a team, then those two registrations will be donated to the cause.
Twenty-two people, equals 22 registrations donated to the cause.
Two hundred and twenty-two registrations, equals 222 registrations donated to the cause.

WE want to continue and hit the finish line with this event. And we are doing EVERYTHING we can to bring it back IN PERSON for Spring 2022.

To register for the VIRTUAL 5K, click the graphic below to sign up. Deadline is August 28, 2021 at 4 p.m.

The team with the most registrations by 4 p.m. on August 28, 2021 will receive the “highest team participant” trophy.

Team Registration Donations:
These will be calculated starting at 5 p.m. on August 28, 2021. The online system will provide a detailed list of participants, etc. and summary spreadsheet calculating registration fees. (Please note: those that purchased add-ons (i.e. t-shirts, merchandise) are not included in team awards (as these were sold at cost). Those (two) that took advance of Facebook Sharing to save $2 through July 27 will be calculated at a $13 registration fee.

Manual (paper) registrations received either to the PO Box, Scanned and eMailed to event coordinator, or those dropped off to our house …. will be entered manually into the system. Each participant will receive a registration confirmation to their eMail.

Note :: Team captain are able to log into the race website to view their team members at any time.

Also note :: when registering for a team, it is EXTREMELY vital to make sure you select the team you wish to register for. We, the event coordinators, are not able to change registrations to specific teams after July 17.

Click this box to REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL 5K Run/Walk

Those Teams Registered to receive benefits as of 7/21/21

Click here for Amazon list containing lots of needed event items

Rev on the Mat with Christy Crites will host a FREE event during the ‘Only in Indiana LLC Virtual Family Friendly Event. Rev on the Mat is an excellent way to stretch your body and increase flexibility. All ages, body types, and fitness levels welcome! The music is also 100% clean and family friendly. The best part, it’s FREE!

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