We had a great time in LaPorte last week! The release party at B&J's American Cafe was packed and ready to celebrate; even LaPorte mayor Leigh Morris dropped by for some well-wishing. Sharon Dettmer from the South Bend Tribune was also on-hand to report about the many, many happy faces.
So, here are a few pictures of the festivities. Thanks again, LaPorte - you sure know how to keep us coming back!!
Jason Bitner and Jari Garton-Gift, the maternal granddaughter of LaPorte, Indiana photographer Frank Pease, share some smiles at B&J's American Cafe.
Bitner joins Billie and John Pappas, owners of the B&J American Cafe. The Pappases rescued the Pease portraits when they bought the property at 607 Lincolnway. In front of them are just a few of the 18,000 Pease portrait photographs.
Pat Orzech of DeMotte, IN, poses while holding a childhood portrait that Pease had taken of her years ago.