All of these events wouldn’t be possible without help and input from the community. By integrating the community into the planning of the city’s biggest event, the festival is truly an experience unique to Fishers, showcasing the community ties that bring the city together. Meet some of the faces behind this year’s Spark!Fishers.
Steve Loser, Car & Art Show Organizer
Neighborhood: West Fishers, Holland Park
Day Job: Assistant Principal at Fishers High School
What’s your favorite part about being involved? It has always been an event “of the people, by the people, for the people,” and I love how more and more diverse citizen voices have engaged with the event each year.
Why do you think people should come to Spark!Fishers? To connect and celebrate! Connect with each other, connect with family, friends, and neighbors, as well as new experiences and perspectives. Also, to celebrate our community’s pride and patriotism, honoring those who have fought and are fighting for our freedom and liberties.
Stephanie Califar, Volunteer Committee Co-Chair
Day Job: Owner of Vida Events & Design, LLC
What’s your favorite part about being involved? I love being able to interact with other residents that I wouldn’t otherwise cross paths with, both at the event and throughout the committee planning.
Why do you think people should come to Spark!Fishers? Tradition is important around Independence Day, and Spark!Fishers is a fun way to create memories with your family.
Jody Valerio, Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair
Neighborhood: 116th Street & Hoosier Road
Day Job: Consultant-Global Marketing & Sales Procurement at Eli Lily
What’s your favorite part about being involved? The people I have met through the committee over the past 3 years. Each person is from a different walk of life, but we are all there for one common goal – to create a successful and vibrant event.
Why do you think people should come to Spark!Fishers? It’s a unique Fishers gathering of friends and neighbors with live music, a parade, a 5K, and tons of food vendors, all topped off by fireworks!
Kara Hall is the Marketing and PR Manager for the City of Fishers and has been with the department since 2017. Her favorite thing to do in Fishers is checking out the local restaurants and boutiques around town and taking walks with her daughter, dog, and husband at parks #AroundFishers. Her other hobbies include listening to podcasts, watching true crime documentaries, going to concerts, reading, and cheering on the Colts on Sundays. She loves that Fishers is always changing and is constantly looking for ways to create vibrancy within the community.