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Fourth of July fireworks

Images from Valparaiso's Fourth of July fireworks display on Monday.

Doug Ross, The Times

Do you know someone celebrating a birthday in the next few days? 

Or perhaps your friends just got married. Or your daughter recently became engaged. Or your dad just retired from a job he held for decades. Or maybe you simply want to celebrate a lifelong friendship, or several generations of family gathering together or even earning first place at a recent science fair.

No matter what big milestones you're celebrating this week, we want to celebrate with you! And what better way to do that than by running a special announcement both in our newspaper and online?

We publish celebration announcements free of charge in The Times, and submitting your announcements couldn’t be easier.

Just go to and click where it says “Submit Celebration.” After that, simply fill out the form, add a photo or two and click submit. Like I said, it really couldn’t be easier!

Celebration announcements must be submitted by Thursday at noon to run in print on Sunday and photos may not exceed 3 MB in size.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to give me a call at 219-836-3780 or email me at

I look forward to celebrating your special moments with you!


Digital Producer

An unnatural-born runner, a pretty regular yoga doer and a lover of cookies and other sweet treats, Times digital producer Laura Lane writes about her fitness journey. Questions, training tips or race suggestions? Throw her a line on email or Twitter.