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Bunco and bowling fundraisers set for Hub City today

2013-11-03T00:00:00Z Bunco and bowling fundraisers set for Hub City todayBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
November 03, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Happy November! Today is the Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary Crazy Bunco at the fire station, 126 N. East St. Lunch will be served at noon, with games beginning at 1 p.m. Cost is $10.

Also today, the Lady Bulldog basketball team will host a Bowling for Basketball fundraiser at The Super Bowl, 218 S. East St., at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Shop at the fair

Enjoy shopping from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthias Church's Craft and Vendor Fair in the church hall at 101 W. Burrell Drive, Crown Point.

Spaghetti supper

Since it is November, St. Mary Catholic Community School is gearing up for its 52nd annual Spaghetti Supper on Nov. 13. Dine in or carry out hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for dinner.

Once again, the school will offer a Lunch Delivery Service. Call (219) 663-0676 to request an order form faxed to your office.

Meal includes spaghetti with sauce, salad, Italian bread, coffee or milk, and a homemade dessert.

Tickets may be purchased in advance from the school office, and will also be available at the door. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 60 and older and children ages 5 to 14. Children 4 and younger eat free.

Raffle tickets will also be available at the door; first prize is $2,500, second is $1,000 and third is $500. Tickets are $5 each, or 6 for $25.

Students in the spotlight

Congratulations to Crown Point High School sophomore Alexandra Baloski for winning the Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest sponsored by the Lake County Substance Abuse Council.

Also, congratulations to Matt Lippy, a Crown Point High School senior who is one of only 16,000 students nationwide who is in semifinalist competition for a National Merit Scholarship. More than 1.5 million students enter the competition.

Lippy is eligible for one of 8,300 National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2014.

Jurors on stage

Tickets are on sale for Crown Point High School's fall play, "Twelve Angry Men," under the direction of Kit Degenhart.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23 in the high school auditorium at 1500 S. Main St.

All seats are reserved. Cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. For reservations, call (219) 663-4885, ext. 11604 or visit Also, the box office is open from 2:40 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 

"Twelve Angry Men" is a story of a 19-year-old on trial for murdering his father. What looks like an open and shut case becomes something more when one of the jurors opens the eyes of others to the facts.

Seeking vendors

The Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events is looking for vendors for the annual Crown Point Winter Market, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 on the downtown courthouse lawn.

Applications are available at  Holiday crafts, gift baskets, homemade items, baked goods, seasonal coffees and more will be offered.

If you have news to share about happenings in Crown Point, contact Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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About Crown Point

City Hall
101 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 662-3240

Police Department
124 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 663-2131

Fire Department
126 N. East Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 662-3248

Crown Point Community Schools
200 E. North Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 663-3371

Crown Point Parks and Recreation
11065 Broadway, Suite F
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 661-2271