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Car cruise, pool opening and school honors signal spring

2013-05-12T00:00:00Z Car cruise, pool opening and school honors signal springBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist nwitimes.com
May 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Happy Mother's Day to all moms today!

I think spring has finally arrived. The Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events has announced that the Car Cruise returns this Thursday. Come down to the downtown square and view autos from past eras. Cars may begin arriving at 4 p.m., and stay until 8.

Cap it off

The city of Crown Point and its parks department are participating in the ABC program offered by Lake County Solid Waste Management District.

A Bench for Caps will provide benches throughout the city. Collect plastic caps and lids from the following items: plastic drink bottle caps, spray cans, lids from food containers such as coffee, peanut butter and laundry detergent.

To participate, call (219) 662-3290 or (219) 661-2271 or visit www.crownpoint,in.gov to find a lid drop-off location.

Dive right in

Hub Swimming Pool will open May 25. Pool memberships are now available.

Swim lessons will be offered June 17-28 for the first session, July 8–19 for the second session and the final session will be held July 22-Aug. 2. Cost is $65 for residents and $80 for nonresidents per session.

Also, the pool is available evening rentals from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call the pool office at (219) 663-3309 or the parks office at (219) 661-2271.

Career Fair set

Colonel John Wheeler Middle School will host its annual Career Fair on Friday.

As part of the graduation plan for eighth-graders, the fair offers opportunities for students to learn about a variety of careers. Students will have the opportunity to meet and interview professionals from our community, including Mayor David Uran, a lawyer, banker, real estate agent, police officer, fire personnel, teacher, engineer, physical therapist, clinical therapist, nurse, independent business owner, pharmacist, funeral director, chiropractor, Air Force recruiter, chef, veterinarian, landscaper, account executive, community awareness director and purchasing manager.

Academic champs

St. Mary Catholic Community School's middle school academic team placed first in the Diocese of Gary CYO competition and seventh in the state. The team sponsors are Don Domsich and Wanda Feder, who will be retiring at the end of the school year and was  happy go out with a championship once again.

Team members are Will O’Donnell, Garret Brittingham, Carly Zdanowicz, Paul Maicher, Emma Suris, Cameron Rachford, Erin Demo, Joey Prasco, Jeff Tarala, Marissa Wright, Jacob Quasney, Kathryn Strimbu, Natalie Theil, Bailey Georgefski, Marissa McCullum and Elizabeth Cooley.

Artists honored

Trinity Lutheran School boasted two award winners, Austin Schultz and Wil Knapp in the Tri-County Junior-Senior High School Art Show. The boys were recognized May 5 at the ceremony at the South Shore Arts Gallery in Munster. Their art teacher is Marijo Dittrich.

Do you have news to share about the Crown Point community? Call Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or email kklessner@yahoo.com. Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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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