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Celebrate annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday in Hub City

2013-11-14T00:00:00Z Celebrate annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday in Hub CityBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
November 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Crown Point Mayor’s Office of Special Events will host the city’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Tank Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday starting on the east side steps of the Old Courthouse on the downtown square.

The community is invited to share in this free event that will officially welcome in the holiday season.

The Crown Point High School Choir will perform traditional holiday songs and a new hand bell choir, Harmony Hand Bells, will play some selections as well. Hot refreshments for all are sponsored by Wittenberg Lutheran Village of Crown Point.

Mayor Dave Uran will light the official city tree, whose lights are sponsored by the city of Crown Point, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 697, Sergeant Electric Company, Illini Hi-Reach and the Lake Court House Foundation.

Directly after the tree lighting, everyone is asked  to proceed north on Main Street to the military tank at Goldsborough Street and join the city in lighting the memorial in support of U.S. military troops.

For more information, call (219) 662-3290.

Holiday Concert

Now in its sixth season, the Come to the Stable Concert is fast becoming a Christmas tradition for many in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland.

Since 2008, a very talented group of 13 musical friends have come together to organize a night of Christmas cheer and fellowship with the goal of entertaining their cross-generational audience and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

This event is perfect for all ages and includes diverse selections of Christmas music from traditional carols and hymns to modern day, toe-tapping contemporary tunes. The group’s unique sound is a blend of classical, gospel, country, and rock-n-roll – something for just about everyone.

As an added bonus, this year’s concert will feature baritone soloist Wayne Messmer, famous for his participation in Chicago sports as an announcer and National Anthem singer, as well as numerous other musical and theatrical productions.

Also joining the Come to the Stable Concert this year will be the Crown Point Christian School Choir.

Concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at Faith Church, 100 W. 81st Ave., Dyer.

Tickets are $15.50 if ordered online or $18 if purchased at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (219) 697-7483.

ARTability Show and Auction

Please join Opportunity Enterprise for Amazing Art by Amazing People from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Framing Concepts Gallery, 219 Broadway, Chesterton.

Enjoy appetizers and wine while bidding on a variety of canvas art available by silent auction. Ceramics and art products will also be available for purchase. Original canvas paintings will be sold by silent auction using bid-by-text technology provided by Auctions by Cellular, so remember to bring your cell phone.

Proceeds benefit the Art Enrichment Program of Opportunity Enterprise.

Sue Reed is president and CEO of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 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