Around the square

Church and city serving up corned beef for St. Pat's Day

2014-03-16T00:00:00Z Church and city serving up corned beef for St. Pat's DayBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
March 16, 2014 12:00 am  • 

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 218 S. Court St., Crown Point, will host a Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, bread and beverage for $10. Children meals and carry-outs are available.

Proceeds will benefit the church’s food pantry.

Hub City goes green

The City of Crown Point is also rolling out the green carpet for its annual celebration. Vendors will begin selling items at 3 p.m. Monday on the south side of the square.

If you normally drive through the downtown area between 2 and 8 p.m., beware that streets will be closed downtown.

The St. Baldrick’s Day cancer fundraiser will begin at 3 p.m. at the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St., along with the traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage. The evening parade will begin at dusk on Main Street.

Hunting for eggs

Looking ahead to Easter, Crown Point Tri Kappa’s popular Chocolate Easter Eggs go on sale Monday at more than 20 local businesses. The eggs come in a variety of flavors and are $4 each. Proceeds benefit nonprofit groups, scholarships, schools, and cultural events in the community.

Chicken dinner fundraiser

Friends of the Crown Point Adult Learning Center will be selling Nelson’s fFamous Port-Pit Chicken and pit-tatoes as a fundraiser.

The group will be set up near the Walgreens store on the northeast corner of 109th and Broadway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. The meal includes a BBQ chicken and an order of pit-tatoes.

Advance tickets become available Tuesday for $9. Cost the day of the sale will be $10. Tickets are available at Barney’s Hub Bootery, Shear Magic, Man Cave Barbers, MAAP Services, Brad’s Designs and Jewelry, Crown Point Adult Learning Center, Crown Point and Winfield Centier Banks, Dwellings Home and Gift and RoseMary’s Heritage Flowers.

All proceeds will help purchase materials for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) Diploma, which replaces the GED in Indiana. Donations may be mailed to: Crown Point Adult Learning Center, Lakeview Square Shopping Center, 982-B S. Court St., Crown Point, IN 46307.

Save by packing smart

If you plan on taking a commercial flight, you'll benefit from Smart Packing Tips, a free workshop offered by Mayflower Tours from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 26 in the Tri Kappa Meeting Room at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.

Learn efficient ways to pack your suitcase to avoid extra charges for checked and overweight baggage. There are also new regulations regarding what you can pack. Registration is required. Call Cynthia Pandoff at (219) 661-0135 to register.

Bye to Birdie

Don’t forget, Crown Point High School Theatre Department is staging the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" today at 2:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and March 22.

Tickets are reserved seats and cost $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Call (219) 663-4885, ext. 11604 or visit for reservations.

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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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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Fire Department
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