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Crown Point seniors advance in scholarship program

2013-04-28T00:00:00Z Crown Point seniors advance in scholarship programBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
April 28, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Congratulations to Crown Point High School seniors Kelsey Hopkins and Brandi Collins, who have advanced to National Merit Scholar Finalist contention. They students are now being considered for National Merit Scholarships.

Liberty Stratton, Nina Rettig, Nicholas Huls, Jacob Hulen, Tyler Hendrickson, Christopher Dietrich and Cole Cartwright were recognized with letters of Commendation for their outstanding performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Teen volunteers sought

The Crown Point Community Library is accepting applications for teen volunteers for its summer reading program, both at the Crown Point library and the Winfield branch.

Teens must be entering grade 7 or above. Applications are available for pick up at either library and must be completed and returned on or before May 17.

Teen orientation will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. May 29. This is a fun and rewarding way to earn community service hours. For more information, call Paula at (219) 663-0270.

Market to return

The Crown Point Farmers’ Market returns to the downtown beginning June 1.

Vendor space is still available. Cost is $240.75 for 17 weeks. Farmers are being sought; if you have herbs, home grown produce, eggs, meat, cheeses or baked goods, this is the place for you.

The market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays until Sept. 29.

Applications are available at or by calling (219) 662-3290.

Fore at the library

If you enjoy a good game of golf, then the Crown Point Library, 122 N. Main St., is where you want to be June 1. Young and old will enjoy “A Hole Lot of Fun” when the new library is transformed into an 18-hole miniature putting course for the day. The course will be set up on both the first and second floors, wrapping around book shelves and down staircases.

Cost to play is $5 per person or $20 for a group of five. A special 19th hole will be set up in the meeting rooms, which will include refreshments, games and more.

Sponsorships are still available. Call Laura at (219) 306-4599 or email

Foundation offers grants

The Crown Point Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the next grant cycle. Applications must be returned to the office on or before June 1.

Grants will be made from the CPCF Endowment Fund to organizations and community projects which impact the area served by the foundation in the fields of education, health and human services, civic affairs, preservation, conservation, arts and culture as well as projects which will improve the quality of life for citizens in the Crown Pint area.

Packets may be downloaded at or obtained by calling the office at (219) 662-7252.

Join the parade

Veterans, if you are interested in participating in this year’s Crown Point 4th of July Parade, call Bev or Michelle at (219) 663-2500. Sorry for any confusion, I gave the incorrect phone number last week.

Do you have news to share about the Crown Point community? Call Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or email 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