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Dancing for donations nets food pantry more than $1,000

2012-12-23T00:00:00Z Dancing for donations nets food pantry more than $1,000By Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
December 23, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Merry Christmas! On Tuesday, Christians all over the world will celebrate Jesus’ birth. In keeping with the season, students from St. Mary Catholic Community School raised more than $1,000 for God’s Groceries, the St. Mary’s food pantry.

Under the leadership of Crown Point High School senior Christine Walsh, girls in kindergarten through grade 4 danced between the school's CYO basketball games. The girls would then seek donations from spectators, allowing the pantry to purchase hams for its clients.

Letters to Newtown

Trinity Lutheran School Principal John Schultz, would like to send prayer letters to the schools, fire and police departments, and churches in Newtown, Conn., to let that community know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.

Children are welcome to participate by writing letters or drawing pictures for Connecticut children. There will be a black mailbox in the atrium to deposit letters by Jan. 6, 2013. For more information, call (219) 690-0771.

Add to Mitten Tree

Looking for a way to give? Friends of St. Anthony Hospice has a Mitten Tree in the new Crown Point Community Library. Bring in new hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to place on the tree by Jan. 7, when items will be distributed to community members in need.

Students of the Month

Congratulations to Crown Point's Trinity Lutheran School students Sydney Hnatusko and Paige Stadnik, named Students of the Month for November, and Marc Watson and Landin Rosenthal, Students of the Month for December.

Teaming up for math

Team Denali from Col. Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point hosted a Student/Parent Math Competition.  After hearing complaints from parents that they are having problems helping their student with homework, the math department came up with the idea of “students as teachers.”

One night a week, student homework was to teach their parents what they learned in math class. The friendly competition Friday was to test how well the students are teaching the parents.

Be a page for a day

The Indiana State Senate began accepting page requests Dec. 10 for the legislative session, which runs from Jan. 7 to April 29, 2013.

Students have the opportunity to learn about the state government as they participate as pages  for a day. Interested students should apply online at or send letters to their state senators by mail.

All requests must include the students full name, address, home telephone number, age and school affiliation. Friends wanting to serve as pages together need to send the request together.

Students will receive confirmation of their scheduled date to serve, and need to be at the Statehouse in Indianapolis by 8:30 a.m. the day of service. Parents are responsible for transportation and pages need to bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch.

Do you have news to share about the Crown Point community? Do you have a club or organization that is sponsoring fundraisers or is looking for new members? Call Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or email Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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