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Enter a cooking contest that is corny and proud of it

2013-05-30T00:00:00Z Enter a cooking contest that is corny and proud of itBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
May 30, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Do you have a favorite recipe in which the main ingredient is corn? If so, you will want to enter the Corn Recipe Contest that will be held by the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Crown Point Corn Roast on June 15 on the downtown square in Crown Point.

The main ingredient of your recipe must be corn, and  contestants will need to provide three samples for judging. For official rules and to enter the contest,  call Dawn at (219) 769-8180.

Denim and Diamonds Gala

The 21st annual Denim and Diamonds Gala to benefit Opportunity Enterprises is scheduled from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 28 in the Valparaiso University Harre Union Ballroom. 

The night will feature elegant hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction using “bid by text” technology, live music and dancing.

Dress is casual with an elegant twist – jeans are encouraged, and diamonds are welcome. This event has raised more than $1.1 million to support OE’s programs and services.

Event sponsorships are available at a variety of levels for both individuals and businesses. For sponsorship information, call Dave Collins at (219) 464-9621, ext. 208. Tickets, $90 per person, may be purchased online at or by contacting Heidi at (219) 464-9621, ext. 240.

Leon’s Triathlon

Northwest Indiana will host the 30th anniversary of the “world’s fastest triathlon” Sunday.

Leon’s Triathlon, nationally broadcasted, will have participants bike, swim, and run their way through Northwest Indiana while millions of households across the nation watch (later this summer) on Comcast SportsNet.

This is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake in Hammond, including a .9-mile swim, 24.6-mile biking portion and a 6.2-mile running portion.

Participants can register on race day for $165. The triathlon will also be offering team registration and relay registration. For more information, or to register in advance, visit or call (219) 989-7770.

Reflections Exhibit

This year marks the fourth annual themed photography exhibit hosted by the South Shore CVA. Since the inception, it has averaged approximately 2,000 visitors annually and 30 photographers have been represented each year.

This year, all images in the exhibit will be interpretations of the theme "Reflections." Subjects  must also be geographically located within the area of the South Shore, from Chicago to New Buffalo, Mich.

The exhibit will be on display Aug. 15 to Sept. 30 in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond.

Photographers interested in participating can submit their images online at All other inquires may be sent to Andrea at 219-554-2722. There is no fee to participate and there is no limit to the number of submissions.

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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