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Families welcome to hide out at Sunday's Public Enemy Fest

2013-06-20T00:00:00Z Families welcome to hide out at Sunday's Public Enemy FestBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
June 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Look out, here comes a new summer festival. Public Enemy Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court Street, Crown Point.

This 1930’s-themed family event will feature live music, food and merchandise vendors and family activities. Come dressed in a 1930’s costume and enter the costume contest.

The festival will start with a 5K Walk and Run and a One-Mile Fun Run and Walk. Participants in these events will vote for their favorite local charities and the top vote getters, as well as the winners of a random drawing, will share in the proceeds.

Along with raising money for local charities, the festival also seeks to support local law enforcement agencies. Police K-9 units from both Crown Point and Lake County will be among the police agencies offering live demonstrations with their dogs during the festival.

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will bring a display to showcase its John Dillinger Museum in Hammond.

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Our Kind Of Town

The Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the town's Fourth of July Parade which will be held July 3. The theme is "Merrillville: Our Kind of Town."

Floats will line up at Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, at 5:30 p.m. July 3 and kick off at 7. The parade will travel north on Broadway to 67th Avenue, site of the Merrillville High School entrance.

There is no fee to enter, but the entry deadline is June 28. Call (219) 980-5911 for more information.

Lakeshore 12-20

Bring the family to the hottest event of the summer, Family Health and Cancer Awareness Day, this Sunday at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Families can bring a picnic or purchase food from vendors on site. There will be live musical entertainment, a 5K run, fashion show, kite flying, face painting and more.

The committee is looking for volunteers as well as businesses that are interested in donating items for  gift bags that will be given to those who participate in the Run, Walk, Paddle to Beat Cancer activities.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Foundation for Molecular Medicine. For more information, call (219) 840-0007.

Visit Sun’s family

Merrillville Community Planetarium, within Clifford Pierce Middle School at 199 E. 70th Ave., Merrillville, presents The Sun’s Family, a public program, from July 12 to 27. The  planetarium's special computer will take attendees on a tour of the different heavenly bodies that make up our solar system.

Learn about our sun and the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets that are held by the sun’s gravity. This is a family presentation of one of the planetarium’s school programs.

Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. held Fridays, July 12, 19 and 26 and Saturdays, July 20 and 27. Seating opens 30 minutes prior to the show. Seats can be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.

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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