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Hub City offers Halloween fun, run, bunco and lunch

2013-10-27T00:00:00Z 2013-11-02T19:44:05Z Hub City offers Halloween fun, run, bunco and lunchBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
October 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, arrives Thursday. Trick-or-treat hours for the city of Crown Point are from 5 to 7 p.m.

It is getting dark about that time, so if you are out driving, please be extra careful and watch for the little ones in costume.

Visit haunted house

There is still time today to enjoy the “Criminally Insane” Haunted House in the Old Sheriff’s House and Jail, S. Main St. See this historic building in an entirely different light.

The haunted house is for those 12 and older; children  11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $10.

Jailbreak 5K Run

If you prefer outdoor fun, the Jailbreak 5K Run is for you. Enjoy running in the quiet historic neighborhood surrounding the Old Sheriff’s House and Jail, at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Old Sheriff’s House and Jail. Participants will enjoy a free tour on the day of the race. To register for the run, visit

Literary Luncheon

Friends of the Crown Point Community Library will host its second annual Literary Luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St. This year’s presentation, in honor of Veterans Day, will be on the book "Fighter Pilot" by Ray Boomhower.

Tickets are $20 at the library’s circulation desk, 122 N. Main St.

Play bunco

Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host its Crazy Bunco Party on Nov. 3 at the fire station, 126 N. East St.

Cost is $10 and includes lunch served at noon, with the first game at 1 p.m. Top winners will win prizes. Call (219) 663-3248.

Bowl for basketball

Crown Point High School Lady Bulldogs basketball team will host its major annual fundraiser at 2 p.m. Nov. 3. The team needs bowlers and sponsors for his bowling event open to those 21 and older at The Super Bowl, 218 S. East St. 

Tickets are $30. For more information on sponsorships or bowling, contact Cheryl at (219) 688-1254 or

For your health

Free blood pressure screenings and $25 flu shots will be provided by Home Care Services of Northwest Indiana from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St.

Private pay, Medicare will be accepted if you bring your Medicare card. No appointment is needed. Call (219) 736-1385.

Veterans to be feted

Col. John Wheeler Middle School, 401 W. Joliet St., Crown Point, invites relatives of students and staff who served or who are currently serving in a military capacity to a Veterans Day lunch Nov. 11. These special guests will be treated to lunch, sit in a place of honor with their student(s) and enjoy a music video.

All veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military are invited to St. Mary Catholic Community School, 405 E. Joliet St., for a special program beginning at 9 a.m. Nov. 15. The formal program will be followed by coffee and donuts in Hammes Hall.

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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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