Around the square

July 4 parade to salute all branches of U.S. miltary

2013-04-21T00:00:00Z July 4 parade to salute all branches of U.S. miltaryBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
April 21, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Crown Point Fourth of July Celebration Committee is proud to announce this year’s theme, "Hats Off to Our Heros."

This year the committee is recognizing the men and women in the U.S. armed forces. The committee is  looking for active military and veterans of all of the branches of the armed services to ride on floats in the parade.

Each of the armed services will be recognized, including the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. If you would like to ride on one of the floats, call Bev or Michelle at Geisen’s Funeral Home at (219) 663-5389. You do not need to be a resident of Crown Point to participate.

Parade applications are now available online at Parade entries must be received by June 14. Applications received after this date will require a $50 late fee.

Register for Hub Run

The annual Hub Run 5K/2K will be held May 5. The run will start and end downtown at the Old Lake Courthouse on the square.

Registration received by today is $20 for ages 10 through adult. Cost for children 10 and younger is $10. Registration received beginning tomorrow is $25 for all ages and T-shirt size will not be guaranteed.

The 5K race will be timed using an on-the-bib disposable chip timing technology. To register online, go to

School open house

St. Mary Catholic Community School will hold a Kindergarten Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 at 405 E. Joliet St., Crown Point. Parents interested in learning more about the school’s program should plan to attend.

Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the school, meet the teachers, and learn more about the St. Mary’s tradition which was started in 1872. St. Mary’s has offered full-day kindergarten for more than 20 years.

St. Mary’s is an accredited school and received Indiana’s Exemplary Status and an A rating. The school offers a variety of sports, clubs and activities. For more information visit

The school has space for new kindergarteners and students at all grade levels, pre-kindergarten through grade 8.

For questions about the school or information about the state’s School Choice Voucher Program, visit call (219) 663-0676.

Become a tour guide.

If you are looking for something interesting to do and a great way to meet people, the Crown Point Old Sheriff’s House is holding a tour guide meeting today at 1 p.m. The house is at 226 S. Main St., just south of the downtown square.

Senior honored

Congratulations to Brandi Collins, a Crown Point High School senior who was selected as an Academic All-Star by the Indiana Association of School Principals.

The 2013 class valedictorian, she plans to study internal medicine at Vanderbilt University. She is the daughter of Cheryl Ray. Collins chose Dotty Johnson, CPHS Science Department chair, as her most influential teacher.

Birthday wish

On a personal note, Happy Birthday to my husband of 31 years. Red, I hope you have a great day. Love you!

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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