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Library to host Crown Point Hgh School groups for winter concerts

2013-12-05T00:00:00Z Library to host Crown Point Hgh School groups for winter concertsBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
December 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., will host two winter concerts this month.

A choral concert by the Crown Point High School Bellavoce and QYP choral groups will be presented at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The evening will end with a holiday sing-a-long.

Members of the Crown Point High School Orchestra will be featured at a winter string concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 17.

Admission to both concerts is free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Crown Point Library. Doors open at 5:30 both nights.

For more information, call (219) 663-0270.

Holiday concert

The "Come to the Stable Concert" is a night of Christmas cheer and fellowship with the goal of entertaining a cross-generational audience and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. today and Friday at Faith Church, 100 W. U.S. 30, Dyer.

This year’s concert will feature baritone soloist Wayne Messmer, famous for his participation in Chicago sports as vocalist for The National Anthem and announcing, as well as numerous other musical and theatrical productions. Also participating this year will be the Crown Point Christian School choir.

Tickets are $15.50 if ordered online or $18 if purchased at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call (219) 697-7483.

Mommy’s Little Piggy

The timeless fight between picky kids and their least favorite foods was expertly shown in the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” when Mrs. Parker devised a plan to ensure Randy finished his supper.

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, will emulate that scene during the Mommy’s Little Piggy Mashed Potato Eating Contest this Saturday.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., and participants are asked to bring canned goods and nonperishable food as the entry fee. All food collected will benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

Participants in the contest will compete against one another in his eating contest, with empty plates as the goal. There are four age groups: 4-7, 8-12, 13-17 and 18+. For age groups 4-7, 8-12 and 13-17, participants will race to see who can finish one plate of mashed potatoes in the quickest amount of time. The winner of the 18+ category will be determined by who can eat the most plates of mashed potatoes within a 3-minute time limit.

Winners from each age group will be awarded a prize valued between $50 and $100. Previous winners are ineligible.

For more information or to register for the contest,  call (219) 554-2229.

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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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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