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Military and veterans invited to ride in Fourth of July parade

2013-06-02T00:00:00Z Military and veterans invited to ride in Fourth of July paradeBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
June 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Crown Point 4th of July Parade Committee is seeking military veterans and current members of the armed forces to participate in this year's parade, "Hats off to Our Heroes." These heroes are invited to ride on floats representing each branch of the U.S. armed forces. If you would enjoy taking part in the parade, call Bev or Michelle at Geisen Funeral Home, (219)  663-2500.

Relay for Life

The Southlake Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. Come out and support these teams as they walk through the night in support of the American Cancer Society. During the course of the evening, Luminaria and Survivor Ceremonies will be held.

March Madness

Congratulations to the Hub City's Michael 'Spike' Albrecht. Mayor David Uran recently presented him with the Community Inspiration Award. A graduate of Crown Point High School, Albrecht is a member of the University of Michigan men's basketball team who played an outstanding NCAA tournament this spring.

Scholarships awarded

Crown Point Community Foundation recently awarded scholarships to high school seniors. Congratulations to Kaylee Clark and Nick Langbehn, recipients of the Dean and Barbra White Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to two students each year that are attending a state sponsored university. It covers eight semesters of school. Students have to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

The foundation also held its annual dinner recently and welcomed Stephanie Schrage and Jim Larsen as new board members. Schrage will join the Audit and Investment Committee and Larsen will lend his talents to the Grant Scholarship Committee.

Next year’s board will be led by Dave Batusic, chairman; Greg Forsythe, first vice chairman; Jon Harts, second vice chairman; Kathryn Schmidt, treasurer; Darryl Miller, secretary; Mark Bates and John Barney, ex oficio members. Ron Borto and Bill Rosenbower are now emeritus members.

The foundation has distributed more than $6 million  in grants during the past 23 years and currently oversees 300 funds. For more information on the Crown Point Community Foundation, call Executive Director Pat Huber at (219) 662-7353.

Going to the dogs

The annual Greyhounds Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20 and 21, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at 13136 Fairbanks St., Cedar Lake. All proceeds help rescue retired racing greyhounds. For more information, call Julie at (219) 374-7339 or visit

Movie in the Park

Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department and the Cooperative Special Recreation Initiative will present the first feature film of the 2013 Movie in the Park Series at dusk Friday. This free family event will be held at Russ Keller Park, 97th Avenue next to the Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative's Eagle Park School. "Madagascar 3" is rated PG and will be shown on a 15-by-20-foot screen.

Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions will be on sale or bring your own refreshments.

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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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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