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Pancakes and petunias on tap in Hub City on Saturday

2014-06-08T00:00:00Z Pancakes and petunias on tap in Hub City on SaturdayBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
June 08, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Start your Saturday with the Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, hosting its 20th annual pancake breakfast from 7 to11:30 a.m. at the fire station, 126 N. East St.

Cost is $6 for adults or $4 for children and senior citizens, while children 4 snd younger eat free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. There will be a raffle with items donated by local businesses and residents. Proceeds will be donated to Hoosier Burn Camp and the Crown Point Fire Rescue Canine Program.

Walk off that delicious breakfast at the Lake County Master Gardeners Garden Walk, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Homes in Crown Point and Lake of Four Seasons will be featured.

Tickets are $8 and may be purchased in advance at the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Charles and Casassa Insurance, Elzinga Farm Market and the Artful Garden, all in Crown Point. On the day of the walk, tickets may be purchased at 309 Fairfield Drive. For more information, call (219) 755-3240 or email

Eggs survive fall

With the school year winding down, seventh graders at  Col. John Wheeler Middle School have been busy putting what they have learned to use to help them successfully succeed with this year’s Egg-citing Egg Drop. With the help of the Crown Point Fire Department and its lift, student containers with their precious cargo were raised up by the firefighters and dropped. A large number of students successfully kept their eggs intect with their designs.

Students eye careers

Eighth-graders from Wheeler Middle School enjoyed an end-of-the-year Career Fair, where they had the opportunity to meet and ask questions of a number of local business people. Local residents set up booths and students were able to meet and ask questions, leaning what each job or position required in terms of education and duties. Represented were lawyers, bankers, real estate agents, police officers, firefighters, nurses, pharmacists, funeral directors, chiropractors, landscapers, chefs and even mayors thanks to Crown Point's Dave Uran.

Reading around the globe

Crown Point Library card holders can take part in the International Big Library Read Program, made possible through a partnership between Overdrive and Kensington Publishing Corp., through June 18.

Enjoy reading the mystery ebook “A Pedigree to Die For” book one of the Melanie Travis series by Laurien Berenson. This program allows simultaneous access across the globe to a popular title during the program dates.The link is

Call the library at (219) 663-0270 or stop in for details.

Women dine and give

Members of the Women’s Giving Circle at the Crown Point Community Foundation will meet for its annual dinner Aug. 5 at the lovely Gardens on the Prairie in Lowell. If interested in becoming a member of the Women’s Giving Circle, call the foundation at (219) 662-7252 for more details.

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