CROWN POINT | Crown Point St. Patrick’s Day Logo Contest winners were announced at the City Council meeting Monday.
Brooklynn Frassinone, 11 of Solon Robinson Elementary School, is the 2013 winner for the third year in a row. Hannah Brownd, 11, of Taft Middle School placed second; Tyler Kuss, 10, placed third; and Abi Neuwirth, 11, from Colonel John Wheeler Middle School, placed fourth.
“The panel of judges had a hard decision to make in selecting the winner, as we received so many great logos,” said Mayor Dave Uran. The city received more than 200 entries.
Winners received shamrock shakes courtesy of The Crown Point McDonalds/Modrak Corp. as well as VIP seating for the March 17 St. Partrick's Day Parade.
Frassinone will be the Junior Grand Marshal and ride aboard Molley the Trolley in the parade. “Brooklynn has set the bar high. After three wins, she will join the panel of judges to vote for the 2014 logo,” Uran added.
The fifth annual nighttime Crown Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at dusk and will feature emergency vehicles, lighted entries, the Band of Brothers Pipes and Drums and the Lake County Pipes and Drums.
The celebration kicks off with the carryout or dine-in Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. March 17 at the Crown Point Fire Rescue Department, 126 N. East St.
Adult tickets are $10 in advance at the Mayor’s Office of Special Events Office, 11065 Broadway, Suite F. Seniors pay $9, whether by advance purchase or at the door. A kid’s meal includes a hot dog, cookie, chips and soda or water for $4.
Advance purchase of meals may be made by credit card by calling the Parks Department at (219) 661-2271 through Saturday.
The St. Baldrick’s Day fundraiser will be held fromnoon to 4 p.m. at the fire station. Each “shavee” is raising funds for cancer research while shaving his or her head as a display of solidarity with children who have cancer.
Donations will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancer. The Crown Point St. Baldrick’s Committee will have a float accepting donations along the parade route.
To become a “shavee” or donate, go to ww.stbaldricks.org and type in venue “Crown Point Fire Department” to find the registration page, or contact Timothy A. Martin at (219) 306-1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parade will stage at Solon Robinson School, proceeds to Wells Street, then to Main Street heading north around the downtown square to Court Street and out to Walnut Street.
East Street from north to Clark Street in front of the fire station will be closed starting at 9 a.m. Handicapped parking will be available at the Clark Street entrance into the police department with proper identification. Carryout meal orders can be picked up through the Clark Street entrance as well.
Due to increased traffic, the intersections of South and Main streets, a portion of Wells Street, and Court and South streets will be closed for a short duration during the parade.
The downtown square closes at noon to through traffic. No parking will be permitted around the square. The vendor area opens at 3 p.m. .
The Window Decorating Contest winner will be announced at 6:45 p.m.
For more information, call (219) 662-3290.