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Pedal on Parade is 4th of July Parade theme in Hub City

2014-05-11T00:00:00Z Pedal on Parade is 4th of July Parade theme in Hub CityBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
May 11, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Summer is right around the corner, and the Crown Point 4th of July Celebration Committee has announced Pedal on Parade as this year’s parade theme.

New this year will be a children’s bike parade to lead off the street parade. Trek Bicycles is sponsoring and will be helping organize the Kid’s Bike Parade. Parents may visit for the link to Trek to register their children for the parade.

The application for this year’s street parade is also available at Donations are welcome; visit the website and link to Paypal, or mail a donation to: Crown Point July 4th Celebration Committee, Inc.; P.O. Box 124; Crown Point, IN 46308-0124.

Theatre Camp open

Children who like to sing, dance and act will enjoy Theatre Camp this summer at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St.

Set for June 16 -20, sessions will be held from noon to 2 p.m. for children entering grades 1 to 5 in the fall ans 3 to 5 p.m. for children entering grades 6 to 9. The cost is $60 per child.

Children will learn the basics of theater production, enjoy improv games, develop acting skills, and enjoy workshops on choreography, audition skills, lighting, make up and more. To download applications, visit

Lacrosse Camp set

Another camp children may enjoy is the Crown Point Lacrosse Youth Camp, June 23-26 and at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St.

Open to boys and girls in grades 2 to 8, the cost is $60 for residents and $75 for nonresidents. Registration is required. Call (219) 779-9632.

Group garage sale

The Crown Point Classical Association and Crown Point High School Latin Club will sponsor a Group Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 12921 Iowa St. Crown Point. The house is beige with a red barn in back. All proceeds benefit the CPHS Latin program.

Apply for a grant

Time is ticking down for the next grant cycle of the Crown Point Community Foundation. Organizations or groups who have a community project which will impact the area served by the foundation may apply until June 1.

Fields of interest which will be considered for funding are education, health and human services, civic affairs, preservation, conservation, arts and culture. To get an application packet, call (219) 662-7252 or visit to download.

Cruise to the square

The popular Crown Point Car Cruise returns Thursday around the downtown square, beginning at 4 p.m. Check out the vehicles and the music. There is no charge.

The Old Sheriff’s House and Jail will be open for tours from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children 11 and younger.

New this summer to the Old Sheriff’s House, 226 S. Main St., will be exhibits by local artists. On June 7 at 1 p.m. Enjoy a reception, exhibit and artist demonstration by Leona Jurincie at 1 p.m. June 7.

Hooray for Moms

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms. Remember to do something kind for your mother today.

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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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
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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Crown Point Community Schools
200 E. North Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 663-3371

Crown Point Parks and Recreation
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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