Around the square

Plenty of places to hunt for popular Tri Kappa chocolate eggs

2013-02-24T00:00:00Z Plenty of places to hunt for popular Tri Kappa chocolate eggsBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
February 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

It is the time of year again to hunt for Crown Point's Gamma Theta chapter of Tri Kappa Chocolate Easter Eggs, going on sale this week.

With more than 20 locations to purchase the popular eggs, look for peanut butter, caramel, coconut cream, chocolate cream, raspberry, maple nut and krunch flavors. The 4 oz. eggs are $4 each.

The eggs were hand made this weekend in the kitchen of Crown Point High School . Proceeds helps provide scholarships for high school students.

Antiques sale continues

If you didn’t get a chance yesterday to stop in at the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Antiques and Collectibles Sale, take time today in the Industrial Arts Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $4 for ages 13 and older. Children 12 and younger attend free.

Math Bowl coming

Students in grades 4-6 have been preparing for the 17th Annual Math Academic Bowl. Local teams will compete at 5 p.m. Thursday at Col. Wheeler Middle School. New to competition is the Yellow Class, made up of fourth-grade only teams.

Math Bowl competition is administered by the Indiana Association of School Principals, Department of Student Programs.

Go back in time

Take a step back into history as you take a tour of the Old Homestead, 227 S. Court St., Crown Point, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

While enjoying a free tour, learn how to churn butter during this month’s demonstration. Visitors will have the opportunity to try their hand at churning, too.

Apply for scholarships

Crown Point Community Foundation scholarship applications are available from local high school guidance departments, or download at

Completed applications are due by March 15. Call (219) 662-7252.

Return to Medieval Times

Southlake YMCA is planning a bus trip March 20 to Medieval Times for lunch, a show and a behind-the-scenes tour. The cost is $78 for transportation and ticket.

The bus will leave the YMCA parking lot, 1450 S. Court St., at 8:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. Persons with respiratory conditions, allergies and asthma attend at their own risk, as the event will include live horses, stroboscopic and pyrotechnic effects.

Call Debbie Kolloway at (219) 663-5810.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Families can dine on corned beef and cabbage at the annual St. Paddy’s Day Celebration on March 17 at the Crown Point Fire and Rescue building, 126 N. East St. Eat in or carry out from 1 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $4 for children. There is also a child’s meal of hot dog, chips, cookie and soda or water.

Advance tickets are suggested as there are a limited number of extra meals prepared. Purchase tickets at the office of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, 11065 Broadway, or by phone, using a credit card, at (219) 661-2271.

After dinner, enjoy the evening parade as it travels down Wells Street to Main Street and south past the Old Lake Courthouse on the square. The parade kicks off at dusk. Vendors and concessions will be set up on the south side of the square.

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