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Resolve to get involved in your community next year

2012-12-30T00:00:00Z Resolve to get involved in your community next yearBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
December 30, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Happy New Year! Many of us have turned our thoughts to 2013 and things that we would like to change in our lives. I have several suggestions for you to add to your resolutions list.

We live in a great city. There is always something going on in Crown Point. In the new year, attend at least one event sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events - the Farmers Market, Car Cruise, Art Walk or a holiday event.

We have a very busy Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department. Not only is this department responsible for the care of our parks, but they also care for Hub Pool and offer a variety of classes for all ages. So as a family, turn off that TV, computer, or cell phone and take a class, go out to one of the parks or spend a day this summer at the pool.

Living in county seat, we have the Old Lake Courthouse, the Old Sheriff’s House and Jail along with the Old Homestead. Take a tour of the museum  on the second floor of the courthouse, tour the Old Sheriff’s House and Jail and visit the Old Homestead for a Saturday program. Better yet, become a volunteer at one of these buildings.

Crown Point also hosts a number of annual festivals - the Corn Roast, Festival Days, the 4th of July Parade and fireworks display, Blues, Booze and BBQ, the Lake County Fair, the Pumpkin Fest and Winter Fest.

Different organizations and committees sponsor these festivals. Join one and become a volunteer. You can become a member of the planning committee or just volunteer to help on the day(s) of the event.

Our schools have many activities for the community to enjoy. Take in a high school play or a choir or orchestra concert. Crown Point High School also has a very active athletic department. Take the family to a sporting activity, be it football, baseball, soccer, wrestling, basketball, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, golf, track or cross-country.

We also have a wonderful new library that offers a variety of Story Times for little ones and classes for teens and adults.

To find out more :

  • For the City of Crown Point, visit
  • To learn about happenings at the schools, visit
  • For events at the library, visit crownpoint
  • To learn more about the Crown Point Community 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Committee visit

Financial advice

Some of us may be looking at improving our financial situation in the new year. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 250 S. Indiana Ave., is offering Financial Peace University. Learn practical steps to get you from where you are now to where you want to be financially.

There are two options, attend from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings, Jan. 15 to March 12, or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 20 to March 17.

One-time fee is $95 for the membership kit; retake the course as often as you like for no additional fee. Child care will be provided onsite on request for school age children.

A free preview of the class will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 13. Contact DCE Paul Wendt at (219) 663-1578, ext. 308.

Do you have news to share about the Crown Point community? Do you have a club or organization that is sponsoring fundraisers or is looking for new members? Call Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or email 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