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School opens Thursday for Crown Point students

2013-08-18T00:00:00Z School opens Thursday for Crown Point studentsBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
August 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Crown Point Community School Corp. children return to the classroom Thursday, so drivers should pay special attention for young pedestrians and school buses. Everyone needs to remember when that stop arm comes out, all vehicles must stop and let the children get to a safe place. Hope everyone has a great school year.

Tour parochial school

St. Mary Catholic Community School is still accepting new students. The school offers nursery and preschool classes along with kindergarten through eighth grade.

To arrange a tour of the school, call (219) 663-0376.  They offer a full schedule of academics as well as variety of after school activities, clubs and CYO athletics. To learn more, visit

Latin Club goes west

While most students enjoyed relaxing during summer vacation, 19 Crown Point High School Latin members  traveled to the University of Nevada to compete in the 60th Annual National Junior Classical League Convention. Crown Point students joined more than 1,300 students from across the nation to compete in academic, graphic arts, creative arts and Olympika athletic events.

Students enjoyed sightseeing in Arizona and Nevada, visiting the Las Vegas strip and Fremont Street, the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, the Mob Museum, the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Garden.

Congratulations to co-sponsor Sara Robertson, who received the Miller Fellowship Award. Crown Point competitors brought home numerous top ten awards, including five first-place wins.

Walk to end Alzheimer's

Team Unforgetables is stepping out again this year for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, set for Sept. 22 at Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway, Merrillville.

Team Unforgetables includes Dr. Leonard F. Anglis and his dental office staff. If you would like to join or sponsor them, visit, click on the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” scroll down to "Merrillville Walk" and click on "register."

You can also register as an individual or start your own team. To learn more about Team Unforgetables, call the Crown Point office at (219) 226-9380 or (toll-free) (877) 526-4547.

Share breakfast

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1288 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, will host its Breakfast and Blessings on Saturday. A free breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for those in need and anyone who is lonely or in need of company. A free will donation will be accepted.

Granting wishes

There are only a few more days to get your grant application to the Crown Point Community Foundation. Applications must be in the office on or before Sept. 1 to qualify for the last grant cycle for the year.

Applications can be downloaded at For more information, call the office at (219) 662-7252.

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