CROWN POINT | On the morning of Friday, October 11, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School will show their appreciation for their teachers by participating in a walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon is organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Council.
Parishioners, parents of St. Mary’s students, and other community members will begin the walk at 9:00 AM and finish by 10:00 AM. Eighth grade students will lead the way and depart from St. Mary’s Rosary Lane at 10:00 AM. They will be followed by students in grades 7,6, and 5 on a three-mile trek that will take them as far east as Indiana Avenue, to Crown Point’s historic square; and as far south as Greenwood Avenue. The entire journey will cover three miles. Students in grades kindergarten through 4th will walk much of the same route on their two-mile walk.
The purpose of the walk is to raise funds for the teachers. Teachers at St. Mary’s dedicate their lives to educating children at great personal sacrifice. They forgo higher salaries that could be earned elsewhere in order to teach where they feel that they are “called” to teach. St. Mary’s parish, led by Father Patrick Kalich and Sister Joanne Marie Schutz, have chosen to recognize the teachers of St. Mary’s for their dedication by organizing this event. Support from the community for this event has been tremendous. To learn more about the walk-a-thon or contribute funds, please call St. Mary's parish office at 663-0044.