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Students plan Carbon Monoxide Awareness Walk for Saturday

2013-10-31T00:00:00Z Students plan Carbon Monoxide Awareness Walk for SaturdayBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
October 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

In light of the tragic loss of a Merrillville family from carbon monoxide poisoning, students from Pierce Middle School in Merrillville want to raise awareness of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning and the benefits of detection.

A Carbon Monoxide Awareness Walk and Detector Give Away will take place from 9 to 11a.m. Saturday at the Merrillville High School Track, 276 E. 68th Place. If necessary, the walk will move indoors to the MHS field house. Students will collect monetary donations and participate in the walk. All donations will be used to purchase carbon monoxide detectors for Merrillville community residents.

Ross Township Trustee Joseph D. Shudick Jr., in conjunction with First Alert and the Merrillville Fire Protection Territory, is announcing a carbon monoxide detector giveaway. Recipients must be Ross Township residents and qualify for the Energy Assistance Program. Call the Ross Township Trustee’s office at (219) 769-2111 for guidelines.

Business program in Dyer

Since 1999, Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., has been helping adult students advance their careers by completing coursework for a bachelor’s degree in business.

Beginning in January, courses will be offered at Faith Church, 100 81st Ave., Dyer. Adults apply previous college credit and finish a bachelor of science degree  in just two years.

Courses are arranged in five– to seven-week formats, in a pre-determined sequence, and meet just once a week from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays.

Prospective students can learn more about this opportunity by attending an information night at 6 p.m. Monday at Faith Church. To register or for more information, visit or call the Adult Studies Department at (708) 239-4768.

Christmas Child Shoebox Party

Chick-fil-A is collecting supplies and boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Have dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chick-fil-A 2385 Southlake Mall, Merrillville, and let the children help assemble gifts for youngsters in need around the globe. Anyone donating at least three items or a filled box will receive a free Chick-fil-A sandwich.

Taste of Avalon Springs

Join Avalon Springs Health Campus from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 for an evening of great food and wine. Attendees will sample some of their chef-prepared cuisine paired with wine offerings at each taste station.

This is a free event and there will be entertainment and raffle prizes. Avalon Springs is a senior living facility at 2400 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso. For more information, call (219) 462-1778.

Annual Tree Lighting

The Town of Merrillville’s annual tree lighting will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22, beginning with a parade to the Town Hall for photos with Santa Claus, vendors and entertainment.

Vendor applications are still being accepted. For more information, call Caryn at (219) 980-5911.

Our wishes for a safe and Happy Halloween!

Sue Reed is president and CEO of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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