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Volunteers lead the way to another July 4 celebration

2013-07-07T00:00:00Z Volunteers lead the way to another July 4 celebrationBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
July 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Crown Point 4th of July Celebration Committee appreciates all the volunteers, sponsors, the City of Crown Point, the police, fire and emergency management departments who helped make the parade and fireworks show possible. These events rely solely on donations and the work of the all-volunteer committee.

if you enjoyed the 4th of July events and would like to become a part of next year's committee, visit

Car and truck show

Christenson Chevrolet and the Crown Point Corvette Club will host an annual Charity Car and Truck Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at Christenson Chevrolet, 9700 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland.

Registration is from 8 to 10. Cost is $25 per vehicle. This is a judged show with 34 classes and Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards. For more information, visit or call Bill Gnerlich at (219) 765-1933.

Take a day trip with YMCA

Southlake YMCA is taking a bus trip Aug. 2 to the colorful gardens in Elkhart County and the Amish area of Middleburry. Enjoy 19 gigantic quilt pattern gardens along with 20 hand-painted quilt art murals.

After the tour, enjoy lunch at Mario’s, known for its unique creamed chicken in a basket. Cost is $84 per person. The bus will leave the Y parking lot, 1450 S. Court St., at 8:45 a.m. and return at 6:45 p.m.

Call Debbie at (219) 663-5810.

Donate to garage sale

Boy Scout Troop 45 will host its annual Boy Scout Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at the south end of the Farmers Market on South Main Street.

They are currently accepting donations of furniture, toys, small appliances, clothes, toys, dishes, books and more. They cannot accept large appliances, computer monitors, building supplies or televisions made before 2009.

Donations can be dropped off at the First Presbyterian Church parking lot, 218 S. Main St., from 7:30  to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings this month and in August, and also, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday mornings.

Don’t have a way to get your items to the church? call Carl at (219) 741-0573 to arrange a home pick-up.

Scholarships offered

The Crown Point Community Foundation has three scholarships available.

Women 21 and older returning to school may apply for the Ron and Suzanne Borto Scholarship and the Women’s Giving Circle Scholarship.

For the Ron and Suzanne Borto scholarship, women must be residents of Lake County 21 or older, continuing their education at a college, university or technical school. The Women’s Giving Circle require applicants to be Crown Point residents 21 or older, and entered in vocational, undergraduate or graduate studies.

The Liss CARSTAR scholarship is for students earning an auto body repair certificate. Applicants must be a Crown Point, Lowell, Cedar Lake or St. John resident.

Applications for all three scholarships are available at or the foundation office, 115 S. Court St. 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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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
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Crown Point Community Schools
200 E. North Street
Crown Point, Ind. 46307
(219) 663-3371

Crown Point Parks and Recreation
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Crown Point, Ind. 46307
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