Busy June for City of Gary

2013-07-03T14:02:00Z 2013-07-03T14:15:09Z Busy June for City of GaryChelsea L. Whittington | Director of Communications for the City of Gary nwitimes.com

GARY | In June, friends and family crowded in the Gary Council Chambers to witness Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson swearing in 26 Gary firefighters.

“It is my honor and privilege to not only welcome you into the fold of public servants, but to welcome you as a member of Team Gary,” Mayor Freeman-Wilson said.

Fire Chief Teresa Everett and her senior staff we also on hand to welcome the new recruits. Everett promised that over the next few weeks of training, that the recruits would “transform” into full-fledged firefighters.

The City of Gary Youth Services Bureau announced in June its plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be provided through Aug. 9.

For further information contact Ken Patrick Barry, Youth Services Bureau Director at (219) 886-7099, or visit 839 Broadway, S202, Gary.

A full list of participating locations can be found on the city’s website at gary.in.us.

Rome’s Joy Catering Gary is the exclusive caterers of the recently renovated Marquette Park Pavilion. As part of the company’s commitment to the revitalization of Gary, youth between the ages of 16 and 25 have been hired to work the special events that will take place at the Marquette Park Pavilion over the summer.

Students who are hired will have the opportunity to work and learn more about the catering and hospitality industry.

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