Hobart Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday at the Hobart Community Center, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart. Dinner will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the award presentation and installation of new officers. Tickets are $15 with a cash bar. RSVP at (219) 942-5774.
Kiwanis serve chili
Hobart Kiwanis Club will host its Annual Chili Supper at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at St. Bridget School Gym, 568 E. Second Ave. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger.
The Kiwanis Club, donating time and financial support to many children programs, meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Paragon Restaurant, 1701 E. 37th Ave., Hobart, and welcomes new members at their meetings. Call (219) 942-8141.
Lenten pierogi sale
St. Anne Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St Bridget Church is having a Lenten pierogi sale.
Alexandra's in Chicago makes and freezes pierogi. Just boil or microwave and enjoy. There are six different flavors and the cost is $5 per dozen.
To place an order, call Evelyn Campbell at (219) 942-1470 or Janet Govert at (219) 942-1455. Orders must be received by Feb. 1 to be picked up between 4 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the school lobby.
Learn about human trafficking
The public is invited to a "Human Trafficking Initiative" that will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the auditorium at Hobart Middle School, 36 E. Eighth St.
Two keynote speakers will help educate the community about this crime occurring worldwide, Erin Knowles, LCSW program manager, The Salvation Army Stop it Program, and Sgt. Tracy Walker, Chicago Police Department Vice Control Section Human trafficking Section.
Sponsored by Pastor Roy Richardson and Hobart Church of the Nazarene, Hobart Police Department assisted by securing the speakers.
Vial could save a life
A new program, "The Vial of Life Program," is being introduced in Hobart.
This is a program which allows individuals to provide emergency medical information in their home, that can be used by emergency personnel. Along with the medical information provided, it will also contain family and emergency contact numbers. Secured in a vial (a large empty pill bottle) The Hobart Fire and Police have teamed up with CVS Pharmacy and St. Mary Medical Center to promote this program that can save a life in an emergency.
The idea came from Ramona Ambrose , a Hobart resident who shared her experience of losing a loved one during an emergency when EMS/Police had difficulty finding pertinent information.
Vial of Life kits will be available starting Feb. 3 at the Hobart Police Department, 705 E. Fourth St.; Hobart Fire Department, 400 E. 10th St.; and Maria Reiner Senior Center.
Call Police Lt. Jack Grennes at (219) 942-1125, ext. 1070 or EMS Director Robert Scott at (219) 942-5184 with questions.
Contact June with Hobart community news at (219) 942-4062 or JuneNgerry@aol.com. Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.