Hobart was quiet last weekend as the snow fell and the winds blew. About the only sounds outdoors were the snow plows occasionally going down our street. After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it was kind of nice to have a relaxing weekend just staying at home. Of course, the weather made that almost a necessity, didn’t it?
The Hobart Streets and Sanitation Department workers did their usual outstanding job of clearing our streets after the huge snow fall and for that, we thank them so much. And we offer a sincere thank you to all the other men and women who had to be outside working for our safety.
I hope each of you got home safe and then were able to enjoy some warmth and comfort at the end of your shifts these past few days.
Basketball for youth
If you have children, physical activities can be hard to find for them during the winter. Check out Hobart Family YMCA Co-Ed Winter Basketball.
This program will teach the FUNdamentals of youth basketball and teamwork. Players 3 to 14 will be assigned to teams that practice one night per week, with games played Saturdays at the YMCA, 601 W. 40th Place, Hobart.
Players can sign up at Hobart Family YMCA through Feb 8. Practice begins the week of Feb. 17. Games will be played March 1 to April 5. Cost is $40 for YMCA members and $80 for nonmembers. Missing the deadline incurs a $10 late fee, but there is a 50 percent discount for an additional child in the same family.
Call (219) 942-2183 with any questions.
Get involved in Relay for Life
Did you know that one in every 100 U.S. citizens participates in an American Cancer Society Relay for Life event? As the search for a cure continues, you can join them.
Although Hobart’s Relay for Life at Mundell Field is not scheduled until June 13, now is the time to start organizing your team.
Relay for Life of Hobart will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at 6 p.m. Monday in the board room at Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St., (Door 1) for a kick-off rally to launch fundraising efforts for the year. Interested new parties, as well as previous participants, are invited to attend.
For more information on the kick-off or on how you can get involved, contact Jonathan Mock, event chair, at (219) 406-4924 or email@example.com, or Janet Wartman, American Cancer Society relay specialist, at (219) 614-3282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep those events coming
Many of you who have attended events have mentioned that you did so after finding out about or being reminded of the activity in this column. Thank you for those encouraging words. Hobart is a wonderful community to live in and be a part of and it’s because of all of you.
If you would like to publicize your event in this Hobart Happenings column, send details at least two weeks prior to your event by email to LKolar1454@aol.com or by phone at (219) 942-0149. Happy 2014!