Hobart Happenings

Hobart hosts Water Awareness Festival with info and entertainment

2014-06-18T00:00:00Z Hobart hosts Water Awareness Festival with info and entertainmentBy Linda Kolarik Times Columnist nwitimes.com
June 18, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, is the place to be Saturday as the City of Hobart hosts its third annual Storm Water District Water Awareness Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn about “Protecting Our Water, One Drop at a Time” at this free, family-friendly event. Children's activities will include Bounce Houses, fishing instruction, and DJ music.

Stop by the Cabela’s booth to talk about adult bass fishing. Come meet the Hobart Fire Department Rescue Team, the local Insiana Department of Natural Resources officer and a National Park ranger. Ducks Unlimited, Hobart Humane Society, Lake County Master Gardeners, and Tall Tree Arboretum will be on hand to answer questions.

There will be a free exotic animal show, rain garden instructions and games. Kayak and canoe rentals will be available. This event includes something for everyone along with the Lake County Environmobile, Rhythm, Rhyme and Party Time, and a performance by the Hobart High School's Wolffgang.

Buy a hot dog or Polish sausage sandwich, chips and cold drink from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 and enjoy the entire afternoon at the park.

Concert in the Park

Thursday’s Concert in the Park will feature James Bulanda entertaining from 7 to 9 p.m. at Revelli Bandshell in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, after residents enjoy the weekly Summer Market that opens at 3 p.m.

Meet the authors

The Brentwood at Hobart Book Club, led by Annette Kelsey, will host a Meet Your Local Authors event at 10 a.m. June 27 at Brentwood, 1420 St. Mary’s Circle, west of St. Mary Medical Center.

Books lovers of all ages are invited. RSVP to (219) 945-1968 as light refreshments will be offered.

Carla Lee Suson will discuss her biological thriller “Independence Day Plague,” set in Washington DC around the United State of America’s 250th birthday celebration July 4, 2026.

Henrietta F. Nordyke is the author of “Anna and Colin in God’s Time,” a historical romantic novel with religious undertones which takes place in 1815 England after the defeat of Napoleon.

Carolie Warren, Hobart Middle School principal, wrote “But, Mama, How Come Grandpa Gets To?” a children’s book encouraging families to make the most of treasured moments while taking care of elderly relatives.

Goodbye, friend

Carrol Vertrees passed away last week at 92. As a longtime newspaperman, first with Glen Park Herald and then for more than 35 years with The Post-Tribune, he set a high bar for those of us who follow.

In his retirement years, he still wrote a weekly column, often about growing up in the small Indiana town of Elnora.

Having known Mr. Vertrees since my childhood, the world seems a bit smaller, perhaps a little less friendly, with his passing. This World War II veteran was still thinking of others when, instead of flowers, he asked his the family to suggest donations be made in his name to The Ronald McDonald House.

May God welcome you home, Mr. Vertrees.

All nonprofit organizations are invited to email  information about their summer activities to lkolar1454@aol.com so they can be included in Hobart Happenings. Linda Mummery Kolarik is president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 in Hobart. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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