The Hobart Jaycees have had a busy spring, hosting its fourth annual Women’s Expo, where they collected a carload of food items to donate to the Hobart Food Pantry. The Jaycees also picked up 10 bags of trash through its Adopt A Highway and Adopt A River projects. Plans are underway for the annual Jaycee Fest, June 28 through July 6.
I.D. card event
The next Hobart Police Department Child I.D. event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Walgreens, 742 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart. Walgreen is sponsoring this event on Kid’s Day.
The I.D. cards will be free to families, along with hot dogs, chips and a soft drink. A parent or guardian must be with the child. The cards are helpful in the event that a child is missing.
Festival and contest
The Second Annual Stormwater Awareness Festival and Rain Barrel Painting Contest, an effort to promote water quality awareness and how we can help the environment, will be held Saturday at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.
City of Hobart citizens 4 and older are invited to participate in the contest, with judging from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain barrel contest rules and applications are available in the waste water payment center at City Hall, 414 Main St., Hobart.
Fun for the whole family will include kayak demonstrations, instructions on building a duck house, information on planting a rain garden and face painting by Krinkles the Clown.
Call Scherryl Doerr at (219) 942-5517 or Tim Kingsland at (219) 942-3619 with questions.
Hobart City Improvement’s summer concert season continues from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Revelli Band Shell in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.
This week, the Hobart Youth Band, including Hobart, Lake Station and River Forest students, will be featured.
On June 27, the Hobart Community Band, formerly know as The Rusty Pipes, will perform. Help the Hobart Food Pantry and maybe win a cake or pie at the annual Cake Walk also slated for June 27. Bring a nonperishable food item for the food pantry and get a ticket for the cake walk.
Movies in the Park
After select Thursday evening concerts at Festival Park, Movies in the Park will be screened at dusk. The line-up includes: June 27 - "The Lorax;" July 11 - "Hotel Transylvania;" July 25 - "E.T The Movie." Admission is free.
Making a complaint
Now that warm weather has arrived, the Hobart Police Department is receiving many complaints from the neighborhoods. Sgt. Ken Gagliardi has been assigned to code enforcement; he should be the first contact when neighbors have a complaint or concern.
He can be reached at (219) 942-1125, ext. 1056 or Kgagliardi@cityofhobart.org.
A Hobart resident received a letter along with a check for almost $5,000 and directions to cash the check and send a processing fee of $3,500 to a given address.
Needless to say, if she had cashed the check, the bank would have called in a few days to say the check was no good. So she would have had to pay back the money. Beware of letters that sound too good to be true.