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Hobart residents have answered all Angel Tree requests

2013-12-11T00:00:00Z 2013-12-12T16:07:11Z Hobart residents have answered all Angel Tree requestsBy Linda Kolarik Times Columnist nwitimes.com
December 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A blanket of snow has arrived in Hobart, perhaps setting the stage for the arrival of Santa’s sleigh later this month?

All the Angel Tree tags throughout the city were picked up and the sponsors wish to express their thanks for the generosity of Hobart residents. Together, we do awesome things.

Shopping safety tips

The Hobart Police Department, in its bi-weekly newsletter, offers Shopping Safety Tips, including a reminder to conceal your purchases. Chief Rick Zormier reminds everyone to "Lock-It, Hide-It & Keep It."

Expert parking tips include: exercise caution when backing up, get in your exercise by parking farther from the building, and be patient, mindful of pedestrians, and watch for small, excited children darting away from parents.

Call Crisis Hopeline

Also, Chief Zormier reminds us to be more vigilant around your families, neighbors and friends as this time of year brings a rise in depression-related incidents, suicides and domestic violence. If you sense a possible problem, bring your concerns to someone in authority who may be able to help.

Call Crisis Center/Crisis Contact Hopeline at (219) 938-7070, where trained volunteers provide a listening ear for teens, adults, children, deaf and elderly and homebound individuals.

Copies of the police newsletters are available around the city and by email; call (219) 942-1125, ext. 1070 or email jgrennes@cityofhobart.org. Read newsletters online at www.cityofhobart.org; tab to "Departments," "Police," "Public Relations" and "Newsletters."

Grants awarded

Hobart Community Foundation recently presented checks to the following grant recipients: Hobart High School Youth & Government partnering with the Hobart YMCA, $1,750; Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited, $900; Maria Reiner Senior Center, $1,250; Hobart Historical Society, $2,500; and Hobart Arts League, $2,000.

All money awarded came from the proceeds of the Dam Duck Race last summer.

Supply food pantry

As you shop for holiday gatherings, purchase an extra nonperishable food item or two to donate to the Hobart Food Pantry. Drop-off times and details of its mission are available at www.HobartFoodPantry.org.

JOY gathering

Just for Older Youth plans its last get-together of the year at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at the Hobart Family YMCA, 601 W. 40th Place. Participants may bring a desert or dish to share and a canned good for the Hobart Food Panty.

Reservations are necessary; call Sharon at (219) 942-2183.

It’s not too early to think about 2014, and the Hobart Family YMCA invites everyone to join them from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Jan. 25, for its “Brews in the Barn” fundraiser at the County Line Orchard Barn, 200 N. County Line Road.

Local breweries will offer unlimited beer samplings. Food will be ample and silent auction items will be  available. Crawpuppies and Mr. Blotto will entertain. Proceeds will benefit the Hobart Family YMCA Changing Lives Campaign. Tickets range from VIP at $75 to Designated Driver at $10. To purchase tickets, visit www.BrewsInTheBarn.com.

Linda Mummery Kolarik is president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 in Hobart. Contact her with Hobart community news at lkolar1454@aol.com. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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