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Hobart set to host Relay for Life to fight cancer

2013-06-05T00:00:00Z Hobart set to host Relay for Life to fight cancerBy June Kegebein Times Columnist nwitimes.com
June 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Hobart Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. June 14 and end at 9 a.m. June 15 at Mundell Field, 2 N. Wisconsin St., Hobart. 

Relay for Life offers area residents an opportunity to take action in the fight against cancer. The community is invited to participate in the event to celebrate victories over cancer, remember lives lost, and fight back against the No. 1 health concerns of Americans. 

During this overnight event, participants will take turns walking the track for 15 hours to signify that “cancer Never sleeps.”

Register to participate in this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society; call Jan Mock at (219) 406-4924 or Dana Liss at (219) 765-3025.

Summer market opens Thursday

Hobart's Summer Market on the Lake will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. every Thursday starting this week through Sept. 26 at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, Hobart. There will be fresh fruit and vegetables grown locally, arts and crafts, fresh bread, and other vendor booths.

Opening day entertainment features Kent Arnsbarger with Steel Drum Sounds of the Caribbean from 4 to 7 p.m.

Applications and rules are available online at www.cityofhobart.org or in the Special Events Office at Hobart Town Hall, 414 Main St.

Outdoor concert Thursday

Hobart City Improvement Committee’s Summer Concert in the Park will at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Revelli Band Shell in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road will feature Mary Beabout with songs of the 1940's through 1980’s. Free massages by Accord will be available.

City improvement members staff a concession offering pop, popcorn, and hot dogs for purchase.

The German Band will appear June 13 with a cash and food drive for the Hobart Food Pantry.

Ribbon to be cut

Hobart Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday for El Salto, authentic Mexican food, at 5031 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville.

Say fore

Sign up for the Hobart Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing on June 14 at Innsbrook Country Club, 6701 Taft St., Merrillville. Cost for breakfast, lunch and a round of golf is $125.

Call Mike Adams at the chamber for more details or sponsorship, (219) 942-5774, or visit www.hobartchamber.com.

Festival focuses on the environment

Second annual Stormwater Awareness Festival and Rain Barrel Painting Contest as an effort to promote water awareness and how we can help the environment.

City of Hobart citizens 4 and older are invited to participate in the contest, with judging from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Festival Park on June 22.  Rain barrel contest rules and applications are available in the wastewater payment center, Hobart City Hall, 414 Main St.

The festival promises fun for the whole family, with kayak demonstrations, a workshop on how to build a duck house, how to plant a rain garden, and face painting by Krinkles the Clown.

all Scherryl Doerr at (219) 942-5517 or Tim Kingsland at (219) 942-3619 with any questions.


The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. Contact June with Hobart community news at (219) 942-4062 or JuneNgerry@aol.com.

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