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Join Hobart Chamber of Commerce for awards program

2013-03-27T00:00:00Z Join Hobart Chamber of Commerce for awards programBy June Kegebein Times Columnist nwitimes.com
March 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Hobart Chamber of Commerce will host its awards program from 5 to 9 p.m. April 12 to recognize businesses and organizations in Hobart that have made extraordinary contributions during the past year.  Set for the Festival park Community Center, 111 E. Old Ridge Road, tickets are $45 and seating is limited.

RSVP by Friday to the chamber office at (219) 942-5774.

Food pantry benefits

The weekly Lenten worship services held at First Methodist Church of Hobart had an extra benefit besides the comfort of the weekly prayers before Easter. The free will offering at the luncheons brought in donations of almost $1,500 for the Hobart Food Pantry.

Uniforms for sale

St. Mary Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart, is holding a T.J. Uniform Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5.

A large selection of uniforms and shoes for health care professionals will be available to the public in West Entrance rooms 3 and 3A.

Call (219) 947-2641.

Help for the prairie

Volunteers are trying to raise funds for Stewart Mattix Prairie, next to George Earle School 400 N. Wilson St., Hobart, to help clear some of the trees and do a yearly burn of brush so that the prairie can be viewed from the school.

Sandy O’Brien is working with a group of volunteers and a company that will cut trees and brush to clear the way. To learn more, call O'Brien at (219) 743-0679 or email ecorealm@msn.com.

Apply for a grant

Hobart Community Foundation is awarding grants to worthy causes this year. Monday is the deadline to apply for the grants. To apply, or get more information, call Leni Vinzant at the Hobart Chamber of Commerce, (219) 942-5774.

Think summer (market)

Applications are being accepted by Hobart’s Special Events Department for its Summer Market on the Lake, from 3 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, June 6 through Sept. 26, in Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

Applications and rules are available at www.cityofhobart.org or from the Special Events office at 414 Main St.

Celebrating art

Mary and Art Chinery will celebrate an honorary lifetime membership program in the Hobart Arts League and will show many of her fine art pieces, including several award winners, especially her watercolors.

Celebrate with her from 1 to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Hobart Arts League, 3850 Howard St. Refreshments will be served. Phone (219) 942-3834 with questions.

Phones stay handy

According to the recent Hobart Police Department newsletter, if you have a cell phone you no longer use, you can keep it charged and the phone can still be used by an elderly person or child to call 911.

Hobart Blackboard connect system has recently been installed, allowing the police to send out personalized voice messages citywide within minutes to report an emergency or missing person. It was used last week when an elderly lady got separated from her daughter at the mall. She was safely found due to the vigilance of interested persons.

To get a copy of the newsletter, email grennes@cityofhobart.org.

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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