Hobart Happenings

Parade and trick-or-treat hours set for Hobart youngsters

2010-10-27T00:00:00Z Parade and trick-or-treat hours set for Hobart youngstersBy June Kegebein Times Columnist nwitimes.com
October 27, 2010 12:00 am  • 

Hobart Jaycees are bringing back the annual Hobart Halloween Parade in conjunction with the City of Hobart Special Events Committee. This year's event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday along the lakefront between the Third Street Clock Tower and the Lou Kuchta Memorial Bridge to Festival Park.

In addition to the parade, there will also be fun and games in the new Hobart Community Center and a bonfire and DJ music near the Revelli Band Shell. To donate candy or help distribute candy, call John at (219) 781-6102, Rikki at (219) 789-2699 or Tessa at (219) 670-3676.

Hobart residents that want to hand out Halloween treats should turn on their porch lights to welcome little ghosts, goblins and princesses from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Motorists should use extra caution, since many excited children will be on the sidewalks and cross streets in costume.

Dine with the historians

Hobart Historical Society's annual dinner will be held Nov. 3 at 54 Main Bistro, 54 Main St., Hobart. Howard L. Oaf, co-author of "Growing up in Hobart,"  "The Class of 1965" and "Hobart As It Began and As We Knew it," is the guest speaker. Starting with a cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 at the museum, 706 E. 4th St., open from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday, or by calling Elin Christianson at (219) 942-5536.

Holiday luncheon has Italian theme

Hobart Tri Kappa is hosting "Buon Natale," its annual fundraiser, Nov. 7 at Avalon Manor, 3350 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. The luncheon will include a holiday bazaar, bountiful basket and cash raffles, and entertainment.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for socializing and shopping, with lunch at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Hobart's City-wide Giving Tree, Hobart Food Pantry, Riley Hospital for Children, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Center for Possibilities, scholarships and more.

For tickets, $35 each, call Jennifer at (219) 808-3162 , fax (219) 962-8115 or call Carrie at (219) 789-9333.

Meals served on Saturdays

The Soup Kitchen recently established at Hobart Presbyterian Church started out slowly with only three patrons the first week, but good news travels fast and last week there were 60 citizens enjoying a good, healthy meal.

Meals, open to anyone in need of a good meal and the friendship of others, are served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday at the church, 60 N. Washington St., Hobart. 

Donations of food or help is always welcome. Call Linda at (219) 942-5502 for more information.

Veterans will be honored

Veterans Day ceremonies in Hobart will be conducted by local veterans groups at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Veteran's Memorial Park, 5951 E. 73rd Ave., Merrillville. The laying of wreaths and prayers will honor all veterans.

Go Irish at the legion

"St. Patrick's Day in November" will be held Nov. 13 at Hobart American Legion Post 54, 208 S. Linda St. Watch Notre Dame vs. Utah football on the big screen, and munch on a corned  beef dinner for $8 or sandwich and chips for $4. Call (219) 947-2054 for more information.

Contact June with Hobart community events to share at (219) 942-4062 or JuneNgerry@aol.com.

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