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Plenty of good eats planned for Hobart Lakefront Festival

2013-08-14T00:00:00Z Plenty of good eats planned for Hobart Lakefront FestivalBy June Kegebein Times Columnist nwitimes.com
August 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

There will be plenty of good eatin' at this weekend's Hobart Lakefront Festival, set for Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

The Hobart Lions Club will host its 25th annual Steak Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Community Center inside Festival Park.

The cost is $14 for a grilled rib-eye steak, potatoes, tomatoes, corn on the cob, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are available from any Lions Club member or at the door. Call Sally or Clarence Davis at (219) 942-4433.

Next up is Hobart Elks Lodge 1152, which will host a Chicken and Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the festival. All proceeds will go to Elks charities.

On Sunday, the Hobart Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 23rd annual Pig Roast from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Festival Park. This event includes pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob, hot dogs and beverages. Call (219) 942-4954 for more information.

The Dam Duck Race, which features 4,000 numbered plastic ducks released over the dam, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The first one to reach the attendants waiting at the base of the dam will receive a $1,000 prize. Second prize is a one-year family membership to the Hobart Family YMCA, third prize is $500, and many other prizes await the lucky winners. Tickets are $5 each from any Hobart Community Fund member, or contact Leni Vinzant at (219) 942-5781.

Music in the park

The Hobart City Improvement Committee’s summer concert season continues at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Revelli Band Shell in Festival Park.

This week, enjoy the Ron Wronko Band from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday as the Lakefront Festival kicks off.

Samuel Lozada with Mo' Town Blues, and free massages by Accord, will be featured Aug. 22, while  Aug. 29 is Meet The Beatles night as a tribute to the Fab Four takes the stage. The last concert of the season offers Bob Heckler, The Piano Man, on Sept. 5. Come enjoy the music and the fellowship of friends and neighbors.

Garden Club hosts walk

The Hobart Garden Club, a member of the Northwest District Garden Clubs of Indiana Inc. and Central Region National Garden Clubs Inc., recently held a six-home garden walk led from member James Pavelka's home.

The walk collected food for the Hobart Food Pantry - more than 100 items - and raised $50 in donations for beautification projects in Hobart from about 75 people who visited the gardens. The club plans to repeat the event next year.

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Maria Reiner Room at Krull Tower, 206 Main St. Then next meeting, Sept. 12, will feature a flower show and planning for the annual district meeting.

Call (219) 942-6793.

Help fight crime

The Hobart Police Department appreciates all the community support for this year’s National Night Out Against Crime at the Hobart Community Pool.

Having an effective Neighborhood Watch is like having a police car in every driveway, said a department spokesperson. Contact Public Relations Lt. Jack Grennes to start up a Neighborhood Watch at (219) 942-1125, ext. 1070 or jgrennes@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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