For the past seven years, we have all enjoyed reading “Hobart Happenings” from the pen of June Kegebein. Alas, she has now decided to slow down a bit and retire from writing this column.
We sincerely thank June for her many hours of work and her dedication to the residents of the city of Hobart. And, June, we hope to continue to see you out and about Hobart in the months and years to come.
My name is Linda Kolarik, and I am excited to have this opportunity to continue bringing “Hobart Happenings” to you. Please contact me concerning your Hobart event, large or small. Thank you.
Foundation hosts concert
The Great Lakes Navy Show Band, “Liberty Call,” performed Thursday at Revelli Band Shell in Festival Park. Last fall, Freda Riddle presented the idea of inviting the band to play in Hobart to the Hobart Community Foundation.
Marge Gresser, on behalf of the foundation, offered a welcome. Hobart Special Events, led by Director Raeann Trakas, did a great job coordinating, while Hobart American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 provided dinner for the sailors and guests.
More than 400 Hobart residents and visitors enjoyed this wonderful finale to a terrific outdoor concert season.
Market on the Lake
Don’t miss the final two days, Thursday and Sept. 26, of Hobart’s Summer Market on the Lake. Stop by from 3 to 8 p.m. to purchase locally grown fresh flowers and produce. Fully-prepared carryout meals are also available for purchase.
Speaking of carryout, you can help the Lake County Right-To-Life organization by attending its Spirit Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Chick-fil-A, 2385 Southlake Mall, Hobart.
First, print a voucher at www.lakecortl.org and then present it when ordering your meal (dine in or carry out) and LCRTL will receive a portion of the total sales of all vouchers turned in.
Parking lot sale
American Legion Post 54 hosts its third annual Parking Lot Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5.
Vendor applications are available at American Legion Post, 208 S. Linda St., to reserve booth space for $15 before the Sept. 27 deadline.
It’s not too early to think about Christmas as both new and used items will be for sale. Call Earl McDowell or Bob Hamady at (219) 947-2054.
Breast cancer walk
The Hobart Family YMCA's Wellness Program invites our community to come together at 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway, Merrillville, for a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
To join the Hobart Y team, visit www.hobartymca.org. Team T- shirts may be purchased at the Y’s front desk, 601 W. 40th Place. Call Debbie or Janice at (219) 942-2183 with questions.
The Hobart Democratic Precinct Organization's annual Golf Outing Scramble begins with registration at 11 a.m. and a tee off at noon Oct. 13 at Indian Ridge Golf Course, 6363 Grand Blvd., Hobart. Make reservations by Oct. 6 to John at (219) 757-1104 or Dan at (219) 746-0727.