At the crossroads

Fundraiser honors victim and benefits her family

2011-10-20T00:00:00Z 2012-02-16T20:05:06Z Fundraiser honors victim and benefits her familyBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
October 20, 2011 12:00 am  • 

A fundraising event in honor of Amanda Bach, the 19-year-old Portage woman found slain last month, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial Park in Munster. Tickets are $25 and include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, DJ music and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Bach family.

Tickets are available at the Munster Chamber of Commerce office, Citizens Financial Bank (1720 45th St. and 707 Ridge Road in Munster and 6101 Harrison St. in Merrillville), Peoples Bank in Munster and Centennial Park. Make checks payable to "Bach Family Fundraiser."

Contact Theresa Mudd, Citizens Financial Bank, at (219) 513-5424 or, or Candice Kouros-Logue, Peoples Bank, at (219) 853-7556 or

Angel Tree program

Opportunity Enterprises is seeking donors for its Angel Tree program, which provides Christmas gifts for OE clients with little or no family.

Donors may request to be assigned a client or clients for whom gifts can be purchased from a wish list, a monetary donation or donations of gift cards can be made to be used to purchase gifts for clients, or donors may purchase an Angel Sampler through Opportunity Enterprises' Simply Amazing Market.

Angel Samplers are $32 each, and include two small bags of gourmet popcorn, one-quarter pound of fudge, chocolate covered raisins, gummi bears and pretzel munch. For each Angel Sampler sold, $5 will support the Angel Tree Program. Samplers may be purchased online at or by visiting the Simply Amazing Market at 2801 Evans Ave., Valparaiso.

Contact Sabrina Smith at (219) 464-9621, ext. 332 or

Anniversary celebration

Liss CARSTAR, 1020 E. Summit St., Crown Point, is celebrating 65 years and three generations of excellence, welcomes the public from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday for games, and air bag deployment, paint-less dent repair and vehicle extrication demonstrations by Crown Point Fire Rescue.

Refreshments will be served, and free child car seat inspections will be conducted by appointment. To schedule an inspection, call (219) 662-3248. For additional information, call Charlotte Hess at (219) 973-6137.

Fire and Ice Gala

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is  accepting items for the silent auction as well as sponsorships for the Fire and Ice Gala set for Nov. 19 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.

The gala recognizes police officers and firefighters from Merrillville and Crown Point and the ATHENA Award recipient will be announced.

This year, a Teacher of the Year from both communities will be recognized and a financial contribution will be made to the education foundations for Merrillville and Crown Point school corporations.

The awards presentation will be streamed live to the chamber website,, compliments of iAM Communications. Reservations can be made by calling (219) 769-8180.

Sue Reed is executive director of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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