At the crossroads

Visit with the Easter Bunny at popular chamber breakfast

2013-03-07T00:00:00Z Visit with the Easter Bunny at popular chamber breakfastBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
March 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on March 16 in the Maki Ballroom of the historic Old Lake Courthouse in Crown Point. Due to the enormous success last year, we will continue offering four separate seating times with 150 tickets available for each time slot: 8-8:45 a.m.; 9-9:45; 10-10:45 and 11-11:45.

There will be a continental breakfast, Easter Basket door prize raffles, children’s games, face painting, an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt on the courthouse lawn, and, of course, a visit and photo opportunity (please bring your cameras) with the Easter Bunny himself.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door, with children 1 and younger admitted free. Tickets are available at both chamber offices, 255 W. 80th Place in Merrillville and Old Courthouse Square, Room 206 in Crown Point. Tickets may also be purchased at First Midwest Bank, 1100 N. Main St. in Crown Point, and at Horizon Bank locations, 8590 Broadway in Merrillville and 1300 N. Main St. in Crown Point.

For more information, call Farren Felus at (219) 769-8180 or visit

St. Patrick's Day festivities

Crown Point's St. Patrick's Day Parade tradition continues March 17.

St. Baldrick's Day head a shaving will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner will be held from 1 to 6 p.m., both at the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St. There will also be entertainment and a vendor area available from 3 to 9 p.m. on the square. The parade begins at dusk at Solon Robinson Elementary School, then west on Wells Street, and north on Main Street to the downtown square.

For more information, contact the Mayors Office of Special Events at (219) 662-3290 or visit

Leading in sales

Nicole Nalepa, Horizon Bank trust officer, had a breakout sales year, leading the Horizon Trust & Investment area in sales during 2012 and earning a seat on the Horizon Bank’s President’s Club trip.

She attributes her successful year to her dedication to her clients and community service.

Youth sponsors sought

Leadership Northwest Indiana is seeking sponsors for its South Shore Leadership Youth for Community Engagement program, which assists future leaders in becoming committed to the betterment of our region and empowering them to take on important roles in our communities.

Helping these talented individuals build connections to established leaders and resources and nourishing a love of our communities through the program, LNI believes they will develop ties that encourage them to stay in Northwest Indiana.

For sponsorship and more information about the program, call LNI at (219) 465-6818.

Sue Reed is president and CEO 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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