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Fashions, food and fun in Schererville, if you want to go out

2014-02-26T00:00:00Z Fashions, food and fun in Schererville, if you want to go outBy Evelyn Jones Times Columnist
February 26, 2014 12:00 am  • 

I am sure some of you are suffering from cabin fever. But a wonder if any of you have caught what I have  come down with - reverse cabin fever.

I don’t WANT to go out. I just want to stay put, on the couch under a blanket, and watch some news guy tell me how bad the weather is on the East Coast.

However, I have learned no good comes from total hibernation. There is always something going on around town. Here are a few events you might like to check out as winter winds down (we can only hope).

See new fashions

The Schererville Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual Mardi Gras Fashion Show will be held March 4 at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St., Schererville. Profits from this event will be given to the PTO’s from four local schools, Homan, Peifer and Watson elementary schools and Grimmer Middle School.

 Chamber Vice President and Mardi Gras Chair Cindy Jansky (Caliber Home Loans) and her committee have a great evening planned. There will be music by Catalyst Productions, vendors, lots of fun and great food. Chamber member Residences at Deer Creek will sponsor the photo booth again this year. So, bring your Mardi Gras boas, masks and beads!

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased and paid for in advance. If interested, contact the chamber office at (219) 322-5412.

Fish for dinner

Enjoy dinner at St. Michael Church's Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. March 7 and April 4, at 1 W. Wilhelm St., Schererville. For details, call (219) 322-4505.

Cooking with the parks

The Schererville Parks and Recreation Department has lots of programs "cooking" during the month of March, including a Kids Sugar Chef’s Program THAT sounds like fun and, for seniors, a trip to the Four Winds Casino on March 20.

They are also looking for vendors for this year’s Redar Park Market, formerly known as the Schererville Farmers Market. If you are interested, please call Amanda or Jerome at (219) 865-5530, ext. 6402.

Donate eyeglasses

The Schererville Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and is collecting items for two local women’s shelters. Items can be dropped off at the Schererville Chamber of Commerce office, 149 E. Joliet St.

The annual AYCE Pancake Breakfast will be held April 27, with profits going to Schererville’s Civic Fund. To “like” their facebook page, type "Schererville Lions."

And, as long as you are “liking” facebook pages, please “like” the chamber page, It is filled with chamber and community information.

Think Spring

It is supposed to be getting warmer. Let’s start thinking about spring, White Sox baseball and lots of homegrown tomatoes.

Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. Evelyn Jones works at the Schererville Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Schererville Lions Club. Reach Jones at (219) 322-5412 or visit

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Town of Schererville

10 E. Joliet Street Schererville, IN 46375
219.865.5515 (Fax)

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25 East Joliet Street Schererville, IN 46375
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Fire Department

1650 Cline Avenue Schererville, IN 46375
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Parks and Recreation

Office in Rohrman Park
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