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Join the Schererville chamber for a golden corn roast

2013-07-24T00:00:00Z Join the Schererville chamber for a golden corn roastBy Evelyn Jones Times Columnist
July 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Schererville Chamber of Commerce will host its 50th annual All-you-can-eat Corn Roast on Friday at Redar Park, Austin and Gregory streets.

The corn’s being picked, Strack and Van Til store and Teibel’s Restaurant are working on the sides, the entertainment (featuring Dick Diamond and the Dusters) and vendors are confirmed and the American Legion Post 485 Beer Garden is stocked.

All we need is you.

The roast runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and the beer garden remains open until 11.

Tickets are $7 for ages 12 and older, $4 for children 5 to 11 and free for children 4 and younger. A ticket entitles you to AYCE grilled corn dipped in butter (or not), one hot dog or Polish sausage sandwich, sauerkraut and one can of pop.

There will be canopies to sit under, but please bring  chairs/blankets for seating.

Dick Diamond and The Dusters will entertain from 5 to 8 p.m. thanks to the Residences at Deer Creek, BMW of Schererville and The Halls of St. George. Visit with Rusty the RailCat or take part in one of our contests, like Culver’s Custard Eating Contest. There will be lots of vendors and a Moonwalk for the kids.

Catalyst Productions will be helping with music, and Schererville’s own RAK Brothers will entertaining in the beer tent until 11.

We hope you can make it, it’s always fun and all the lines move quickly. Redar Park is a beautiful, family-friendly park with a great playground. Check it out every Thursday when Schererville’s Park Department hosts its Farmers Market, with entertainment, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Garage sale coming

Applications for the chamber’s annual garage sale are available on line at or at the chamber office. The sale will be held Aug. 10 (rain date Aug. 17) on the grounds of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 140 W. U.S. 30. Here is your chance to get a little cash for all those unwanted items in your basement or garage. Many sold out last year.

Parish offers fun fest

St. Michael Church's Parish Fun Fest is planned for Aug. 2 and 3. Along with the fest, there will be a Friday Fish Fry and a Saturday Chicken Dinner, each from 5 to 8 p.m).

Say ole' to dinner

From 4 to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday each month, Schererville’s American Legion Post 485 will host Mexican dinners at thew post home, 7485 Burr St. Tell me they are not getting ready for Monday Night Football.

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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