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Venture out for fish, auction, softball and more in Schererville

2014-03-26T00:00:00Z Venture out for fish, auction, softball and more in ScherervilleBy Evelyn Jones Times Columnist
March 26, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Between the cold, the snow and the general ickyness (is that a word?) we have lived through since Christmas, many of us. . .okay me. . .have been in total hibernation mode. Now that we’ve seen a little sun, felt a little warmth, maybe we can put away our warm winter throws and get ready for spring and summer. After all, the White Sox opener is Monday.

Fish are frying

If you are thinking about venturing out during Lent, why not hit a fish fry or two. St. Michael Church's Knights of Columbus is hosting a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. April 4 at the church hall, I Wilhelm St., Schererville, and St. Thomas More School’s eighth grade class is hosting two dinners, April 4 and 11, both from 4:30 to 8 p.m., at the Munster church's hall, 8501 Calumet Ave.

Auction and raffle set

The Lake Central Athletic Booster Club is holding its annual Support the Tribe Silent Auction and Raffle on April 4 at The Patrician Banquet Hall, 410 E. U.S. 30, Schererville. Tickets are $25 and profits support all Lake Central High School athletes.

For more information, visit

Parks host softball, market and more

The Schererville Parks and Recreation Department is still taking registrations for its Spring-Summer Adult Softball Leagues. Register at the Schererville Town Hall, 109 E. Joliet St., or online at

The park department's  Breakfast with the Bunny is set for April 12, and the Flashlight Egg Hunt will take place April 17. The office is also taking vendor applications for the Redar Park Market to be held from 3 to 8 p.m.Thursdays, May 15th through Sept. 25. 

If you have any questions about the market, call the parks department at (219) 865-5530, ext. 6102.

St. Baldrick's Event

The NICK Foundation is hosting its third annual St. Baldrick’s Event from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 13 at the Northwest Indiana Church of Christ, 3803 W. U.S. 30, Merrillville, to help fund pediatric cancer research. .

To participate, visit or email

Donate prom dresses

Schererville Chamber of Commerce board member Diana Bravo (First Financial Bank) is working with friends to help local teens find that perfect prom dress. If you have a dress you would like to donate, please drop it off at the chamber office, 149 E. Joliet St.

Sponsor Lions breakfast

It's got to be warmer in time for the Schererville Lions Club’s annual AYCE Pancake Breakfast, set for April 27 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 140 W. U.S. 30. This year, proceeds from the event will go to the Schererville Civic Fund. If you are interested in being a sponsor, call Lion Ken at (219) 322-2551.

Happy Easter to you and yours.

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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About Schererville

Town of Schererville

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

Police Department

25 East Joliet Street Schererville, IN 46375
Fax: 219.865.5529

Fire Department

1650 Cline Avenue Schererville, IN 46375
Fax: 219.865.5506

Parks and Recreation

Office in Rohrman Park
219.865.5534 (Fax)

Lake Central School Corporation

Kay Trapp Administration Center
8260 Wicker Avenue
St. John, Indiana 46373
Phone: 219.365.8507