VALPARAISO | The Valpo Swap Meet and Car Show is set for Sunday at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Road. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cars must register by 10:30 a.m. to get in free. There will be a car corral that people with paid admission can use to sell their vehicles. Admission to the show is $5.

All makes and models of vehicles are welcome. The new twist at the show is that the car and driver are entered for free. Cars will compete for 50 awards, plus best of show and best paint. There also will be food vendors at the event, along with a disc jockey. Call Mario at (219) 464-9918.

Annette is Porter County Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for 20 years. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.

Jeanette is a journalist with The Times Media Co. who has worked as both a reporter and editor. She has a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.