Salute library volunteers this week

Around the square
2009-04-26T00:00:00Z Salute library volunteers this weekKathy Lessner
Times Columnist
April 26, 2009 12:00 am  • 

This is National Volunteer Week, and the Crown Point Community Library is recognizing Friends of the Library and its teen volunteers.

Crown Point teen volunteers are Jacob Barber, Shaina Decker, Taylor Hawkins, Robert Hepler, Sammie Konicki, Tony Loera, Brittany Pederson, Janice Sewell, Deanna Sheafer and Kate Watts. Winfield branch teen volunteers are Justine Brumfield, Maddy Fernandez, Stephanie Krause, Brittney Krowiarz, Kendall Luketic, Nick Ormes, Christian Orozco, Martin Orozco, Denny Pretoski, Rachel Tavaras, Max Weiss, Wes Wood and Annie Zappia.

Students volunteer a couple of hours after school and Saturdays, assisting in the youth department, keeping the area clean and helping shelve books and DVD's.

Friends is an adult volunteer group that supports the library through fundraisers.

For more information, stop by circulation desk at 214 S. Court St.

Join the parade

The Annual Little League and Girls Softball Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Crown Theater, 19 N. Court St., proceed around the square and north on Main Street, then east on North Street.

The parade will feature Little League and Softball League teams, Mayor Dave Uran and City Council members, Molley the Trolley and police and fire departments.

Learn how to be a life saver

Crown Point Fire Rescue Department is once again accepting students for its free Heart Saver Level CPR and Automatic External Defibrillator training sessions. Classes are from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the fire station, 126 N. East St.

Students who successfully complete the course receive a certification card. Call (219) 662-3248 to register.

Symphony in town

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt present a classical masterpiece, Ode to Joy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Crown Point High School. Featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and Lyric Opera of Chicago Concertmaster Robert Hanford, there will also be a pre-concert lecture given by Conductor Muspratt at 6:30.

The evening begins with Bruch's signature work: "Scottish Fantasy," a collection of Scottish folk melodies and patriotic anthems. The chorus joins the orchestra for Beethoven's famous Symphony No. 9, a journey from despair to hope and chaos to order. The Ode to Joy, the last movement, is regarded as "one of the highest achievements of man."

Tickets are $20 to $60, with student tickets at $10. Call (219) 836-0525 or visit This concert has been generously sponsored by the City of Crown Point and Peoples Bank.

On their toes

Congratulations to Lake County residents for their recent performance in "Peter Pan, a Storybook Ballet."

Crown Point's Hannah Katz performed as Tinkerbelle. Other local performers include Samantha Caudle, Andrew Zahn, Lindsay Rozynak, Amanda Dragomer, Adriana Ackerman, Ernest Stansil, Clifton Matheny, Natalie Vartanoff and Niki Amans.

For more information on the Indiana Youth Ballet, contact Elizabeth Bathurst at (219) 922-3331 or

Do you have news to share with Crown Point? Call Kathy at 663-5389 or e-mail

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