This letter is to call your attention to a Fourth of July celebration that was given in the Calumet section of East Chicago by the Raphael Peterson family.
This is the fifth year in succession that the Peterson family, of East Chicago, has sponsored this event at great personal expense to them.
This event attracts upwards of 400 East Chicago adults and children annually.
The Peterson family provides large inflated play stations for the smaller children, basketball nets for the young adults as well as plenty of food, music and dancing for all.
At sundown there was a massive fireworks display on into the evening.
This event was attended by the mayor, and he thanked the host family for their efforts in our community.
Well done to the Peterson family.
- Andrew Patterson, Munster