Pierogi Fest greeters

Employees of the North Township trustee's office were among many who served as greeters at the 2015 Pierogi Fest in Whiting as part of the Community Civility Counts effort.

The Times

For the second straight year, the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce will be among the sponsors of World Civility Day.

The chamber has signed on as a sponsor of the April 13 civility-themed workshops at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and an evening awards dinner at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

Community Civility Counts, which started as a partnership of the Gary Chamber of Commerce and The Times Media Co. in 2015, is hosting the activities of the special day.

Community Civility Counts partners with the Whiting-Robertsdale chamber over the summer to recruit a volunteer army to greet attendees to the Pierogi Fest in Whiting.

Workshops offered April 13 include “Civility in the Community” by the National Civility Center; “Where do we go from here – chaos or community?” by the Urban League of Northwest Indiana; “The Business Case for Civility at Work” by Lew Bayer of Civility Experts of Canada; “Civility in the Classroom” by Summer Moore of Community Civility Counts and teachers involved in the program in two Gary charter schools; and “Cyber Bullying in Schools” by Cathie Bledsoe of the Indiana State Police.

Tickets for World Civility Day activities can be ordered through the Gary Chamber of Commerce. Call 219-885-7407. Tickets are $25 for the day sessions and lunch and $60 for the celebration and awards dinner. Tables of 10 for the dinner can be reserved for $550.

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Sponsorships also are available through the Gary Chamber.


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