LOWELL | Most people think Santa and his elves reside at the North Pole, but residents of Lowell know better.
CROWN POINT | Thanks to Iron Pack Brotherhood and Hub City Girl Scout Troops 355, 308, 563 volunteers, more than 600 shoeboxes were filled in time for mailing as part of Operation Christmas Child at the Crown Point Civic Center. The day's event was put together by Midwest Moms on a Mission, …
LOWELL | Lowell's Santa and his elves were at it again this year, distributing Christmas gifts to more than 1,200 local children and their families.
MERRILLVILLE | Most youngsters are dreaming about receiving toys for Christmas, but Student Council members at Merrillville Intermediate School made dreams come true for other children this past holiday season.
MERRILLVILLE | AHEPA Chapter 78 helped spread Christmas cheer by serving as Angel Tree volunteers at The Salvation Army in Gary this holiday season.
WHEATFIELD | Christmas was brighter for boys and girls at Christan Haven thanks to the generosity of a group of Merrillville teens.
CROWN POINT | Midwest Moms on a Mission meets monthly for dinner and drinks — but mostly for the camaraderie and friendship. The group is open to women of all ages, whether they are moms or just have an altruistic heart.
HOBART | Westfield Southlake mall recently presented gifts to Campagna Academy that mall customers bought this holiday season.
HAMMOND | Tony and Geri Basso, owners of Chuck & Irene's Bar & Restaurant joined Santa Claus for visits Sunday to five area hospitals. They gave young patients Christmas presents that customers had donated.
Approximately 60 needy families from the Calumet Region will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to an Adopt‑A‑Family program supported by the employees, volunteers, medical staff, executives and vendors of Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer and Hammond.
VALPARAISO | Members of Faith Baptist Church, 84 S. 500 West, packed 85 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an annual project of Samaritan's Purse.
Santa Claus holds up 10-month old Kaitlyn Williams and wishes her a Merry Christmas Tuesday night. The firefighters of Merrillville Fire Station 2 showed up to the Williams' house with a truck full of gifts for the family.
The faces of the Williams' children light up with excitement and joy Tuesday night while opening gifts delivered by Merrillville firefighters.
Josh Carter, of Station 2 of the Merrillville Fire Department, hands an envelope full of gift cards to area stores to Brenda Mckeethen-Williams on Tuesday night at her home.
We don't need big budgets to make a memorable and fun Christmas. The fun is being around family and friends, and spending time reconnecting with one another.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels decided this year to not run for commander in chief, but as Indiana's reader in chief Daniels has continued his annual tradition of recommending books Hoosiers may want to purchase for loved ones this holiday season.
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