About 70 entrants got piggy for the holidays Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center, imitating the famous Mommy's Little Piggy scene in the yule-tide comedy "A Christmas Story."
Ron Jaki, left, and his son, Adam Jaki, of Gary, pose for a photograph with Santa during Saturday's A Tribute to "A Christmas Story" in downtown Hammond.
Kaman Elston, 4, waits with his family to cross the street during A Tribute to "A Christmas Story" in downtown Hammond.
Jacob Bell, 8, dressed as Ralphie, poses for a photograph on a firetruck during A Tribute to "A Christmas Story" in downtown Hammond earlier this month. The promotion is one of many in the area seeking to draw shoppers to local stores.
HAMMOND | As part of the annual ‘A Christmas Story’ Comes Home exhibit, 36 local businesses, non-profits and civic organizations will decorate Christmas trees for viewing at the Indiana Welcome Center.
Participants of the Parker family look-a-like contest from 2011.
HAMMOND | The South Shore CVA is pleased to report that our "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center is less than 700 visitors away from breaking our past attendance records, and just short of our 2nd highest gift shop sales record.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This tale was first told in this space in December, 1981.
HAMMOND | On the word "go," 6-year-old Tessa Rodriguez's head shot down as she used her mouth to snap up the plate of mashed potatoes. But while eating, a hiccup put some of the food in her mouth back on the plate. That didn't matter to Tessa.
People shop Saturday for memorabilia from "A Christmas Story." The Downtown Hammond Council presented the Hammond Holiday Kick-off Celebration, including a tribute to the film, along Hohman Avenue.
Participants in the Parker family look-alike contest await a ruling by the judges Saturday in downtown Hammond. The Parkers were the featured family in "A Christmas Story." The Downtown Hammond Council presented the Hammond Holiday Kick-off Celebration along Hohman Avenue.
Gene Weygandt is playing Hammond native Jean Shepherd in the touring production of "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" which opens Dec. 14 at The Chicago Theatre.
Gene Weygandt is playing Hammond native Jean Shepherd in the touring production of "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" which opens at The Chicago Theatre on Dec. 14. Weygandt poses for a portrait in a rehearsal space at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago.
Gene Weygandt is playing Hammond native Jean Shepherd in the touring production of "A Christmas Story, The Musical!" which opens Dec. 14 at the Chicago Theatre.
The pink bunny suit. The triple-dog-dare. A boy's dream of a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.
HOBART | The School City of Hobart will present a holiday singalong and family movie night at 6 p.m. Friday at the Hobart High School Theater on 10th Street.
My son recently told me he is boycotting a prominent retail store this holiday season because it already had set up its Christmas displays before Halloween.
Hyles Anderson College students Lacy Hisler, left, and Andrea Hendershott sing carols as a horse carriage passes by at the Back to the Fifties event in downtown Hammond.
Ray Bowlin, 11, of Hessville, reloads his gun at the Shoot Your Eye Out contest at Saturday's tribute to "A Christmas Story" in downtown Hammond.
Zane Rayson, 7, of Hammond, points his Red Ryder at passers-by at Saturday's holiday celebration in downtown Hammond. Rayson participated in the Ralphie look-alike contest at the event which provided a tribute to the movie "A Christmas Story," based on Hammond author Jean Shepherd's work.
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