Each year, the chamber of commerce groups from around Porter County, including the Chesterton/Duneland, Kouts, Hebron, Portage, and Valparaiso organizations, combine forces to host Chamber Network Night highlighting businesses and organizations.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | I'm not much of a "military" kind of guy. First of all, soldiers have to get up way too early for me. And then there's all that marching and following orders and stuff. I'd rather be all I can be from a lawn chair.
WASHINGTON | My dipstick tells me my cholesterol is a quart low, so it must be time for some Porter County Fair food. My EEG has pretty much flatlined, so I should be able to handle the fair's aural onslaught of country music.
Vicky Oskia, of Valparaiso, looks at some items Joe Estes offers Saturday at the psychic fair at the Porter County Expo Center in Washington Township. The fair continues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Cheryl, from Readings by Cheryl, explains readings to a participant Saturday during the third annual Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair at the Porter County Expo Center in Washington Township. The fair continues today.
VALPARAISO | The success of the Memorial Opera House and the Expo Center earned Brian Schafer the tentative endorsement of the Porter County Council to hire some help Monday.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair is a big event with a lot of little, touching moments, like the frequent trips to the ATM to touch your bank account for more ride money.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Cora and Shannon don't seem to mind the heat and humidity prevalent at the Porter County Fair most of the week, but they can cool off by pumping their blood through their ears.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Life on Planet Mercury, also known as the Porter County Fair, was pretty sparse for the scheduled 4 p.m. opening Thursday. Either that or visitors were spontaneously combusting on the walk from the parking lot to the entrance gate.
Lake and Porter counties have something in common that neither should desire. Each was scolded in the latest round of audits by the State Board of Accounts for the way the public's money has been handled.
Elizabeth Darenski, of Westville, checks out some books Saturday afternoon at a booth during the Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair at the Porter County Expo Center in Washington Township.
Rich Lipscomb, of Illinois, performs a soul retrieval technique on a client Saturday at the Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair at the Porter County Expo Center in Washington Township.
Kris Demoret, right, from Arbor Hill Inn, checks out the display booth for Bath Gallery while Sandy Penrose explains her company offers Thursday night at the Porter County Expo Center during the annual Porter County Chamber Coalition Network Night.
Veronica Gearheart, left, and Jill Kosiara, of Remax Associates in Valparaiso, check out the Edible Arrangements booth Thursday night at the Porter County Expo Center during the annual Porter County Chamber Coalition Network Night.
Noel Gorges of Steindler Signs & Graphix puts on a car wrap for Oil 'N' Go as demonstration of the services that the company has to offer Thursday during the annual Porter County Chamber Coalition Network Night at the Porter County Expo Center.
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