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Old jail will be transformed into Halloween Haunted House
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Old jail will be transformed into Halloween Haunted House

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The Old Sheriff’s House Foundation will open the doors on the “Criminally Insane” Haunted House at the Old Lake County Jail, 226 S. Main St., Crown Point.

The historic building will be turned into a very scary place for children for ages 12 through adults. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Haunted House will be open from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Oct. 20 and 25, 26, and 27. Cost is $10 per person.

Library celebrates anniversary

Crown Point Community Library will host a one-year Anniversary Celebration of its new home the week of Oct. 20 through 27.

The week ends with a Fall Book Sale. from 9 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

Mix and match books for $5 a bag Friday and Saturday  $5, and fill a bag for $1 Sunday.

To learn about all the activities planned for the week, visit

Go west for mystery dinner

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana will host “Bullets in the Bathtub,” a mystery dinner, Oct. 26. Come dressed in your western wear to this fun-filled event at the Halls of St. George, 906 E. Joliet St., Schererville.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the fun beginning at 6. Tickets are $50, with a cash bar available. Call (219) 923-7265 for tickets.

Bowling for basketball

Crown Point High School's Lady Bulldogs basketball team is seeking sponsors and bowlers for its annual bowling fundraiser Nov. 3 at the Crown Point Super Bowl, 218 S. East St. The event will begin at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Cheryl at (219) 688-1254 or

Having fun downtown

Last Sunday the Lake Courthouse Foundation, the Sheriff’s House Foundation, the Old Homestead Foundation and Southlake YMCA sponsored Crown Point's Pumpkin Fest, while the Crown Point Fire Department hosted a Fire Prevention Week Open House. 

My grandson and I enjoyed a beautiful fall day along with many other families. The fire department did a wonderful job. Children enjoyed meeting Jake the Fire Dog, using a fire hose to put out a fire (plywood house and flames), the E.D.I.T.H. house and, of course, riding on a fire truck.

Joey and I would like to say a special thank you to the driver of Engine Number 1. It made Joey’s day to sit in the front passenger seat of a real fire truck.

As the photographer for the Pumpkin Fest, I made my way around the square, the Old Homestead and the Sheriff’s House with Joey. We enjoyed games, a hay ride, making s’mores at the Homestead and a story at the Sheriff’s House.

We also got to meet the Northwest Indiana Ghost Busters. They posed for pictures, let the children look at their equipment and did a great job of greeting everyone.

To see more about the fest, visit

If you have news to share about happenings in Crown Point, contact Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.


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