Everybody has their own favorite part of the holiday season. For some, it’s gingerbread cookies or the latest gadgets wrapped under the tree. For others, it is the twinkling lights of holiday decorations on the houses around their neighborhood. As a special treat to those who love holiday lights, residents of the Region were invited aboard festive trolleys to enjoy the holiday decorations at the annual Crown Point Tour of Lights.
Arianna’s Heart is a charity organization that was started by a young lady who spent a large part of her life in foster care. The organization wants to share a little love and hope to foster children… children who deserve to know that someone cares about them and thinks they are special.
Brunch with Santa Brings Families Together for Festive and Joyous Afternoon at Sand Creek Country Club
On a bright and snowy Sunday morning, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted a beloved tradition: Brunch with Santa. Club members enjoyed this merry event with family and friends and grew excited for Christmas day.
Advice from commencement speaker and PNW alumnus Stephen Turner
Crown Point Community Foundation (CPCF) and Legacy Foundation have received a combined grant of $2.5 Million for Lake County as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. With GIFT VII, Lilly Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve.
Student Council Food Drive
The Jackson Elementary School Student Council sponsored a holiday food drive in conjunction with the CHS Food Drive. Jackson students set a goal to collect 1,000 items, and ended up collecting over 1,700 items to be donated to the Westchester Neighborhood Food Pantry. Pictured are members of the Jackson Student Council, front row, left to right, Eli Garcia, Miranda Smith, Jazzmin Huizar and Madelynn Costello, Row 2, Gabrielle Roberson, Macey Mauke, Addison Pack, June Peterson, Rylee Juhasz, Bradyn Stephan, Luke Boyter, and Ben Bank. Back row, Lillian Dedrick, Tommy Kostbade, Jenna Bircher, Georgia Peterson, Alana Smith and Mace Redman.
“The new $240 million 425k square-foot facility, demonstrates the commitment the Franciscan alliance has made to our community, and will carry us to the 22nd century,” said Dr. David Fumo, Medical Staff President at Franciscan Health Michigan City.
In celebration of the Franciscan Alliance’s commitment to the community, the hospital invited VIP members to a blessing from Donald Hying, Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, followed by an elaborate tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, Thursday, December 6.
About 70 people gathered at Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to officially launch Light the Night for Senior Hunger, Powered by NIPSCO. The year-end campaign is underway to raise funds to deliver nutritious meals to seniors and other adults in need.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David Robinson, MD, and his practice, Indiana Plastic Surgery, have made a $1,500 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. This contribution will benefit the breast diagnostic imaging fund, helping local uninsured women to receive imaging and biopsy services at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.
Amongst glimmering new vehicles, Dave Brubaker, general manager of Team Chevrolet in Valparaiso and his employees generously donated $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. On hand to accept their extreme generosity was Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of the multi-county Boys & Girls Clubs organization.