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Take a Kid Fishing Day Teaches More than just the Skill

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Fishing, once a means to survive for thousands of years, has transformed into a traditional craft that offers more than just a good catch. What better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than to take a group of 35 children fishing, helping them to appreciate the lifelong values found within the hobby of fishing. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, United Way of Porter County, and Dr. Larry McAfee from McAfee Animal Hospital united to create and sponsor Take a Kid Fishing, hoping to ignite a new passion for the children involved. The event took place on Dr. McAfee’s property on August 11.

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Don't Miss United Way’s Biggest Volunteer Project Of The Year, PackaPalooza

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Calling all volunteers! We're looking for a few more awesome people who want to join us for all the fun at this year's PackaPalooza! If you haven't registered to participate yet, make sure you do so ASAP so you can grab one of these last remaining spots! This is a great project for people of all ages, from kids who need volunteer hours for school to seniors looking to get out and do something fun. 

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The Schrage Family & Centier Bank Commit to $250,000 Founder-Level Partnership with Mascot Hall of Fame Museum

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Known as a “founding family of Whiting,” the Schrage Family and Centier Bank have committed to a $250,000 Founding Partner sponsorship to the City of Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame, set to open later this year. 

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Community Focus #1 for Donna Brandy

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Many of the people that make up this region are community-focused—they enjoy giving back and volunteering. For Donna Brandy of RCS Home Healthcare, volunteering is one of her favorite ways to spend her time and be with friends and family. Donna Brandy loves the community she lives and serves in and works hard to give back.

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Sauers Buick GMC Hosts 4th Test Drive for Your Student to Show Support for New Prairie Football Players

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Sauers Buick GMC hosted their 4th annual Buick Test Drive for Your Students event on Saturday, loading up the lot with an all-star lineup of new Buick and GMC cars, trucks, and SUVs for fun–and free–test drives in support of the New Prairie Touchdown Club, which provides support to the New Prairie Cougars football team.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Annual Scholarship Awarded Nursing Student

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Indiana University Northwest student Jacob Galvan, of Portage, has been awarded the annual Franciscan Health Michigan City Maria Petti Scholarship for Nursing. He is entering his senior year in the nursing program at Indiana University Northwest and is a Nurse Fellow at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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President and CEO of American Veterans Collection to Present at VFW 119th National Convention


J.-Chancellor-VFW-Natl-Convention-2017The VFW 119th National Convention will be held this July 21-25 in Kansas City. It has been a long-standing tradition at the VFW National Convention to present the incoming National Commander with a handcrafted Veterans’ Ring from the Northwest Indiana based American Veterans Collection. On Wednesday, July 25, Mr. James Chancellor, president and CEO of American Veterans Collection and 2016 Inductee into the Indiana Veterans Hall of Fame, will address the thousands of VFW and Auxiliary members in attendance and present the ring to the newly elected National Commander.

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McCOLLY Charities Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive A Great Success

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McColly Real Estate, care of McColly Charities, held a Peanut Butter & Jelly drive and successfully collected 100+ jars of PB&J! Peanut butter and Jelly is a great staple for families in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed items for all food banks due to its popularity, long shelf life and high protein amount.

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Build Your Own Heels for Meals Sponsorship Package!


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The 4th Annual Heels for Meals is an event to benefit the endowment funds that ensure Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana thrives for years to come.

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The Salvation Army Partners With Strack & Van Til to "Round Up" Support for Children and Families in Northwest Indiana


The_Salvation_Army_partners_with_Strack_-1---2018-07-18_16_41_08 Now through July 29 at all Northwest Indiana Strack & Van Til food markets, the stores’ “Checkout Challenge” will provide needed support for Salvation Army programs that benefit needy children, adults and families living in Lake, Porter and Jasper Counties.

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Strack & Van Til Celebrates Annual Checkout Challenge with Check Presentation to VNA of NWI and Meals on Wheels

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Tuesday afternoon, Strack and Van Til presented checks to the Visiting Nurse Association of Northwest Indiana (VNA of NWI) and Meals On Wheels of NWI to help the organizations provide much-needed services to community members in Lake and Porter counties.

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