Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, June 14
By Kitty Conley June 12, 2012 2:02PM
June 20: Betty Babjak
June 7: Kelly & Katie Miller (bad birdie forgot again)
June 9: Dawn & Paul Long 11 years (very bad birdie)
“Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it.” — Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, 1786.
June 17 is Father’s Day. If you are lucky enough to have a nice one tell him you love him. If you are not that lucky — hold your tongue.
June 16, this Saturday, is pancake breakfast at the C.P. Fire Department. This is the 18th year for the volunteers and the Ladies Auxiliary to feed the people that come to support this big fundraiser. From 7 to 11:30 a.m., get the best pancakes ever flipped by the newbie firemen. It is all you can eat pancakes and sausage. In the past they have served nearly 1,000 supporters. Lets see if you can help them top that 1,000 mark this year. Regular, as well as blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes will be served. There will, as always, be a raffle for prizes donated by local business. Cost is $6 for adults $4 for children and seniors and children 5 and under eat for free. The CPVFD Ladies Auxiliary’s main purpose is to aid the firefighters during extended emergencies, through fundraisers and with family support. It is made up of wives, mothers, daughters, sister and girlfriends of members of the Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. These are the women that also show up at long fires to bring food, changes of clothing, cook at the station for other departments that come into the city to man the firehouse when the city men are out fighting fires, all for the hardworking firefighters that serve us. Dennis and I hope to see you there.
June 15 and 16: two day Corn Roast on the square. It is party time. An old-fashioned street celebration with great food, a beer garden, live music, games for the kids, and of course delicious roasted corn courtesy of the Shriners. Corn, pancakes, and corn — then Father’s Day. Then just four days off and get stuffed at the Taste of Crown Point (I have told you before — to me it will always be the Taste of Crown Point) and arts and crafts for three days. Then to end out the month it will be our son Breandan and our wonderful daughter-in-law Teresa’s second wedding anniversary. By the time June ends I will be so round that I will be mistaken for a huge truck tire.
June 16: Special Olympics one-mile walk or 5K run at the fairgrounds. $20. Registration is at 9 a.m.
June 18: Dolly Parade, 11 a.m. on the square
Equine therapy has been proven to greatly benefit those with a wide range of disabilities. EEU is a non-profit organization that depends solely on small grants, fundraisers and private donations. For more information email email@example.com.
St. Anthony’s safer baby-sitter classes are June 30 and July 14. The cost is $60. Call 757-6368 to register. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Marian Education Center at the hospital on Main Street in Crown Point. Participants will need to pass tests to show they have the necessary skills to handle emergencies.
Get ready for a great golf outing on July 14 at Indiana Ridge Golf Course in Hobart. This outing is limited to 120 golfers, so get your reservations in now. It is a fundraiser for Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited. This is their 33rd year of service. They provide therapeutic horseback riding for those of all ages with special needs. The economy has been especially hard for EEU to be able to feed and maintain their six horses, provide the adaptive equipment for students and overwhelming utility bills. According to one volunteer the work, while challenging, is sustained and rewarded by an autistic child’s smile, a wheelchair-bound individual’s laugh and the improved balance of a child with cerebral palsy.
We (the working press) all missed a tribute to the men who landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Congratulations to Monika Bibbs from Schererville who has received a master of science in Healthcare Management degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago.
Northfield Mount Herman School in Mount Herman, Mass. announced that Michael Albrecht of Crown Point graduated during the school’s 129th commencement exercises on May 27 of this year.