Columnist deeply admires hometown of Hobart
By RaeAnn Trakas For the Post-Tribune January 23, 2013 1:54PM
Many thanks to the late, honorable Margaret Kuchta for sharing what Hobart meant to her for so many years through this column.
Margaret was much more than a columnist; she was a historian, the heart and soul of our city. I have big shoes to fill.
Although I won’t have her knowledge of Hobart‘s fine history, I hope I can offer a glimpse of everything that makes Hobart such a great community.
What’s my connection to Hobart? My parents grew up in Hobart and still reside here. I’m a Hobart High School graduate and now serve as the city’s special events director.
My admiration runs deep for this city. I love that you can go anywhere in Hobart and run into someone you know, whether in the grocery store, restaurant or along the lake front.
There are so many things to do in this city; taking my kids to the Hobart Pool, hanging out at the Summer Market in Festival Park, dining downtown and shopping the U.S. 30 corridor. I look forward to sharing what Hobart has to offer with you.
Here are some upcoming events for you to enjoy:
Warm up and visit with friends at the Kiwanis chili supper. Jan Adams, chairperson of this year’s Kiwanis chili supper, has announced that the doors will be open for this great Hobart tradition from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.
As in the past, the supper will be held at the St. Bridget Catholic School gym, 107 Main St.
The menu includes chili, hot dogs, coleslaw, desserts and drinks. Tickets — $8 for adults, $4 for children — can be purchased at the Hobart Chamber of Commerce or at the door.
Relay For Life of Hobart will move to a new location this year, Mundell Field at 2N Wisconsin St. The event starts at 6 p.m. June 14 and concludes at 9 a.m. June 15.
Congratulations to Jon Mock for being chosen as this year’s event chairperson. I couldn’t think of a better person to organize and make this relay an event not to miss.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.
At the 2013 Relay, teams will camp out at Mundell Field and take turns walking around the track overnight, in observance that cancer never sleeps. To keep it a fun event, they will have a deejay, bands, games, fundraisers, food and more!
Visit www.relayforlife.org/hobartin to sign up or donate, or contact Jon Mock at 406-4924 or Wendy Mang at 241-2348.
February is just around the corner and it’s almost time for Mama Mia’s 26th annual Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Tickets are now on sale. Contact Leni at 942-5781 or Marge at 942-3559 to purchase tickets, become a sponsor or volunteer.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a message at 942-4511. I look forward to hearing from you!