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Updated: November 18, 2013 3:20AM



Don’t forget the Gary Community School Corp. Parade for Education, a two-day celebration that kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, with a free performance by the award-winning Morehouse College marching band from Atlanta at the West Side Leadership Academy football stadium, 9th Avenue and Gerry Street.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, the Parade for Education kicks off from 21st Avenue and Broadway and proceeds to 6th Avenue and Connecticut Street at Buffington Harbor Park, where a picnic and an afternoon of activities for children and adults.

The parade lineup will include participants from historically black colleges and universities as well as Gary’s own Glen Kimble, winner of Windy City Live’s “Search for a Star” competition.

Additional information about the two-day celebration can be found on the school corporation’s Facebook page and its website at www.garycsc.k12.in.us.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sunday, Sept. 22, at Hidden Lake Park, 6335 Broadway in Merrillville.

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. and the opening ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by registering a team today at www.alz.org/indiana, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24 hour helpline at (800) 272-3900 or contact Louise Thompson at 464-9600 or lthompson@alz.org.

The Urban League of Northwest Indiana and Infinite Scholars Program is hosting its seventh annual Scholarship Fair for Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the Genesis Convention Center, 1 North Genesis Plaza.

This is definitely a fair parents, guardians and students need to attend. In the past there has been college admission on site, complete with a scholarship.

More than 50 colleges and universities and U.S. Army ROTC representatives will be available offering admission and scholarship awards.

Requirements to participate in the scholarship fair include a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, although some colleges and universities will consider a 2.8 GPA; an ACT score of 21 or SAT score of 1650; a resume; a 250-word essay explaining why higher education is important to you; two letters of recommendation and a printed admissions registration, which is available at www.infinitescholar.org.

Bring several copies of everything mentioned. For more information, call the Urban League of Northwest Indiana at 887-9621.



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