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Bishop’s Ceremony honors 8th-graders

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Updated: June 6, 2011 4:46AM



Recently, the annual Bishop’s Ceremony was conducted at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Hobart. It recognizes Boy Scouts in the Diocese of Gary who have completed work on the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII religious emblems. 

Eighth-graders Jonathan Krienke and Brendan Mullaney received their emblems. Both have been in Scouting many years.

The Bronze Pelican was given to the Rev. Dominic Bertino, St. Bridget pastor, and Doug Pearson, St. Bridget principal. This award is given by the Catholic Committee on Scouting to those who exemplify Catholic leadership by helping youth reach their potential to become productive members of society. 

Mayor Brian Snedecor had bricks from the former Roosevelt Gym at the old Hobart High School taken to the Hobart Historical Society. Members have fastened a bronze plate to the bricks to identify them as having come from Roosevelt.

The bricks make nice, inexpensive gifts. The price is $5, and they are available at the historical museum, which is open Saturday mornings. 

In May and October, third-graders toured the building to study Hobart’s history. In the past year, people from Germany, France, Oklahoma and New Jersey have visited the museum.

The Hobart Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a debate between the two Democratic mayoral candidates in the May 3 primary from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Hobart Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave. Attend the debate and become a more informed voter.

The Hobart Jaycees will sponsor a Women’s Expo on May 7. It will feature women’s health issues, plus items of interest to women. The group is seeking vendors; for more information, call Lisa Cavazos at 614-6939.

On Saturday, April 16, American Legion Post 54 will feature a pre-Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Besides the usual “all-you-can-eat” breakfast foods, the brunch will feature pork loin, baked ham and a salad bar. 

This cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-11. Post 54 is at 208 S. Linda St.

The City Special Events Committee has begun planning many interesting events for the year. The first will be a Trash or Treasure sale — sort of a super garage sale for everyone. A date has not been set, but the committee is looking at late May.

As you do your spring cleaning, set aside those not-so-valuable items, and remember, “one man’s trash is another’s treasure.” The committee will sell booth space; for more information, call Raeann Trakas at 406-1938.

According to the Nielsen Report, 61 million dozen eggs (that’s 732 million individual eggs) will be sold the week before Easter. That’s a 45 percent increase over average weekly sales. Has anyone alerted the chickens to start working overtime?

Our libraries are underused treasures. The Hobart Branch of the Lake County Public Library offers many programs each week.

At 10:15 and 11: 15 a.m. Thursdays, April 14 and 28, the library will offer a program for ages 2 and 3. They will hear stories, songs, see finger plays, listen to nursery rhymes and make simple crafts. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, families are invited to participate in an egg hunt throughout the library.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Lake Station-New Chicago Branch, children ages 10 to 12 are invited to make Easter eggs.



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