Summer events wind down; model boats at Lake George
September 7, 2011 4:26PM
Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer — and a wonderful summer it was, filled with so many exciting events.
The last summer concert occurred Sept. 1. We owe Virginia Curtis and her crew a big thank-you for those 15 great programs, and the City Special Events Committee for offering outdoor movies.
The Summer Market on the Lake will continue until Sept. 29.
From Friday to Sunday, the Clock Tower model boat race is planned on Lake George, just off Third and Main streets. The South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority voted this Event of the Year in 2010.
I am told this year’s races will be even better.
Seniors, the Rev. Gary Nagy and his friends from Trinity Lutheran Church will serve breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Marie Reiner Senior Center, 700 E. 4th St. There is no specific charge, but free-will offerings will be accepted.
The St. Thomas Council of the Knights of Columbus is known for serving great fish dinners. From 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, members will serve pork chop dinners. The menu also includes, a baked potato, vegetable, salad, bread and butter, and coffee.
Desserts and other refreshments will be available. The cost is $9 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger.
The site, as always, is St. Bridget Catholic Church, 568 E. 2nd St. Proceeds support local charities, and tickets will be available at the door.
The St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary will have its annual Touch of Elegance luncheon Saturday at Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
The menu has not been announced, but the food always is delicious. Jim Bulanda will entertain with songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin and other singers of that era.
Tickets are available at the hospital gift shop or by calling Mary Adams, 942-3922, or Ann Daghy, 942-7019.
This weekend, Dr. David Gross and his MS bike team again will ride to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is the 10th year he has ridden, and he is calling it a Decade of Dedication.
In those 10 years, thanks to sponsors and generous friends, Gross has raised almost $250,000, which the group uses mostly for research.
“Last year, with the help of my friends and colleagues, we raised a little over $35,000,” he said.
This year Gross and his team will ride in Carmel, covering 200 miles in two days.
“If you can find it in your heart to contribute to this wonderful cause, it would be greatly appreciated,” he said.
If you want to help, write a check in any amount to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and mail it to: Dr. David Gross, 1400 S. Lake Park Ave., Suite 103, Hobart, IN 46342.
On Sunday, the Hobart Jaycees will honor our local heroes — service personnel, police officers and firefighters. The program starts at 5 p.m. with a cookout at the City Ball Park, 100 W. 8th St., where hamburgers, hot dogs and chips will be served.
The cost is $5, and proceeds will be used to buy items for care packages for our troops.
At 7:30, a parade will start at the Doughboy Monument, 6th and Main streets, and proceed down Main Street to Festival Park.
The public is invited to watch the parade or meet at the park. Those who want to march in the parade are asked to bring candles or flashlights.
A program with speakers is planned at Festival Park. The Wolffgang Singers will entertain, and a patriotic laser show will cap the evening.