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Cancer walk-athon is Sunday

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Updated: October 5, 2011 7:10PM



In the 13 years that Phi Beta Psi sorority has sponsored the “Foot-in’ for a Cancer Cure” walk-athon, it has raised $266,000. This year, the walk will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. John O. Carter, who recently died of cancer.

Phi Beta Psi, a national group, awards grants to doctors who specialize in cancer research.

The walk in Hobart will step off at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, from the gazebo in Festival Park. It will proceed along marked paths, ending at the gazebo. If you wish to join in, register at 9.

A ribbon-cutting will precede the walk at 9:45. You can get sponsors or make a donation in memory of a person with cancer. All walkers who raise $40 or more will receive a T-shirt.

For more information, call Lyndsay Simpson at 617-5122 or Trish Cochran at 962-1202. Or, write to Phi Beta Psi at P.O. Box 251, Hobart, IN 46342.

St. Bridget Church will welcome fall with an Octoberfest from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

The beer garden will feature live music, gaming and great food. A family section will be provided. There will be a $5 cover charge for the beer garden.

On Friday, the band C-4 will play.

The German Band will entertain from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, and the Crawpuppies at 7.

The Lake County chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Chorus of the Dunes, will sing oldies at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Hobart Middle School auditorium, 8th and Fleming streets.

Tickets are available from your favorite member or by mail from the Chorus of the Dunes, P.O. Box 18, Griffith, IN 46319.

Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for students or senior citizens.

When ordering by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Members of the School City of Hobart Educational Foundation have been “Planting Seeds — Growing Our Future” the past 12 years. During that time, they have awarded more than $228,500 in classroom grants and $61,000 in scholarships to graduating Hobart High School seniors.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, they will host their annual “A Taste of Autumn” wine and beer tasting and live and silent auction to help fund these grants and scholarships. Tickets are $30 and are available from Kay Moody, 942-1459, at the School Administration Office, 32 E. 7th St., 942-8885, or at the door.

Seniors, do you enjoy dancing? The Hobart Elks have a dance each Sunday night, featuring the live, big band music” of Russ Morgan, Glenn Miller and Dick Jurgens. Doors open at 7 p.m., with dancing from 7:30 to 10:30.

Everyone is welcome — even those who don’t dance but enjoy watching those who do or enjoy listening to music from that era. For more information, call 942-1152 or 464-0825.

Mike Frank, a former police officer, is Hobart’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security director. Among the services he offers Hobart residents are phone calls alerting them to storms or unusual happenings.

The most recent call alerted people to the unusually large police presence in Hobart, when the American Police Canine Association International Workshop brought trainers and their K-9 dogs to town.

The officers I spoke with were impressed with Hobart and Northwest Indiana.

We have Hobart Police Lt. Jack Grennes to thank for bringing the workshop here. Grennes also is responsible for the police newsletter that is sent to any Hobart family that wants to know what is happening in our city. If you are not on the mailing list, call 942-1126.



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