Representatives from REGIONAL Federal Credit Union visited Substation No. 9 in Hammond to help first graders from Hammond’s Franklin Elementary create ornament boxes. First graders from all of Hammond’s elementary schools have been taking trips to the art gallery to create the boxes for Substation No. 9’s Polar Express event. The hundreds of ornaments are decorating a Christmas tree and a wall inside Substation No. 9. Once the ornaments are completed, Santa will fill the boxes with a small treat.
Members of Girl Scout troop 289 of Valparaiso recently earned their Girl Scout Silver Award by planning and executing an anti-bullying program in the community. The program included such activities as developing a website about bullying which was available to the public. The girls used social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook to educate their peers about the widespread issues concerning bullying both in and out of school.
Through its senior of the month program, the Duneland YMCA Senior Center commemorates the life of its members. This month the Y is honoring Ben Bolton. Ben was born in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania on September 5, 1928. He cherishes many memories of this small Pennsylvania town where he attended elementary, middle, and high school. He later obtained his Bachelor's Degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College and his MBA from Northwestern University. His two years of service in the army developed in him a singular love of his country. For 32 years after this he worked for BP/Amoco in Whiting.
Once again, Porter Health Care System got in the giving spirit just in time for the holidays. On one of the last warm days of the year, members of Porter’s staff volunteered to hand out turkeys to the rest of the hard-working employees, physicians, volunteers, nurses, and the rest of the personnel who call Porter their second family.
Walk into a Boys & Girls Club and chances are you will see kids practicing the art of stacking and unstacking plastic cups in particular sequences. This fun and cognitive game has turned into an exciting competitive sport! In fact, cup speed stacking is promoted and supported by the World Stacking Association (WSSA). The association promotes the standardization and advancement of sport stacking worldwide and also serves as the governing body for sport stacking rules and regulations providing a uniform framework for sport stacking events, sanctions, and sport stacking competitions and records.
We do everything we can to keep our family safe and well taken care of – from locking the doors at night to making sure our children are kept out of harm’s way. For parents – keeping our family safe is our first priority.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Kidstop program will be opening Club doors for youth to participate in KidsCamp the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 25, 2015. From 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Club and Kidstop members can enjoy a fun day at the Club while school is out and parents are working or preparing for Thanksgiving feasts.
There is one video advertising for Kids Power (Porter County) and four videos for Porter County Animal Shelter. Various topics were addressed such as spaying/neutering, choosing the right dog breed, shelter donations wish list, and others.
As we approach Thanksgiving, Lakeshore PAWS has a lot to be thankful for. In late October, we closed on the purchase of our new home, an 8,000-square-foot building on nearly two acres at 4611 Evans Ave. Volunteers have been busy getting the place ready so that we can move in soon. For many of us, the holidays are going to be especially exciting this year.
Ten weeks ago, South Haven Club staff member, Kristen Baker, was determined to provide the female members of her Club a program that would boost their self-esteem and confidence. After connecting with representatives of Girls on the Run, Baker implemented the “Heart and Sole” program every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 PM.