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Top 10 Photo Galleries On ValpoLife in 2017


We published hundreds of galleries on ValpoLife this past year. Football games, 5ks, and parades all deserved a gallery this past year! With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 galleries from ValpoLife in 2017!

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Valpo Parks Foundation Party in the Park Fundraiser
Welcoming in the first flurries of the season, the Valparaiso Parks Foundation Party in the Park Fundraiser lit up the evening with winter festivities and fun-filled activities centered around the William E. Urschel Pavilion Ice Rink, with all funds going towards keeping Valparaiso’s parks vibrant and growing.

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Valparaiso High School Prom Grand March 2017
Valparaiso High School had their annual Grand March this year! Juniors, Seniors, and their dates strutted through the Valparaiso High School gymnasium in their beautiful gowns and suits, some even striking a silly pose!

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Popcorn Festival Lit’l Kernel Puff Race 2017
The 2017 Lit'l Kernel Race brought waves of smiling faces down Lincolnway. Kids aged 2-9 were able to speed down the street toward the finish line! We were lucky enough to grab some photos of them as they raced past!

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Memorial Opera Houses A Christmas Story 2017
Every Christmas, we can expect certain things to show up that we identify with the season. Snow, Christmas lights, holiday parties, and certain TV shows that show up year after year. Charlie Brown’s Christmas, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, and of course, A Christmas Story.

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Porter Starke Services Turkey Trot 2017
Porter Starke Services hosted their annual Turkey Trot, bringing thousands of runners out to Valpo on Thanksgiving morning! The class of 2017 was as enthusiastic as ever as they crossed the stage to receive their diplomas!

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Popcorn Festival Chicagoland Popcorn Parade 2017
While every year is exciting at Popcorn Festival, over 100 organizations and groups walked in this years Popcorn Parade! Organizations danced, walked, rode, and waved their way down the street, smiling at the crowds. We were lucky enough to grab some photos from above while the parade made its way through downtown!

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This is Our Story 2017: December 11
Monday night was a special night for the Valparaiso Community Schools’ students, as they filled the Valparaiso High School gym by displaying their artwork and music for the community to see. This Is Our Story is an annual event and tradition that began over 40 years ago that is filled with joyfulness and excitement during the holiday season.

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Thomas Jefferson Vs Benjamin Franklin Middle School Football
Valparaiso saw a bright future for students as middle-schoolers from both Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin Middle schools met on the gridiron at Valparaiso High School for the second annual 8th grade game and tailgate party.

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Football: Merrillville at Valparaiso Homecoming 2017
Valparaiso met Merrillville on the field for their Homecoming game this past season. A tough game, the two teams showed spirit, heart, and a whole lot of talent.

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Ringing in Spring 2017
Thousands of people enjoyed a sunny, 40 degree Valparaiso morning as they raced in the 23rd Annual “Ringing in the Spring” 5K/10K Race hosted by the Valparaiso Family YMCA. Over 1000 people stepped up to the unofficial start of the running season in Northwest Indiana.

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