The La Porte High School Winter Color Guard placed 2nd in the Scholastic Open Class finals competition at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Indianapolis Regional Championship held February 18 and 19 at Warren Central High School. In the preliminary competition the guard also placed 2nd. Complete Scholastic Open Class finals are as follows:
Nanda Danitschek is set to take over the executive director position at the end of the month under the guidance of Laura Cutler, who will focus her attention on other career goals. Nanda has performed with the symphony since 2005 as a chorus member and soloist, and has been recognized as the adult winner of Hoosier STAR 2010 and champion of Hoosier STAR of STARS 2015.
Did you know Johnny Cash wrote a song for Michigan City? Well, its not entirely about Michigan City. It’s about a prisoner at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. The chorus to the song is “Michigan City Indiana Howdy Do, Michigan City Indiana Howdy Do” and it sure is catchy.
Don’t miss Northwest Indiana’s Premier Bridal Fair, bride blu, to be held on Sunday, February 19 from noon-3 pm in the Stardust Event Center. bride blu features more than 60 vendors, including wedding dress boutiques, photographers, DJs, caterers, florists, dance studios and jewelers. Tickets are $5 at the door; register for free and to be entered into a drawing for a trip to Las Vegas at brideblu.com.
The beautiful falling snow and the music of the holidays, kicked off the Christmas season for the people of La Porte. Nearly 3,000 people attended the 22nd Holiday at the Pops event, a fundraising concert hosted by the Foundation in support of the La Porte Hospital.
The Foundation's Children’s Fund helps with health and wellness programs for kids, including the Lil’ F.I.S.H. Club, which teaches kids how to make healthy and positive life choices, and the Get Active, Get Fit initiative.
The La Porte High School Marching Band placed 2nd at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Scholastic A Class State Championship Finals. The state finals were held October 22 at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis.
Breaking Down the Barriers: Salute to our Veterans on October 8 features a police-escorted nonstop motorcycle ride, a vendor fair and a dinner with guest speaker Silouan Green, U.S. Marine veteran and PTSD survivor. Proceeds benefit community programs helping veterans with PTSD and their families. Tickets are $25 for the motorcycle ride and dinner or $15 for the dinner.
The La Porte High School Marching Band placed first in Open A Class at the Plymouth Harvest Festival of Bands held on Saturday, October 1. Due to inclement weather with rain and lightning the contest was moved indoors with only music and general effect captions judged. Complete Class A results:
Hoosier Fight Club presents HFC 30, a three hour spectacular with eight professional and seven amateur bouts. The main event is a welterweight title fight featuring Dustin Pape of LaPorte against Sultan Umar of Chicago.