We published hundreds of articles on the LaPorteCountyLife Community Section this past year. Massive community gatherings, veteran stories, and much more was fair game for sharing! 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 Community articles from LaPorteCountyLife in 2018!
American Licorice Company Donates Candy to Community Halloween Fun
For a company that centers on candy, it only makes sense that they spread a little extra love on the holiday that focuses on the sweet stuff! American Licorice Company instills a lot of joy in La Porte County and its surrounding areas with its various community programs and the popular product they produce. On Halloween, the company hopes that their products are put to their best intents by sharing it with the community and donating it to charitable organizations.
Washington Park Zoo hosts "Boo At the Zoo"
Near gale-force winds and threats of rain weren't enough to frighten away hundreds of families from visiting this year's annual Boo at the Zoo event at Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City.
Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, Rotary Club, and La Porte Community Race, Walk, and Ride for Cancer Patients at 17th Annual Tour de La Porte
For the last seventeen years, the La Porte community has gathered together to support healthcare activism by participating in the the Tour de La Porte, an event filled with cycling, running, and walking. All participants, the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, and other organizations work together to raise money to fund and support cancer patients in the area.
Roger Brooks Congratulates Michigan City in Kicking Off Planning for Downtown Civic Plaza
An intense summer rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the large group gathered at 7th and Franklin in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City welcomed back Roger Brooks to kick off the public outreach campaign. Brooks will design the downtown civic plaza being built next year. The plans could include a 10,000 square foot ice rink, a full concert stage, and outdoor areas for games like shuffleboard, chess, and checkers. City representatives hope to host a large series of events throughout the year, from art fairs and concerts to local markets and fitness classes where the community can gather and connect.
Great Lakes Grand Prix Returns to Michigan City for Tenth Year of Superboat Racing Excitement
Le Mans. Monaco. Daytona Beach. Names of places which are synonymous for racing. But we should also count Michigan City and Northwest Indiana among those greats in the halls of motorsports.
Winamac Puts History in Motion with their Annual Power from the Past Weekend
Among all the unique events around the Region, few exhibit as much passion and pride in America and its workers as the Winamac Power from the Past Power Weekend. Hosted every summer, the Power Weekend sees history, agriculture, food, fun, and a lot of local pride come together for an unforgettable weekend.
La Porte Slicer Championship Mentoring Program Boosts Students Success
Wrapping up its official first year with telling success stories, the La Porte school community's Slicer Championship Mentoring Program is already in the planning stages of the next school year. The Slicer Championship Mentoring Program serves high school and middle school students in La Porte, offering them a chance to boost their grades and confidence.
Michigan City High School Showcases Talent at Annual "City's Got Talent" Show
Students at Michigan City High School got together this evening for their annual talent show, City's Got Talent!
La Porte Civic Auditorium Celebrates Status as City Hub for 89 Years
The La Porte Civic Auditorium has been a long-standing monument in the community, and a testimony to the rich history and culture of La Porte for decades.
In Commitment to La Porte Community, 1st Source Bank Presents $5,000 Check to United Way of LaPorte County
It's tax season!
That was what United Way of LaPorte County's Director of Corporate Engagement David Sisk exclaimed when 1st Source Bank presented a $5,000 check to the United Way Wednesday morning.