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Chamber Reality Store coming March 22 at CHS; volunteers needed

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Volunteers are needed for the Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s annual Reality Store, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Chesterton High School, 2125 S. 11th St.

For more than 20 years, the Reality Store has been preparing eighth-graders how to be successful in life after graduation, by giving them a predetermined salary that they would earn in their chosen profession at age 28. The students then visit tables where they pay such expenses as taxes, housing, and child care. Some end up in bankruptcy, others may have a little money left over at the end, and those with remaining funds can “spend” their money on imaginary rewards, like investments, trips, concerts, motorcycles, and so on.

The Reality Store is organized by the PIE (Partners In Education) Committee of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce and the Duneland School Corporation.

The event is in need of 70 more volunteers, who are welcome to take part in the Reality Store for either a half a day or the whole day. Morning sessions are from 7:30 to 11:45 a.m., and afternoon sessions from 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch are provided for all volunteers.

Prospective volunteers should contact Michelle Hunsley at the Chamber at 926-5513 or by e-mail at



Posted 1/19/2017




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