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CFD to hold car wash Saturday to help the Hoosier Burn Camp

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Here’s an idea for Saturday, May 14.

Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. have your car washed at the Chesterton Fire Department. Get all the pollen and seed crud scrubbed from your wheels and benefit a worthy cause: the Hoosier Burn Camp.

Cost: $10 per vehicle, Fire Chief Mike Orlich told the Town Council at its meeting Monday night.

The Hoosier Burn Camp, located in White County, operates a week-long resident camp for burn survivors aged 8 to 18. This year’s event runs from May 30 to June 3 and offers a host of activities for kids recovering from burns to build self-esteem and self-confidence and at the same time learn the life skills they’ll need to make a full recovery.

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The CFD will also be accepting donations to the Best Buddies Pet Pantry. Bring new or unopened dog and canned dog or cat food and treats, collars, leashes, bowls, beds, toys, grooming needs, and litter boxes.

Child Safety Seat Clinic

In other business, Police Chief Dave Cincoski reminded folks of a child car safety seat clinic which the CPD and CFD will be running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the CFD station.

Police officers and firefighters certified in the proper installation of car safety seats will ensure that your kids are riding safely.

If you’re unable to attend the clinic on May 21, just call the CPD at 926-1136 or the CFD at 926-7162 to make an appointment of an expert installation.

Trash Pickup

Meanwhile, Town Manager Bernie Doyle expressed his gratitude, on behalf of the town, to Marcie Stone for her one-woman trash collection effort along 1100N between 100E and Fifth Street.

“(Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg) gave Marcie cones and a safety vest,” Doyle noted, “and she picked up an enormous amount of garbage.”

Help from CMS

Orlich took a moment to express his gratitude as well to the Chesterton Middle School Student Council for helping with the landscaping and shrubbery around the town hall on Saturday.

“They did all the labor and did a great job,” Orlich said.

Poppy Days

By consensus members authorized VFW Post 2511 to hold its annual Poppy Days fundraiser for the entire day on Friday, May 13, and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Duneland Rebuilding Together

Member Nick Walding, R-3rd, concluded the meeting by thanking the Street Department for its efforts on April 30 during Duneland Rebuilding Together.

“I was just amazed at the outreach and synergy for town people and the community coming together,” Walding said.



Posted 5/11/2011




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