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Hammond Advertisement: Porter County The 6th Annual Festival of the Lakes One of the Midwest’s most popular summer music festivals takes place along Hammond’s three lakeshores and fills five days with food, live entertainment, carnival rides, a golf outing, a fishing derby, games, special programs, a beer garden and so much more. Organized by the Hammond Parks & Recreation Department, the festival kicks off Tuesday, July 14 and runs through Sunday, July 19 with activities at Wolf Lake Memori...

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Hammond's 125th Anniversary Day
M E D I A R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2009 Contact: Donna Muta, Special Events Coordinator Hammond Civic Center 5825 S. Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46320 (219) 853-6378 x316 mutad@gohammond.com Hammond’s 125th Anniversary Day HAMMOND, IN – In 1852, the first permanent settlers, Ernst and Caroline Hohman built a home and inn on the north bank of the Grand Calumet River. In 1869, George Hammond built a slaughterhouse and meat packing plant, the largest in the world at that time, between the Calumet River and the Michigan Central Railroad. Marcus M. Towle established the first subdivision in the 1870’s, and named his permanent settlement and post office in honor of George Hammond. Hammond was incorporated as a town on December 4, 1883. An election was held on April 21, 1884 to incorporate Hammond as a city, and Marcus M. Towle was elected as the city’s first Mayor. One hundred and twenty-five years have passed for Hammond as a city, and the city now has its nineteenth Mayor. To honor this occasion, Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. will proclaim April 21, 2009 as HAMMOND, INDIANA’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY DAY, and call upon the people of the city of Hammond, Indiana to join their fellow citizens in recognizing and participating in this special observance. Join us on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at noon as we mark this historic point in time with a ceremony and birthday celebration at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street in Hammond. Festivities begin in the Community Room. Below is an outline of the event’s agenda (subject to change): Moderated by: Karen Maravilla, President, Downtown Hammond Council and the 125th Anniversary Committee Chair • The Hammond Police Department Honor Guard will present and post our nation’s and our city’s flags; • The Calumet Corner Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” and “Happy Birthday” to Hammond; • Mayor Thomas M. McDermott will present a special proclamation prepared by Michelle Golden of Golden Studios to be permanently displayed in a public space; • Historic Timeline Presentation by Brian Poland, Hammond Historic Preservation Commission; • Short video presentation of “Hammond: Our Home, Our Community”; • Mayor Thomas M. McDermott will make the first official donation to the 125th Anniversary Time Capsule; • The public is invited to sign a commemoration to be placed in the Time Capsule; • Attendees are invited to view the historic photos and displays exhibit done by the Hammond Public Library and the Suzanne Long Local History Room; and • Cake and coffee will be served as we invite you to mix and mingle to reminisce about the “old days”. Look for other events designed to recognize Hammond’s 125th Anniversary Day throughout the remainder of the year. Please call 219.853.6378 x316 for more information or visit www.gohammond.com. # # # #

Festival of the Lakes Main Stage Lineup
March 23, 2009 Contact: Donna Muta Special Events Coordinator Hammond Civic Center 5825 S. Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46320 (219) 853-6378 x316 mutad@gohammond.com Mayor Announces Festival of the Lakes Main Stage Lineup HAMMOND, IN – Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Festival of the Lakes music talent lineup for the main stage at Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2938 S. Calumet Avenue: Wednesday, July 15 Opening act: Together Headline act: Boyz II Men Thursday, July 16 Opening act: Spin Doctors Headline act: Gin Blossoms Friday, July 17 Opening act: Nicole Jamrose Headline act: Randy Travis Saturday, July 18 Opening act: History’s End Headline act: Black Crowes Sunday, July 19 Opening act: Mike Roman & The Tellstars Headline act: Los Lonely Boys All shows begin at 7 pm. Free admission; $15 parking. Call 219.853.6378 for more information or visit http://www.festivalofthelakes.com.

Hammond's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2009 Contact: Donna Muta, Special Events Coordinator Hammond Civic Center 5825 S. Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46320 (219) 853-6378 x316 mutad@gohammond.com Cinco de Mayo Fiesta HAMMOND, IN – Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are proud to announce the 5th Annual Cinco De Mayo Celebration to be held on Friday, May 1 at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Ave. from 5-11pm. Tickets are on sale now at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office for $10 each. Cash bar available. This colorful gala features fantastic Mexican cuisine by Jonathan’s on 150th and will be served from 5:30-7:30pm, Mariachis de Colores perform during dinner from 5:30-6:30p, Ballet Folklorico dances from 6:45-7:15p, live entertainment by Latin Satin Soul from 7:30-9p and the popular band Grupo Terremoto from 9:30-11p. Call (219) 853-6378 for more information or visit http://www.gohammond.com.

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Hammond's 125th Anniversary Day

On April 21st the City of Hammond will be celebrating its 125th birthday! Just being associated with this committee has taught me so much about Hammo...

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Festival of the Lakes Main Stage Lineup

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Hammond Celebrates 125 Years!

Age, they say is relative. On April 21, 2009, the City of Hammond Indiana turns 125 years old. One hundred and twenty five seems old unless you com...

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