Mosquito spraying next week in MC

MICHIGAN CITY – The city of Michigan City has announced mosquito adulticiding (spraying for adult mosquito control) is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, or Thursday, June 7, (weather determining). Spraying will commence at dusk and continue through the night until finished. The city asks the public to be alert when they see trucks with flashing lights and a spraying ULV machine, and give them plenty of room.

Residents can help control mosquitoes by policing their yard and home. Get rid of tires, cans, buckets, drums, bottles or any water-holding containers; fill in or drain any low places; clean gutters periodically; keep drains, ditches and culverts clear of weeds and trash so water will drain; cover trash containers to keep out rain water; repair leaky pipes and outside faucets; empty plastic wading pools at least once a week; make sure pools are cared for while on vacation; fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water; change water in bird baths and plant drip trays weekly; keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed.

 

Lt. Gov. Crouch to address LP Rotary

La PORTE  – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will speak at the Rotary Club of La Porte meeting on Monday. The meeting starts at 11:45 a.m. at the La Porte Civic Auditorium at 1001 Ridge St. Crouch is expected to speak at 12:15 p.m.

 

Volunteers sought for Swale music fest

MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Mainstreet Association (MCMA), hosts of the 2nd annual Swale Music Festival at Westcott Park, is searching for volunteers to help staff the concert event.

 

The MCMA needs volunteers for the following shifts:

• Shift 2: 4-7:30 p.m. 

• Shift 3: 7:30-11 p.m.

Swale takes place Saturday, June 8, at Westcott Park, 400 E Michigan Blvd. Doors open at 1 p.m. Music ends at 10:30 p.m.

 

 

Reins of Life offers volunteer training

MICHIGAN CITY – Reins of Life is offering new volunteer training on Thursday, June 6, at the Michigan City barn. Volunteers do not need previous horse experience and must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers will learn about Reins of Life and its therapeutic horseback riding programs, all of which serve children and adults with disabilities.

Volunteers will learn how to sidewalk, providing support for each rider, as well as how to assist a rider using a ramp for mounting. The training will also teach preferred methods of leading a horse. People over age 16 can volunteer to feed the horses. The training will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 9375 W. CR-300N in Michigan City. For more information, or to register, call or text Marilyn at 219-877-7719. Visit reinsoflife.org for more information.

 

Police host annual Kiddie Parade

MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Police Department will hosts its annual Kiddie Parade on Saturday, June 22, starting at 7th and Franklin, and ending at 4th and Franklin at the Michigan CIty Public Library. The theme will be Candyland. Treat bags will be given to all participants and prizes will be awarded for best cosumes, decorated wagons and bikes, costumed pets, and top groups.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. at HelathLinc at 7th and Franklin, with lineup at 1:45 p.m. and the parade starting at 2 p.m. Ice cream treats will be served following the parade. Franklin Street will be closed, so participants should park at the La Porte County Courthouse, or the PNC Bank lot at 5th and Pine. For more information, contact Rhonda Swistek at 219-874,3221, ext. 1021.

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