Opportunity Enterprises will be hosting an event at the Indiana Welcome Center to benefit the mission of the organization. Attendees will enjoy a special sneak peek of the new window scene to be unveiled at the start of the "A Christmas Story" Comes Home exhibit.

"Opportunity Enterprise's work has a profound effect on individuals' lives," said Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. "We are honored to have them host their event here, kicking off the annual ‘A Christmas Story' Comes Home exhibit."

The benefit event will treat guests to hors d'oeuvres and drinks while they stroll the streets of downtown Hohman, a fictional Indiana town which was a disguise for Hammond in the holiday classic "A Christmas Story." The exhibit, which is presented in agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, features six animatronic window scenes, Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations, as well as numerous family-fun events throughout the holiday season.

"We're very excited the South Shore CVA is allowing our fundraiser to be hosted in conjunction with the unveiling of their seventh window," stated David Stupay, president and CEO of Opportunity Enterprises. "The exhibit and the movie are held so close to the hearts of visitors and residents alike because of its significance to the region."
The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. Tickets cost $30 each, and will be available for purchase at the door. Checks or cash will be accepted.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Linda Hazen, director of development with Opportunity Enterprises, by calling 219-464-9621 ext. 290 or by emailing linda.hazen@oppent.org.

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About Opportunity Enterprises:

OE works to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. OE serves over 1,100 adults and children with disabilities in Porter County and throughout Northwest Indiana. For more information, visit www.oppent.org.

About the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority

The South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority, as the official destination marketing organization, leads and supports the visitor industry through the marketing and development of the county from convention, sports, gaming and special interest travel segments, thereby increasing economic impact, creating employment and enhancing the communities' quality of life.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

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