Paczki in the Region | Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Header photo from Marilyn's Bakery Get your paczki for Fat Tuesday - February 13, 2024! Paczki, pronounced “poonch-key,” are beloved fried pastries filled with jelly or cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and a Polish tradition. These pastries are tremendously popular in Northwest Indiana as we have one of the largest Polish American populations…

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"A Christmas Story" Comes Home Returns to Indiana Welcome Center

You know it’s the holiday season when it’s time to unwrap the"A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit, on display at Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. If you have never been to this spectacular display, then you don’t yet know what you’re missing! This exhibit is free to view and is open from November 11 - December 30, 2023. This year is extra special as it marks the 40th anniversary of the "A Christmas Story" classic and Ralphie & the Gang are coming home to Hammond! Mark your calendars and meet the cast on Dec. 16 & 17, 2023!  This annual exhibit is centered on the popular movie - I am sure you have seen once, twice, or more than 20 times - “A Christmas Story.” The six Macy’s window displays showcase the fictional town of Hohman which is really, low and behold, the author (and movie narrator) Jean Shepherd’s hometown, Hammond, Indiana…

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