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It is a beautiful fall day in Merrillville. Below are some random shots of Calumet Park Cemetery at the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville, Indiana. From atop the hill of crosses, it feels like the property is endless. There are over 400 acres of land owned by Calumet Park, with 170 developed. There are thousands of graves available from all price ranges in the area that is currently developed. At approximately 1100 burials per acre and at the current rate of usage, Calumet Park has land for close to 550 years. This means that it is OK to not worry about using up all the land. In fact, there are seven different possibilities for permanent placement of cremains, along with private and community mausoleums, flush bronze on granite sections, flush granite sections, above ground monument sections and so much more.
Mark you calendars for Veterans Day, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. for a Memorial Service for veterans. Call 769-8803 for details.
November 29 will be the Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rendina Funeral Chapel from 6-8 p.m. (call early to reserve your angel and come early to have time to pick up your angel before the ceremony begins. Call 980-1141 for details.
December 1 will be the Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony at Merrillvile Funeral Chapel and will be from 3-5 p.m.. Try to come early to get your angel and to get good seats. Call 736-5840 for details.
December 8 will be the Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Hobart Chapel on County Line Road in Hobart near the Apple Orchard. The time for this event will be from 3-5 p.m. Call 940-3791 for details.
Call now to reserve your angel.
Happy thanksgiving to all. You are all appreciated.
Thanks to all who visited this year’s Trunk or Treat event at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Hobart. The funeral home is just north of the County Line Apple Orchard and just south of Route 6 and County Line Road in Hobart. A special thanks go out to all who helped make this event such a success. Lead by Violet de la Torre-Corona, funeral director, and Mike Poweska, many local businesses participated which offered a safe place for kids of all ages to spend a couple of hours having fun. Several employees from Calumet Park worked along side Violet and Mike and are appreciated for their contribution to this wonderful activity.
For information on pre-arranging or regarding future special community activities, call 219-940-3791 or stop by the funeral home for a personal, guided tour. Se habla espanol.
Mark your calendar for December 8 for the Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held at the Hobart Chapel (370 North County Line Road in Hobart. Merrillville’s tree lighting is December 1 and Rendina’s tree lighting is November 29. Call for times and to reserve your angels.
You can still participate in the Calumet Park Cemetery 5K Light the Darkness walk/run for suicide prevention…
Click on article above written by Jerry Davich, writer for the Post Tribune newspaper. His article tells the story Dr. Gold. She will be the guest speaker for Saturday, September 29, 5K fundraiser for suicide awareness. The map shows the path of the 3.1 mile course. All are invited to join in on this fundraiser to bring suicide awareness and prevention into the public conversation.
Call 219-769-8803 for details. Calumet Park is located at the corner of 73rd and Taft in Merrillville. Over 100 runners/walkers have signed up and will participate.
A special thanks to all the participants: Paul Vogel II, Rob Vogel, Rusty Shields, Richard Stake, Dianne Correll, Stephanie Syzmanski, Marilyn Kligler, Sandy Ferris, Carrie Evans, Violeta de la Torre-Corona, Mike Poweska, Matt Hahn,Tim McClure, Tom Music and the entire grounds team who handled the set up and tear down and traffic control and parking. See you again next year.
Hope I did not miss anyone.
Come out to the cemetery on Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 and bring the kids. This is an annual catch and release program of fun for the entire family. Refreshments will be served. Stop at the office for a map to the Meditation Pond, or look for the fountain, gazebo and waterfalls. See you there. 99% sure you will catch fish. Call 769-8803 if you have any questions.
Calumet Park thanks all who visited the park this weekend to pay their respects. Thousands of cars passed through the gates over the weekend with people coming out to remember their lost loved ones.