Food, fishing, fun this busy wkd (and beyond) in Culver

CBGC auction tonight
The Culver Boys & Girls Club’s annual fundraiser, “Building Brighter Futures,” will take place Friday, June 15 at the Lay Dining Facility on the Culver Academies campus from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The evening includes a silent auction with over 175 items, buffet dinner, and a premier live auction. Entertainment will be provided by “Quick Change,” the magical transformation act seen on tele vi­sion and at professional sporting events.
To purchase tickets, mail a check for $65/person or $125/couple to Culver Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 44, Culver, IN 46511 or call Ginny Munroe at 574-252-6148 to make reservations.

Community meal at Grace tonight
Grace United Church of Christ will hold its monthly community meal on Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. All are invit­ed to this free, ecumenical event whose purpose is to share a friendly meal in a welcoming, community atmosphere. The meals are held on the 15th day of each month in the basement of the church.

Papa’s anniversary party Saturday
Papa’s Pizza, at 824 Lake Shore Drive in Culver, will celebrate its 36th anniver­sary this Saturday, June 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. with a gala party, numerous priz­es, music, and fun. Check or Facebook Papa’s Culver, to learn more.

Taste of Culver Saturday
The Taste of Culver fes­tival takes place this Sat­urday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Jefferson Street between Main and Ohio Streets. A number Culver’s renowned restau­rants will offer small sam­plings their fare, and last year’s Caribbean vibe will be recreated in part by steel drum player Kent Arns­barger ( throughout the event.

Safe Routes sidewalk work underway
Residents are advised that construction began on Culver’s INDOT “Safe Routes to School” project Monday, with completion planned for July 31. Work will commence closest to the Culver Elementary and Middle schools, starting at School Street and moving south to Ohio, ending at the intersection of Main and Davis Streets. Streets and/or sidewalks may be tem­porarily inaccessible during this time, due to the work. Questions may be directed to Culver’s town hall at 574-842-3140.

Book sales this wkd, June 19
The Friends of the Cul­ver-Union Twp. Public Li­brary will hold a book sale Friday, June 15 and Sat., June 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Book donations are welcome at the circulation desk durinlibrary hours. The Friends will have a children’s book sale in the children’s area June 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Kiwanis bass tournament Saturday
The 8th annual Culver Kiwanis and Marco Bassmasters two-person team bass fishing tournament will be held Sat­urday, June 16 on Lake Maxinkuckee. Sponsored by Col­lins and Co. realtors and Culver Marina, the entry fee is $80 per team, with a 90 percent payout and $500 big bass guarantee. Check in at the Culver Marina begins at 5 a.m., and launch will be from Culver Marina. The event will benefit the youth of Marshall County, and the public is invited to the launch and weigh-in ceremonies. Questions may be directed to, or call 574-842-4566 and leave a message.

4H Parent Council will meet Monday
Union Township 4-H will hold a Parent Council meet­ing at Len Clifton’s house (16860 16C Rd.), Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. Call Carin at 574-952-1966 with questions.

Lake Association auction and hog roast June 23
The Lake Maxinkuckee Association will hold it annual hog roast and auction Saturday, June 23, at the Culver Ma­rina at 6 p.m. The live auction features several spectacular items, plus there will be a silent auction and a $500 door prize.
This is a great family evening to benefit the Culver Lake Patrol. The event is open to the public. Buy tickets at the door or from any LMA board member.

MCJFL sign-up dates
Culver’s Marshall County Junior Football League youth football sign-ups will take place June 16 ( 9 a.m. to noon), and June 23 (9 a.m. to noon). Please sign up at the open garage doors on the west side of the Culver Community High School. We are also looking for vol unteer coaches as well as event volunteers. Please contact the following if interested: commissioner Chris Stevens (, 574-216-5007) or co-commissioner Van Hissong (, 574-225-0712). Note: players must be 7 years old by July 31 and weigh at least 45 pounds.

Wastewater plant open house June 20
An open house for the public to visit the recently-reno­vated Culver wastewater treatment plant will be held June 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the south side of Culver. The plant recently underwent a largely grant-funded, nearly $1 mil­lion enhancement.

Monterey FD Hog Ride June 23
Monterey Fire Department is sponsoring its second annu­al “Hog Ride” motorcycle event Saturday, June 23, start­ing at the Monterey fire station. Tickets are $15 per person and $10 per passenger; riders eat for $5, and non-riders for $10. A hog roast will include live band and activities, and proceeds go to benefit the fire department.

CHS reunion June 22
The Culver High School reunion will take place Friday, June 22 at the Culver Elementary School gymnasium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and close at 9:30 p.m. Honored CHS classes will include those of 1967, 1962, 1957, 1952, 1947, 1942 and any other class ending with a “2” or “7,” though all alums are welcome.
Ticket requests must be received before Sunday, June 17 and must forward a check for $22 for each ticket re­quested, to: Thomas L. Curtis, 464 Lake St., Culver, IN, 46511-1315. Tom’s other contact information is (email) tl­, and (cell phone) 508-369-1506.

Lake Max Challenge paddleboarding June 30
Culver will host Indiana’s first-ever World Paddle Board Association sanctioned Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) race Saturday, June 30 via the the Lake Max Challenge. The Lake Max Challenge will start at the beach lodge at Cul­ver’s town park, 819 E. Lake Shore Drive. Parking and launching will be off the east end of the town beach. Learn more or register at and Or contact 574.889.0022.

Lake Patrol golf outing July 6
A golf outing to benefit the Lake Maxinkuckee Asso­ciation Lake Patrol will be held Friday, July 6 at Mystic Hills Golf Club. Registration and range balls are at 1 p.m. Florida scramble starts at 2 p.m.; awards following at the Mystic Hills Club House. The event is open to the pub­lic. Individuals and teams are needed and welcome. Email to register and with questions.

CCSC summer food program
Culver Community Schools’ Summer Food Service Pro­gram for Children (SFSP) provides free meals for children 18 years of age and younger and people with disabilities regardless of age who participate in special education pro­grams. All other adults may purchase a lunch for $3 and/or breakfast for $1.50. Call Carin Clifton at 574-842-3391 ext. 3113 with questios. Locations are:
Culver High School: through June 29 and July 9 to 16 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday): Breakfast — 8 to 9 a.m. July 29 to Aug. 10: Breakfast — 7 to 7:30 a.m.; Lunch — 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Culver Elementary School: through Aug. 10: Breakfast — 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch — 12 to 12:30 p.m.
Former Monterey Elementary School: June 4 to 29: Lunch — 12 to 12:30 p.m.
Aubbeenaubee Township Community Building: through July 27: Lunch — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ora Gospel Chapel Church: through June 29: Lunch — 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. EDT
Culver Public Library: June 19 to Aug. 2: 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. (Tuesday and Thursday storytelling/craft time; closed July 17 and 19). *All sites will be closed July 4.

Farmer’s Market is open
Culver’s Farmer’s Market has opened, at the corner of Jefferson and Ohio Streets near downtown Culver. Every Saturday, vendors will be selling items from 9 a.m. to noon.

MCJFL seeks donations
The Marshall County Junior Football League’s Culver branch is looking to the community to help purchase jer­seys, buy awards, and secure game officials. This year’s goal is $7,500. Gold sponsorships are $300, silver $275, and bronze $150. Sponsors’ names will be featured on jer­seys and the team banner at games. Make checks payable to MCJFL-Culver and please send by August 1 to Stepha­nie Schaller, 4060 S. State Road 23, Knox, IN, 46534.

Remembrance bricks
The Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver is accepting orders for Heritage Park Remembrance Bricks at Heritage Park, corner of Main and Jefferson Streets in Culver. Individuals may also order the bricks for their homes. All brick donations to the Society are tax deduct­ible. Bricks may be ordered from Charlotte Hahn, 574-842-3267. Order forms and a locator list of all the bricks in Heritage Park is available at the Center for Culver in the Culver Public Library.

Kiwanis raffle tickets available
Tickets are available for the Culver Kiwanis Club’s annu­al raffle to benefit local charities. Prizes include $35,000 towards the choice of a vehicle from Oliver Ford Lincoln of Plymouth, or $25,000 cash. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50, and are available at Osborne’s Mini-Mart and Park N’ Shop in Culver, or from members of Culver Kiwanis Club. The drawing will be held Sat., July 21 after the Lake Fest fireworks in Culver’s town park. Inquiries may be directed to or 317-363-6681.

CCHS cheer coach sought
Culver Community High School is seeking a head cheer coach for the 2012-13 school year. Interested applicants should direct all inquiries to Andy Thomas, Athletic Director, Culver Community High School,, 574-842-3391.