FALL EVENTS

Veterans Memorial Ride

September 24, 2017​​​​​​​

The Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride brings motorcycle-loving veterans by the thousands to Wicker Memorial Park. It’s a day to celebrate the men and women who have laid their lives on the line for each of us. No event is complete without entertainment, food and fun family-friendly activities and the Victory for Veterans Memorial Ride is no exception.


Food Bank of NWI

September 2017​​​​​​​

Hunger is a very real issue for too many people who live in Whiting, East Chicago, Hammond, Highland and Munster. Working with local grocers, retailers, farmers and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, the township hosts a fall food banking event in September. The township’s clients along with seniors and others in need are invited to attend to fill their pantries.


Mexican Independence

September 7, 2017

Celebrate Mexican Independence — North Township style. Bigger even than Cinco de Mayo celebrations in May, during this celebration we stand with our Mexican brothers and sisters with a fiesta that includes music, foods and fun. Our North Township celebration is one of our biggest parties of the year. It also concludes our summer concert series.


Halloween Spooktacular

​​October 21, 2017​​​​​​​

Little ghouls and goblins ages 3-12 are invited to North Township's Halloween Spectacular. This annual event at Wicker Park Pavilion features trick-or-treating, hay rides and a costume contest. Bring a decorated pumpkin for a chance to win a prize.


Walker Appreciation Day

October 2017

Hundreds of walkers head to the perimeter walking trail at Wicker Memorial Park every day, no matter the season or weather. North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan sets aside one day every autumn to recognize the Wicker Walkers and fete them with healthy snacks, a heartfelt hug and a bit of conversation. “I love that the park is walker-friendly,” Mrvan said. “I love it more that we have so many township residents who make Wicker Park part of their day.”


Annual Coat Drive

​​November 18, 2017

North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan will host the 10th annual coat drive in the hopes of distributing hundreds of winter items to township residents. 


DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: Wicker Memorial Park Social Center; Wicker Park Pro Shop; Ridge United Methodist Church, 8706 Columbia Ave., Munster; Napleton River Oaks Honda, Torrence Avenue, Lansing, Illinois.