Here's a recap of our City By City report from Monday, December 23, 2013:
Three new Elkhart County officers will take their oath to serve and protect Monday. Patrol officer Eric Dilley, corrections officer Jeannette Padilla and corrections officer Ron Harvey officially begin their new jobs Monday morning. You can check out the Elkhart County Sheriff's Facebook page for photos from the ceremony, which starts at 10:30 a.m.
You can make it, take it and even craft it. In light of the holidays, the Osolo branch- Elkhart Public Library is holding a craft party Monday. The event is free and is over at 3429 East Bristol Street in Elkhart.
You can head to Santa's Winter Wonderland Monday. It's over at the Concord Mall in Elkhart. You can meet Santa, and get your very own Santa and me photo.
Mark your calendars; a spaghetti dinner is being planned for an Edwardsburg police officer fighting cancer. It will be on January 4 from 3 to 8 pm at the American Legion in Edwardsburg. There will also be a live band, raffles and an auction, all to benefit Officer Brian Robinson.
St. Joseph County
Tickets are on sale now for the "Bow Wow Bowl" benefiting the Humane Society of St. Joseph County. It will be at Chippewa Bowl in South Bend on January 18 from 2-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. You can buy them at the shelter. The ticket includes unlimited bowling with music, light refreshments and raffles.
The United Federal Credit Union is giving $3,000 to the HERBIE clinic to help supply prescription medicine. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, to date, 11 life-saving cancer diagnoses have been made at HERBIE.
The First Presbyterian Church of Goshen is prepping for its 15th annual Christmas dinner. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, 100 volunteers will help the church and they're hoping for more assistance to run the event. It's located at 215 East Lincoln Avenue.
There is going to be a jazz open session Monday night. It's over at Merrimans Playhouse on 1211 West Mishawaka Avenue in South Bend. The event is open to the public and free. You can listen or even get a chance to play some cool jazz.
You can head over to Club Fever Monday night for Funk Harmony's annual concert. They're putting a humorous twist on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." It all starts at 8 p.m.
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