Merrillville celebrates 50 years with meals and leisure | Native information
As a member of the planning committee, Dering has helped shape the development of the city for the past 16 years.
“It was a pleasure to watch,” said Dering.
He said he has been involved in many city landmark celebrations since serving as the entertainment chairman on Merrillville’s 10th anniversary. Saturday was no different when it offered DJ services to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The Christian Revival Center, long located north of Merrillville, also provided musical entertainment when the choir performed outside City Hall on Saturday.
“We have a reason to celebrate today,” said Michael Otano, pastor at the Christian Revival Center.
In addition to the music, the event featured free food donated by a variety of local businesses, as well as the chance to experience police, fire departments, public works and rainwater vehicles up close and personal with the city.
Lifelong resident Craig Lamb was pleased that all the city departments had stations available at the event so residents can learn more about the community’s activities.
“I like that they presented a little bit of each,” said Lamb.
Alderman Jeff Minchuk was grateful for the “huge turnout” in Saturday’s event and for the efforts of the committee that organized it.