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Friday – Talking Revive NWI and Congressman Viscloscky Visits

Friday, May 29 will be a busy day with many visitors to the WITW studio. We’ll kick off the morning with RG making a long-awaited return (if only awaited by him) to the big chair as he will visit with Kyle Felke, pastor with Bethel, Valparaiso, and one of the folks helping to get the word out about Revive Northwest Indiana. That conversation will begin around 8am.  At 9am, Frank will have his weekly Vislosky2007.jpgconversation with Edwin and Carolyn.

Then just after noon, RG will have an casual conversation with our congressman, Representative Pete Visclosky. It will be a short visit as he dashes between appointments in a busy schedule that includes a groundbreaking and visit to a local shelter.

We are pleased the Congressman found some time to meet with us during this trip and look forward to learning about what is happening in DC that may  effect The Region.

 

Don Quijote Buffet Benefit for Homeless December 7

Sunday, December 7 from noon to 5pm, Carlos Rivero continues a nearly three decade old tradition with the Restaurante don Quijote buffet benefit this year to benefit Housing Opportunities. Carlos and his staff prepare and serve a tremendous buffet featuring a variety of traditional don Quiojote items and some specials for this event. Don Quijote donates the food and its staff donate their time so all the money raised can benefit Housing Opportunities.

Additionally support to make the event happen is provided by the Valpo High School Spanish Club. Leading up to the event they sell tickets and talk to area merchants to collect items for the silent auction, door prizes, and raffles. At the event, they host, serve, clear tables, and sell tickets for the raffles.

Since Carlos started this event in the 1990’s, it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help homeless families in Porter County.

Tickets for the event are available at Restaurante don Quijote. Each $35 ticket includes the buffet, entertainment, entry into the door prize drawing, and the chance to participate in the silent auctions and raffle.

The event provides a wonderful portrait of our community coming together to share a meal, some fellowship, and help the homeless in our community.

Dion Welton in Studio Live for Free On The Inside Radio and Interview

Tuesday, July 15 – Dion Welton, who’s nationally syndicated radio program “Free on the Inside” airs daily on WITW at 7:30am and 7pm, is in studio today to do “Free on the Inside” live and then will stick around for some time after 8am to share more about his journey of faith.

Dion’s radio ministry has quickly caught the attention of listeners in Valparaiso with his wide-open evaluation of his life, including the life-changing circumstances which lead to his incarceration for nearly two years. The former collegiate and European basketball player who was raised in central Indiana had an “Aha” moment with God at what he calls the lowest point in life.

Knowing that God was there to take him through the terrible circumstances, changed his heart, his vision for his future, and has taken him on an amazing journey ever since.

Every day, Dion shares his experiences and what God has shown him to reach others who may be in low points or may be missing something in their lives even though they feel on top of the world.

Listen to the live program starting at 7:30am, Tuesday, July 15 or its replay at 7pm. The conversation to learn more about Dion starts at 8am and will replay at 6pm.

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