Hog Roast to Benefit Historic Crossroads Church

MIDDLETOWN, Ind. – Homegrown sweet corn, grilled pork chops, pork burger sandwiches, bread and homemade desserts are on the menu at the 22nd Annual Hog Roast sponsored by the Crossroads Lutheran Church Historical Preservation Society.

The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the Josiah Cromer Homestead Barn (now Howell Farms) near Middletown. Dinner will be served in this historic barn dating from around 1857, featuring massive hand-hewn beams. Common Ground will feature live music under the tall sycamore tree.

During the evening, the Church at the Crossroads will be open to browse memorabilia from the archives. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Society for the Care and Preservation of the Historic Church at the corner of Delaware County Routes 600-W and 700-S. Built in 1868, the church is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Information: www.thechurchatcrossroads.org

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The church is open to the public as a site for weddings, recitals, club meetings, family reunions, retreats, birthday celebrations and more. The CLC Historic Preservation Society invites interested individuals or groups to plan their special events by calling Mary Howell, 765-759-7432.

Indiana Black Expo Muncie Chapter to celebrate in August

MUNCIE − The Indiana Black Expo Muncie Chapter’s Summer Celebration Community Day will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on August 20 at McCulloch Park. The event will feature music, vendors, pop-up shops, giveaways, youth activities and more.

To donate, participate or volunteer, call WaTasha Barnes Griffin, 765-228-5910, or DeDee Walker, 765-713-9655, or email [email protected] for more information.

The Youth and Family Initiatives of the IBE Muncie Chapter strives to serve as a catalyst throughout our community and across Indiana to foster relationships among businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, youth service agencies , churches and other community organizations, with the goal of educating and uplifting the community, according to a statement.

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