2016 Hometown Festival Days Kick Off with the Corn Roast

2016 Hometown Festival Days Kick Off with the Corn Roast
By: Contributor Last Updated: March 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 4:00 p.m.to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Experience an old-fashioned street celebration down Crown Point’s Main Street, featuring great food, a beer garden, live music on Friday night with the band “Dick Diamond & The Dusters”.

Saturday night come be entertained by the band “Pawnz”. Enjoy games for the children and of course delicious corn courtesy of the Southlake Shriners. 

Dollie Parade Saturday, June 11 at 12:00 p.m. NEW DAY THIS YEAR!
Children are invited to dress-up and bring their favorite dolls, stuffed animals, carriages and parade through the festival. Please line up at the East side stairs. This event is free of charge & children receive ribbons, candy & balloons. You won’t want to miss meeting the princesses & super heroes!

Food and Arts Festival
Friday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 18, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Come dine from over 30 restaurants and caterers serving up their specialties. Shop for arts and crafts produced from local artisans. There is also musical entertainment throughout the day and evening, a fun children’s area, plus a beer garden for the adults! (Photo Attached)

Don’t forget the Marriage Mill Celebration!
Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m., Amy Pohlman & Michael Martin will be married. Following the ceremony, other couples are invited to renew their vows. No reservation required, just show up at 6:15 p.m.

A little about the Marriage Mill couple:
The bride is Amy Pohlman born in Tinley Park, IL who has purchased a home with her fiancé Michael, in Crown Point where her family lives.

Amy is a senior at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She will be graduating this year with a major in criminal justice and major in sociology. Amy aspires to be a police officer and is currently employed with Levy Restaurants & Sportservice where she has been able to work with the Chicago White Sox, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks.

The groom Michael Martin is employed at Fire Services in St. John as a collision and refurbish technician. His parents own an automotive repair facility in Hammond which is where he found his interest in automotive repair. In a previous job, Michael met Robert Pohlman, Amy’s father. They became the best of friends while traveling due to a common interest in racing. Michael knew Robert had a daughter, but she was away at college and they never met. Robert showed Michael a photo of Amy. Michael thought she was absolutely gorgeous. Now he feels he is the luckiest man in the world to be able to call Amy his fiancé and soon his wife!

Did you know in 1915 to1940, Crown Point was well-known across the country as the place to tie the knot? Nearly 175,000 couples traveled to the city to say “I do”! As many as six Justices of the Peace performed marriages at all hours seven days a week. Wedding parties arrived by the busload and local jewelers kept a very large stock of wedding rings on hand. The Marriage Mill is an annual event to commemorate this historic event!