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A September Christmas Festival

     In an effort to help provide Porter County families in Need during the holidays, a fundraiser has been planned for Saturday, September 7th at Founders Square in Portage Indiana called “A September Christmas Festival.
     There will be a full day of festivities to help raise money for Christmas gifts and meals for families in need. Festival goers can shop over 50 vendors including art and craft vendors and enjoy live music by Dixie Crush at 6pm and Stern Approval at 8pm. There will be a beer garden hosted by Clancy’s from 5pm – 11pm. The Art and Craft Vendors will stay open until 8pm.

     Stern Approval is an alternative rock band based out of Hammond. Their sound combines elements of grunge, funk and indie with influences from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters to the Black Keys. The band consists of high school frinds singer/guitarist Nick Kubaki, drummer Tammy Abbott, bassist Alex Pizana and Patrick Ruesken on guitar. They have performed at Pierogi Fest for the past five years as well as Milwaukee Summerfest and Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago. They are known to have party favorites break out the crowd that gets up and dancing!
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     Dixie Crush specializes in Modern Country, and is the Midwest’s Ultimate party Band covering the biggest Top 40 hits of today’s country music. Fronted by both male and female lead singers, Dixie Crush entertains club audiences by delivering a crazy fun, boot stompin, energy-packed performance. You’ll hear songs you know and lover, the way you know them and love them. They perform throughout Chicago, Blue Chip Casino, Headlining  Portage Summer Concert Series and many more.  

   Find more info on Facebook – Just search “A September Christmas Festival” or Click here. To become a vendor, or for more information, contact Jami Cloud of Malindy LLC at Call 219-508-1161 or
     Sponsors include Nativity of Our Savior, Malindy Handmade, Staci Paper Beads, Indiana 105 and Panoramanow Entertainment News. Cost is $1 from 2pm – 4pm and $10 from 4pm – 11pm, during the Live Entertainment shows of Stern Approval and Dixie Crush.
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   Founders Square Park is located at 6300 Founders Square, Portage.

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Things To Do In Portage      
Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk Park
Founders Square

Fish On Fishing and Outdoor Show
American English Beatles Concert
Summer Music Fest
Elvis FANtasy Fest
Turkey Trot
Concerts in the Park
Portage Community And Business Night
Nativity Fest
Senior Health Fair
A September Christmas Festival
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