From the Elkhart Truth:
The Maple City Cultural Festival will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 pm. on June 25 at Rogers Park in Goshen. The event aims to celebrate the diverse background of Goshen residents.
Attendees will have the chance to try food from countries such as El Salvador, Yoruba, Mexico, Kenya, Puerto Rico, Russia, Venezuela, Ukraine and the West Bank.
There will also be musical and dance performances by Nicole Williams, Nayo Ulloa, Sofia Ivanova, Lalo Cura, Go Dance Studios and Esclavitud Norteña.
“This will be a family-friendly event for people of all ages and backgrounds,” said Deb Jones, organizer for the event.
Organizers for the event are a group of Goshen residents who attended the NeighborWorks America Community Leadership Institute. The group is sponsored by LaCasa. “Neighborhood residents always come back from these events energized and inspired to do something in the community that makes a positive difference,” said José Elizalde, LaCasa community engagement specialist.
The event is sponsored by LaCasa, Inc. and the City of Goshen. Organizers expect about 600 people to attend. NeighborWorks America, the Community Foundation of Elkhart County and local businesses are providing funding.
Goshen Community Schools will be hosting two informational sessions for any member of the public that would like to learn more about serving on the GCS School Board. Topics that will be included are how one registers to run for the board in the November elections, what is expected of school board members, length of the term, etc… There will be a Question and Answer time included in the sessions for any questions that were not answered during the presentation.
These sessions will be held in the Goshen Community Schools’ Board Room at the Administration Center at 613 E. Purl St. at 7:00 p.m. on these dates: Wednesday, June 29 and Tuesday, July 12.
If there are any questions, please contact the Administration Office at 533-8631.
Breakfast and lunch will be served at GCS schools through the end of summer school on June 23rd. After that, meals will be served at the following locations: Boys & Girls Club (meeting at Grace Church for the summer, lunch only), and Prairie View Elementary School (breakfast and lunch).
Lunches will also be served at the following Goshen parks: Brookside Manor Mobile Home Park, Hay Park, Rieth Park, Oakridge Park, Pringle Park, Shanklin Park, Twin Pines Mobile Home Park, Maple Court Place, Roxbury Park, and Walnut Park. All meals are free of charge and are available to anyone 18 years of age and younger. Participants do not need to be students of Goshen Community Schools. The last day of the summer foods program will be on July 22, 2016. The first day of the 2016-17 school year will be August 4, 2016.
GHS students participating in athletics or summer band are welcome to get lunch and cool off in the cafeteria during their lunch breaks.
If you have questions about the Summer Foods Program, you may call the GCS Food Services Department at 533-8631.
The Goshen High School athletic department is proud to announce the following:
Seniors golfers Evan Beck and Luke Rush are two of 15 boys around the state to be named academic All-State by the state golf coaches’ association and Senior Matt Truex has been honored as Honorable Mention All State.
Senior Hudson Kay has been named All-American for Diving by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.
Use the link for more information about Hudson’s honor. http://www.niscaonline.org/AALists/2016/BDive16.htm
Tom Cox, Goshen High School Band Director, was honored by the school board after he received the 2016 Michiana Outstanding Music Educator Award. Congratulations, Tom! And, thank you to all of the GCS band instructors who make music education a great experience for students.