8/9/18 Joint Statement-GCS/GPD (English/Spanish)

August 9, 2018

This afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm, an 18 year old Fairfield student arrived at the Goshen High School parking lot to visit with some friends he has at GHS.  During his visit, the 18 year old displayed a new BB Gun he had in his possession.  A parent in the parking lot who was there to retrieve their student witnessed the 18 year old display the BB Gun and because of the realistic appearance of the BB Gun, the parent called 9-1-1.  The School Resource Officer Johnson located the subjects involved and determined that the weapon was in fact a BB Gun.  No crime was committed during this incident but in maintaining open communication with parents and the community; both the Goshen Police Department and Goshen Community Schools felt it important to relay the details of the incident. Goshen High School was on lockdown at the end of the day as a precaution.

9 de agosto de 2018

Esta tarde, aproximadamente a las 3:30 p.m., un estudiante de 18 años de Fairfield llegó al estacionamiento de Goshen High School para visitar a algunos amigos que tiene en Goshen High School. Durante su visita, el joven de 18 años mostró una nueva pistola de aire comprimido (BB gun) que tenía en su poder. Uno de los padres de familia que se encontraba en el estacionamiento para recoger a su hijo fue testigo de la exhibición de la pistola BB gun, y por la apariencia realista de la pistola BB gun, el padre de familia llamó al 9-1-1. El oficial de recursos escolares Johnson localizó a los sujetos involucrados, y determinó que el arma era de hecho una pistola BB gun. No se cometió ningún delito durante este incidente; sin embargo para mantener una comunicación abierta con los padres de familia y con la comunidad, tanto el Departamento de Policía de Goshen como la Corporación Escolar de Goshen consideraron importante comunicar los detalles del incidente. Goshen High School se mantuvo en cierre de emergencia al final del día escolar como medida de precaución.

Maple City Multicultural Festival

Invite your family, friends and neighbors and celebrate our cultural diversity at the third annual Maple City Multicultural Festival. The event will be held Saturday August 25, 2018, from noon to 6 p.m. at Rogers Park, 102 Chicago Ave.

The festival will have food, music and games that represent the diverse culture of our neighbors. This year the organizing committee, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Arts Council, will introduce visual arts to the mix: Six local artists will set up booths from which the public may purchase their work.

“Our diverse backgrounds have an influence in our perspective, which is oftentimes reflected in art,” MCMF organizer and Mayor’s arts Council member Joni Earl said. “We hope this event becomes another great opportunity for our local artists to share their work with the community.”

The event will again feature food vendors representing various cultures, including dishes from Ukraine, Guatemala and India. Bands and performers, including Lalo Cura and Los Ortega, will bring live entertainment throughout the day.

Kids will receive a “passport” upon entry and will be encouraged to explore and learn about the various cultures represented at the event by visiting all the booths. There will be prizes for the first 50 children who get their passport fully stamped!

Goshen Schools will also hold a Basketball Clinic for children aged Pre-K through 5th grade from noon to 2 p.m.

“From my perspective, as a community organizer, working for the MCMF is the highlight of the year,” said José Elizalde, Community Engagement Specialist at lacasa.

The MCMF is sponsored by lacasa, Inc., the City of Goshen, the Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Heart City Health, MHS, Goshen Family Physicians, Merino Law Firm, the Electric Brew, La Boutique, WLEG-LP Radio Horizonte, Ten Thousand Villages, West Goshen Neighborhood Association, Panadería Gutierrez, Middlebury Electric, Inc., El Puente, WGCS The Globe and Goshen Community Schools.

About the Maple City Multicultural Festival:

In 2016 a volunteer group sponsored by lacasa, Inc. was inspired to create an event that would allow the many rich cultures of Goshen to come together and share their customs and heritages. This city-wide festival will provide folks with the opportunity to share food, music, games, art, and traditions of their cultures.

TONIGHT-Tennis Culver’s Night Fundraiser

Tonight is a Culver’s Night fundraiser for GHS boys tennis. Please spread the word to anyone you know that might be grateful for a chance to support the boys tennis team and not have to cook their own meal tonight! A portion of all sales goes to the team fund, no ticket or ID required.

Here’s the scheduled tennis team servers for tonight:
5:00-6:30 = Wes, Drake, Axel, Zach, Carter, Don, Carlos, Ryan
6:30-8:00 = Zef, Josh, Diego, Braxten, Braxton, Cormac, Wyatt, Ben