The 25th anniversary of the "Arts in Bloom" Garden Walk sponsored by the Art League is returning to Mishawaka for the 2014 event. The Garden Walk will take place on July 9, 2014 from 10:00am-7:00pm and feature eight to nine gardens on both sides of the St. Joseph River. A Hospitality Center will be set up at the new Center for Hospice Care facility located at 501 Comfort Place in Mishawaka, and will have program booklets (including a map) and complimentary refreshments available the day of the Walk until 5:30pm.
The Mishawaka Police Department will honor those who have fallen in the line of duty with a memorial ceremony on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:00pm. The ceremony will take place in front of the Mishawaka Police Department located at 200 North Church Street in Mishawaka.
The public is invited.
Mishawaka Parks is excited to announce the schedule for the 2014 Summer Concert Series. These family-friendly concerts are held primarily the Battell Park Bandshell and at Beutter Park along with some August programs also available on the Clubhouse Deck at Eberhart-Petro Golf Course.
Battell Park Bandshell concerts are scheduled on Mondays starting June 2nd from 7:00-8:00pm. Beutter Park concerts are Thursdays starting June 5th from 6:30-8:30pm. Eberhart Deck concerts are presently scheduled for Fridays beginning August 4th from 7:30-9:00pm. Fireworks will follow the concert at Beutter Park on Friday, July 4th (note the date change from Thursday to Friday).
Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski has announced Kayla Oler, a 5-1/2 year veteran of the Mishawaka Police Department Communications Center, as the Dispatcher of the Year.
In August, 2013 Kayla received a 911 call from a resident regarding a young mother in labor who was past due with her pregnancy. While obtaining information from the father for the responding emergency units, it became apparent that the baby decided not to wait to be born. In the midst of the excitement, Kayla was able to keep the father-to-be calm and under control so he could do as she instructed and provide the best possible assistance for the mother and baby.