A Tribute to 'Jean Shepherd' Author & Hammond's Hometown Hero

The Downtown Hammond Council's (DHC) Annual Holiday Kick-off Celebration:
A Tribute to Jean Shepherd

 

Thank you for making our event a success!

Save the date for next year: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 am - 4 pm

 

***View event photos***

 

Thank you to our event Sponsors!

 

We are adding sponsors names to Santa's "Nice List"...and we would love to list your business/organization as a sponsor/supporter/participant at our event! 

Here's how you can help:

  1. Sponsor our event (either with a monetary or in-kind donation-see sponsorship listing below)
  2. Donate a door prize for one of our contests or kids activities
  3. Volunteer at our event
  4. Share the news about our event with co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family
  5. Attend the event!  

We invite guests to discover and explore our Downtown during the event by holding holiday activities at various Downtown Hammond Council member businesses/organizations. Each guest receives a punch card upon arrival at our event. The participating venues are listed on the punch card and on a map. If guests visit every venue that is participating, they are entered to win "Major Awards" like a $250 gift certificate from Albert Diamond Jewelers!  

Please advise if we can count on your support. We are finalizing posters, flyers, etc. so your prompt response is greatly appreciated. We give our sponsors thanks and recognition on our website, flyers, Facebook page, during the DHC radio show on WJOB, at the event/banner, and more!  

The downtown district is the heart of every city. The mission of our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit volunteer organization is to revitalize, beautify, and promote OUR downtown. Together...we are better and teamwork makes the dream work!  

Thank you very much for your consideration! I look forward to hearing from you!   If you have any questions, please email, text, or call me.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 219.512.4298/cell

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EXPLORE and DISCOVER our Downtown! 
Visit the participating businesses/organizations, pick up a punch card at any of the participating venues and have the card stamped at each location, join in the fun activities, and then be entered to win a major award! *Prizes include a $250 Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Gift Certificate, a full size leg lamp, and more!

-Visit with Santa at EAT
-Photo with Santa compliments of Centier Bank
-Enjoy a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings at EAT -Turkey Bowling sponsored by Stardust Bowl & Strack & Van Til
-Reading with Ralphie/One FREE book per child sponsored by Discover Books
-Letters to Santa
-Holiday craft project sponsored by South Shore Arts
-Cookie Baking Contest judged by local celebrities
-Holiday Music -Santa's Workshop for kids sponsored by Home Depot
-Holiday Sing-a-Long
-Seek the Unique at It's Just Serendipity: Shop small and local for one-of-a-kind gifts
-Shop for Christmas gifts with our vendors (garage sale, antiques, arts and crafts)
-Snowball Throw Game
-Horse & Carriage Rides
-Movie Character Look-a-Like Contest  -Meet members of the Hammond Fire Department and take a picture by the flagpole....we triple dog dare you!
-Face Painting
-Shoot your Eye Out Game sponsored by Cabela’s
-Design your own Leg Lamp lamp shade sponsored by Lamp Shade House & Antiques and Hammond Arts Center -and many more magical surprises!

Hungry?
Dine at our Downtown Hammond restaurants: -EAT, 5201 Hohman Avenue -Nick & George's Restaurant, 5850 Hohman Avenue -Sub Hub & Pantry Plus, 5808 Hohman Avenue PLUS visit our specialty food vendors!

Hammond IS Happening!

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The Downtown Hammond Council invites you or your company to participate as a sponsor for the 9th Annual Holiday Kick-off Celebration: A Tribute to Jean Shepherd (Author of A Christmas Story and Hammond's Hometown Hero)   SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE:  November 5, 2016.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 

Red Ryder B.B. Gun: $5,000

Your company may display a banner at the event • Verbal recognition on local radio station ads/promotions • Verbal recognition during event • Included in distributed promotional materials • Link from DHC website to yours  

Santa’s Ice Mountain: $2,500

Verbal recognition on local radio station ads/promotions • Verbal recognition during event • Included in distributed promotional materials • Link from DHC website to yours • Name listed as sponsor on event banner  

A Major Award Leg Lamp: $1,000

Verbal recognition during event • Included in promotional materials • Link from DHC website to yours • Name listed as sponsor on event website • Name listed as sponsor on event banner  

Pink Bunny Pajamas: $500

Included in promotional materials • Link from DHC website to yours • Name listed as sponsor on event website • Name listed as sponsor on event banner  

Ovaltine: $250

A pat on the back from Santa • Name listed as sponsor on event website • Name listed as sponsor on event banner  

Life Buoy Soap: $100

A pat on the back from Santa • Name listed as sponsor on event website  

Enter into our “Major Award” drawing for a chance to win your very own leg lamp, $250 Albert's Diamond Jewelers gift certificate, and more!  

*Sponsors making donations of $5,000 & $2,500, please send a black & white version of your company logo in vector format along with who secured the sponsorship (name/company) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Completed forms should be received by November 5. Please mail form to:

Karen Maravilla, Downtown Hammond Council, President
5630 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320  

Make check payable to: Downtown Hammond Council   

The Downtown Hammond Council is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of VOLUNTEERS whose mission is to beautify, revitalize,and promote our downtown!

Questions? Text DHC President/Karen at 219-512-4298 (Calls accepted between 9 am — 7 pm) or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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