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Police: 219-924-3141
Fire: 219-924-3151

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111 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-924-7500

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News and Announcements
The Times Article On Town Council Meeting Click to view more
The Times Story On Griffith High School Graduation Click to view more
The Times Interview Of Artist Click to view more
The Times Story On New Resale Shop Click to view more
The Times Story On Ofc. Gutierrez Click to view more
The Times Article On Griffith Record Store Click to view more
Fox News Story On Local Family Click to view more
The Times Story On New Principle Click to view more
The Times Article On Calumet Township - 5/24 Click to view more
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
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Last updated: 07-04-2015 09:38 AM
Events
2015-07-03 Central Market - 2 pm - 11 pm (EXTENDED TIME) Click to view more
2015-07-04 4th of July Parade - 10 am Click to view more
2015-07-05 Griffith F.O.P. Lodge #161 Run for the Brave 5K Walk/Run Click to view more
2015-07-05 Visit The Griffith Historical Park and Depot Museum - 2 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-06 Library - Teens Make Their Own Comic - 3 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-07 Town Council Meeting - 7:00 p.m Click to view more
2015-07-07 Library - Paper Creations - 1 pm - 2:30 pm Click to view more
2015-07-07 Library - Storlovers Book Club - 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-07-08 Plan Commission Meeting - 7pm Click to view more
2015-07-08 Library - The Doctor Is In - 1:30 pm Click to view more
2015-07-08 Little Cal River Basin Development Mtg - 6 pm Click to view more
2015-07-09 Library - Kids Learn About Olympian Heroes - 1 pm - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-07-09 Library - Teens Create POWtastic Art - 3 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-09 Library - Midsummer's Night Movie - 6 pm - 8:05 pm Click to view more
2015-07-09 School Board Meeting - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2015-07-09 Safety Board Meeting - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2015-07-10 Central Market - 3 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-07-11 Animal Adoptions - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-11 Annual Fire Dept Raffle and Dance - 6 pm - 12 am Click to view more
2015-07-11 Library - Saturday Scrappers - 1 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-12 Animal Adoptions - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-12 Visit The Griffith Historical Park and Depot Museum - 2 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-13 Park Board Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2015-07-13 Fire Department Meeting - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2015-07-13 Library - Secret Agent Night - 4 pm - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-07-13 Library - Myster Click to view more
2015-07-13 Library - Computer Class: Basic Mouse and Computer- 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-07-14 V.E.S.T. Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2015-07-14 Library - Lunch Box Matinee - 1:30 pm Click to view more
2015-07-14 Lake County Council Meeting - 10 am Click to view more
2015-07-15 EMS Meeting - 6:00 pm Click to view more
2015-07-15 Library - Become AnEco Hero - 1 pm - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-07-15 library - Wednesday Movie Matinee - 2 pm - 4:20 pm Click to view more
2015-07-16 Lake County Solid Waste Mgmt Mtg - 7:00 PM Click to view more
2015-07-16 Crime Watch Meeting - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-07-16 Library - Kids Pop Art - 1 pm - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-07-17 Central Market - 3 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-07-17 Historical Society Beer Garden Event - 4 p m - 11 pm Click to view more
2015-07-18 Animal Adoptions - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-18 Historical Society Beer Garden Event - 4 p m - 11 pm Click to view more
2015-07-18 Annual Park Full of Art - 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-07-19 Animal Adoptions - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-19 Annual Park Full of Art - 10 am - 5 pm Click to view more
2015-07-19 Visit The Griffith Historical Park and Depot Museum - 2 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-20 GSEC Monthly Meeting - 7 pm Click to view more
2015-07-21 Town Council Meeting - 7 PM Click to view more
2015-07-22 BZA Meeting - 7:00 pm Click to view more
2015-07-23 Imagine Griffith Meeting - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-07-24 Central Market - 3 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-07-25 Animal Adoptions - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-25 Lake County Hazardous Materials Collection - Hobart - 9 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-07-26 Animal Adoptions - 12 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-26 Visit The Griffith Historical Park and Depot Museum - 2 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-07-31 Central Market - 3 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
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Last updated: 07-04-2015 09:38 AM
Featured Articles
The July Griffith Informer

Check out all the latest version of the Griffith Informer. Lots of great info including Central Market details for July 3rd. To view the Informer, please click HERE.

Written: 07-01-2015 08:59 AM
Town of Griffith 4th of July Parade Info

The Griffith Special Events Committee is proud to announce that this year's Town of Griffith's 4th of July Parade theme is HOORAY FOR THE RED, WHITE and BLUE! 

The parade starts at 10am, and will proceed from the intersection of Ash/Broad and head south on Broad St to Main St.

Hope to see you out on the 4th celebrating our nation's independence with many of your friends and neighbors!

To get a copy of the parade application please click HERE. All entries must be received by June 18th.

Written: 07-01-2015 08:59 AM

Imagine Griffith Canvas Painting

Please see the picture below for information on an upcoming Canvas Painting event taking place in Central Park. If you are interested, please register as soon as possible due to space being limited. To register online for the event, please click HERE. Thank you.


Written: 06-17-2015 06:15 PM

The Times Article On Downtown Griffith

Please click HERE to read an article from The Sunday June 21st edition of the Times on downtown Griffith.

Written: 06-21-2015 08:44 AM

Griffith Central Market Is HERE Griffith Central Market Is HERE

In the Spring of 2013 we opened the Market in Central Park. The idea was to bring a “farmer’s market” to the town. However, it didn’t take long before we realized that what was taking shape was far different than the ordinary “farmer’s market” and we quickly adjusted our creative thinking.

Griffith Central Market is a festival that begins each spring and winds it’s way through the summer. It’s a microcosm that celebrates everything that the Town of Griffith is. It’s great music, hand crafted wares, delicious foods, and locally brewed ale’s. Nestled under the old oak trees that stir a gentle breeze in the warm summer months, the Market sits along a winding path through the park.

The success of the Market has everything to do with quality vendors and the amazingly supportive citizenry of this great little town we call home. The townspeople love the Market and in turn the Market continues to evolve into a venue that embraces all the people of Griffith. It’s the place to be on Friday afternoon/evening.

The Market is scheduled to being on Friday May 1st weather permitting.

If you would like to get more information on the event via updates and have a Facebook account, please click HERE

Listed below are the first few weeks of musical acts as well as the vendor list (some vendors may not be at the market every week):

July 3rd

The July 3rd celebration has extended hours - 2pm to 11pm

Eddie Covarrubias Dueling Pianos 6-8pm

Smiley Tillmon Blues Band 8:30-11pm

Children's activities include: Craft Table, Barrel Train Rides, Inflatables, Nettie Belle Balloon Twister, Magician Norman Basile,
Princess's Elsa, Anna, and Sofia beginning at 3pm

July 10th - Hot Sause

July 17th - NO MARKET DUE TO PARK FULL OF ART OCCURING ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

July 24th - Upside Down and Baskward

July 31st - Nomad Planets 

 

A Spice Above Dips Authentic Honey Farms Autistic Eye Art Ay Chihuahua's
Ben's Pretzels Bridges Scoreboard Buck's BBQ Cookielicious Bakery
Crafty Colors Divine Chef Early Bird Vegan Elite Sweets
Everyday Upcycle Festive Foods

Flagel's Sugar House 

Fruit Blends
Grindhouse Cafe Jill Marie's Lady's Gourmet Popcorn  Lellulo's
Mescolare Mother Wilma's Marshmellow Factory Nana's Tidbits
Pie Eyed Rolling Stonebaker S&T Baking Salon 180
Scentafection Scoville Brothers Sinfully Delicious Brownies 

Sizzlebox Food Truck

 Staci's Beads & Jewelry  Stamper Cheese Company
Sweet Frog
Taste & See
Tiddlywink Toffee
Tiffany's Tearoom  Tiffany's Gourmet Hot Dogs Treasured Friends (Griffith Animal Control)
T&S Catering
Wilk Wear
   

Written: 06-21-2015 08:44 AM

Annual Park Full of Art

The annual Park Full of Art event will take place on Saturday and Sunday July 18th and 19th from 10 am - 5 pm in Central Park. See arts and crafts from many vendors, and enjoy a snack or a bite to eat as well. For more info on the event, please click HERE.

Written: 05-10-2015 06:59 PM

Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch

Graffiti is vandalism that scars our community, hurts property values, and diminishes our quality of life. To combat this crime and to maintain the beauty of our Town, the Town of Griffith offers free graffiti removal services to both public and private property owners.

To help us make this program a success, we ask that all of our residents and visitors to be on the look-out for any graffiti, on public or private property, and to report any observed instances to the Griffith Police Department at (219) 924-7503. 

Once notified of the vandalism a police report will be generated and that report will be forwarded to the Griffith Parks Department.  After receiving the report, the Griffith Parks Department’s trained employees will immediately remove graffiti from public property but will need permission from property owners prior to doing any removal on private property.

The Griffith Police Department is dedicated to the apprehension of graffiti vandals and it should be noted that offenders, or parents of offenders, will be held liable for any monetary damages.

Written: 05-10-2015 06:59 PM

Need A Room For A Meeting? Need A Room For A Meeting?

The Griffith Community Room at the Griffith YMCA is available by reservation for Sports team meetings, sign ups, club meetings, scrapbook and quilting or knitting groups. Please call the Y at 750-1082 and request the community room office.

Written: 05-10-2015 06:59 PM

Griffith Fire Dept Supports Hoosier Burn Camp

On the morning of May 27th, Griffith Fire Dept. Engineer Stelk, his wife Barb and a large amount of firefighters converged on the Hoosier Burn Camp for visitors day.

A check was presented to the Burn Camp totaling over $84,000, which was a combined effort of fire departments from Lake and Porter County. The Griffith Fire Dept holds boot drives and you helped to make this a success with your donations. Since the inception of the District 1 Boot Drive ran by Jack Eskridge and 1-800-BOARDUP these departments have raised well over $267,000 in the past 5 years. A staggering amount.

Thank you to all of those that donated to help an amazing charity such as this. You all have made a huge impact on these childrens lives.

For more information regarding the Hoosier Burn Camp please visit their website at http://www.hoosierburncamp.org/.

Written: 05-28-2015 08:40 AM

Town of Griffith Ward Map Town of Griffith Ward Map

Have you wondered how the town ward's are laid out? If so, click HERE to see the map.

Written: 05-28-2015 08:40 AM

Dog and Cat Food Coupons Dog and Cat Food Coupons

DOG AND CAT FOOD COUPONS

Do you have any coupons relating to dog and cat food that you will not need?  If so please consider donating them to Griffith Animal Control.

To donate any coupons, please take them to the Griffith Police Dept, which is located at 115 N. Broad St between 9am and 4pm and give them to the person on duty at the window. 
They will ensure they get to the right people.

Thank you!!!!!

Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith is utilizing a notification system called CodeRED to notify residents of critical situations that may be occurring in town, emergencies, to make announcements, etc.  If you would like to receive notifications please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith FOP - Run For The Brave 5k

Come out and run or walk to support Griffith, IN Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #161. Proceeds from the race directly benefit the Griffith F.O.P, which uses the proceeds to help local charities and events such as Shop with a Cop. 

The course begins and ends at Griffith's Central Park and is fast and flat utilizing local streets and the Erie Lakawanna Trail. A great course to strive for a personal record. 

Registration (online at https://runsignup.com/Race/IN/Griffith/RunForTheBrave5K - Closes June 30th 11:59 PM): 

$25 from May 31st to June 30th 

or $30 on race day 

Race day registration and packet pickup starts at 7:00 AM

Written: 05-31-2015 08:18 AM
Town Fireworks Information


Please see the information pertaining to the ordinance of fireworks usage in the Town of Griffith.

Sec. 46-29.1. Regulation of consumer fireworks.permanent link to this piece of content

(a)
Consumer fireworks; defined. For purposes of this section "consumer fireworks" shall mean consumer fireworks as defined by IC 22-11-14-1.
(b)
Days and hours of use. Consumer fireworks may not be used, ignited or discharged within the corporate limits of the Town of Griffith except during the following times:
(1)
Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3, July 5, July 6, July 7, July 8 and July 9;
(2)
Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12 midnight on July 4; and
(3)
Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31 and 1:00 a.m. on January 1.
(c)
Unlawful activities. Use or discharge of fireworks which causes serious annoyance or disturbance to a neighborhood or the residents therein by loud, frequent, or habitual noise is declared to be a nuisance. It is unlawful for any person to conduct such activities.
(d)
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody and control of a minor under the age of 18 years to knowingly permit such minor to fire, shoot off, or discharge any fireworks within the limits of the Town of Griffith.
(e)
Any person shall be liable for damage to person or property caused by the use or discharge of fireworks, and shall also be liable for costs of fire service by a responding fire department as defined in IC 22-11-14-1 or other emergency services necessitated by the use or discharge of fireworks.
(f)
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine in an amount of $50.00 for the first violation, payable at the Griffith Town Hall. Any subsequent violation shall subject the violator to a fine of up to $2,500.00 per violation. In addition to any fine and court costs violators shall reimburse the town for the cost of responding emergency services, if any.

[read more...] Written: 05-31-2015 08:18 AM

Griffith's 7th Annual Rock N Rail Street Festival

Griffith's 7th Annual Rock 'N' Rail Street Festival

Labor Day Weekend  - Thursday-Sunday, September 3-6, 2015

Like us on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/RockNRail

Vendor information/application click HERE  

Written: 04-29-2015 04:38 PM

Mosquito Disease Warning Flier

Please click HERE to view a flier from Public Works on a mosquito disease warning flier.

Written: 06-03-2015 06:54 PM

Griffith Historical Society Beer Garden Event

The Griffith Historical Society will be hosting a beer garden event on July 17th and 18th from 4 pm - 11 pm. The event will take place at the old Railroad Depot Museum on South Broad Street.

Written: 06-03-2015 06:54 PM

Supplies Needed For Animal Control


We are in need of cleaning supplies! Bleach, laundry soap, Mr Clean, paper towels and dish soap. You can always drop off at the Police Station 24 hours a day which is located at 115 N. Broad St. THANK YOU!!!

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Fire Dept Annual Dance and Fundraiser Griffith Fire Dept Annual Dance and Fundraiser

The Griffith Fire Department will be hosting our annual Dance & Raffle on Saturday July 11, 2015 from 6pm - 12am. It will be located at our Central Fire Station, 130 North Lafayette Street in Griffith. Tickets are $2.50 which includes admission and entry into the Cash Raffle, 1st. Prize is $1,000 2nd. Prize is $500 and 3rd. Prize is $250. The Relics Band will be there playing hits from the 60's to present day. Our grill will be serving up brats, burgers and plenty of other items all night. The beer will be flowing on tap from start to finish. Plus there will be plenty of door prizes and raffles. This is an all ages event, we will have plenty for the kids to enjoy also. All the proceeds will benefit the Griffith Firefighters Association. The money raised will help us obtain equipment vital to us performing our duties to the citizens in our community.

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Tips On How You Can Prevent Crime In Your Neighborhood Tips On How You Can Prevent Crime In Your Neighborhood

The Community Crime Watch Program would like to invite you to participate in its revamped crime prevention program. The meetings are going with a new format and will now take place in different parts of town on a monthly basis at 6:30 pm. The program is active and is expanding its presence. This forum provides an opportunity for citizens to present their concerns and problems regarding crime in our neighborhoods.

Come out to meet your neighbors and members of the police department to hear about what is going on in your area as well as other parts of town.

A drawing will be taking place for those who attend and light refreshments will be served.

Thursday June 18th meeting will take place at the Griffith Fire Dept North Station - 1601 N. Indiana St.

To view more information on Crime Watch and past presentations made at the Crime Watch meetings, please click HERE.

To view compiled crime reports, please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Lake County Fair August 7th - 16th Lake County Fair August 7th - 16th

The Lake County Fair will be taking place from Friday August 7th - Sunday August 16th. To get information on all the events, offerings, etc, please visit http://www.lake-county-fair.com

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Thinking of adopting a cat or dog? Thinking of adopting a cat or dog?

Are you considering adopting a cat or a dog? If so, please consider an animal from the Griffith Animal Control Dept. To see a list of animals looking for a good home, please click HERE.

Thank you.

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Park Reservations Griffith Park Reservations

Thinking about having a celebration or party in 2015 and want to have it in a park, if so please consider it having it at one of Griffith's Parks (Cheever, South Park, Central).

Griffith residents can make reservations now through February 28th. After that date, reservations will be open to everyone.

Rates and more info can be found HERE. To make a reservation or if you have questions, please contact the Park Department at 219-922-3078.

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM
Written by RB

Bike Safety Tips from the Indiana State Police Bike Safety Tips from the Indiana State Police

With spring just around the corner it is important to brush up on your bike safety. Please click on the link to learn more from the Indiana State Police on bike safety.

[read more...] Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

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