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

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

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Featured Articles
Northwest Indiana Symphony Performance Northwest Indiana Symphony Performance

The Symphony In The Park taking place this Saturday. At approximately 6:45pm Broad St from Pine St to Elm St will be restricted to those attending the symphony ONLY. Handicap parking to facilitate approximately 100 handicap vehicles has been designated on the west side of Broad Street between Pine and Oak and on Oak Street east of Broad to Woodlawn. First to be filled will be Oak Street followed by Broad St. The west side of Broad St along Central Park will be utilized for Handicap Parking in angle fashion to maximize the number of spots. Signs will be posted indicating handicap parking and public safety members will be present to direct you. 

You must have handicap plates or current handicap placard in order to park in the handicap areas designated. We ask that you be patient and follow the directions of those conducting traffic control as attendance is usually very high for this event and traffic management and parking can be challenging. We ask that drivers be cautious not to block residential driveways and ramp access areas. Handicap as well as general parking is first come first serve so if you desire a convenient parking spot, we suggest arriving earlier. The symphony begins playing at approximately 7:30pm. We wish everyone a safe, relaxing and enjoyable time and look forward to seeing you there. 

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Griffith Senior Center Nashville Trip

For Seniors - Would you like to take a bus ride to Nashville and experience what the town has to offer? Please click HERE for more information.

Written: 07-13-2015 12:00 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 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: 07-13-2015 12:00 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  

[read more...] Written: 04-29-2015 12:00 AM

St. Mary's 5K Run/Walk

For more information, plesae click HERE.

Written: 07-17-2015 07:25 PM

2015 Town of Griffith Parade Winners

The Griffith Special Events Committee has awarded the following from the 2015 4th of July parade. Thank you to everyone who participated!!!

1st - St. Timothy's

2nd - Mustang Hockey

3rd - Scout Pack 518

Written: 07-27-2015 10:48 AM

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: 07-27-2015 10:48 AM

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: 07-27-2015 10:48 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: 07-27-2015 10:48 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
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 Animal Control Golf Fundraiser



A golf fundraiser will be held to benefit the Griffith Animal Shelter.  To see the flier with all the details, please click HERE. Payment and details are available at Finnegan's - 1074 Joliet St, - Dyer, IN 46311.

Written: 07-14-2015 12:00 AM

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

Volunteers Needed



Griffith Special Events Committee is need of volunteers to help with yearly events such as the symphony night, Creeply Crawley and the 4th of July Parade.  If you are interested in helping at any of these events, please contact Julie Anderson at mander6668@scbcglobal.net or text/call her cell at (219)718-9831. Thanks!

Written: 08-21-2014 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. 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.

For the month of August there will be a special event.  Coffee with a cop and local officials will occur on Monday August 10th at 10am at Grindhouse - 146 N. Broad St.  Come spend some time with an officer and/or a local official and discuss issues that are important to you.

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: 08-21-2014 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: 08-21-2014 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: 08-21-2014 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: 08-21-2014 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: 08-21-2014 12:00 AM

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