Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!
You can just call us the Ultimate Procrastinators in my household! This is how a conversation went with my mom yesterday:
Mom: “Annie, we need to get everything ready for our yard/bake sale...”
Annie: “What yard/bake sale?”
Mom: “The one we are having Friday!”
Annie: “Um Friday??? We might want to get to work then!!!"
Needless to say, I will be spending the day cleaning out the basement for stuff to sell and I've even recruited my sister and fiance to help bake till we drop after work!
However, it's all for a good cause... all the proceeds will go towards the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. You see my cousin has been battling MS now for a couple of years and we are taking part in the Northwest MS Walk in Wicker Park next Sunday. If you'd like to show your support for Team Lady Bugs, stop by tomorrow between 9a-2p on the corner of Lake Ave and 121st in the Whiting/Roberstale area. If you cannot make it out and want to help us raise money, here's a secure link!
Thanks again for your help in supporting a cause that is close to my heart! Oh, and if you want to walk registration starts 8:30am in Wicker Park Sunday, September 16th! More details here!
Came across some Facebook Messages from Listener's who are looking for our help and thought I'd share!
LAKE VILLAGE FAMILY NEEDS HELP:
Lake Village Friends and Family we need your help... a family in our community suffered a total loss in a house fire. Jodi is in second grade, Dacota is in sixth, and Scott is in 7th. At this time we are asking for any clothes donations that you might have for the family. Jodi is a size 7 in girls with a 1 1/2 shoe size. Dacota wears a men's 30x30 pant. Men's 9 in shoes. Scott is in a boys size 14. Men's shoe 8 1/2. Shannon wears an 11 in women's and an 8 1/2 in shoes. Drop offs can be taken to Lake Village Elementary. At this time the focus is on clothes, but as time progresses and Shannon can look to the future she will need to replace all of her household items.
2ND ANNUAL BIKES FOR BIRCH POKER RUN
The Second Annual Bikes for Birch Poker Run will be this Saturday... first bikes out at 10am.. meet at Prairie Meadow Park in Westville. Proceeds to benefit the Birchfield Memorial Foundation To Beautify Our Parks For Youth. LCPL Joshua Birchfield was Killed in Action in Afgahnistan Feb 19, 2010. Born and raised in Westville he loved baseball, motorcycle, and most of all his family and friends.
For Info: 219.785.1971.
Fundraising Van for Cameron
Saturday, October 27 at 5:00pm at Chesterton VFW Post 2511, 1290 Wagner Rd
We are trying to raise funds for my son Cameron who is a 4 year old boy with severe disabilities. He has Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Severe mental retardation, Seizure disorder, hearing impairments, and other medical conditions. I am the single mother of 3. My oldest is in college. The two youngest children who live at home have severe medical conditions. I do all the work of caring for these children. Please help our family... Looking for donations of food, time, decorations,money, etc. for October fundraiser.
Website For Info: www.indiegogo.com/p/197482?a=988315here
Weird dancing animals and all sorts of other strange stuff? You can find it in Taylor's new video here! What do you think?
PS If you ever go to a Taylor concert DO NOT make your daughter dress up like this and sing for money! Forgot about this picture from the Country Music Fest I went to a couple of years back!
We've finally made it to Labor Day weekend!!! It's both exciting and sad... I love three day weekends, but I hate that summer's almost over! Here are some great community events going on around the Region this weekend:
LOWELL LABOR DAY FEST
The fun begins Today with annual Giant Garage Sale and Flea Market and caps off Monday with the "Oldest Parade In Indiana" the 93rd Annual Lowell Labor Day Parade. Some new additions to the festival this year include bungee jumping and a cupcake contest!
LAKE STATION REDIES FOR SEPTEMBERFEST (From NWI.com)
The city will host its annual Septemberfest from Friday to Sunday at Central Avenue Plaza, 3099 Central Ave. Festival hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. There will be a fireworks display at dusk Saturday. The event includes live music, food booths and a bean bag tournament
AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS (From NWI.com)
The Schererville Parks Department's Evening Under the Stars event is scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Redar Park, which is near Austin Avenue and Gregory Street. Bopology will perform swing music during the free event. People attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs because seating is limited. The event would be moved to Grimmer Middle School if there is inclement weather
PAWS IN PARADISE
Come out to Robertsdale's Forsthye Park Saturday from 10am-3:30pm for a day of fun with your pet. There will be a walkathon and petfair, pet blessing,vendors, food, games and more. All proceeds go to the new rescue Second Chance For Pets Network. (Featured On Wed's 219)
Winfield will host its First EVER Parade Saturday and after the parade there will be lots of fun. The Four Seasons Fire Force will have its Brew Fest and third annual Hog Roast at the Fire Station behind the government building on Randolph. There will be games for the kids and entertainment! (Featured On The 219)
TASTE OF DUNELAND
Saturday From 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM in Thomas Centennial Park Downtown Chesterton. Spend the last unofficial Saturday of summer, Labor Day Weekend, from 11am to 11pm at the 4th Annual Taste of Duneland. Kick back, relax, dine and dance at the crossroads of summer's end and fall's beginning. Best of all - admission is FREE.
MJ TRIBUTE CONCERT
Saturday -- Extra’s Mario Lopez with Paris Jackson will host the Goin’ Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It tribute concert at the West Side Theatre Guild. Tickets are $35 and advance tickets can be purchased at www.facebook.com/jacksonstreet2012 or onsale at the Box Office Saturday starting at 3pm. Local residents with an Indiana or Illinois ID will receive two tickets for the price of one.
LOFS FREEDOM FEST
Come out Sunday starting at 3pm to celebrate the Lake of the Four Seasons Freedom Fest for the Wounded Warrior Project. This is a list of just a few of the Amazing things that will be going on that day…*Beer Garden with live entertainment
*Live Music from 3pm until midnight at main stage
*Tons of great food
Did you see the results show on America's Got Talent last night? I'm kinda sad my two favorites didn't make it to the Finals! I loved Academy of Villains and Todd Oliver and his dog Irving! Oh well, here's your Final Three:
William Close (and his giant Earth Harp). "I'm so thankful... I love this show. I'm having so much fun on this show," he said. "This show loves you," said Howie.
Tom Cotter, comedian. "Wow," said Howard. "We're going to have a fabulous, fabulous finale."
It was up to the judges to pick the third finalist...final spot going to Sharon and Howie's pick sand artist Joe Castillo over my boys Todd Oliver and his dog Irving! Boooo one of the only times I agreed with Howard Stern this season!
So who's the big winner? Let us know your opinion on Facebook!
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