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!
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