LOL Press Event 2013

Every season yields a special view of Pine Lake from the two acres of property preserved by Unity Foundation of La Porte County: from bright fall foliage to thick winter ice, to the shimmering swirl of summer boats.

Unity Foundation and many generous donors are keeping a two acre vista open for all to see one of La Porte’s greatest treasures – Pine Lake.

The Love Our Lakes Campaign aims to: pay for the land at 1010 Pine Lake Avenue; get it ready for public use; and give it to the community with a supporting endowment. This summer, an artist rendering was released to show the potential visual impact of the project on the now-vacant plot.

To-date, more than $845,000 has been raised toward a $1.2 million goal, with invaluable support from a development committee headed by Susan Aaron, and including Unity board members Michele Thompson, Marti Swanson, Kim Sauers and Liz Bernel.

Supporters include:

Unity Foundation & all its board members

Department of Natural Resources

Bicentennial Nature Trust

La Porte Park Foundation

Horizon Bank

Alcoa Foundation

The La Porte Savings Bank

La Porte Area Lake Association

NIPSCO/ NiSource

Construction Advancement Foundation (NW IN)

Howes & Howes

La Porte Urban Enterprise Zone

IU Health La Porte Hospital

Bruno Enterprises

La Porte Lions Club

General Insurance Services

American Licorice Company

Individuals and families

Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones – in-kind

Tonn and Blank Construction – in-kind