You’re invited to play (and participate) at Good Shepherd UMC

Good Shepherd, across the street from Harris Township’s park at Elm Road, is full of good, welcoming people.  From the time the park was envisioned, they offered words of support.  But their support goes far beyond words.  They hosted a community forum about the park in 2015, and they have always invited the community to enjoy their playground.  If you go, please be careful of the traffic on Elm Road.

One definition of community is “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals“.   Good Shepherd UMC contributes positively to the sense of community in Granger.  We, for one, appreciate their efforts.

Granger Good Shepherd’s website can be found at
Sunday worship is at 10:30 am.
PRAYER GARDEN/PLAYGROUND  A place of reflection, prayer, and some worship services. It can be found next to the playground and both are open to the public.

If you’re able to offer support (or need help), their paper pantry distributes household cleaning and paper products that are not available to recipients of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).  Items available the last Monday of each month include paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and soap.



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Explorer Dome now available at Elm Road!

EXPLORER DOME – now available at Harris Township Park at Elm Road, between the library and the fire station on Elm Road, north of State Road 23.  Brought to you by your Harris Township elected officials: Board members Jeff Broadwick, Chuck Sulok and Karen Vargo, and Township Trustee Kenneth E. (Ken) Lindsay

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Almost here – at Elm Road

Another addition to Harris Township Park at Elm Road is almost complete.  Any guesses?  Stay tuned for updates.

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New signs coming. Will it matter? Please be good neighbors.

Harris Township has two cemeteries, two parks, and the trustee office.  Not that much, but it takes work – and therefore cost – to keep everything clean and well maintained.

At the Elm Road park, we’ve seen litter a few feet from a garbage can, watched a youngster climb up on the basketball hoop and others mark the court surfaces with skateboard and bike wheels.

Recently at the Brummitt Road park, cars entered in the dead of night to rip up the new parking lot surface.

So, dear taxpayer, we’re spending your money to put up signs that ask people not to do such things.  It is one more step in our quest to provide and preserve top-notch facilities for your use.  We’re realists, but also hopeful.  Would you please pass the word – to your family, your neighborhood, and your fellow visitors – that their help to that end is appreciated.

Thank you.
Trustee Ken Lindsay

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Pickleball Beginner Mondays continue through June

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Coming soon to Elm Road

Stay tuned for details.

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Loaner pickleball equipment at the Harris branch library

If you’re itching to play pickleball but don’t have a paddle, the Harris branch library near the Elm Road courts has them to lend.

No paddles required for the Introduction to Pickleball class, Mondays in May, 5:30 – 7pm, weather permitting.  Paddles are provided for use during the class.

When you’re ready to buy a paddle, consider a product from Niles-based PaddleTech.  They support local efforts to encourage learning and play, including for the class!

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Rotary Trivia night is Friday, May 19th 2017

While not a township event, the local Rotary does good work and can use your support.  Trivia night is May 19th in Mishawaka. to register

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Intro to pickleball Mondays in April

Intro to pickleball Mondays in April 5:30pm Elm Road, between library and fire station. No experience or paddles necessary. Weather permitting.

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Stay informed: How to access the Sex Offender Registry

In order to maintain awareness of sex offenders living in your neighborhood, the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department added a Sex Offender Registry to their website. The registry will allow you to enter any local address. It will then provide a list of all registered St. Joseph County sex offenders living within a one-mile radius within the boundaries of St. Joseph County. If you are looking for information about a particular sex offender, registered in St. Joseph County, the registry can help there as well.

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