Beer Tasting, Corn Hole Tournament to Help Family House

By: Family House of Porter County Last Updated: May 25, 2012

fhouselogoEnjoy a fun-filled evening sampling specialty brews, participate in a corn hole tournament and silent auction, and tempt your taste buds with a variety of Strongbow Inn hors d’oeuvres at a fundraiser to benefit Family House.

The Beer Tasting and Corn Hole Tournament will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Strongbow Inn, 2405 U.S. 30, Valparaiso.

Family House, located at 610 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, serves Northwest Indiana families by providing a safe, home-like environment where non-custodial parents can spend supervised time with their children. The organization also provides supervised transfers when parents may share custody or visitation of children.

Tickets for the benefit are $40/each; two for $75; and 10 for $300. Advance tickets are available by calling 219-464-4160 or visiting the Family House website, A limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door.

We look forward to this event every year,” Board Chair Laura Ryan said. “Not only is it fun, but it helps us raise awareness of our available services throughout Northwest Indiana."

All proceeds from this fundraiser will assist us in the upkeep and maintenance of our facility,” Family House Executive Director Amy Hizley-Pittman said.

Event sponsorships are also still available. Businesses and individuals can obtain sponsorship information by calling the above phone number.

Each year, Family House serves more than 600 families, managing some 2,000 supervised visits and 1,000 visitation transfers. Families are directed to Family House through the courts or the Department of Child Services. Family house was established in 1981 by a group of community leaders who recognized a need to strengthen families.

When a family is struggling with a parent’s substance abuse or poor decisions, often the children suffer most,” said Hizley-Pittman. “Family House is there for these children, providing a safe place to visit with noncustodial parents and an opportunity for these parents to reconstruct their lives.”