MOMENTS

Audience members capture moments on cameras and phones as Michigan City High School graduates proceed into the gymnasium.

Marian Catholic's Sister Mary Jo Sobieck throws out the first pitch during opening day ceremonies at St. John Youth Baseball's fields in Dyer. Sobieck went viral last year after throwing out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game.

Marian Catholic's Sister Mary Jo Sobieck throws out the first pitch during opening day ceremonies at St. John Youth Baseball's fields in Dyer. Sobieck went viral last year after throwing out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game.

Natalia Rys, left, of Chicago, reacts after catching her pierogi and successfully winning Pierogi Fest's pierogi toss Sunday in Whiting. Rys was won with her partner, Rolando Araujo, also of Chicago.

Ivan Ursery, of Gary, holds his sleeping son, Ivan III, during a “Can We Talk?” community outreach meeting hosted by Jerome Prince at his campaign headquarters in Gary.

Lake Station Police Chief Dave Johnson, right, shares a conversation and breakfast with Chase Hammons, also of Lake Station, during a holiday youth assistance program hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 153 at the Lake Station Fire Station.

Parakeets at the Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana.

William Campbell, of Gary, checks on barbecue meats in a smoker belonging to It's Time 2 Eat BBQ at the Broad Street Blues Fest in Griffith, Indiana.

Cavin Porter, of Hammond, struggles for a moment to eat his mashed potatoes in the "Mommy's Little Piggy" eating contest on Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

Chris Guzman, a curator at Paul Henry's Art Gallery in Hammond, Indiana, smiles as he translates the likeness of "Two Cent Cindy" onto a canvas.

Shem Johnson, of Calumet City, prepares to go underneath the pole during a limbo competition for the dads at a father-daughter dance at Memorial Park in Calumet City, Illinois.

Michael Fogus, of Merrillville, checks out his reflection in the mirror after having his head shaved at the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation 7th annual St. Baldrick's event in Merrillville. Fogus is a two-time brain cancer survivor. His family attended together to all go bald.

Emma Crnkovich, right, of Hebron, clings onto Caroline Furman, also of Hebron, as they ride the Go Gator during the opening day for the Lake County Fair in Crown Point, Indiana.

Thomas Sanders, of Griffith, accompanies the Voices of Love in their performance at the Crown Point Courthouse Lawn as a part of Gospel Fest.

Jorie Pudil, a student at Valparaiso University, has a laugh while dancing during the Valparaiso University Dance Marathon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Kids ride on the "Orient Express" attraction at St. Thomas More Fun Days in Munster.

A hog sleeps at the Porter County Fair in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Neel Jain, right, of Chesterton, laughs as his daughter, Sonya, shys away from a bubble floating toward her at the Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton. Families attended a bubble art event led by Mike Bever.

Kids join together to push a sled during a tour of the amenities at the Dean and Barbara White Southlake YMCA in Crown Point.

A pair of couples wait their turn to get tattoos at 45th Street Tattoo in Griffith during the business' third annual Toys for Tots event. Pictured to the left are Morgan Weidman, of Chicago and Jacob Sylvester, of Crown Point, and to the right are Amber Jetmund, of Portage, and Boogie Pacheco, also of Portage. A children's toy donation was able to be exchanged for a free tattoo.

Gabriel Daway, of Chicago, waits in the rain to begin the Biggest Loser Race Series 5K in Crown Point, Indiana.

An angel lawn ornament is left standing amid damage to the home of Chris and Judy Artim caused by a tornado in Dyer.

Preschool students from Notre Dame Catholic School perform the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem before a basketball game between Lake Central and Marquette Catholic in Michigan City.

From left, Karma Dolton, a fifth grader at Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School in Gary, Davon Davis, a fifth grader at Beveridge Elementary School in Gary and Latasha Stewart, a fifth grader at Glen Park Academy for Excellence in Learning in Gary, participate in an activity in the Summer Enrichment Program being hosted at Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School.