Ore Boat Restoration

The Marquette Park Playground Committee is restoring the Ore Boat which was donated in 2001, anonymously.

Eighteen years on the lake front have dictated the repairs that total over $6000. If you are not familiar with the Ore Boat you can spot it in the video,

The $6000.00 goal may seem lofty but last year we raised $4360.

Until this year, it was unknown that late Jennie B. Kahn was the donor.  The Ore Boat is being named, Jennie B. Kahn.

Men and Boys will honor Jennie and become Men and Women Girls and Boys Benefit.

The Benefit Brunch is Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Noon to 2:00 PM
Beach Cafe  903 North Shelby Gary, In 46403

All donations are tax deductable, and a receipt can be requested.
MPPC  is a 501 (c) 3

To reward your generosity $100.00 plus donations will be recorded on a plaque installed in the boat.

Please let me know if you can attend.

This is the 29th year for this event and we have raised over $16,000 for the playground.

Questions? Call Joe Petras 219-629-0481
If you prefer to send a check make it payable to "Marquette Park Playground Committee, Inc.   
Mail to 1220 N. Vermillion St,  Gary, In 46403


  • Deborah Doyle 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Jack Tonk 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Robert Brunner 
    • $150 
    • 8 mos
  • S Miller 
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
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Joseph Petras 
Gary, IN
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