Top 10 Photo Galleries on PortageLife in 2017

Top 10 Photo Galleries on PortageLife in 2017
By: Jennifer Bissonnette Last Updated: December 29, 2017

We published hundreds of galleries on PortageLife this past year. Football games, 5ks, and parades all deserved a gallery this past year! With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many photos!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 galleries from PortageLife in 2017!

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_02Portage Community Business Night
The 14th Annual Portage Community and Business Night was held at Woodland Park in Portage this Thursday night to bring together organizations, nonprofits, and local businesses for a night of networking, community connections, and prizes.

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_03Hannah’s Hope Playground Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
The Grand Opening of Hannah’s Hope Playground in Portage were monumental moments for the community of Northwest Indiana. The sun was shining on that beautiful Sunday afternoon, where many joined together to experience this significant moment in time. With the cutting of the ribbon, Hannah’s Hope Playground opened so many opportunities to kids, families, and the community.

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_04Portage High School Graduation 2017
The class of 2017 buzzed with excitement during their graduation at Portage High School!

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_05Portage Independence Day Parade 2017
Not only did Portage’s 2017 Fourth of July festivities celebrate America’s independence, but they also marked the 50th anniversary of the city with colorful floats, dancing, martial arts exhibitions, and musical performances, the perfect way to celebrate the unity found in the country and in Portage.

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_06Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards Banquet
From restaurant owners to non-profit leaders, The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce honored all facets of the community who are moving the City of Portage in the right direction.

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_07Portage YMCA Trick or Treat Trail Walk 2017
Halloween is here once again, and nowhere is that more evident than at the Portage Township YMCA’s Trick or Treat Trail Walk, and this year it’s even on Friday the 13th!

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_08Portage High School Winter Orchestra Concert 2017
The Portage High School music department celebrated the holiday spirit as the orchestra performed difficult and joyful pieces for all to enjoy. The orchestra presented the annual holiday program on Tuesday evening at PHS’s auditorium.

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_09Valparaiso at Portage Homecoming Football Game
The Portage Homecoming game brought fans out to pack the stands in 2017! With parents, students, and friends brimming with excitement, the rivalry game against Valparaiso was intense to say the least!

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_10Portage 2018 Distinguished Young Woman
At first, Portage High School junior Andrea Vance didn’t realize she had just been named the Distinguished Young Woman for the class of 2018.

Top-10-PL-Galleries-2017_11Portage Township Schools Annual 5th Grade Track Meet 2017
Portage Township Elementary Schools like to celebrate the end of the school year with a friendly competition. All the fifth-grade classes send their finest athletes to represent their schools in a one of a kind track and field meet.