The Lion's Roar

Join a committee, change a community

Amanda Fekete sells produce for the Joe Fekete Family Farm at Downtown Development District’s weekly farmers market. The farmers market committee handles music and activities for the event every Saturday.

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Through six committees, the Hammond Downtown Development District provides an opportunity for anyone to participate in decisions concerning their community. The DDD includes the design committee, merchant committee, farmers market committee, revolving loan committee, events committee and residentia...

Everything you need in downtown Hammond

The streets of Hammond are full of residents and visitors enjoying what downtown can offer.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 20, 2018

By offering a place to eat, shop, live, work or hang out, Hammond became one of 10 semifinalists selected by Main Street America for the Great American Main Street Award. Chelsea Tallo, executive director of the Hammond Downtown Development District, expressed pride in her team for the recognition. “It’s...