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Strong Comeback for Dyngus Day

(La Porte, IN) - There was a good turnout for Dyngus Day in La Porte last night despite COVID-19 remaining a threat and buses taking people from bar to bar not running this year.  Eight bars took part in the  annual festivities.


Audrey Gray, a bartender at Mickey’s on Tipton St., said she was busy serving drinks as soon as she reported for work at 7 p.m.


26-year old Nick Heckel talked to us at JJ’s Sideout Bar at McClung Road and Tipton St. after paying a visit to four bars.  “Having a great time. Everybody’s been great.  Positive energy so far,” he said.


35-year old Melissa Misiukiewicc was riding a bicycle from bar to bar with several of her friends.  “We’re going on our fifth one now.   It’s easier for us to do it this way than driving,” she said.


Dyngus Day started in La Porte more than 30-years ago.  It’s always held the Monday after Easter but was cancelled last year because of the pandemic.

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