The Michigan City chapter of CISV began in 1959 by a friend of Doris Allen’s, Mrs. Gail Parsons, a former teacher in Michigan City. She, along with Mr. Tyler MacAlvay and Mr. Mort Winski were the three most deeply involved people in getting our program moving. We have expanded our outreach to Chicago and the area along Lake Michigan, and changed our name to Michigan City-Lakeshore chapter to reflect that change.
Pictured is the first delegation from Michigan City – on their way to Honefoss, Norway in 1959
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