Craft beer, gourmet food, trivia...and more!

Purchase tickets to the Munster Education Foundation's annual event on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. (packages must be purchased before Jan. 29). We are excited to safely bring our community together with a twist on our popular tailgate themed fundraiser. This year’s event will be held virtually and include the following:

  • Byway Brewing craft beer tasting - including four 16 oz. cans of beer and an interactive discussion with their brewery manager beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Gourmet charcuterie - with board that you get to keep
  • Custom pint glasses from Byway
  • Specialty bag of Lady's Gourmet Popcorn
  • Trivia game with prizes beginning at 8 p.m. (option to purchase a reduced priced package for just the trivia portion)
  • Chance to win a TV and Brew Bus package through a special raffle

Event Package

Includes four 16 oz. cans of Byway beer, gourmet charcuterie board (which you get to keep), specialty bag of Lady's Gourmet Popcorn, and two custom pint glasses.

Package pickup will be at Byway Brewing (2825 Carlson Dr, Hammond, IN 46323) between 4 and 6 p.m. on either Feb. 4 or 5​​​​​​​.

Package must be purchased before Jan. 29.


In addition to our primary event sponsor, Byway Brewing, we'd also like to thank all of our generous supporters below. Is your organization interested in becoming a sponsor to publicly support Munster Schools? Please see this letter for more details and contact information.

Platinum Sponsor ($3,000+)

Silver Sponsor ($1,000+)

Bronze Sponsors ($500+)

Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience Logo 2

Thank you to all the participants who made our 1st Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience fundraiser, a house decorating contest and community tour activity a huge success! You helped spread holiday cheer and supported our community's schools at the same time.

Congratulations to our winners of one of two $250 Lowe's gift cards (courtesy of South Shore Eye Care and State Farm agent Kyle Dempsey)/"major award" (i.e. custom Card My Yard Munster sign), and $100 gift card for "Most Original" (courtesy of It's My Party).

First Place: Certa's White Oak Wonderland
Second Place: Wonderland On Wren
Most Original: Griswold’s on Greenwood

Thank you to our Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience sponsors!


Amazon Smile

Shop AmazonSmile and Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to MEF! AmazonSmile is the same products, same prices, same service. Simply select the Munster Education Foundation as your charity of choice and go to every time you shop to fund MEF.

Education Foundation License Plate

Show your commitment to Munster education directly on your license plate. Approximately 60% of the license plate fee goes right to our schools. By selecting the Indiana Department of Education license plate, you are making a contribution that goes directly to the Munster Education Foundation.