Events

MEF takes over Byway Brewing on Feb. 3!

Enjoy exclusive craft beer and gourmet food at Byway Brewing as MEF takes over the entire brewery. Jeans & Jerseys is a casual, sports-themed event.

You'll have the opportunity to hang out in Byway's unique production area/event space or grab a table inside their spacious brewery. There are three different ticket options for you to get in on the action and support your Munster Mustang's education:

  • Super Fan: Includes early access at 6 p.m., guided brewery tour, unique beer samples, two pints of the exclusive MEF beer brewed just for this event, a customized tote bag, branded pint glass, unlimited food, and unlimited beer/drinks.
  • Mustang Fan: Includes access at 7 p.m. and unlimited food/beer/wine/hard cider/soda.
  • Designated Fan: Includes access at 7 p.m. and unlimited food/soda.

The super fun band Morning Glories will also be jamming at Jeans & Jerseys. It is led by an MHS alum who also teaches music to many MHS students at HGS Music School.

Jeans & Jerseys is the only chance you'll get to take home two canned pints of this rare beer by purchasing a "Super Fan" ticket or enjoying it at the event. The export stout is traditionally brewed bigger to stand the long journey. Our Mustang Double Chocolate Export Stout will have a dark chocolate and deep roasted coffee nose. Medium-bodied with a burst of dark chocolate upfront that balances well with the sweet roasted malt, this beer finishes with a notable-yet-balanced roasted malt/hop bitterness.

Purchase a jersey, hoodie, t-shirt, or other apparel with the customized Mustang Stout logo. It's the perfect addition to our sports-themed event at Byway or to just wear around town as you show off your support for MEF and Munster schools. You don't need to attend Jeans & Jerseys to purchase this exclusive apparel, since it will be shipped directly to your home. MEF will receive a portion of the proceeds for each item ordered.

Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience Logo 2

Munster Education Foundation's third-annual Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience raised more than $3,300 in grants for Munster schools through votes alone! This year, 21 homes entered this festive contest, raising money for innovative educational experiences at Munster schools.

The Holiday Lights contest began with Light the Night, an annual tree-lighting ceremony sponsored by MEF, the Munster Civic Foundation, and the Munster Chamber of Commerce, on Dec. 2 at Munster Town Hall. This event featured festive food, local vendors, and fun for all ages. New this year: rides to view the holiday lights.

Throughout the month, residents voted for their favorite home, with every vote going toward grants for Munster schools.

Here's a look at our 2022 winners:

People's Choice Award

The Forsyth Family

People's Choice Award Runner-Up

The Cox Family

Best in Show

The Voris Family

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Clark Griswold Award for Most Lights

The Certa Family

Incredible Inflatable Award

The Glennon Family

Block Party Award

The Elliott Block

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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.