GARY — For the third straight year, Gary becomes the civility capital of the world. Representatives from 14 nations will converge Thursday on Northwest Indiana for World Civility Day.
The Community Civility Counts program of speakers and workshops takes place at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, followed by an awards and celebration dinner Thursday night at Avalon Manor in Hobart.
For one day, Gary Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chuck Hughes said, “We are the world.”
At a news conference Wednesday at Gary City Hall, officials said the purpose behind World Civility Day comes down to the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated.