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2013 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement.

When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer.

For more information regarding relay for life visit www.relayforlife.org.

PURPLE IRIS FOUNDATION

Plant Hope for Pancreatic Cancer. Follow Purple Iris Foundation on Facebook and twitter. For more information on how to get involved in the community and beyond call 1 855-259-4747 (IRIS). Or visit their website at purpleirisfoundation.com.

YWCA NORTHEAST INDIANA

Join the YWCA as they take a Stand Against Racism! Learn how to become a participating site or sponsor by visiting the website www.standagainstracism.org/become_participating_site.

FORT WAYNE PET FOOD PANTRY

The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry is at a critical level of dry dog and cat food. For donating to the pantry call 260-478-4851. Check them out on Facebook or online at fwpetfoodpantry.com

FREE HOME HEALTH SAFETY CHECK- ALLEN COUNTY

Home Instead Senior Care of Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Get a free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 260-485-2424.

RESEARCH YOUR PATRIOTIC LEGACY !!

The Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) will be available to help prospective D.A.R. members, interested in joining the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, in researching their lineage to prove ancestry to an American Revolutionary Patriot. The D.A.R. will have a table in the west reading room of The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014.

GRASS CREEK LIONS ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FISH & CHICKEN SUPPER

 The event is on Saturday October 4th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at the Grass Creek Fire Station in Grass Creek, IN. The price for the meal is $9-for adults, $4-children 6-12 and 6 and under-free. Dessert is included in the meal. For more information call 1-574-653-2730.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ANNUAL FALL FISH FRY

On October 4th from 4pm to 7pm the Grace Lutheran Church in Columbia City will be having their annual Fish Fry event. The location of the event is at 204 North Main St. in Columbia City. The cost of the meal is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children. This included all-you-can-eat dinner, beverage and dessert. The proceeds will benefit the church and the surrounding community. For more information call 260-244-7118.

FUE-ROME CITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CONCERT EVENT

On Sunday October 12th at 9:30am the Rome City United Methodist Church is hosting a free concert for the band FUE. This event is free to the public and their will be a lunch following the concert. For more information regarding this event and the band FUE go to www.fueband.com.

CHILI COOKOFF-ROME CITY

On October 18th the Rome City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual chili cookoff from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. The event is to promote and gain community involvement within Rome City. There will be a Judge’s Choice award and a People’s Choice award. For more information please contact Kandi Schafer at 1-260-854-9585.

THE HAPPY DASH- OCTOBER 2104

 Bring It-Push It-Own It & Sud’n Impact Gym brings to you Fort Wayne’s 1st obstacle run!! The happy dash will have obstacles, challenges and silliness; this will be a great time for all, and a way to give back to your community while having an amazing challenging, fun experience with family, friends or come out and make new friends!

The event is on October 11th from 9am to noon and the location is at Happy Dash Fort Recovery Road 12535 Lima Rd Fort Wayne. Please go to Eventbrite to Register Online and search Happy Dash.

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979

35 Year Class Reunion will be held October 11, 6:30 p.m. at Chestnut Hills Golf Clubhouse. For more information and tickets, please contact Jean Berning Bienz at jeanbienz@frontier.com or 260-316-0551.

INDUSTRY ADVANCEMENT AND APPRENTICESHIP PROMOTION WEEK

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 166 is proud to host the Industry Advancement and Apprenticeship Promotion Week September 30-October 3, 2014. Whether you are an individual looking for a future career, a company or corporation looking for new and innovative facility measures to save energy and money, or a school system looking for an affordable higher-education options, this event is for you. There will also be other Building Trades Construction groups giving demonstration. If you are interested, please contact Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 166 at 260-490-5696.

LUTHERAN SOUTH UNITY SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

The fifth annual fundraiser for Lutheran South Unity School, 5401 S. Calhoun St., is slated for 5:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5, in the Family Life center of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Dr. The evening, under the theme ³Let the Children Come, will feature delicious food, fun, fellowship and an opportunity to support LSUS. The cost is $35 per plate; all contributions over the cost of the meal will help the school and its students. The public is invited.

BETHLEHEM ALUMNI OPEN HOUSE

Are you an alumnus of Bethlehem Lutheran School, 3705 S. Anthony Blvd.? Come to the Bethlehem alumni open house 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 12. Bring photos, films or other memorabilia to share. Former teachers, students, members and the public are invited to see the photos, displays and videos.

Enjoy refreshments, recall memories and rekindle friendships. Those interested in helping may call Sharon at 452-6846. The website is http://www.bethlehemschool.org.

ALBANY LOINS CLUB HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL

The annual Albany lions club Halloween festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 25th. The festivities begin at 1pm in Albany park with games for kids and young adults. There will be a hog roast at the American Legion and chili supper at the Albany Fire Station. Finally, The parade starts at 6:00pm and prizes will awarded for best costumes, floats and vehicles in several categories. For more information please call 1-765-789-6015.

SAVE THE DATE: CADETS IN CADENCE-BUILDING BRIDGES, CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

On Friday November 7th and Saturday November 8th the Concordia Lutheran High School Cadets will be hosting a fundraiser dinner/auction. The auction preview will be on Friday November 7th and the fundraiser dinner auction will be Saturday, November 8th. For more information please call 260-483-1102.

KING'S COURT BASKETBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION

Clear Day

Registrations are being taken at Brookside Church for the King’s Court Basketball League for boys and girls grades K-5. King’s Court begins on January 6 and runs for 9 weeks. Brookside Church is located at  Evard Road in northeast Fort Wayne at the corner of Maplecrest and Evard Roads. For more information, or to register, go to www.brookside.org or call the church office at 485-9665.


BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR PROGRAM-2014

This season, holiday shoppers in Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.

The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with Adult Protective Services, Homebound Meals, Aging and In-home services, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones.

An estimated 27 percent of people 65 and older (10.8 million people) are widowed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, the Administration on Aging reports about 28 percent (11.8 million) non-institutionalized people 65 and older live alone.

Walgreens retailers participating in Be a Santa to a Senior will display Christmas trees from Nov. 2 to Dec. 13 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be located at Fort Wayne area Walgreens locations. The local Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers from its staff, senior-care business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.

Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Jim Sullivan, owner at the local Home Instead Senior Care office. “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra to say thank you to these community members.”

For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 260-485-2424.


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