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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.
KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Kendallville Public Library has a multitude of events coming up within the next few months. Including but not limited too: Healthcare Reform Update,Tablet & eReader Petting Zoo, LEGO Club, Building Project Open House, Tutorial on Ancestry and Heritage Quest, Library Editions, Preschool Storytime: Bears, Trick or Treat Mugging, Special FX Make Up by McAfee and much more. For more information on times and dates please go to www.kendallvillelibrary.org/.
BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR-CHRISTMAS EVENT!!
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.
ROME CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOLIDAY HOUSE WALK
The Rome City Chamber of Commerce Holiday House Walk is November 16th from 10AM-3PM. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased in advance at the Specialty House, Limberlost Public Library, and the town hall in Rome City or at the door of each home the day of the walk. There will be an Artisans’ Market at the town hall also from 9AM-3PM, and craft fairs at the United Methodist Church and the Orange Twp Fire Hall. Featured homes on Sylvan Lake are Tony & Tracey Freiburger, 1498 North Shore Dr, and Jack & Martha Evans, 501 Lions Dr, on Steinbarger Lake, Dave & Cindy Wick, 781 E Willow Lane & in Rome City Dawn O’Connor & Holly Goneau, 198 Weston.
24TH ANNUAL WAWASEE MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO HOLIDAY BAZAAR
On Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. At 9850 North State Road 13 in Syracuse, IN 46567. The cafeteria services are available from 6am – 2pm serving breakfast & lunch items. All proceeds go to the Wawasee Middle School for the students and teachers for much needed items.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- LAKEWOOD PARK BAPTIST CHURCH
On December 12th and 13th at 7pm and December 14th and 15th at 3pm and 7pm the Lakewood Park Baptist Church will be having their 26th Anniversary FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS extravaganza. The dramatic musical "The Journey" features music, drama, comedy and over 40,000 computerized lights. For ticket information contact: Lakewood Park Ministries 5555 CR 29, Auburn, IN 46706 or call 260-925-2006.
BROOKSIDE CHURCH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
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 7 and runs for 10 weeks. Brookside Church is located at 6102 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.