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People and places

Anniversary event

The Junior League of Fort Wayne will celebrate more than 70 years of service in the Fort Wayne community by hosting “A Night to Sparkle,” beginning 6:30 p.m. today at the Allen County Courthouse. Tickets for the event, which includes wine, food and music, are $50 and can be bought by calling 387-5592, or at the door.

Parents night out

Hopebridge Pediatric Specialists, 3842 New Vision Drive, will be hosting “Parents’ Night Out” for special needs children from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event offers childcare parents with special needs children. Cost is $10 for first child, and $5 for each additional child. For information, call 855-324-0885 or go to

Giving back

Local Curves locations are conducting a food drive through March 23. Members can donate non-perishable food or cash to support local community food banks, including “Blessings in a Backpack.”

Board elected

Erin’s House for Grieving Children selected the following new board members: Charles Cammack Jr., Jeff Dysert, Steve Grill, Stan Risser and Melani Wilson.

•The Lutheran Foundation announced officers for its board of directors: Nathan Fink, chairman; Andrew Goeglein, vice chairman; Craig Linnemeier, treasurer; and the Rev. Paul Shoemaker, secretary.


St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, along with Parkview Health Systems and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, was awarded the Health Information Technology Award by the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved. The award is for Project Connect, which helps in medical interpretation for area medical providers and their Burmese patients.