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People and places

Giving back

•The Fort Wayne Ski and Snowboarding Club donated $1,865 to Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. The club also donated 124 pounds of food and $100 to Community Harvest Food Bank.

•The IPFW Department of English and Linguistics has organized a “Read to Succeed Book Drive” to benefit students of Washington Elementary School. The project, spearheaded by intern Leah Thompson, seeks donations of gently used or new books for students in preschool through fifth grade through the month of April. Books can be dropped off at Barnes & Noble inside Glenbrook Square or at IPFW in the Liberal Arts Building, rooms 43 and 153. A list of suggested books can be found at

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana is hosting CANstruction 2013 at Glenbrook Square from Friday to April 21. CANstruction has high school students design and construct giant sculptures using donated canned goods and nonperishable food products. The public will be able to cast their votes for the best sculptures with cans of food. At the end, all of the food will be donated to Community Harvest. High schools participating are Bishop Luers, Carroll, North Side, Central Noble, Northrop, New Haven, DeKalb, Leo Junior-Senior, Blackhawk Christian, Concordia Lutheran and Canterbury.

Nominations sought

YWCA Northeast Indiana is seeking nominations for its Peggy Hobbs Award, which honors volunteers in support of the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Women and men living in Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells and Whitley counties are eligible. Nominations are due by April 30 and forms are available at

Low-cost microchips

The Allen County SPCA, through a grant from Petco Foundation, is offering $10 microchips to the public at the Northern Indiana Pet Expo on April 20 and 21 at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Tickets for the expo are $5 adults, $3 for seniors and children, kids younger than 5 are free and $1 for healthy pets.