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122nd to unveil historical art

The 122nd Fighter Wing will unveil two historical paintings by renowned artist and aviator Peter Westacott today as the unit celebrates its annual Family Day.

Westacott is a highly acclaimed and internationally known artist, a member of the prestigious U.S. Air Force Art Program and pilot whose aviation career has spanned more than 40 years.

Westacott will be a special guest at today’s event, and the unveiling of the paintings will serve as the kickoff to Family Day, which honors the families of airmen for the sacrifices they have made while their loved ones serve.

Food bank gets refrigerated truck

A $75,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation will allow Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana to buy a 53-foot refrigerated semi and trailer.

The food bank will use the semi to move fresh produce and food to hungry families in the region. The truck will be delivered Monday.

“This one truck will help us collect and deliver food far more efficiently,” said Jane Avery, executive director of the food bank. “Our old box truck could handle only 12 pallets of food, but the new refrigerated truck has the capacity to move 52 pallets.”

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