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People and places

Giving back

The Garrison Group donated $4,000 to the Rescue Mission to help fight homelessness.

Ride with Faith in Columbia City received a new horse trailer from Shipshewana Trailer Sales. The trailer will be used to transport horses to events and veterinarian appointments.

•The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne received $500,000 from the AWS Foundation to help in building a YMCA in Wells County that will be a fully accessible facility.

•More than $8,000 and 21,000 pounds of food was collected from the local community by the C ommunity Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana for Oklahoma City tornado relief efforts.

Carson’s store in Glenbrook Square donated $5,609 each to Turnstone, Arts United for Greater Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Trails from its grand-opening sales on Sept. 10.

•The Fort Wayne Healthy Cities Health Fair and Veterans’ Stand Down has launched its coat drive. The goal is to collect more than 1,000 adult new and gently used coats in sizes from small to 5X. Coats can be dropped off by Oct. 25 at these locations: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza; Fort Wayne Radiology, 3707 New Vision Drive; Graybar Electric Co., 5425 Distribution Drive; Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, 413 E. Jefferson Blvd.; Open View MRI, 10202 A Coldwater Road; Wayne Township Trustee’s Office, 320 E. Superior St.; and any Fort Wayne Starbucks location. The fair is Nov. 1.

•The Moonshine Cowboys riding club raised $3,500 for the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Network during its August fundraiser.

Awards/recognition

•Malik Davis of Fort Wayne won second place in the national Art Institutes 2013 Passion for Fashion Scholarship high school competition. Davis won a $5,000 tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school.

Ashton Bruce of Leo-Cedarville received a $500 scholarship from the Royal Neighbors Foundation.

Add to scarf

Local knitters and crocheters are being sought to help contribute to the record-length scarf brought to Fort Wayne by Parkview Health and Francine’s Friends. New pieces for the scarf, which is 1.14 miles in length, will be measured and counted to add to the overall length. The goal is to reach 2 miles by Oct. 31, as October is breast cancer awareness month. The new pieces will then be knitted into blankets for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, call 373-7206.

Reunion

Heritage High School class of 1973 will have its reunion Oct. 26 at 469 Sports and Spirits, 1324 Minnich Road in New Haven. For more information, contact Chet Proegler at chetproegler@aol.com or call 432-9899.

Board named

Project Reads has announced the following board officers and members: Debbie Branfield, president; Shawn Sollenberger, treasurer; Rebekah Thomas, secretary; Philip Downs; John Ferenczy; Wayne Hall; Marilyn Hissong; Adrienne Romary; Mary Arnold Schwartz; Gloria Shamanoff; JP Spagnolo; Karyn Tomkinson; Tim White; and Nicole King.

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