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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:00 am


Giving back

• The National Association of Letter Carriers will have its annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive in Fort Wayne today. Residents can leave their donation of nonperishable food items next to their mailbox before mail delivery and letter carriers will collect it. The food will be donated to Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's food bank to distribute to its 25 food pantries.

• Community Harvest Food Bank received $5,000 from Subway and $486 from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

• Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the following grants: $15,000, Kosciusko Literacy Services in Warsaw; $15,000, Learn More Center in North Manchester; $2,000, Rome City Elementary School in Rome City; $13,000, The Literacy Alliance in Fort Wayne; and $3,000, Wabash County YMCA in Wabash.

• The United Way of Noble County is seeking volunteers for its Day of Caring on June 21. Projects are also being accepted. For more information or to volunteer, email or go to

• The Fort Wayne Branch of the AAUW Trust awarded the following grants: Mentoring Moms, $2,000; DeKalb High School English department, $800; Purdue University Fort Wayne Doermer School of Business, $750; and AAUW Fort Wayne branch, $3,000.

• Indiana Humanities awarded a $1,900 grant to Science Central for its Apollo 11 exhibition and speaker; $1,680 to Grace College in Winona Lake for its project to improve accessibility at the Billy and Helen Sunday home; and $2,500 to the Markle Historical Society to conduct student programs at the Markle Log Home.


• Fort Wayne-Elkhart Insanity won the L5 International Open Small Coed Division at the 2019 World Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN at Disney World.

• Abigail Kloer, a 7-year-old first grader in Fort Wayne, won Junior Miss Queen of Charities at the Salvation Army Queen of Charities Pageant, raising $5,129 for the charity.

• Brett Molitor, president of Hysterium Haunted Asylum in Fort Wayne, was elected president of the Haunted Attraction Association.

Boards chosen

• The League for the Blind & Disabled announced its new board of directors: Alan Grinsfelder, chairman; Robert W. Lee, vice-chairman; Shannon Johnson, secretary; Lana Keesling, treasurer; and members, Fred Eckart, Ron Duchovic, James Ezell, Susan B. Eisenhauer, Kamontee Grayson, Charles Hatten, Verleaish Jones, Lon Leech, Lisa Poole and Nikki Quintana.

• Just Neighbors announced new board members Kelli Austin and Alexandra Fretz.