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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:00 am


Fort Wayne/Allen County

Fort4Fitness lands executive director

Satin Lemon has been named executive director of Fort4Fitness.

She is a lifelong resident of the Fort Wayne area and earned her bachelor's degree from IPFW. She spent the last 16 years at First Federal Savings Bank, most recently as marketing director.

Fort4Fitness, founded in 2007, each year offers three of the largest fitness events in Fort Wayne: the Spring Cycle, with this year's seventh annual ride will be May 19; the Fall Festival, with this year 11th annual races Sept. 28-29; and the Fantasy of Lights, with the third annual show Nov. 17-18.

Shepherd's House seeks volunteers

Friends of Shepherd's House will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shepherd's House, 519 Tennessee Ave., to recruit volunteers for summer fundraising events.

The advocacy organization has raised roughly $270,000 for Shepherd's House, a transitional shelter for homeless military veterans. The group formed after the shelter temporarily lost federal funding, its main source of revenue, for fiscal 2018.

The Saturday meeting “gives community members a chance to help make a difference for local veterans in need by volunteering their time and talents at our fundraising events,” organization spokesman Alex Wulpi said in a news release.

Friends of Shepherd's House said it will post details and updates of its activities on its Facebook events page.

Academy Day deadline Friday

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks has extended the RSVP deadline to noon Friday for his Service Academy Day, which will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Air National Guard base at 3005 Ferguson Road in Fort Wayne.

Students and guests must RSVP to Tinisha Weigelt at with their names, driver's license numbers and states of issuance, and dates of birth.

On Saturday, doors will open at 10 a.m., and representatives of the five U.S. service academies will be available at the event to answer questions.  

– Journal Gazette