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People and places

Alumni matters

•The planning committee for the Monroe School reunion set for June 6, 2011, seeks contact information from those who attended the school. E-mail current address and the years that you attended the school to or mail to Elaine Carlin Brown, 7552 E. 750 S., South Whitley IN 46787.

Awards and elections

Kelly Savage was named the new chairwoman of the Huntington University board of trustees. She is the first woman to serve in that post in the university’s 113-year history. The board also elected Herb Schumm as vice chairman and Nancy Hull as secretary. Larry New, Robin Wright and Molly Deuberry were also elected to the board.

Alan Buck, Greg Byrd, Dan Fink, Dick Gottwald, Tom Janik, Randy Matthias, Gary Peisert, Steve Turnwald and Sid Tuesley were elected to the Coyote Creek Golf Club Inc. board of directors.

Nicole Mudrack, a 4-H member from Fort Wayne, received the 2010 Rabbit Scholarship at the 2010 Indiana 4-H Congress.

Ashley Porter and Sue Ellen Watson, both of Fort Wayne, received Excellence Awards from the Autism Society of America’s Indiana Chapter.

Donations sought

•The Junior League of Fort Wayne is seeking donations of gently used items for its New to You sale, which will

be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the former location of Marshall Field’s in Glenbrook Square. To donate, call 425-3447.

Feeding the hungry

Dr. Steven Ellinwood is sponsoring a food drive to benefit Associated Churches Thanksgiving Food Collection through Nov. 19. Donations can be made at 5725 Maplecrest Road, Suite 1. Donations of three or more items will result in an entry for a $50 Bagel Station gift certificate. For information and times, call 492-2640 or e-mail

Giving back

Applebee’s donated more than $11,000 to the American Heart Association in support of its Go Red For Women campaign.

Health matters

Dr. Steven Ellinwood is having his fourth annual “Candy Buy-Back” from Nov. 2 to 6 at 5725 Maplecrest Road, Suite 1, where $1 will be given for every pound of candy, up to five pounds. Candy will be donated to the 122nd Air National Guard. For information and times, call 492-2640 or e-mail

Volunteer opportunities

•Volunteers and donations are being sought for the ninth annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback tree planting at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at Buckner Park, Foster Park, McMillen Golf Course, Havenhurst Park and Fox Island Park and along Reynolds Street. For information or to register, call 422-3232 or go to

Homebound Meals is looking for drivers to deliver hot noontime meals once a week. Routes take about an hour and a half. Some gas reimbursement is available. For information, call 422-3296.