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People and places

Giving back

•Ameriprise Financial is seeking donations of nonperishable food items through Nov. 16. The items can be dropped off at 5750 Coventry Lane, Suite 110, and will be donated to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana.

Spiece Fitness in Fort Wayne is participating in the Spinning Nation’s annual charity event today. Proceeds from the event will go to Ride 2 Recovery, which provides mental and physical rehabilitation of men and women in the armed forces. To participate, register at SpinningNation.org.

Star 88.3 is hosting its annual Adoption Celebration, which celebrates children who have been adopted and families who were able to adopt, from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Road. The event is free and includes live music and activities.

Fort Wayne Snow Removal Corp. will offer the “Snow Shoveling for Seniors” program in Fort Wayne and Allen County. To nominate a senior for the program, email shoveling4seniors@fortwaynesnow.com or go to FortWayneSnow.com.

Group Dekko donated money to the Garrett Police Department for a police dog for drug enforcement.

Awards/recognition

YWCA Northeast Indiana announced the 2012 Hope Awards winners: Jenny Bennet, Kerry Mills, Craig Bard and Sarah Cearns, Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention; Beth Stevens, Women’s Economic Empowerment; Michelle Ditton, Child Advocacy; and Hannah Davis, Junior Hope Award.

Alayna Ryan of Antwerp, Ohio, won the 2013 National Poison Prevention Week poster contest presented by the Poison Prevention Week Council.

•The American Heart Association recognized DeKalb Health in Auburn, General Electric – Fort Wayne Motors, IPFW and Schneider Electric in Huntington as Fit-Friendly Companies.

Jennifer Lapsley, a licensed practical nurse at Coventry Meadows, was awarded a scholarship by the family of John Miles, a patient she cared for at the facility.

Nominations sought

The Tapestry: A Day for You, a program dedicated to female role models, is accepting nominations for its Dedication Award through Nov. 15. The award will be announced at the event breakfast on April 26.

Nomination forms are available at www.ipfw.edu/tapestry.

Reunion

Norwell High School class of 2002 will have its reunion 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Expectations Event Center, 193 E. Morse St., Markle. The cost is $25. For information, email nhsclass2002reunion@hotmail.com.

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