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People and places

Grant given

The Delta Dental Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to McMillen Center for Health Education for the Brush! Project, which addresses the prevention of dental decay in preschoolers.

Awards/recognition

The Indiana-Ohio Region of American Red Cross Blood Services honored the following:

Allen County Leonard Harlan, outstanding blood donor award; Nelson Global Products Inc., River City Harley Davidson, ChromaSource and Zanesville United Brethren Church, first-time sponsor award; St. Joseph Catholic Church – Hessen Cassel and Sweetwater, Faithful Friends Award; Sirva, Creative Genius Award; BAE Systems, Growing By Leaps and Bounds Award; Swiss Re and Woodburn Diamond Die, Lifesaver Award; Gina Loomis of Fort Wayne, outstanding volunteer service award; American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana, Parkview Hospital and IPFW, partnership award.

Adams County American Red Cross of Adams and Huntington counties, partnership award.

Defiance County, Ohio Beverly Schmunk, outstanding blood donor award; and Fraternal Order of Eagles Defiance No. 372 and Papa John’s Pizza, Faithful Friends Award.

Huntington County Evangelical United Methodist Church, SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Faithful Friends Award; Our Sunday Visitor, Growing By Leaps and Bounds Award; Vera Bradley, Creative Genius Award; Parkview Huntington Hospital and Huntington North High School, partnership award.

Noble County Group Dekko, first-time sponsor award; Parkview Noble Hospital, Faithful Friends Award; Lutheran Life Villages, Lifesaver Award; and Judy Butler and Marietta Hite, both of Kendallville, outstanding volunteer service award.

Steuben County Angola ATA Black Belt Academy, first time sponsor award; American Legion Post 423 and St. Anthony Catholic Church, Faithful Friends Award; Angola High School, Fremont High School and Hamilton High School, Growing By Leaps and Bounds Award; Cameron Memorial Community Hospital and Sonlight Community Church, Lifesaver Award; and Bob Neuman of Angola, outstanding volunteer service award.

Van Wert County, Ohio United Way of Van Wert County, Creative Genius Award; and American Red Cross of Van Wert County and Central Mutual Insurance, partnership award.

Wabash County Meredith Speicher, outstanding blood donor award; Brandt’s Harley Davidson and Lincolnville United Methodist Church, first time sponsor award; Urbana Community Center, Creative Genius Award; First United Methodist Church Wabash, Growing By Leaps and Bounds Award; Manchester Elementary School and Wabash County YMCA, Lifesaver Award; and American Red Cross of North Central Indiana, partnership award.

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