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People and places

Pass the purse

The Allstate Foundation selected the YWCA Northeast Indiana to be a part of its Purple Purse, a national campaign to bring awareness of domestic violence. Ten purple purses will be used to pass along to community members through Oct. 31. Each time a purse is passed and checked in at, the YWCA receives $5 from Allstate. If the purse is passed 1,000 times, the donation will be doubled to $10,000. For information, go to, which also has a virtual purple purse for donations.

Giving back

•The Huntington Bicycle Challenge sponsored by Pathfinder Services, Parkview Home Health Hospice and Human Motor Works raised $8,000 to assist teenagers with developmental disabilities to attend summer camp and quality, end-of-life care for the terminally ill.

Claire Laisure of Fort Wayne received a Kroger Scholars scholarship of $1,000. Her mother, Carol Laisure, works at a Fort Wayne Kroger store.

•The Disorderly Bear Den in Fort Wayne donated 76 teddy bears and 24 Beanie Baby Buddies to Heritage Pointe in Warren for their Alzheimer’s patients.


Former employees of Huntington Laboratories will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Red Eye Bar and Grill, 40 W. Washington St. in Huntington.

Nominations sought

Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 15 for the Tapestry: A Day for You event on April 25. Nominations for area women can be made at