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People and places


NeighborLink Fort Wayne is asking residents who are physically or financially unable to rake their yard of leaves to post their project on its website,, or call 260-710-7611, for help. The organization is seeking volunteers to help with these projects by checking the website, calling or by helping neighbors in need.

Holiday Houses for Habitat is seeking volunteers to assist in setting up displays, greeting people and gift wrapping during the display from Nov. 29 to Dec. 24 at Glenbrook Square. A volunteer training session will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20. To volunteer, call 422-4828.

Giving back

Windsong Pictures’ annual food drive will be through Dec. 10 and is accepting donations of nonperishable food items and money for Miss Virginia’s Mission House and St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen Christmas Food Box Program. Items can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St., or items can be picked up by calling 260-348-5510.

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s “A Reason to Taste” raised nearly $60,000 for the Ivy Tech Foundation for scholarships.

100+ Women Who Care, a new nonprofit advocacy group in Fort Wayne, donated $100,000 to Birchwood, formerly A Day Away Adult Daycare, which provides a haven for adults living with dementia and a respite for their caregivers.

St. Anthony’s Altar and Rosary Society gave $5,000 to the Franciscan Missions. The money was raised through its rummage sale and will be used to assist an orphanage and school in Zambia.


Kaelin Brock of Ossian will compete for the title of Miss Indiana Teen USA today and Sunday in Indianapolis.

Todd Fleetwood, former board president of Community Action of Northeast Indiana, was awarded the Carl D. Rolfsen Stewardship Award by the Foellinger Foundation. The award brings a $15,000 grant to CANI for operating support and a $10,000 grant for board governance training.