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People And Places

Giving back

Avalon Village in Ligonier is collecting nonperishable food and personal care items from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 to be donated to the West Noble Food Bank, Wolf Lake Food Bank and Albion Food Bank.

Mission Point Community Church, Grace College and Owen’s Supermarket in Winona Lake will have its annual “Super Market Sweep: Give ’Till You Drop” event Wednesday. Food purchased and donated that day will go to Combined Community Services, Our Father’s House and the Salvation Army. Baby formula and diapers will be given to Heartline Pregnancy Center.

•Those interested in volunteering for hospice can attend the “Introduction to Hospice Volunteering” from 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 25 at Parkview Home Health and Hospice Office, 1900 Carew St., Suite 6. Training will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 9 and 16. To register, email or call 373-9896.

•The St. Francis of Assisi Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Angola is accepting donations of Christmas trees, decorations or money to purchase trees. In addition, applications are being accepted to receive a tree. Call 260-624-3577 for information.

•The Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club donated $500 to Presby Preschool for the purchase of a new iPad.

•The J Cox Family Foundation donated $53,000 among Charis House, Community Harvest Food Bank, Vincent Village, A Hope Center, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Allen County Christmas Bureau.


•The Embassy Theatre Foundation named Joann Nixon as volunteer of the year and awarded Tom Noll the Dale R. McNeal Award for their volunteer service at the Embassy Theatre.

•The NAACP Fort Wayne-Allen County branch and the Youth Council received a state branch award at the Indiana NAACP State Conference and Convention on Oct. 26. In addition, Kierra Curry received the largest of seven AT&T college scholarships.

Michelle Crone, a Wells Fargo business banking administration manager for the Indiana/Ohio Northwest Business Banking District, received a $1,000 volunteer service award for her work with the Huntington County Habitat for Humanity.

Board named

•The John Chapman Kiwanis Club named the following new members: Barbara Gibson, Matt Schiffli, Diane Lassus and Christopher Straley.

•The Embassy Theatre Foundation elected the following board members: Sister M. Elise Kriss, Kimberly Amick, Suzanne Ehinger, Christopher Guerin, Jill Perillo, Bradley Sturges, Pone Vongphachanh, Jeremy Senk, Carson Boxberger and Richard Maples. Officers elected are Marla Peters, president; Chris Gomez, vice president; Maples, treasurer; and Tom Barfell, secretary.

Early Childhood Alliance named Kevin Carey and Ben Michael to its board.