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Read grant awarded

Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana was awarded a Big Read grant from Arts Midwest and the National Endowment of the Arts. Easter Seals will partner with the Allen County Public Library, Ivy Tech Community College, the Jesters of the University of Saint Francis and Fort Wayne Cinema Center. The book “The Call of the Wild” has been chosen for the project, and residents can sign up and receive a free copy of the book, audio CD or an adaptive readers guide. There will be activities with the project, including weekly reading classes from October to May, visual arts display, a multimedia performance and community discussions. The first one will be at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza. For information, call 745-3107 or email Allison Ballard at allis2b@yahoo. com.

Outstanding seniors

Home Instead Inc. is seeking nominations for its Salute to Senior program. Nominees should be 65 and older and give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service. Deadline for nominations is March 1. For information or to nominate, go to