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People and places

Fundraiser

UAW Local 2209 in Roanoke is having its garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the union hall, 5820 E 900 N. Vendors with homemade crafts will also be there.

Volunteers sought

The March of Dimes is seeking volunteers for its March for Babies event April 26. Volunteer opportunities include checkpoint staff, handing out water and food along the route, finish line staff, registration help and set up and clean up. If interested, call 482-4201.

Awards/recognition

Community Harvest Food Bank announced the winners of its annual Canstruction event. Winners are Central Noble High School, Structural Integrity, Best Use of Labels and Judge’s Favorite; Blackhawk Christian, Most Cans in Structure and Most Cans Collected; Canterbury High School, Best Meal; DeKalb High School, Best Use of Theme; Towles New Tech, second honorable mention; New Haven High School, first honorable mention; and Concordia Lutheran School, People’s Choice. The event collected 80,268 cans of food.

Huntington University Foundation honored the following members for their years of service: Ted Bendall, 50; and Steve Zahn, Bob Straight, Rocky Strickler and Gene Snowden, 25.

•The Babies & Bandits team was named the “Brightest Bulbs in the Fort” at the Fort Wayne Learning Center’s annual Brain Game, a Hollywood-style trivia game. The event’s proceeds benefit the learning center.

•The VA Northern Indiana Health Care System honored the 507 volunteers who help care for veterans during National Volunteer Week. Volunteers include the American Legion Auxiliary, which donated more than $12,000 from its gift shop, and Raytheon in Fort Wayne, which donated $2,300. Raytheon employees purchased flags with the proceeds gong to veterans.

AT&T announced that five employees in Fort Wayne were recipients of a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Local winners are Kara Eaton, Damon Kleinknight, Trisha Van Buskirk and Eugene White, for volunteering more than 100 hours; and Bruce Miller, for volunteering more than 250 hours.

Pet adoption

The Allen County SPCA announced that its cats are now available for adoption at a third Fort Wayne location of PetSmart at 10260 Maysville Road. Adoption fee is $10 for cats and kittens, which have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before adoption.

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