• Big Brothers Big Sisters' annual Brad Miller Gala, Auction and Golf Outing raised $440,000 for the organization.
• The League for the Blind & Disabled received a $9,000 grant from the Benjamin H. Smyser Foundation to support its Home Health Care Plus program.
• Fort Wayne area McDonald's owners/operators are donating Happy Meal books to Charis House, a home operated by the Fort Wayne Rescue mission for women and children experiencing a homeless crisis.
Set to Thrive
Thrive Noble County's annual personal development series, 5 to Thrive, will begin on Sept. 11. The deadline to register is Thursday. The program offers networking and exploring people and places that help rural communities thrive. For more information or to register, go to www.thrivenoblecounty.org/5-to-Thrive.