The Journal Gazette
Saturday, November 02, 2019 1:00 am


Cheerleaders in Macy's parade

Huntington North High School varsity cheerleaders Lauryne Pearson, Arianna Betterly and Dylinn Hertel have been chosen by Spirit of America to cheer in the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving parade in New York City. The students are the only high school cheerleaders selected from Indiana. The girls decided to audition for a chance to be in the Nov. 28 parade after the three made “All American” cheerleaders this summer but will be unable to attend the New Year's Day Parade in London. After auditioning for Spirit of America, the cheerleaders were selected to be a part of the 500-person cheerleading team which will perform along the parade route.

Pet event

Allen County SPCA will have a Howl-O-Ween event for pets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne, 502 Coliseum Blvd. W. Owners are encouraged to dress pets in costumes and bring them for trick-or-treating.

Giving back

• The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum was awarded a $6,600 grant from AWS Foundation to be used to develop programming to increase accessibility for people with special needs at the museum. The museum will have Access Days, which will offer sensory-friendly programming, on Dec. 12 and Feb. 22.

• Volunteer Center will conduct its Coats for Kids campaign beginning Nov. 9. New or gently-used winter coats (children's size 7 and up to adult sizes) will be collected at locations that include Peerless Cleaners, Kroger, YMCA, Adams Radio Group and Parkview Ortho Hospital. Collections will continue through Dec. 1. In addition donations will be accepted to help purchase coats, hats, scarfs and mittens at


Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana presented its “Communities for a Lifetime – Awards of Excellence” to Larry Weigand, Rosalynn Carter Institute of Caregiving, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and Dr. Malaz Boustani.

Board chosen

Allen County 4-H Clubs elected the following to its board of directors: Jennifer Fletcher, Mari Huelsenbeck, Betsy Johnson and Renee Spieth. Alan Burton was elected as youth director and Sarah Berning was appointed 4-H volunteer representative. In addition, outgoing board members Kurt VanHorn, Annette Buchanan, Ashley Stoner, Chris Turpchinoff, Aric Bradtmueller and Marijane Crowe were honored.

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