The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 1:00 am


ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne/Allen County

FWCS fruit sale to begin Thursday

Those wanting to support Fort Wayne Community Schools' career education programs can do so by buying fruit at the FWCS Career Academy this week.

The 30th annual fruit sale begins Thursday at the automotive center at Lafayette and Lewis streets.

Hours are Thursday afternoon until 5 p.m.; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday or until all the fruit is sold, according to a news release.

Boxes and baskets of clementines, grapefruit, navel oranges and apples will be available. Prices range from $8 to $40, depending on the package, the release said.

Proceeds support career education programs, including costs for competitions, field trips and guest speakers.

Kids Surviving Cancer party set

The 33rd annual Christmas Party for Kids Surviving Cancer will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd.

North Side students and staff work with Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana to host the party. This year, 24 families with 77 children are expected to attend, according to a news release.

Students and staff look forward to the event every year, said Cassidy DeCook, the teacher sponsor for the event.

“It takes many hours of fundraising, organizing, shopping and wrapping, but the reward of seeing the children and their families having a great time as the party is well worth it,” DeCook said in a statement. “Students who have participated multiple years can't wait to see families they've met in previous years and catch up.”

Mike's to join hunger campaign

All 24 Mike's Carwash locations are teaming Saturday to support six food banks across three states – including Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne – through the Wash Away Hunger campaign.

Mike's will discount its Ultimate Wash on Saturday to $15 and will donate $1 from each of those washes to the local food banks. It will also collect additional donations on-site.

ACRES seeks funds for office rehab

ACRES Land Trust is launching a capital campaign to help build a barn and renovate the home it uses as an office in northwest Allen County.

The investments will help the nonprofit care for its expanding acreage, following a period of 50% growth in the land it owns and protects, ACRES said Monday.

Founded in 1960, ACRES will celebrate 60 years in March.

The ACRES office is in the former home of the late Tom and Jane Dustin, two of its founders.

Renovations will add an accessible entryway and restrooms, create office spaces and strengthen and widen the access lane, allowing for two-way traffic.

– Journal Gazette

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