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people and places

Volunteers sought

The Volunteer Center needs volunteers to help sort and pack children’s coats for the Coats for Kids campaign from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14 at Scott’s Food Store, 4120 N. Clinton St. For more information, call 424-3505 or email


Sophia Eager, 9, of Fort Wayne won the plush animal contest for Riley Hospital for Children. The cancer survivor’s drawing became the “Blobby Katy” and is available for purchase through Promise Monsters, in which $5 of the price is donated to Riley Hospital.

Fran Headings, a volunteer for the Northeast Indiana Radio Reading Service for 27 years, was honored by the Central Lions Club. The club also donated $4,000 to the reading service.

Giving back

Frontier Communications employees donated 2,500 pounds of food items to Community Harvest Food Bank.

Fort Wayne Sports Corp. gave $12,000 to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission/Charis House. The money was raised during its “Party in the Park” event.

Kohl’s department stores donated more than $45,000 to Parkview Foundation for its Kohl’s Kids 4 Safety, a car seat safety program.

WaterFurnace International gave $25,000 to the United Service Organization of Indiana, a nonprofit military support group.

•The Paulding Master Gardener program in Paulding County, Ohio, donated $500 for the paving project for the trails around the Black Swamp Nature Center.

Board named

The Allen County 4-H Clubs elected the following to the board: Lisa Didion, Trent Kleine, Sue Schaefer, Kurt VanHorn and Dylan Goetterman. Officers elected for the nonprofit corporation that supports the local 4-H program were Kleine, president; Shawn Parker, vice president; Kim Smith, secretary; and Lee Bradtmueller, treasurer.