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People and Places

Giving back

•The Rotary Club of Fort Wayne installed two Little Free Libraries at St. Joseph Township Park, 6033 Maplecrest Road, and at Bluffton Indiana National Guard Armory, 500 E. Spring St., in Bluffton. Brian Acuzio Dawkins, a member of Boy Scout Troop 43, built and donated five libraries as part of his Eagle Scout project.

•The Northeast Division of the Indiana Chapter of the March of Dimes is making a $1,100 contribution to community organizations for infant health. Awards given this year included Healthier Moms and Babies, Lutheran Social Services and Children First.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems in Huntington has pledged $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington to be donated in $10,000 installments for the next five years.

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana received $5,000 from Ameriprise Financial to support Feeding Seniors Hunger-Relief Initiative.

IAB Financial Bank raised $4,891 for the American Cancer Society by participating in the Huntington County Relay for Life. The bank had the top fundraising team for the event. Employee Maxine Ptak was the top fundraiser for individuals, raising $1,010.


Green Leaf and Indiana 4-H Youth Development awarded Erin Ryan of Fort Wayne the Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner in Allen County.


Homestead High School Class of 1974 will have its reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. today at The Plex South on Engle Road. Cost is $20 a person and includes dinner. The classes of 1972, 1973 and 1975 are also invited. To register or for more information, contact Anita Bassett DeSelm at homesteadhigh

•The Central High School Class of 1954 will have its reunion Sept. 20 at Don Hall’s Guest House on Washington Center Road. Registration begins at 5 p.m. For more information, call Margaret (Bolen) Williams at 471-0149 or Arlene (Dodane) Curtis at 749-9780.

Volunteers needed

Visiting Nurse, a nonprofit hospice and palliative care provider, is seeking volunteers to assist in a variety of roles, including assisting in Hospice Home. If interested, call Ann Blue at 435-3222, email or go to