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Briefs: Come and Get It items, anti-poverty benefit

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Come get free items

Come and Get It connects people who have things to give away with people who want the items. No live animals, please. The first person to call can come and get the item. This week's list:

Baldwin digital piano and bench: Looks like new. Does not work. Needs battery, fuse or circuit board. Contact DJD, 436-8887.

Blitz fogger: 1960's Blitz fog “Rover” with some insecticide and instructions for outside bug control. Contact CSS, 410 6448.

Bug and weed killer: 20-plus bottles of lawn/garden/insect control. Saturday or Sunday pick-up. Contact CSS, 410 6448.

Wood fencing: About 20 sections, 4-foot-wide, 5-foot-tall. Contact MK, 456-9411.

To list an item, go to www.news-sentinel.com. Click on the link for Features; then, in Online Specials, click on the link for Come and Get It.

Describe your item and list your name and phone number. Only the description of the item and your phone number will appear. We can't accept items by phone or regular mail.

If no one calls to get your item, enter it on our website again.

Fall Foliage Photo Contest

Share the beauty of a fall scene — and win a $50 gift card, too — by entering our Fall Foliage Photo Contest.

Photos should be taken between now and the entry deadline of midnight Nov. 7. Enter only one photo per person. We'll select a winner based on a photo's clarity, composition and overall appeal. No altered photographs. The winner will receive a $50 Jefferson Pointe mall gift card.

We'll publish a selection of photos in the newspaper in mid-November and as many photos as we can on our website.

Here's how to enter:

•Web: Go to www.news-sentinel.com. In the left-hand list of links, scroll down to “Photos” and click on “Submit photos.” Then follow the instructions. In the caption, write “Fall Foliage Photo Contest.”

•Mail: Send to Fall Foliage Photo Contest, C/O Features, The News-Sentinel, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Include your name, daytime phone number and description of the scene in the photo. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want the photo returned.

Questions? Call 461-8347.

Anti-poverty benefit

A fundraiser to benefit anti-poverty programs at Inter-Faith Hospitality Network takes place after the 10 a.m. Sunday service at Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St.

“Empty Bowls” is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Cost is $10 for a bowl of homemade soup, bread and beverage. Local potters donated handcrafted bowls, which also can be purchased at the event.

Portraits of Pride

Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana's Portraits of Pride scene this year is the “Bass Mansion” on the campus of the University of Saint Francis.

Easter Seals Arc offers Bass Mansion holiday cards individually or in a 12-pack. Prints are available, as well as sweatshirts.

New this year is the “resurrection” of past holiday cards created by Julia Meek in the 2012 Portraits of Pride Keepsake Calendar.

These products are available at Easter Seals Arc at 4919 Coldwater Road, Anne's Hallmark Stores, Riegel's Pipe & Tobacco at Georgetown and Do it Best Hardware store in Waynedale.

Batteries for smoke alarms

In recognition of this week being national Fire Prevention Week, the Batteries Plus store at 105 W. Washington Center Road will give away 9-volt batteries (used in most smoke alarms) through Saturday. Store staff also will educate customers about smoke alarm and fire safety.

From Oct. 16-31, Batteries Plus will sell 9-volt batteries for $1 each.

Mass for 25th/50th anniversaries

Married couples observing silver and golden wedding anniversaries this year are invited to celebrate their marriages at a special 25th/50th Wedding Anniversary Mass at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St.

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades will preside at the Mass.

Days of caring

Employees from Medical Protective’s headquarters in Fort Wayne will volunteer in the community during company Days of Caring held today and Oct. 20.

On Thursday, about 40 employee volunteers will work from 1 to 5 p.m. assembling new bunk beds and removing old ones at Charis House, 431 Fairmount Place, a company news release said. They also will install landscaping in a recently cleared park. The land for the park was cleared in partnership with local company Lawnscape.

Charis House, a ministry of Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, has 78 beds for serving homeless women and children, the news release said.

On Oct. 20, more than 20 Medical Protective employee will volunteer from 1 to 5pm helping with landscaping at Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, 413 E. Jefferson Blvd. The volunteers also will help set up for the Health Cities Health Fair and Veterans’ Stand Down from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Matthew 25.

Matthew 25 is the area’s only full-time, full-service medical clinic offering medical, dental and vision services at the same location, the news release said.

Medical Protective provides primary medical professional liability coverage and risk solutions for health-care providers around the nation, the news release said. Clients include doctors, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, podiatrists, other healthcare professionals, hospitals and healthcare facilities.