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Community support

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:01 am

Community baby shower

A Baby's Closet of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County is excited to be the beneficiary of a community-wide baby shower during the month of October. Anyone may drop off baby supplies, such as diapers, wipes, baby wash, teething rings and baby powder, to all Peerless Cleaners and YMCA locations in Allen County. Larger items, such as car seats and cribs, must be dropped off at 602 E. Wayne St.

A celebration day takes place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at DeBrand Fine Chocolates, 10105 Auburn Park Drive. Anyone who drops off a baby item will receive a free piece of chocolate.

Center receives grant

Children's Village, Lutheran Social Services of Indiana's early-learning center in Fort Wayne, received a $5,000 grant from the PNC Foundation's Grow Up Great Initiative.

Board president wins award

Dr. Jack Dyer, president of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne, was awarded the Carl D. Rolfsen Stewardship Award Sept. 27 at Memorial Coliseum. He was among nominees from 30 nonprofits recognized for their board leadership on behalf of local nonprofit organizations.

Leave a legacy

The Embassy Theatre Foundation will again participate in the annual Write a Will/Leave a Legacy event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Half-hour appointments to meet with an attorney to make a simple will may be made by calling Steve Linsenmayer at 424-6287, Ext. 240. The service is free as long as your will contains at least one charitable donation to any organization.

Assisting the Embassy this year are attorneys Stacey Sommers of Beers Mallers Backs & Salin and Jane Gerardot of Boeglin, Troyer and Gerardot.

Half-price dog adoptions

October is National Adopt-a-Dog Month and dog adoption fees are half-price for all dogs age 1 and older at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. Visit www.fwacc.org or the shelter at 3020 Hillegas Road. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday; noon-7 p.m. Wednesday; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the first and third Saturday each month.

The normal dog adoption fee of $85 will be reduced to $42.50 because of a special national grant. The fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchip and first combination vaccine. Local vet clinics will donate the first wellness check-up.

Send items to Neighbors/The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne IN 46801; fax: 461-8817, attention: Neighbors; email neighbors@news-sentinel. com. Include a contact name and phone number.