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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:01 am

Funds for walk

Verizon Wireless donated $7,500 to support the Women's Bureau Walk a Mile in Her Shoes this fall at Headwaters Park.

Memorial Day tribute

“A Tribute to Those Who Serve,” an event to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day, takes place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25 at Parkview Regional Medical Center's family park, near Interstate 69 and Dupont Road.

Group gets funds

Shindigz raised more than $1,900 for Whitley County B.A.B.E., which helps pregnant women and their infants.

Bank gives funds to facility

1st Source Bank has donated $25,000 to Erin's House for Grieving Children toward the organization's construction of a new facility.

Volunteer program

Purdue University Master Gardener volunteer program is accepting applications for the fall 2013 program. Program fee is $125. Call the Allen County Purdue Cooperative Extension office at 481-6826 (Option 3) or visit www.extension.purdue.edu/allen. Click on Home Yard and Garden Volunteer Opportunities.

Donations benefit Kosovo dancers

Huntington University senior and former dancer Joy Hersey taught two classes for girls ages 7-11 in Pristina, Kosovo. Fort Wayne Ballet donated 50 leotards, 40 pairs of shoes, skirts and ballet posters. The trip was part of Hersey's PRIME internship through the university.

Vote for senior volunteer

The Salute to Senior Service program has opened voting for Indiana's outstanding senior volunteer. Voting takes place through April 30 at www.salutetoseniorservice.com. Home Instead will donate $500 to a nonprofit organization selected by each state winner and state winners' stories will be posted on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame. The national winner's nonprofit charity of choice will receive $5,000.

Anti-violence vigil

IPFW will host “Take Back the Night” 6:30-9 p.m. today outside the Liberal Arts Building, 2101 Coliseum Blvd. E. The event is free and open to the public. Survivors of sexual assault will speak, and there will be a candlelight vigial and a half-mile walk around campus.

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