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Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:42 am

Erin’s House announces board

Erin's House for Grieving Children announced its 2014 board of directors and executive officers: Steve Brody, president; Edmond O'Neal, board governance vice president; Tim Miller, strategic planning vice president; Mike Ziembo, finance vice president; Wendy Rowland, secretary. Board members are Terri Bellio, Joe Doust, Carole Fuller, Brian Hamil and Mark VanderHagen.

Returning board members include Tina Bennett, Charles Cammack, Lili Carroll, Jeff Dysert, Tammy Else, Kim Grant, Steve Grill, Paul Jamison, Bob Jesch, Karrie Kitch, Cathy Krouse, Shelly Meyer, Eric Norman, Mike Nutter, Stan Risser, Luke Squires, Jane Wilks and Melani Wilson.

Accepting grant applications

AAUW Trust of the Fort Wayne branch has opened grants ranging from less than $500 to more than $3,000 that are distributed once a year, Jan. 1-Feb. 28. Grant applications are available at or mail PO Box 10993, Fort Wayne, IN 46855.

Garden spaces available

A limited number of raised-bed community garden spaces are available at the Allen County Extension Office display gardens, 4001 Crescent Ave.

Residents who do not have either space or light to grow vegetables where they live are welcome to request a registration form for the 2014 community garden lots by visiting the office or by emailing kemeryr@

There is a $15 fee for the summer plot rental. Call 481-6826, Option 3.

Volunteers needed

Purdue University Master Gardeners are accepting applications for volunteers, who will receive intensive training in horticulture principles.

Training sessions are 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Sept. 3. Program fee is $125. Call 481-6826, Option 3, for more information.

Byron thanks Christmas ‘angels’

Byron Health Center's residents were adopted by many groups, organizations, congregations, businesses, families and individuals who purchased Christmas gifts.

Goodwill Industries, Oak View Elementary School, Summit Consultants, Pathway Community Church, Bear Lake Camp & Ministries, Tower Bank, Covenant United Methodist Church, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, and DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, in particular, adopted a large number of residents.

Help Turnstone win funds

Turnstone's “Do More Than You Think” essay by Erin Arnold is a top-10 national finalist in a contest in which Turnstone could win $100,000. Visit and enter a valid email address. The contest will send an email to the address submitted, and voters will be required to click on the link to confirm email.

Votes will be accepted through March 14. Voters must be 18 years or older. One vote per email address per day will be accepted. The finalist who receives the most votes will win $100,000 for his or her charity.

School to pack meals for kids

Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School plans to pack 80,000 meals for the Kids Against Hunger campaign. Adams, Wells and Allen counties will receive three-fourths of the meals.

The remaining meals will be distributed to Guatemala.

Anyone interested in donating funds to offset the $20,000 needed can make a check payable to Kids Against Hunger and mail to: Zion Evangelical Lutherna Church, Friedheim, Attn: Kids Against Hunger, 10653 N. 550W, Decatur, IN 46733 by April 4.

New logo, website for nonprofit

Allen County Education Partnership announced developments that will allow the agency to carry out its mission more efficiently, share its vision more effectively and ensure a brighter future for Allen County students. The nonprofit is unveiling a new logo and revamped website (

Museum acquires 1936 car

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum announced the donation of a 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan by Kimber J. Heddens of Evansville

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