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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:01 am
The English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation has awarded Allen County Education Partnership a $60,000 grant to support the agency's early literacy program, Project READS.Community Action of Northeast Indiana Head Start is accepting enrollments for the fall. CANI Head Start serves children ages 3 to 5, and their families in Allen, Noble, and Whitley counties. Download applications at www.canihelp.org, or call 420-2833 or 1-800-589-3506.Riley Children's Foundation, the fund raising organization supporting Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, has granted monies to family-focused initiatives in Northeast Indiana: Kate's Kart, $3,000; Euell A. Wilson Center, $2,500; and Oak Hill Farm, $2,500. Lutheran Social Services of Indiana received a $15,000 grant in support of its Financial Literacy Program from the English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation. In the last year, LSSI provided more than 1,600 financial-literacy lessons. Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana announced it is a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program which provides free and reduced-price meals at no separate charge to those who qualify. Meals are offered at these times at these sites: 4-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Boys & Girls Club, 2609 Fairfield Ave.; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Brook Mill Boys & Girls Club, 2957 Millbrook Drive; 4-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at McCormick Boys & Girls Club, 3005 McCormick St.; 4-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Fellowship Boys & Girls Club, 2536 E. Tillman Road; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St.; 4-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St.; 5-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at Jennings Recreation Center, 1330 McCullock St.; 4-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Jennings-Cooper Community Center, 2300 Clinton St.; and 4-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Euell A. Wilson Center, 1512 Oxford St.The third annual Busse-Fabini Cougar Classic, a University of Saint Francis golf outing, raised more than $75,000 for student-athlete scholarships. Community Action of Northeast Indiana announced it is a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program which provides free and reduced-price meals at no separate charge to those in the Head Start preschool program. Meals are offered at these sites: Hanna-Creighton, 2107 S. Hanna St.; East Wayne Street Center, 825 Francis St.; Salvation Army, 2901 N. Clinton St.; Temple Achduth Vesholom, 5200 Old Mill Road; St. Henry's, 3029 E. Paulding Road.; Lutheran Life Villages, 351 N. Allen Chapel Road, Kendallville; United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Road, Ligonier; Columbia City Head Start, 1340 Governor's Road, Columbia City.Noble County Relay for Life received $37,000 at this year's event. The Llama Lovers Critter Haven 4-H Club was recognized recently as the Outstanding 4-H Club for 2014 at the 4-H awards ceremony held during the Allen County Fair. They were selected from more than 30 different 4-H Clubs in Allen County.

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