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  1. Free Church Open Play!
    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    6:00pm – 9:00pm

    Register a group from your church and introduce them to the exciting sport of Extreme Archery!

    Junior & Senior High • Builds Self Esteem • Bully-Free Zone • Safe Environment • No Athletic Experience Needed

    Register online at:
    𝘚𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘞𝘢𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳(𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦) 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

    (260) 587 – 4500
    Global Archery
    101 Archery Way
    Ashley, IN 46705

  2. MADD Indiana – Annual Victim Tribute
    June 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    MADD Indiana would like to cordially invite you to our Annual Victim Tribute Event. We are so pleased to be able to have our 2021 Victim Tribute Event IN-PERSON!! In order to do so we will need you to register ahead and abide by our safety precautions at the event.

    This event is so important to MADD Indiana. It is our way of being able to honor the victims that have been taken too soon and the survivors that have been left with injuries and pain due to Drunk or Drugged Driving and Underage Drinking. This is also an opportunity for the families to gather together to spread love, share stories and to pay tribute to those they have lost.

    All are invited to attend. We will have speakers, a video montage and opportunities for victims to share a poem or short story on behalf of their loved ones.

    REGISTER TODAY : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/151833683635

  3. Friday May 14th Indiana Run For The Fallen will begin their 140 mile run from Ft Wayne to Indianapolis, Honoring and Remembering
    over 500 Indiana Service Members who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country during the war on terror. The group will gather at the Ft Wayne
    Coliseum at 7:30 Friday morning where Ft Councilman Jason Arp will greet them and say a few words before the runners embark
    on day 1, Ft Wayne to Portland, 52 miles. In Portland, at Freedom Park the runners and the community will Present an Honor
    and Sacrifice Flag to Jay County Sheriff Deputy Paul Prater’s daughter. Deputy Prater was killed in the line of duty January
    4, 1983, while on a traffic stop he was struck by another auto passing too closely. The runners will leave Portland on
    Saturday morning at 7:00 and begin a 58 mile run to Anderson, then on Sunday the leave Anderson and run to downtown
    Indianapolis (30 miles) finishing their run at the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza.

    Each mile of the Run is dedicated to an IN Hero and at every stop the Core Run Team will stop present an American Flag and
    an Honor and Remember Flag to a waiting family member, friend and/or comrade of the fallen. The intent is to create a 140
    mile long memorial trail through Indiana.

    DAY 1: Fort Wayne thru Decatur, Berne, Geneva, Bryant and ending in Portland
    DAY 2: Portland, thru Redkey, Albany, Muncie, Yorkton, Daleville, Chesterfield, and finishing in Anderson
    DAY 3: Anderson, thru Pendleton, Ingals, Fortville, McCordsville, Lawrence and finishing in Indianapolis

    For questions please contact me at 260-251-8860. Hope to see you in Fort Wayne,

    Donald C. Gillespie, INRFTF Runner’s Coordinator

  4. 33rd Annual Weigand Construction Duck Race to Benefit SCAN
    When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021
    Where: Promenade Park, 202 W Superior St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
    Website: http://www.scanduckrace.org
    Contact: mwilliams@scaninc.org
    Admission: Free
    Join us for the 33rd Annual Weigand Construction Duck Race to Benefit SCAN. This one-of-a-kind, family-friendly event is a sight to see! For the very first time, we will host this event at Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne. We plan to drop 20,000 plastic ducks into St. Mary’s River and see who wins our $5,000 top prize as well as many other fantastic options. Each duck purchased represents another child being protected by abuse and neglect in our community. Our goal is to raise $225,000 to protect children and prepare parents. Go to scanduckrace.org to purchase tickets!

    Duck Ticket Prices
    1 for $5
    5 for $20
    10 for $40
    15 for $60
    30 for $100
    65 for $200
    100 for $300

    1st Place: Chance of $1,000,000 cash prize paid as 40 year annuity, plus… $5,000 courtesy of Weigand Construction
    2nd Place: $1,000 courtesy of The Temple Family– In Honor of Wayne Temple
    3rd Place: $500 courtesy of Cabinet Concepts
    4th Place: $500 courtesy of The Fox Family
    5th Place: $250 courtesy of The Friendly Fox

  5. Family Fun Night, hosted by Our Children Our Future, Allen County System of Care
    May 20, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm at
    The Summit, 1025 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807

    Join us for a drive-thru Family Fun Night! Although the event will look a little different this year we still have plenty of giveaways, free food, and a chance to win a number of prizes. Plus, we have a great provider resource guide that you’ll receive.

    We hope to see you there!


  6. Maple Syrup Drive-Thru Sale
    It’s Syrup Season!! To celebrate the maple sugar harvest of 2021 you should take home some syrup. Drive Thru Syrup Sale is March 20, 8-3, March 21, 11-3, at Maple Wood Nature Center, 4550 E. 100 S., LaGrange IN. There is special Two-Day Pricing! There are maple suckers and maple cotton candy and more. Cash, Check, Credit Card. For more details contact Maple Wood Nature Center, 260-463-4022.

  7. 13th Annual Formula for Life 5K run/walk

    Sunday April 18 at 1:00

    University of Saint Francis

    Competitive runners, casual runners, walkers. Family friendly.
    T shirt, light lunch, silent auction
    All proceeds benefit the residential, nutritional, and medical needs of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage.

    $15 – live run on campus, includes T shirt (while they last)
    $13/person for a family of 3 or more
    $15 – virtual run (with T shirt)
    $10 – virtual run (no T shirt)

    To register go to RunReg.com or contact Tyra at GrischkeTK@cougars.sf.edu

  8. A Feel-Good Story (in the making)

    COVID has affected students across the nation. Last August “Good Morning America” told the story of students in Baltimore who were at home studying on the floor, on their beds, and on kitchen tables.

    The thought occurred to members of DreamBuilders and a local church to build free folding desks for students who needed a place to study. One of their members, an engineer, came up with a design and in one weekend (with massive help from community volunteers), they built 118 folding desks.

    Someone at First Missionary Church here in Fort Wayne was watching Good Morning America and asked, “I wonder if this same need is here in Fort Wayne?” Sure enough, with the help of a case manager at Harrison Hill Elementary, a central city school where there are families from 32 countries, 120 students were identified who might need a desk at home.

    With the help of local cabinet makers, church members, students, parents, and community volunteers, everything is set for assembling 120 folding desks for students in the community.

    This begins on Saturday (March 6). Volunteers are still needed. There is no charge for the desks. To volunteer, go to First Missionary Church’s website at https://www.firstmc.org/ministries/desks-for-students/ and fill out the form.


    First Missionary Church
    701 W. Rudisill Blvd.
    Fort Wayne, IN 46807
    (260) 745-4994
    Facebook & Instagram: FirstMCFW


    Los Angeles-based comedian, musician, and U.S. military veteran and advocate Thom Tran comes to Fort Wayne via Zoom March 11 as the keynote speaker for the virtual luncheon of the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council.
    Tran will talk about his experiences and how he used comedy as a tool for therapy after he was wounded in combat.
    In 2010, Tran created The GIs of Comedy Tour, a comedic troupe of troops performing to audiences both military and civilian, bringing the healing power of laughter to those who need it most. You may have recognized him from the shows Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy, Black-ish, SEAL Team, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

    Since the March 11 event will take place over Zoom, guests can enjoy the presentation from anywhere. In addition to Tran’s talk, the virtual luncheon will offer networking opportunities for guests to to introduce themselves and get to know each other. We will also have performances and messages from people in the local military community. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. EST and lasts until 12:30 p.m. Registration is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Proceeds benefit the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council’s Military Support Fund, a microgrant program for local service members in crisis. Since 2011, the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council has served as a catalyst in unifying the military, civilian and business communities of the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana. The mission of the all-volunteer organization is to create the most engaged military region in the United States through awareness, collaboration, advocacy, workforce development and leadership. To register for the March 11 Virtual Luncheon Featuring Thom Tran, go to http://nibcc.org/event-4162016

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