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MARK YOU CALENDAR: Civic and school events dot the calendar

March 8, 2012

Turtle Days Fish Fry
set for Friday
CHURUBUSCO — A Turtle Days Fish Fry fund raiser will be held March 9 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 157.
All you can eat is $8, dinner is $7 and sandwiches are $5. Carry-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Turtle Days Festival.

Cornerstone
Christian School
to host fry
ALBION – Cornerstone Christian School, located at 4304 S. Oak St. in Albion, will hold a Tenderloin and Fish Fry Saturday, March 10 from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
For eat in or carry-out, adults: $8.50 pre-sale, $9 at the door. Ages six to 12: $5. Ages three to five: $3. Children under three are free.
For more information, call (260) 693-3746.

GIRLS SCOUTS WILL CELEBRATE 100
WITH SLEEPOVER MARCH 10-11
Come and enjoy a 100th birthday celebration for Girl Scouts in Whitley County with a sleepover Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11, starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 10 a.m. the next day at Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City!
Activities include:
Cornhole
Ladderball
Swaps making
Crayon Making
Bracelet Making
Wii Dance/Bowling
Movie
Cost $5, includes pizza dinner and jungle breakfast. Girls who do not want to stay the night, pick up at midnight!

IMPORTANT MEETING FOR 2012-13
INCOMING FRESHMAN AT WHITKO
SOUTH WHITLEY – Mark your calendars. A meeting will be held Monday, March 12, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Whitko High School Auditorium for next year’s freshmen. The meeting will explain graduation requirements, scheduling process and sign-up instructions.
Eighth grade parents please make every attempt to attend.

WCCS Kindergarten
Round-up slated
COLUMBIA CITY – Kin-dergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools (WCCS).
School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
•Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
•Northern Heights Ele-mentary, Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21. Call for an appointment 691-2371.
•Mary Raber Elementary, Thursday, March 22. Call for an appointment 244-5857.
•Little Turtle Elementary, Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28. Call 244-3343.

‘Teddy Roosevelt’
to keynote
Historical dinner
COLUMBIA CITY — En-thralling stories and characteristics of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, will come alive through Gib Young’s professional and historical interpretation March 19.
The event is part of the Whitley County Historical Society’s annual meeting and will take place at The Brownstone in South Whitley at 6 p.m.
The event will precede the election of proposed and current members for board of director membership. Awards honoring extraordinary members of the Whitley County Historical Society will also be presented.
Reservations are $18 per person. The Brownstone is located at 105 S. State St. in South Whitley.
For more information, call the historical museum at 244-6372.

Passages presents ‘Paintings, Pickles
& Patrick March 16
COLUMBIA CITY – This fun event features dance performances and an art auction with over 150 pieces of artwork, jewelry and furniture.
It will be held March 16 at the Peabody Public Library Auditorium, located at 1160 E. State Road 205 in Columbia City, Ind. from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Bidding ends at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. All proceeds will be used toward the Passages Artistry program, dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities showcase their artwork. All artwork was made by the clients at Passages.
To RSVP, or for more information, email passagesevents@gmail.com or call (260) 244-7688. You can also RSVP online at www.passagesevents.eventbright.com.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY COMING
TO SOUTH WHITLEY MARCH 19
SOUTH WHITLEY – Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography will be at South Whitley Elementary School, 406 W. Wayne Street, South Whitley, Monday, March 19.
“When it comes to breast cancer, the best protection is early detection. Fifteen minutes could save your life. Your time is valuable; your life is priceless,” note organizers.
To schedule a mammogram appointment or a site visit, call: 260-483-1847 or (800)-727-8439 ext. 26540.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40.
Francine’s Friends, Bosom Buddies in the Fight Against Cancer in partnership with Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and breast Diagnostic Center. Web site is: www.FrancinesFriends.org

CHURUBUSCO ROTARY CLUB AUCTION
MARCH 20 TO FUND STUDENTS, PROJECTS
CHURUBUSCO — A Churubusco Rotary Auction is scheduled for March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Churubusco High School Cafeteria.
Thanks to the generosity of area people and businesses, the Churubusco Rotary is able to award several scholarships to high school seniors and finance projects to help the local community and school.
Rotarians welcome the public to attend this banquet and to bid on many donated items. Last year, due to the generosity of bidders, the auction raised $20,000.
Some of the items already donated for the auction include flower baskets, an antique tractor and trailer, an hour airplane flight, a truckload of driveway stone, two family passes for all sports for the 2012-13 school year, a decorative pottery, two tickets for any production of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, a reverse osmosis drinking water system, a battery charger, a framed autographed photo of the Churubusco boys and girls basketball team, Vera Bradley items, a 12-month membership from the Whitley County YMCA, a Nook Color E Reader from the Whitley County Community Foundation, admission tickets to the Children’s Zoo in Fort Wayne and much more.
For more information, call 691-2230 or 609-1895.

Haystack Breakfast and
Silent Auction Benefit March 24
A Haystack Breakfast and Silent Auction benefit for Terry Warren Sr. will be March 24, 7 to 11 a.m. at the Noble Township Fire Department, located at 3199S. State Road 109. Donations for the Silent Auction appreciated. To donate, contact the Noble F.D. at 260-799-9987.

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