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Plow Day cancelledThe annual Plow Day event in South Whitley has been cancelled this year. The committee has already planned that the 2013’s Plow Day will be on Friday at Roy and Mary Rubrake’s Farm in South Whitley. Be prepared for a wonderful day in the country.Benefit dinnerA benefit for James M. Beck will be Friday and Saturday, at 6 p.m. at Four D’s Bar and Grill, 1820 W. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne.James M. Beck. Beck passed away Aug. 11 in a drowning accident at Old Lake in Columbia City. The benefit, held in Beck’s honor is for those 21 years old and older.There will be live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction.All proceeds go to the James M. Beck Foundation to help defray funeral expenses. There will be a $5 cover charge for the live entertainment with 100 percent of the coverage charge going to the benefit. Entertainment will include Mimi Burns Band, Set On Seven, The Brown Bottle Flu and more. Raffle Tickets are $1 each with the drawing for the raffle at midnight. For more information, contact Laura Tucker at 723-4277 or e-mail email@example.com.Class reunionThe Columbia City High School class of 1945 will celebrate its 67th reunion on Saturday at Big G’s restaurant. The class will meet at 11:30 a.m. and have lunch at noon. For more information, call 244-4393.Hog roast A hog roast will be held Saturday at The Eagles, located at 306 Van Buren St. in Columbia City. Food will be served starting at 5 p.m. The Renaissance Brothers will play from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Type of event: Non profit organization called Whitley County Concerned Citizens, fundraiser for attorney fees in regard to the ordinance that protects the health and property rights of citizens of Whitley County.Audience includes family and the general public. Carry outs are also available. The cost for adults is $10 and for kids under 12, it is $5.For more information, visit www.wcccitizens.org.Ice cream socialJefferson Chapel United Methodist Church will host a homemade ice cream social Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. The event will have vanilla, chocolate, orange pineapple, mint chocolate chip, cookies ‘n cream, butter pecan and strawberry ice cream flavors.The church is located at 7067 S. 500 E., Columbia City.Chicken fundraiserChurubusco High School’s New Era is having a Nelson’s Port-a-Pit Chicken fundraiser Saturday in Sav-U-Mor Parking Lot in Churubusco from 10:30 a.m. until it’s all gone.Presale tickets are available by contacting any New Era member. Presale prices are $5.50 for chicken and $3 for Pit-Tatoes. Pre-sale orders must be picked up by 12:30 p.m. to guarantee availability.Harvest FestAlbion’s 14th Annual Harvest Fest will be Saturday and Sunday at the Noble County Saddle Club grounds, Ind. 8 east, Albion. There will be an Antique Car Show, clowns, children’s area, free entertainment, Motorcycle Show, Northeastern Indiana Garden Tractor display, antique saw mill demonstration, corn hole tournament, Historic Wagon Tours of Albion, Noble County Gas and Steam Assoc. display of antique tractors freshly made kettle corn, kite flying demonstration, Northeast Indiana Draft Horse Assoc. wagon rides, Old Tyme Baseball game, straw maze, crafters, food alley, free admission and parking and much more.For information on the Harvest Fest contact Bill Shultz at 636-7863 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Beef, noodle dinnerThe AMVETS Ladies Annual Beef and Noodle Dinner will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Post #2919 in South Whitley. For more information contact Le Anne Grossman at 609-5233 or e-mail email@example.com.Golf outingA golf outing to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association will be held at Magic Hills Golf Course Saturday at 10 a.m. The cost is $50 per person and 100 percent of the money collected will be given to the association.The outing will be a four person scramble and the cost includes 18 holes with cart, food and drinks, prizes for the top three teams as well as contests for the longest drive, closest to the hole and longest putt.For more information, contact Magic Hills at 691-2788.Class reunionThe Whitko High School class of 1982 has planned its 30th class reunion for Saturday. The reunion will take place at the Old Train Depot in Pierceton. If a classmate has not received an invitation or if family members can provide an updated address for a classmate, contact Ronda Sroufe at 609-2207. An invitation to the reunion and to a tailgating party prior to the Whitko homecoming game has been posted on Facebook on the page titled Whitko Class of ’82.Literacy fundraiserThe Whitley County Literacy Council’s next fundraiser will be held on the Court House Square Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The fundraiser comes at the end of a week that focuses on literacy nationwide.At the Farmer’s Market participants can buy a raffle ticket for a Kindle Fire, while the children listen to stories by local celebrities, Abby Harris and Darci Kessie from South Whitley, Shellie Miller and Michael Mc Peak from Churubusco, and others including Amy Jagger, Mayor Ryan Daniel, Kathy Heuer, Jane Trump, Cindy Baker and Beth Sickafoose. Children will be able to choose a free book from a collection of gently used book donated by sponsors.A balloon artist from Sweetcakes Entertainment in Ft. Wayne will also entertain and create “balloon animals” for each child.The council will display information about their work, answer questions and take donations.BingoThe Cleveland Township Fire Department will hold its annual bingo Saturday at 6 p.m. with merchant donated items and cash prizes.5K run/walkRegistration is on going for the Free to Breathe Fort Wayne 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk. The event will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. at Headwaters Park, 330 South Clinton St., Fort Wayne. All proceeds help support the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s vital research, education and awareness programs. For more information, to register or donate, visit www.FreetoBreathe.org/fortwayne.Hog roastThe Cleveland Township Fire Department will hold its Annual Hog Roast Sunday at 11 a.m.The fire department will serve pulled pork, baked beans, apple sauce and chips. Meals are $6.Alumni invitationalColumbia City High School’s band program will host the second annual alumni invitational at the homecoming game at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Alumni can obtain music ahead of time by e-mailing Helen Hockemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.Fall festivalThe first Whitley County Fall Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Morsches Park in Columbia City. The day begins with the more than 50 vendors in the Whitley County Farmers Market, continuing with contests, games, outdoor activities and more. The festival will be capped with the grand finale, a fireworks display.Ice cream socialWashington Center United Methodist Church will be having an ice cream social on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Washington Center Community Building.The church will be serving 10 flavors of homemade ice cream. Also being offered is sloppy joes, hot chicken sandwiches, hotdogs, pies and cakes. A free will offering will be taken.Proceeds will go toward the church’s building fund. Pie, ice cream socialTimbercrest Senior Living Community will hold a Fall Fellowship pie and ice cream social and benefit auction Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Timbercrest Assembly Room. The event will be hosted by Friends of Timbercrest and proceeds will benefit the current Friends of Timbercrest project.The pie and ice cream social will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will last until 7 p.m. A variety of pies baked by Nordmann’s Nook will be served, along with vanilla ice cream. Tickets cost $5 per person and can be purchased at the door the day of the event.The Singing Auctioneer, Dane Bailey, will perform a concert during the pie and ice cream social from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Class reunionClassmates who attended Washington Center High School or grade school is invited to attend the school reunion set for noon on Sept. 23 at the senior center in Columbia City. The cost is $20. Those interested in attending should R.S.V.P. by Sunday, Sept. 9 by calling Shirley Smith at 396-2201.Teen workshop Sunday, Sept. 23, the First Church of God will host a county wide, hands on, interactive afternoon for teenagers. The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) has plans to make a difference in the lives of young adults in Whitley County.GEMS will focus on personal safety along with a hands-on self defense class hosted by Dean Houser and the local police force. For more information contact Sherry Sausaman at 609-7086 or Chip Stevenson at 248-5121.Crossroads Bank offers document destructionCrossroads Bank will be hosting a free document destruction day on Monday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia City location at 526 W. Connextion Way.Bring your unwanted, sensitive documents to be confidentially destroyed by Cintas, a nationally certified document destruction company. Cintas will shred the documents on site and provide peace of mind that those who attend have taken the necessary steps to protect confidential information.