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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Lions frying up fish and tenderloin Saturday; soup's on by Big Lake firemen

February 2, 2012

Lions put final touches
on Saturday fry fund raiser
TRI-LAKES – The Tri-Lakes Lions Club is hosting a Fish & Tenderloin Fry as a fund-raising activity Saturday, Feb. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The all-you-can-eat dinner, beverage and dessert will be at the Tri-Lakes Lions Hall, located on Colony Avenue, just east of Shriner Lake and near the south side of Round Lake.
“We are asking that people bring canned food items to be donated to support a local food pantry in Columbia City,” noted Lion Larry Weiss.
Fish & Tenderloin Fry prices: adults, $8.50; children, 6 to 12, $4; children five and under are free.
Carry-out dinners are available.
The Lions explained they have added a third fryer unit in order to keep up with demand and their events.
Proceeds generated from this fund-raising project will go toward Lions’ District and local projects.

Noble firemen preparing soup Feb. 4
BIG LAKE – Noble Township Fire Department, 3199S. State Road 109, is having a ham and beans, vegetable soup and chili dinner including cornbread, dessert and drink Saturday, Feb. 4 4-8 p.m.
Price is a free will donation to the fire department.

State AARP rep
at Feb. 7 meeting
COLUMBIA CITY – The next meeting of Whitley County AARP Chapter #3248 will be Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Woodlands in Columbia City.
The guest will be State AARP Representative June Lyle who will speak and answer questions.

Festival of Ice to be hosted
at Timbercrest on Feb. 11
NORTH MANCHESTER – Timbercrest Senior Living will host the Festival of Ice, an ice carving event, on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will be held on the Timbercrest front lawn.
Two ice carvers will be onsite to turn ordinary blocks of ice into works of art.
One of the carvers, Stan Horne, has competed in international ice carving competitions, including the BP World Ice Art Championships in Fair Banks, Alaska.
He also started the Fire and Ice Festival, which draws thousands to Columbia City each year. Columbia City’s event is Jan. 21-22
The two carvers at Timbercrest will complete a total of six sculptures over a three-hour period, so there will be lots of activity throughout the entire morning. Attendees can bundle up to watch the festivities outside or there will be seating inside for those who would rather not be out in the cold.
Many organizations are participating in the North Manchester event.

Whitley Concerned Citizens
to host Feb. 18 fund raiser
COLUMBIA CITY – Whitley County Concerned Citizens will host a fund raiser Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at The Eagles, 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City.
Local country/bluegrass band Huckleberry Blue will entertain.
There will be a $5 cover charge to benefit the fight against wind farms in Whitley County, according to organizers. There will be a silent auction of items donated by local businesses.
Dinner is available at The Eagles, as well as drinks and socialization. Silent auction items start at 8 p.m., band starts at 9:30. Silent auction ends at 11 p.m.
Attendees will gain information about proposed wind farms in Whitley County.

Fort wayne’s Home/Garden Show
is coming March 1-4
FORT WAYNE – The 39th annual Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show, the largest consumer event in Indiana’s Tri-State area, is the perfect place to find the latest home and garden ideas and products to make your home springtime ready.
This year’s show takes place Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March 4 at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For nearly 40 years, over 41,000 visitors – including gardeners, decorators and do-it- yourselfers – have discovered unique ways to reinvent their humble abode through hundreds of experts all under one roof.

Whitley snowbirds
will roost awhile
in Sebring March 6
SEBRING, Fla. – The Columbia City High School Alumni Association will host its annual Snowbird Luncheon for all citizens of Whitley County on Tuesday, March 6.
The Florida luncheon and get-together will start at 11:30 a.m. at Homer’s Original Smorgasbord, 1000 Sebring Square, located on the southeast corner of U.S. 27 and Sebring Parkway.
This is billed as “a casual get-together for you to enjoy with family, friends, classmates and alumni of Whitley County, Indiana.”
There is no reservation required for this event. Luncheon amount is $10.97 per person, plus tax, at the door.

Whitley County Consolidated Schools
establish kindergarten roundup dates
COLUMBIA CITY – Kindergarten Round-up dates have been established in March for Whitley County Consolidated Schools..
Parents are instructed by school officials to call each elementary school office to set up an appointment time for the appropriate date.
School, roundup dates and office phone numbers are:
•Coesse Elementary, Thursday, March 15. Call for an appointment 244-3351.
•Northern Heights Elementary, 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 for an appointment 244-3343.

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