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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Variety is spice of life with upcoming events

March 2, 2012

Fort Wayne’s Home/Garden Show
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.

Life Line Screening
available March 8
COLUMBIA CITY – Whit-ley County area residents can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
Columbia City Church of the Nazarene, 506 N. Main St., will host Life Line Screening on March 8.
Four key points every person needs to know:
•Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability.
•80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.
•Preventive ultrasound screenings can help persons avoid a stroke.
•Screenings are fast, non-invasive, painless, affordable and convenient.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms and hardening of the arteries in legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.
Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is re-quired.

Turtle Days Fish Fry
set for March 9
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 fish & TENDERLOIN 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.

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:
Swaps making
Crayon Making
Bracelet Making
Wii Dance/Bowling
Cost $5, includes pizza dinner and jungle breakfast. Girls who do not want to stay the night, pick up at midnight!

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.

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.

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.
The general public is invited to attend and reservations are $18 per person. The Brownstone is located at 105 S. State St. in South Whitley.
To make a reservation or for more information, call the historical museum at 244-6372.

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:

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.


The Coesse Alumni Association is planning the school’s annual reunion for
JUNE 9, 2012 at Eagle’s Nest Event Center in Columbia City.

Graduates and anyone who attended Coesse is welcome to attend.
Doors open at 5:30, dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Call Ema Lou Rose (260-432-5230) or Joanna Wright (260-248-2520)
to make reservations.


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