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Waynedale's antiquated tiny Prairie Grove Chapel will be holding a Christmas service on Tuesday the 23rd starting at 7:00 PM. The doors will be open at 6:30. Admission is free and there will be no need to pick up tickets in advance. There will be space for about 100 people.

This quaint little white-framed chapel along Old Trail Road will also be holding a service on Wednesday, Christmas Eve, the 24th at the same time.

If anyone is interested and/or has access to a choir (adult or children)...

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National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran from Fort Wayne is forgotten this holiday season. On December 13, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas. Locally, a remembrance ceremony will be held at Prairie Grove Cemetery, on this day to ensure that the veterans buried there, who served to protect the freedoms of our country are not, and never will be...

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WWII-bomber

On August 2, 2014, Northern Indiana Austin Healey Club members Gary Derickson and I, Tim Mahnensmith, drove our Healeys to Fort Wayne International Airport to fulfill a life long dream. We were going to fly the WWII B-17 bomber Memphis Belle. After many years of just talking about it, we weren't getting any younger and neither was the Belle, so it was time to "Just Do It"!

We parked the Healeys, and while they were being inspected by the crowd at the airport, Gary & I headed off to our...

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Two events were held in the latter part of October to raise money for the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative.

On October 25th, Kingston Residence hosted a Trunk or Treat at their Assisted Living on Winchester Road. Executive Director Erin Floyd stated, "We had a beautiful day for the event and 24 area businesses turned out to support the Waynedale Initiative." Each business paid a fee to participate in the Trunk or Treat and the proceeds went to the fund. Donations were also accepted at...

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The annual Veterans Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans, will be held Saturday, November 8, ending at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for a ceremony inside Memorial Hall.

The parade line up will be at 10 a.m. at the corner of State Street and Parnell Avenue. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and travel north on Parnell Avenue to the Memorial Coliseum.
Guests attending the ceremony will be directed to enter the Parnell Avenue employee parking lot...

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Distinguished Knight (left to right) Tiffany Albertson (Principal), Sarah Shank (Alumni Director), Becky Henry, Jerry Henry, Father Bill Sullivan and Melissa Hire (Alumni Director).

The Outstanding Alumna(s) and the Honorary Alumna(s) Distinguished Knights are recognized each year at Bishop Luers High School Homecoming. These awards, presented by the Alumni Office at Bishop Luers High School, honor an alumna(s) and an honorary alumna(s) who have contributed outstanding and distinguished service to his or her chosen profession and community. These individuals live out the mission of Bishop Luers High School in their everyday life and contribute outstanding dedication...

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the "Christmas on Broadway" tree lighting, a fireworks display will be added to the event, to be lit contemporaneously with the lighting of the 40-foot spruce tree that has been selected for this year's event. The tree will be decorated with over 20,000 lights and will be illuminated at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014, and will be telecast live on WANE-TV, News Channel 15.

This year's fireworks display is made possible by the addition of...

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In honor of America's veterans, D.O.McComb & Sons and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers are asking Fort Wayne residents to provide a lifeline for America's bravest by donating gently-used cellphones. Cell Phones For Soldiers is dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding.

Residents can donate phones at all McComb locations. "We are honored to be partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers and the wonderful assistance they provide our...

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