KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Kendallville Public Library has a multitude of events coming up within the next few months. Including but not limited too: Healthcare Reform Update,Tablet & eReader Petting Zoo, LEGO Club, Building Project Open House, Tutorial on Ancestry and Heritage Quest, Library Editions, Preschool Storytime: Bears, Special FX Make Up by McAfee and much more. For more information on times and dates please go to www.kendallvillelibrary.org/.
BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR-CHRISTMAS EVENT!!
This season, holiday shoppers in Allen County and the surrounding areas of northeastern Indiana can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with Adult Protective Services, Homebound Meals, Aging and In-home services, area retailers, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays. This can be a difficult time for many, especially those who live alone or have lost spouses and loved ones.
An estimated 27 percent of people 65 and older (10.8 million people) are widowed, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, the Administration on Aging reports about 28 percent (11.8 million) non-institutionalized people 65 and older live alone.
Walgreens retailers participating in Be a Santa to a Senior will display Christmas trees from Nov. 2 to Dec. 13 that feature ornaments with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick an ornament from these trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped to the store, with the ornament attached.
Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be located at Fort Wayne area Walgreens locations. The local Home Instead Senior Care office will enlist volunteers from its staff, senior-care business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts to local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.
“Be a Santa to a Senior gives back to older adults in our area, many of whom have had significant, positive influence on our lives,” said Jim Sullivan, owner at the local Home Instead Senior Care office. “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra to say thank you to these community members.”
For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 260-485-2424.
“STUFF THE FIRE TRUCK” EVENT
The Stuff the Fire Truck event is back! The event is from November 18th through December 13th at the St. Joseph Township Fire Rescue facility. Donations can be made at the St. Joseph Township Fire Rescue 6033 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, IN 46835 and the Northeastern Group Realty Attn: St. Joseph Township Fire Rescue 10808 LaCabreah Lane Fort Wayne, IN 46845. For more information call David Ringer at 260-486-5612.
24TH ANNUAL WAWASEE MIDDLE SCHOOL PTO HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Saturday, December 7th, 2013. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 9850 North State Road 13 Syracuse, IN 46567. Cafeteria services are available from 6am – 2pm serving breakfast & lunch items.All proceeds go to the Wawasee Middle School for the students and teachers for much needed items.