The Cellular Connection to host second annual backpack giveaway benefiting thousands of schoolchildren
Nation’s largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer donating 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to school-aged children across the U.S.
Residents in New Haven are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, announces today that it will be donating 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.
More than 350 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store between noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The participating store in New Haven is located at 326 State Road 930 West. Each participating TCC store will donate between 75 and 300 backpacks. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.
“The backpack giveaway is a huge part of TCC’s ‘Culture of Good’ movement that’s all about making a positive impact on employees while benefitting the world,” said Scott Moorehead, president and CEO of TCC. “It’s how our company gives back to every community where we do business, and it involves every employee at every level. We’re honored to have the ability to give back to those who need it.”
New Haven residents have also joined the cause. Since the beginning of March, TCC customers have been given the option to round their purchases up to the nearest dollar with the difference going directly toward the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.
In 2013, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $86 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and backpacks. On top of that, nearly 16 million children in the U.S. live in poverty. TCC is doing its part to ensure that as many children as possible are set up for educational success.
More information about the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative is available on YouTube. Supporters of the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway are encouraged to use hashtag #TCCRocks on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.
Learn more about TCC’s “Culture of Good” by visiting www.cultureofgood.com.
Central Lutheran School Charger Cross Country Camp
Logan Bauer, Ashton Werling, Bree Grunawalt, Lia Barger, Hayley Oldfield, Sophie Schuller, Josie Delegrange, Kennedy Cain, Marissa Barger, Lucy Gongaware, Makayla Coomer, Olivia Schuller, Carly Gongaware, Calyn Bauer, J.D. Schuller, and Garret Ternet.
Hotel Fitness Championship teams up with Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge to liven up the golf course
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 21, 2014) – The Hotel Fitness Championship and Fort Wayne’s Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge are teaming up to bring an exciting social element to Sycamore Hills Golf Club Aug. 25-31. Main Street Bistro will manage the upgraded Main Street Lounge pavilions on the 9th and 16th greens, providing sheltered seating with a view of golf, signature cocktails and unique food options for purchase.
Patrons who purchase the tournament’s upgraded tickets will get both grounds access and entry into the lively Main Street Lounge pavilions. Giveaways and prizes will be distributed throughout the day each time a player records a birdie on holes 9 or 16.
The upgraded ticket options are:
- One Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($50): Valid one day of your choice, Aug. 28–31
- Four Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($115): Valid each Championship Round, Aug. 28-31
Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge is located on the first floor of the 1st Source Center in downtown Fort Wayne. With a modern-contemporary menu, weekly specials, 60 unique international premium red and white wine choices, superior martinis and 14 regional craft beers on tap, the lounge offers something for everyone.
“We are very excited to be partnering with one of Fort Wayne’s most original downtown eateries,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director of Hotel Fitness Championship. “Main Street Bistro knows how to create a superior guest experience with a high level of energy, and we look forward to the fun atmosphere they’ll create for our tournament patrons.”
The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Web.com Tour Finals events for 2014 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. It is the year’s biggest golf tournament to be played in the Hoosier state and is estimated to have a $4-5 million impact on Fort Wayne’s economy.
Woodlan K-12 Campus Open House – August 1, 2014 at 10AM
Heritage K-12 Campus Open House – August 1, 2014 at 11:30AM
Scheduled to appear:
Local Politicians, teachers, staff, EACS Board Members
Dr. Kenneth Folks, EACS Superintendent
Ms. Glenda Ritz, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
(WANE) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department investigated a fatal crash near New Haven Sunday night.
Sheriff’s department spokesperson Corporal Jeremy Tinkel said the single-vehicle crash happened at Paulding Road and Minnich Road near I-469 around 10:30 p.m.
The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene.
Tinkel said a domestic situation occurred between the man and a person in a separate vehicle. The situation escalated to the point the man was chasing his wife and stepdaughter in another vehicle down Paulding Road when he crashed.
FROM WANE TV…
NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – Police confirmed to NewsChannel 15 that a man was hit and killed by a train in New Haven Saturday night.
A New Haven Police Department detective at the scene said they were called to the tracks at the intersection of Main and West Streets at 10:27 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man, who has since been identified by a family member as Paul Larson of New Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Leo-Cedarville prime example of county trend
The Regazzi family play a game of horse outside their home in Leo-Cedarville.
Before he was married, even before he met his wife and had children, Ron Regazzi focused on schools in deciding where to live.
One reason was practical. He had heard that good school districts provide good home resale values. But he also had another motivation: “That if I get married and have kids that I don’t want to have to move into a good school district. I’d rather start there.”
Today, Julie and Ron Regazzi commute to jobs in separate cities, but they live in Leo-Cedarville, a town of 3,800 residents in northeast Allen County. The notion of “good” schools is a large part of what keeps them there, and they’re not alone.
Leo-Cedarville has grown by more than 30 percent in the last decade, one of the fastest rates in Allen County. Many factors could be in play, but the perception of good schools has drawn the Regazzis and others to town.
“School is one of the big reasons that I’ve heard,” said Julie Regazzi, who has two children in the school system and is the exiting president of the Leo-Cedarville Parent Teacher Organization.
Incoming PTO President Amy Horning, with three children in the school system, also said she and her husband were drawn to Leo-Cedarville because of the schools.
People move for a lot of reasons, including jobs and to escape from the big city. But for many, good schools are an important factor and contribute to town growth.
A 1998 study out of South Carolina seems to bear that out.
Still, if good schools attract families, no clear enrollment trend is seen in Fort Wayne Community Schools, which also has its share of high-performing schools and allows parents to choose where to send their children.
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National Night Out, Tuesday, August 5th
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m… Schnelker Park
The New Haven Police Department has announced that they will again be hosting National Night Out in New Haven. Each year, citizens are encouraged to turn on their porch lights, take to the streets and meet their neighbors. National Night Out is not just one night of the year, but the culmination of year long crime prevention activity in New Haven neighborhoods where people work together in neighborhood associations and other networks to prevent and address neighborhood problems. It is an occasion to celebrate past successes, discuss current challenges or issues, and re-dedicate collaborative efforts with neighbors, police, businesses and others to improve the quality of life in our city. “This is a great opportunity for neighbors to meet each other. When friendships are built, they will watch out for each other and that will help lead to a safer community”, said Police Chief Steve Poiry. A community-wide block party will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Schnelker Park Pavilion. Members of the city government and public safety departments will be on hand to greet citizens and discuss security, safety and quality of life issues. McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog will also be on hand. Food and refreshments will be provided along with entertainment for the kids. Neighborhoods are encouraged to organize their own block parties and send a message to the criminals by taking to the streets and taking a “Bite out of Crime”!
In 2 weeks, on August 1, a major change will be coming to Rack & Helen’s. We have heard the overwhelming feedback from our customers and have decided to make a change in our business. On August 1, Racks will become a non-smoking establishment. We understand this is a major change. We also understand it may be unpopular to some of our most loyal customers. We hope we can continue serving each and every one of you! As a family owned business, we are especially excited to bring back our Family day on Sundays (something we had to sacrifice to keep smoking) and allow parents to bring kids back into Racks! We’ve said it before, but we truly have the best customers around! – Wes Anderson
A few changes… the inside Stairway to the upstairs will open back up, The family (with children) will be downstairs on Sundays just as before, The upstairs will remain non smoking, they will put cigarette receptacles outside.