Project Reads to hear local author

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Illustrator and author Claire Ewart, of Fort Wayne, will be the keynote speaker at Allen County Education Partnership’s annual fall fundraising celebration on Thursday, Nov. 16. The event, which benefits Project Reads, takes place at The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne. Dinner will be catered by Shigs in Pit.

Titled “Turning the Page,” the evening’s event will feature a silent auction, dinner and distribution of signed copies of Ewart’s books. Doors open at 5:30, with dinner served at 6 and the program to follow.

Tickets are $30 for individual, $50 for couples, and $200 for a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased online at http://abouteducation.org/inquiring-minds/special-events/ or by phoning (260) 423-6447.

Project Reads provides support for kindergarten through third-grade students who are not reading at grade level. The program operates 20 sites in Allen County during the 2017-2018 school year.

For more information about Allen County Education Partnership, contact Craig Nix or visit the agency’s website at www.abouteducation.org.