Bishop Willie Bolden applauds the Martin Luther King Club for 10 years of recognizing the African-American clergy of Fort Wayne.
SUNDAY, DEC. 31
Indiana residents adopted 1,509 children statewide in 2016, say statistics from the Indiana Department of Child Services. But while the Hoosier state boasts the nation’s fourth-highest rate of adoption per live births, another question remains: What about the children still waiting for their forever homes?
Christmas at the Stayer residence is a little different from most other families. With eight kids, decorating the tree and baking sugar cookies can get a little hectic, and opening presents is an all-day event.
A celebration of music will draw about 1,000 educators to downtown Fort Wayne from Jan. 11-13. The Indiana Music Education Association Professional Development Conference at the Grand Wayne Center will attract hundreds more guests, performers and spectators as the program spills over into free handbells, chimes, choir and band concerts at the Embassy Theatre, First Presbyterian Church and Allen County Public Library.
Two children with nowhere else to go turned Don and Mindy Cochran into foster parents — and within two years, two other children in need would help define their family forever.
Special Olympics Indiana and Special Olympics Allen County will host their annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Metea County Park in northeast Fort Wayne. The event, which brings together businesses and individuals from all over northeast Indiana, helps raise funds for state and local Special Olympics programs, according to a release from Special Olympics Indiana.