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Hilltop Neighborhood House Celebrates Water Days with UWPC's Porter of Youth

hilltop-water-days-2015Hilltop Neighborhood House celebrates Water Days with United Way of Porter County’s Power of Youth students. Hilltop currently has openings for their Fall Kindergarten Readiness Program for ages 3-5. Scholarships are available to those who need them, call 219-477-4222 and ask for Amy Osburn for more information. .

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Porter County Substance Abuse Council to Hone Substance Abuse Prevention Skills at CADCA 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute

porter-county-substance-abuse-councilTo Learn New Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Youth Drug Use

Leaders from the Porter County Substance Abuse Coalition will join more than 1,500 substance abuse prevention specialists from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)’s 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute in Indianapolis Aug. 2-6. The week-long training will take place at the JW Marriott.

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1st Source Bank Donates to the La Porte Salvation Army

Donation-to-Salvation-Army1st Source was pleased to donate meat from two turkeys and a lamb purchased at the 4-H Fair to the LaPorte Salvation Army. Catherine Langford and JoElla DePra from 1st Source delivered the meat to the LaPorte Salvation Army to be used in their dinner menu. Thank you also to Sims Meat Processing, Inc. which donated the processing.

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PNC Alumni Organizing 2015 United Way Day of Caring Teams

PNCThe Purdue North Central Alumni Association is seeking volunteers to participate in an alumni team taking part in the United Way Day of Caring on Friday, Aug. 21.

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Wells' Journey to Remission Leads to Wishing Wells Cancer Foundation

jessica-wells-update-july-2015Jessica K. Wells’ life changed in a major way on April 19th, 2014. That’s the day she was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer. When she sat down with Ideas in Motion Media about a year ago, she had been through her first couple rounds of chemo, was really new to it and the results weren’t looking great. Over time, however, Wells’ perseverance paid off and the journey she’s been on since her diagnosis has encouraged her to start the Wishing Wells Cancer Foundation.

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Porter County Parks Embraces Volunteers for Day of Caring 2015

Porter-County-Parks-Day-of-Caring-2015Over 100 volunteers will fill Porter County Park’s Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Friday August 21st for Day of Caring presented by the United Way of Porter County. They will be working on a multitude of projects throughout the park. The primary focus will be on the pond and prairie restoration, which has been an effort to remove invasive species from the Sunset Hill prairie and pond and replace them with native plantings. Volunteers will also be working on the first steps of building the natural playground, a first of its kind for Porter County. This project will involve a variety of play areas created from natural materials to generate child led, creative play. Restoration to park trails and other areas of the park will be incorporated as well.

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Local Community Leaders Weigh in on Chefs Around the Table

larry-hitzComing up on October 1, 2015 is the inaugural Chefs Around the Table fundraising event for the Empower Porter County initiative, Around the Table. The goal of Around the Table is to encourage families to communicate and connect, reinforcing bonds and enabling children to have bright and healthy futures thanks to the involvement and guidance of their parents.

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