Come get free items
Come and Get It connects people who have things to give away with people who want the items. No live animals, please. The first person to call can come and get the item. Here's this week's list:
• Rail ties: Eight 10-foot-long railroad ties used for edging. They are about 10 years old and graying. Good for landscaping. Contact SC, 745-7208.
• Volleyball net: Full-sized, regulation. Contact DA, 409-6871.
To list an item, go to www.news-sentinel.com. Click on the link for Features; then, in Online Specials, click on the link for Come and Get It. Describe your item and list your name and phone number. Only the description of the item and your phone number will appear. We can't accept items by phone or regular mail. If no one calls to get your item, enter it on our Web site again.
SCAN needs sponsorships
SCAN's 22nd annual duck race is June 19 at Johnny Appleseed Park, and the agency is short $68,000 of its goal to fund programs and services for families. Call 421-5002 or visit www.scanfw.org to find a business location that offers sponsorships, which cost $5 a duck. Sponsorships — including $250-$5,000 Duck Dignitaries — are also available at SCAN. Deadline is June 18.
Nominations sought for ‘Mom' award
The local March of Dimes seeks nominations for Mom of the Year. Nominations can be made online at www.indianapoliswoman.com or at www.marchofdimes.com/Indiana. Nominations will be judged for perseverance/overcoming obstacles; management/juggling multiple priorities successfully; and leadership/providing an example for the family and community to follow. Deadline for nominations is June 30. The annual awards, highlighting the work of all mothers, will be Aug. 21 at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel Downtown.
Landmark receives improvements
ACRES Land Trust plans to improve parking and add visitor amenities to Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark, located along the Wabash River, one mile east of U.S. 524 on Hanging Rock Road, near Lagro. The landmark, which was acquired in 2009, is a fossilized pinnacle reef that stands 80 feet above its surroundings.
In addition to creating a parking lot, ACRES plans to add trails, an observation deck overlooking the river and interpretive signs depicting the geological significance of the landmark and the Wabash River. Construction begins in July, and the existing parking area will be closed when the new lot is constructed. The landmark will remain open to the public during construction.
Series highlights towns in NE Indiana
Indiana NewsCenter will use a portion of its hour-long 5 p.m. Wednesday newscasts to highlight towns and communities in northeast Indiana. The summer schedule includes Columbia City, Wednesday; Fremont, June 23; Huntington, June 30; Auburn, July 7; Bluffton, July 14; Berne, July 21; Winona Lake, July 28; Grabill, Aug. 4; Wabash, Aug. 11; and Decatur, Aug. 18.