I need to start off this column with an announcement — this will be my last In the Bag column.
I have been assigned some different job duties, and as they say, something's gotta give, and we decided it would be this column.
I've had fun writing it and sharing information about cool shops, new stores, new products, sales, etc. And we will still have room to get most of this information in the paper, but look for it in a different spot, such as our Business page or Community Calendar.
Send information on fundraisers and clothing resale events to neighbors@ news-sentinel.com, or call Sheryl Krieg at 461-8290.
Information on new stores can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call The News-Sentinel Metro line at 461-8354.
And without further adieu, here's the last shopping column:
Stop by Glenbrook Square April 12-21 to see CANstruction. High school students from 11 schools will use donated cans and nonperishable food products to design and construct giant sculptures representing the theme “Dynamic Duos.”
The structures will be judged in several categories, and the public can cast their votes in the People's Choice category with cans of food.
At the end of the competition, all food will be donated to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana.
CANstruction is Community Harvest's largest annual food drive, last year garnering more than 85,000 food items.
Tuesday Morning stores planning spring sale
When Tuesday Morning's doors open April 7 nationwide, shoppers will get savings up to 80 percent off new spring merchandise and decor. Customers will pay closeout pricing on everything for the home from luxury linens and gourmet kitchenware to patio and outdoor accessories.
In Fort Wayne, Tuesday Morning is at 3962 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Parkwest Shopping Center and at 4710 Coldwater Road in Joann Plaza.
First Communion, Confirmation gifts
The Monogram Shoppe and more…, 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Covington Plaza, has First Communion and Confirmation gifts, including Bible covers, contemporary crosses for boys and girls, cross tote bags, Margaret Furlong crosses and angels, and personalized picture frames. The store also has invitations for both occasions. The shop can print the invitations for you, or you can buy the stock and print them yourself. Phone: 436-3138.
Garage sale helps Phil Friends
I don't always put garage sales in this column, but this one is a big one.
The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Friends is holding a garage sale at the former K's Merchandise building, 615 Coliseum Blvd. W. The sale will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13, with a bag sale all day April 13.
Donations are being accepted at the old K's location between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. starting Monday, every day except Sunday.
No TVs or stuffed animals will be accepted.
Last year's sale raised $7,000 for philharmonic youth scholarships and education programs.
This year's goal is $10,000.
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