Inaugural Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk is this weekend at Foster Park
Sep21

Inaugural Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk is this weekend at Foster Park

  A new, unique 5K race event is coming to Fort Wayne this weekend. Healthier Moms and Babies is hosting the Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness of its mission and to help collect diapers for their clients. The event is family-friendly and participants are encouraged dress up in a diaper, baby costume or other baby or childhood related costumes. Gender-specific, commemorative t-shirts will be available for participants. The race will be timed. Fleet Feet Sports has donated $50 gift cards for the top male/female finishers and top male/female masters. Trophies will also be given to the first in class both male/female winners. Awards will be given to the best individual and group best costume. The mission of Healthier Moms and Babies is to improve birth outcomes in Allen County by providing prenatal health education through in-home case management. It has a multi-disciplinary staff of nurses and social workers that provide services to high-risk pregnant women. Donated diapers are used as incentives for their clients to keep appointments and meet other goals related to their case. For more details and a link to register, please go to their website. When: Saturday, September 24th 2016 7:30-8:10 am: Check-in and late registration (shirt not guaranteed for late registration) 8:30 am: Run will begin; walk will start immediately following 9:30 am: Awards Where Foster Park, Pavilion #1 3900 Old Mill Road Fort Wayne, IN US 46807 Registration Registration is $35 after August 24th Kids registration is $25 for registration after August 24th – commemorative t-shirt included. Diapers and wipes are also requested for donation with the registration fee. Packet pick up is from 4 pm – 7 pm on Friday, September 27th at Fleet Feet Sports, 5661 Coventry Lane, Ft. Wayne, IN 46804. Participants are able to register online or during packet pick-up or the day of the race. Website...

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Planning a Wedding in 2016?…Me Too! (Part 2)
Feb24

Planning a Wedding in 2016?…Me Too! (Part 2)

Now that Valentine’s Day is behind us, I’m sure there are a few more newly-engaged couples to join in on the wedding planning conversation. Congrats, by the way!! Before we venture into more options for your upcoming nuptials, let’s quickly recap my original “Planning a Wedding” post: 1) Andy and I are finally “taking the plunge” this year; 2) our guest list was over 400 people; 3) I shared my favorite findings regarding where to purchase a dress, rent tuxedos, and amazing bakeries for that perfect cake; and finally 4) for those who have an extensive guest list (such as mine), I shared some great venue options that can accommodate very large gatherings. Yes, yes…I am sure that most of you reading this blog are waiting for me to explain what I meant by saying “our guest list was over 400 people.” The key word is “was.” After all these years of planning our big day around trying to make everyone else happy, Andy and I have decided to compromise – a lot. It was a difficult decision, but all-in-all we just want to finally get married. We have ultimately decided to cut the list down to simply our kids, parents, grandparents, and brothers and sisters. In total we have narrowed the count down to 25 people from over 400. Now that I have explained our new guest count, let’s look into other venue options for those who have a smaller guest list: SMALL-MID SIZE WEDDING VENUES Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation has a plethora of relatively inexpensive venues! One of my favorites is the ever-so-popular Botanical Conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne. This venue is a beautiful setting for intimate weddings, and they can also host your reception. A few of my other favorite gorgeous venues with Fort Wayne Parks & Rec include: Lakeside Rose Gardens, the Bridal Glen at Foster Park, and the Wells Street Bridge. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Museum in Auburn is a romantic destination with a classic feel! Besides a great indoor venue, you can choose to share your nuptials on the grand staircase if desired! Baker Street Station offers an amazing historic background and detailed scenery for your big day! This former rail station is located in downtown Fort Wayne. MUSIC I am going to take the chance to brag on the musicians that we have booked for our “big day.” Ken Preston plays guitar and Linda Kummernuss plays the violin. This magical duo from Auburn plays all original music in harmony together. Just a couple weeks ago they came to our home and played for us in person, and I had tears in...

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