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Aboite and About - October 2011

Aboite and About - October 2011

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Free-distribution newspaper serving the Aboite area in Allen County.
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Business & Professional..............................B9-10Classifieds..........................................................B13Community Calendar.................................B14-15Dining & Entertainment.............................A17-19Youth...................................................................A12Sports ...............................................................B2-3Worship List.........................................................A4
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For 17-year-oldWillanna Howe, Downsyndrome does not limither from playing in TheHomestead MarchingBand. She does not marchon the field, but plays thesuspended cymbals andwind chimes in the frontensemble with 12 to 14other students.Willanna came toHomestead last year fromWoodside Middle School,where she played variouspercussion instruments forfour years.Mrs. Howe discoveredabout six years ago thather daughter had a hugeinterest in playing drums.With the recommendationfrom a friend at church,she took Willanna to alocal musician, Kent Klee.Klee has worked withWillanna for six yearsnow.“He is firm, but hispatience is unbelievable,”Howe said.Homestead High Schoolband and orchestra directorBrad Wadkins credits
By KELLY MCLENDON
kmclendon@kpcnews.net
Operation Christmas Child prepares to send gift boxes overseas
Connie Costello, a local volunteer, spent theearlier part of the year distributing shoeboxesin Honduras as part of the Operation ChristmasChild program. As an outreach program forchildren in disadvantaged situations overseas,shoeboxes filled with hygiene items and toysare collected and sent.“It’s an expression of God’s love for them,”Costello said. She started packing shoeboxesfor children when she lived in Illinois. TheOperation Christmas Child program is imple-mented throughout the United States.When she moved to Fort Wayne, Costellostarted attending Sonrise Church, which is oneof the organization’s collection points forNortheast Indiana. Families and schools alsoparticipate in collecting and filling the shoe-boxes.“Some churches do work on it year roundand a lot of families do it as a project. I was just at a school in New Haven where thestudents make more than 300 shoeboxes,” shesaid.As a member of the volunteer network,Costello works year round to collect donationsfor the boxes. This year, she will help with acollection week in November.“Collection week is when the finished boxesare all shipped out,” she said, adding thatEmmanuel Church on U.S. 24 in Fort Wayne isalso another local collection site.“They do 800 boxes,” she said. “They arevery, very supportive of this ministry.”Other area churches also participate.“There are 200 plus churches in NortheastIndiana that participate,” Costello said. Theseparticipators include schools, senior centers,restaurants and businesses.Costello’s trip to Honduras where shedistributed the boxes made an impact on theway she views the rest of the program.“It was really amazing. I’ve been doingshoeboxes for 15 years and actually seeinghow they are used and how children are being
By KELLY MCLENDON
kmclendon@kpcnews.net
Local shop offers vintage threads onlineand in-store
Cheryl Stano’s studio, Rockin’ Ruby’s VintageThreads, is the kind of place where one could spendhours sorting through the collection. From mannequinsto racks of clothing in different colors, the studio islocated inside a building downtown and is a local placeto go for people seeking vintage clothing from days goneby.
By KELLY MCLENDON
kmclendon@kpcnews.net
Willanna Howe plays in theHomestead band.
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Volunteer Connie Costello gives a box full of items to a child in Honduras on a trip she took earlier this year.
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Owner Cheryl Stano stands in the entryway of her downtownvintage clothing business.
Photo by Kelly McLendon
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Evan Hart (left) and Derek Gulley star in theupcoming Civic performance of Chicago.
Photo by Kelly McLendon
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Derek Gulley and Evan Hart, twoHomestead High School students, will starin the upcoming Civic Theatre production,Chicago. The show, set during the roaringtwenties during the age of prohibition,tells the story of the quest for fame andfortune. When the show opens on theevening of Oct. 29, Gulley, a senior andHart, a junior, will star as Fred Casely andHarry/Martin Harrison, respectively. Thetwo are also members of the show’schorus.Both students have backgrounds intheater.Hart is returning to the Civic stage afterparticipating in shows for the past threeyears. Gulley was already familiar withthe musical, Chicago, and “thought itwould be fun to be in the production,” hesaid.They went through auditions, whichrequired singing in small groups, as wellas learning a two minute dance. Call backswere next and both students were asked toreturn to read for a specific part.Hart has been involved with theatersince he was five years old.It is Gulley’s first Civic performance,but he has been performing since he was“five or six,” he said, although he tends todo more performances for Homestead. Heis also a member of the show choir andchamber ensemble.“I portray the role of Fred. I’m RoxieHart’s lover. I get murdered in the firstscene, but then I’m a chorus dancer for therest of the show,” Gulley said.Hart has an opposite role.“I start out as a dancer and as the showprogresses, I pick up minor characters,” hesaid.Toward the end of the performance,Hart plays Martin Harrison, a prosecutor.Although practices keep both studentsbusy during the week, Gulley saidmanaging school hasn’t been too much of an issue.“You come home from school and getyour work done,” he said, adding that afterthat, its rehearsal time. The rehearsalschedule is usually for three hours everyevening Monday through Friday, withoccasional Sunday times.Hart said keeping up with schoolusually includes working on homework ina study hall period, but said, “when I gethome from rehearsal, I go straight to bed.”Although doing the performance hasrequired many sacrifices from the twostudents, they enjoy it.Gulley has plans to “perform for the restof my life,” he said. He has also startedapplying to music programs.“It’s going to be a fantastic show,” Hartsaid. “Come and see this show, becauseeverything you hold near and dear to yourheart is in the show.”
Two Homestead students star in ‘Chicago’
Civicʼs opening night is Oct. 29
 
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Occasional strong adult languageDeals frankly with topics of sexualityDeals humorously with topics of violence
 
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The women whoworkout at the Curveslocation on W. JeffersonBlvd. recently participatedin the American CancerSociety's Making StridesAgainst Breast Cancerwalk.The event took placedowntown at HeadwatersPark and included 15 to 20women from the Curveslocation alone, ownerLynn Doak said."Being focused withwomen hits home here,"she said, adding that theweek she decided to inviteher club to do the walk,four members were diag-nosed with breast cancer.Club members range inage from 16 to 87 andDoak said going to thelocation offers women achance to “interact witheach other.”As the owner, she hasbeen involved with fitnessfor most of her life andshe is also CurvesComplete Certified, whichis a one-on-one weightmanagement programmonitored weekly.When she and herhusband bought theCurves location in 2008,her goal was to helpwomen.“Basically, my goal wasto make sure womenbecame healthy and stayedhealthy,” she said, addingthat the amount of supportwomen get from the cluband each other is, “unbe-lievable.”The workout is 30minutes long and involvesrotating stations and doing“the circuit,” two times.The machines are basedon hydraulics and work with resistance training.The Jefferson store alsooffers a Zumba circuit.Doak said the 30 minuteworkout “works everymajor muscle group,” andalso includes recovery orcardio stations wheremembers can walk or runbetween sets.There is also astretching circuit that takesparticipants through a flex-ibility chart.In addition to partici-pating in the breast cancerwalk, Doak said her loca-tion also brings inFrancine’s Friends MobileMammography.In early summer, thevehicle parks in the lot infront of the store.The location alsocollects magazines todonate to area hopsitalsand conducts clothing andfood drives seasonally.For more informationabout the workout or aboutCurves, visit the locationat 5980 W. Jefferson Blvd.or call 260-387-6440.The corporation websitecan be found atwww.curves.com.
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