The annual Gateway Woods auction is coming up Aug. 4, and the public is invited.
The event draws more than 2,000 people annually to the campus at 14505 Klopfenstein Road in Leo-Cedarville. Gateway Woods is an Apostolic Christian children's home, providing residential care for abused, neglected or delinquent teens, a school, adoption services, foster care and home-based services. The auction generates 10 to 15 percent of the funds needed to operate Gateway Woods annually.
The auction includes everything from a John Deere riding mower and vacation packages to tools, bikes, art, toys, quilts and more.
Activities begin at 7:30 a.m. with a hot breakfast and opening of the silent auction, pre-priced crafts and bake sale. The first item auctioned is at 9 a.m., with other auctions starting at 9:15 a.m. The silent auction ends at 11:30 a.m.
For more information on the auction, go to www.gatewaywoods.org/supporters.
Students, want to set your locker apart from the rest of the school? Check out Locker Lookz products at the Monogram Shoppe and More …, 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Covington Plaza.
Customize with wallpaper in polka dots, zebra or toile prints. Line the bottom with carpet. Add magnetic daisies, a mirror and the creme de la creme — a motion-sensitive magnetic chandelier that actually lights up. The Monogram Shoppe also has Mad Pax — backpacks with soft spikes (Spiketus Rex) or bubbles available in bright colors that will set you apart from the rest of the pack. They also come in lunchbox sizes.
Tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month, which means it's time for Last Saturday events organized by the Downtown Improvement District. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors will be able to shop at various downtown stores riding on free, DID-sponsored trolleys.
The route features 25 businesses, and many of them have Summer Trolley shopping deals. Downtown stores sell everything from gag gifts (Stoner's Funstore) to cameras (Sunny Schick Camera Shop) to bikes, kayaks and outdoor apparel (Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot).
Gardeners who like irises should visit the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., noon-3 p.m. Sunday to purchase starts. The sale is sponsored by the Northeast Indiana Iris Society. A lecture on care and hybridizing will be 1-2 p.m. Sunday. Call 427-6442 for more information or to register for the lecture.
The old theater at Georgetown Square has been turned into a new Dollar General store.