Two upcoming fundraising events will go to help people with cancer, and a third will benefit a local cultural organization.
Here are the details:
Friends have organized a Girls' Night In for 7-11 p.m. Friday, which will benefit a local woman with cancer.
Organizers announced Thursday the event has been moved to the Holiday Inn off Coliseum Boulevard, across from Memorial Coliseum. It had been scheduled for at the gym at St. Henry Catholic Church, 2929 Paulding Road.
Sales consultants scheduled to participate include Avon, Barb Mendez Photography, Body by Vi, Lia Sophia, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, Pretty Pretty Cakes, Thirty-One, Tupperware and more. Services offered include hair styling, jewelry design, nail care, cosmetics and massages.
Area businesses also have provided a large number of items for use as prizes in raffle drawings.
Admission is $2 per person. All money from admission and raffle ticket purchases will go to the cancer patient.
For more information, contact Jackie Napier at 424-1310 or Monica Elliott at 450-2844.
The Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association will host a tractor pull Friday and demolition derby Saturday as part of the Roanoke Fall Festival. Money raised at the events will be donated to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
Both events will begin at 7 p.m. at the pulling field behind Roanoke Park, off Seminary Street on the west side of Roanoke. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Admission Friday is $10, adults; $5, ages 6-12; and free, ages 5 and younger. Admission Saturday is $8, adults; $4, ages 6-12; and free, ages 5 and younger.
Roanoke Tractor Pullers also will sponsor a Kiddie Tractor Pull at 10 a.m. Saturday at the main tent at the Roanoke Pavilion. Children's activities will be offered beginning at 9 a.m. on the tennis courts.
The Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association organizes events each year to raise money for local charities, a news release said. The group selected Cancer Services to receive a donation from this weekend's events because a few association members have been diagnosed with cancer.
The Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture (TRIAAC) will hold a fish fry fundraiser with live entertainment 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the organization's offices, 501 E. Brackenridge St.
The food menu offers two choices: a tilapia sandwich with cole slaw and soft drink for $7, and a two-piece tilapia dinner with yellow rice, smothered cabbage and soft drink for $10.
Five or more orders can be made in advance and delivered to people living in the 46802, 46806 and 46807 postal ZIP code areas.
The entertainment menu includes the Three Rivers Jenbe Ensemble drum group; spoken word performances by Linda Bess, Teresa Vazquez and Alle Wims; and Pyroscope Entertainment.
All proceeds will go to TRIAAC's capital funds campaign.