City By City Report for Feb. 12, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, February 12, 2014:

Elkhart

An anonymous donor has given a big gift to the hungry in Elkhart County. A church, which has chosen not to identify itself, donated $30,000 to Church Community Services. According to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, it will go to the Food Bank of Elkhart County, which supplies food to more than 30 food pantries.

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The Sarah Strong movement is still going strong in Elkhart. A raffle, bake sale and silent auction will be held in the cafeteria of Elkhart Memorial High School this Saturday. The proceeds will help Sarah Crane's family pay medical bills. You may remember, the teen died from cancer in December. The fundraiser runs from noon to 4 p.m.

Benton Harbor

A Benton Harbor senior who wanted to join the school board got his wish. Charles Jennings will now be a representative for all 3,000 students in the district. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, Jennings will meet with Superintendent Leonard Seawood in the next few days.

South Bend

Now is the time to clean out your closets and reserve a spot for the Great American Garage sale. It’s coming to the St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds in South Bend on March 29. Registration is open for booths. Those cost $45 each. It is free to get in and there is free parking on the day of the sale. For more information, click here.

Goshen

The Goshen Theater is one step closer to returning to operation. The city's redevelopment commission granted Goshen Theater, Inc. a $150,000 loan to buy the building from the current owner, Downtown at 808 Church. According to the Elkhart Truth, the group still needs to raise $50,000 to secure the building, before renovations can begin. They hope to get money for the redevelopment from grants and community fundraisers.

Warsaw

You can attend New Year, New You in Warsaw. The program will be on Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the library. It's being led by personal life coach Lila Shelburne. Advance registration is required. Click here for details.

Mishawaka

Seniors are getting fit in Mishawaka. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and South Bend Parks and Rec have teamed up for Senior Fit. It is a free exercise program for those 55 and older. You can check it out Wednesday at a kick-off event from 1 to 2 p.m.at Pinhook Park.

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