The Center hosts successful benefit dinner
(Talk of the Town photo by Jennifer Zartman Romano)
The Center for Whitley County Youth hosted their highly successful fifth annual cookoff event last Thursday at First Church of God in Columbia City. More than 400 local residents reserved a spot at the event which raises funds for The Center, an after-school program for at-risk youth. Initial fundraising was tallied at $18,184, but by Friday morning, the figure jumped to $24,309 and was expected to continue to rise as gifts are still being accepted. Above, Columbia City High School student Elexia Henney fills pitchers and aids fellow student server volunteers.