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More Buddy Benches planned for The Fort

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Look for several more Buddy Benches to spring up around The Fort, thanks to a partnership between the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and a local girl who continues to make a difference in her community.

Sammie Vance is pictured with several bags that contain more than 2,200 pounds of bottle caps.

It's the result of a big drive, recently, called "Bottle Caps for Buddy Benches."

The benches were Sammie's idea some time ago when she founded the project that helps create places where kids can gather in friendship and never feel alone.

The 87 bags full of caps means that 11 more Buddy Benches will soon be created in the area.

Congratulations on your continued success, Sammie, and thank you for bringing so many smiles to our community!

Linda Jackson

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