This April, take the Fort Wayne Challenge by exploring and celebrating the city from home! With six different categories of activities and a total of 30 challenge items, the Fort Wayne Challenge will keep your family entertained all month long. 

The second category of the challenge: Family Time. In this section, you'll discover how to take a deep dive into your own family history, enjoy a cozy movie together at home, or plan for future family fun.

If you haven't already, take a peek at Part 1: Celebrating Your City.

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Fort Wayne Challenge: Family Time

☐  Collect old records, photos, and information and start researching your family's genealogy. Find resources and assistance from the Genealogy Center Click Here

☐  Buy gift cards online to enjoy family entertainment in the future — think Lazer X, Sky Zone, Crazy Pinz and more! Click Here

☐  Order a Vera Bradley blanket online and curl up with a good movie! Click Here

☐  Remind the Easter Bunny to shop online at DeBrand Fine Chocolates. Yum! Click Here

☐  Download ebooks and audiobooks from the Allen County Public Library for free! Click Here They also have many other great free resources available with your library card: learn a new language with free digital language classes Click Here or try a free art class online Click Here


Share your progress with friends using our Instagram Stories checklist! Follow along on our blog as we continue to highlight the six different categories of the challenge.

Click here to see the full Fort Wayne Challenge!



  • Step 1: Print or download this Fort Wayne Challenge Checklist.
  • Step 2: Check off one or more of the challenges as you complete them.
  • Step 3: After completing one or more of the challenges, upload a photo of your checklist here.
  • Step 4: For a bonus entry, upload a second photo of you completing one of the challenges.

Upload your photos by May 8 for a chance to win a Fort Wayne prize!