Winter is rapidly approaching. And, with winter comes those high heating bills we all dread.


Information that could help you with your winter heating bills will be available at a free Energy Fair on Saturday, October 6. The Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Indiana Institute of Technology in the Andorfer Commons Building, 1600 East Washington Blvd.

The Fair is sponsored by NIPSCO, AEP, American Association of Blacks in Energy, Indiana Tech, CANI, the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office and several other agencies.

Wayne Township Trustee Richard Stevenson encouraged all utilities customers to attend the Energy Fair to learn more about using energy efficiently this winter. The Fair will be especially beneficial for low income persons and families, who struggle every winter to pay their winter heating bills, Trustee Stevenson added.

NIPSCO will be giving away home weatherization kits, according to Larry Graham, NIPSCO spokesman. Drawings will be conducted throughout the event for prizes, including gift cards and fire and carbon monoxide detectors. The Fair will have giveaways for children, as well as children’s activities.

Among the many organizations participating in the Fair will be representatives from Home Depot, Lowes and Menards. They will demonstrate ways to weatherize your home for winter.

NIPSCO and AEP representatives will be available to discuss bill payment options. Representatives from CANI, the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office and Catholic Charities will explain available financial assistance that could help low income persons and families pay winter heating bills.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department will have information about home fire safety. The State Office of Utility Consumer Counselor will be present to explain its role in representing utility customers. The Board of Health will provide health information.

The Energy Fair will offer important information in an environment that is fun for individuals and families, according to Lee Jordan of the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy.

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