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Waynedale-News-BuildingIn celebration of its 82nd year of publishing, The Waynedale News will be hosting an Anniversary Party on Friday, September 12 from 4pm – 6:30pm at The Waynedale News Office, 2505 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. The event is open to the public to tour The Waynedale News Office, learn about the newspaper process and the history of the newspaper. Guests will be treated to a meet-and-greet with Waynedale News staff and writers. The event also showcases $1 “Waynedale Dog” meals prepared by “The Stand.” For just one dollar guests will enjoy a Waynedale Dog (or hotdog), chips and a drink. As an added bonus dessert will be available, provided by Kingston Residence. As a thank you to the community, our readers’ and advertisers’ support over the past 82 years, The Waynedale News welcomes the public to this unique family event.

What’s a Waynedale Dog? The Waynedale Dog was created by a Waynedale News staff member in the spring of 2002 as a fun spin on the traditional coney/chili dog. It has been a local favorite appearing on The Stand’s, Dog-Out’s and other hotdog menus. The Waynedale Dog is prepared in a special way that includes mustard, chili or coney-sauce, diced onion, coleslaw and shredded cheese. If you’ve never had a Waynedale Dog, it is surely something that you just have to try and what better time to do so than at The Waynedale News Anniversary Party.

The Waynedale News building is also celebrating its recent façade facelift as well as the fifth year anniversary of its current owner, Alex Cornwell. Mr. Cornwell became an owner of the newspaper as a 22-year-old in 2009, now 27, he has made a significant investment in his building that contributes to the overall appearance of the business community. The improvements were assisted by the City of Fort Wayne’s Façade Grant program and local contractors.

Parking is free and can be found directly across the street from The Waynedale News Building. $1 meals are limited to one per person and are available while supplies last. Additional meals and single items may be purchased separately. For inquiries, please contact The Waynedale News at (260) 747-4535 or news@waynedalenews.com

The Waynedale News is proudly published by the youngest newspaper owner in the world, Alex Cornwell. The Waynedale News is a free publication distributed every two weeks to 35,000 readers, 100% hand-delivered to homes and businesses in the South/SouthWest Fort Wayne area. The continuation of the newspaper is a direct result of community support and local marketing. Throughout the eighty-two years of operations, The Waynedale News’ main mission is to unite and positively promote the Waynedale area. For more information please visit our website www.waynedalenews.com or find us on facebook.com/WaynedaleNews.

Alex Cornwell

Alex Cornwell

The Owner & Publisher of The Waynedale News. Alex is a community leader and founder of various organizations, events & improvement initiatives in the area. He is also the recipient of 2019's Allen County Vandeveer Impact Award and 2012's University of Saint Francis' Distinguished Young Alumni Award. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer