FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The McMillen Park Community Center and the Human Agricultural Cooperative teamed up Saturday for the inaugural Community Extravaganza.

The free family event included a bounce house, games, live music, a basketball tournament, an art show, and a fashion show. Big Momma’s Kitchen and Utopian Community Grocery partnered to provide 400 BBQ meals and drinks.

The goal was to connect and serve locally by bringing awareness to services and resources available in the greater Fort Wayne area. Ty Simmons, an event organizer from the Human Agricultural Cooperative, said the resources could contribute to long-term success.

Area colleges, universities and trade schools were there to discuss educational opportunities, while area not-for-profits and for-profits answered questions about available services and merchandise.

Money raised through vendor booth sales was used to provide scholarships. Simmons said the plan was to give four $1,000 scholarships to high schools students so they could go to college, enter a vocational training program, or start a business.

The event was from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the McMillen Park Community Center, located at 3901 Abbott Street in Fort Wayne.

Contact Simmons at to make a donation, get more information, or sign up as a participating business.