Name: Jessa Campbell
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Jessa Campbell. I grew up in Fort Wayne, and I decided to stay here for college. Then I had the great opportunity to work for Visit Fort Wayne and keep growing here. I’m currently their Marketing and Communications Manager, so I really get to celebrate and champion our community every day.
For my job, I often talk to travel writers, and time and time again when they see our city, they always comment on our hospitality, and the quality of our attractions, like the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Everything we do in Fort Wayne is high quality, and it shows in our passion for our community.
How long have you lived in Fort Wayne? My entire life.
What do you enjoy most about living here?
I love all of the natural aspects of our city, but yet, we still get the benefits of urban life! We have tree-lined streets and amazing parks, and our three rivers are connected to our downtown’s attractions like dining, shopping, and activities. It’s the best of both worlds.
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What would you do with 24 hours in Fort Wayne (during the COVID-19 shutdown)?
Start your day with a virtual yoga class.
Something I do first thing in the morning is yoga, and we have some great yoga communities in Fort Wayne that are coming together and doing virtual yoga sessions during COVID-19.
I love and myself. Fusion has been doing free Instagram live yoga sessions, and starting April 1, they’re offering classes online to purchase. Pure Movement is offering virtual classes, too.
Get some food in you!
I am not a coffee drinker, but some of my coworkers have said that coffee shops like Mocha Lounge and United Coffee are still open for drive-through and carry out business.
We have . If you do venture out of the house, check that list before you go.
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If you’re looking for crafts to try, is a local print shop offering . Purchasing one of these kits is a great way to support local business and keep your stress levels low at the same time.
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Take a virtual tour.
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As for tours, you might want to start with a free tour of the . You can also check out the work of local artists on Instagram by , who has started reposting the work of a different Fort Wayne artist every day.
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is offering free virtual tours on its website.
For a full list of virtual tour opportunities, see .
If you have kids, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo also offers a to take a virtual tour of its creatures and learn facts about them, too.
You can still see the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo's animals online.
Don Hall’s Gas House in downtown Fort Wayne is offering a pop-up grocery store called Water Street Mercantile inside its usual restaurant space. If you need to get groceries, visiting this store is a great way to support a local restaurant group in a time of need and get some fresh local produce for meals.
Water Street Mercantile is a pop-up, de-facto grocery store inside