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Thursday, January 9, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES ] Katherine Burris, Norwalk, has completed studies from The Art Institutes International Minnesota in Min- neapolis, Saturday, Dec. 14. She earned an Associate of Applied Science in Baking and Pastry. ....................................................................... Piano students of Amanda Fletcher provided Christ- mas music for family and friends at a piano recital Sunday, Dec. 15, at New Life Lutheran Church. Pic- Orchard Place Holiday Gift Drive Results Staff at Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa's children, have announced the results of its 2013 Holiday Gift Drive. Four hundred sixty-five children served by Orchard Place completed 'wish lists' in November. Individual and corporate donors purchased, wrapped and delivered more than 400 gifts which were distrib- uted to children during the holiday season. The remain- ing gifts were purchased by Orchard Place staff mem- bers thanks to generous donations provided for this cam- paign. "For these 465 children, their family would not have had resources to provide gifts, making the season stress- hal for kids and parents. These donations take some stress off the kids and their families," said Anne Starr, Orchard Place CEO. "While the kids were limited to three gifts on their wish list, I was surprised to see so many of the children asked for a particular item for an'additional family mem- ber," said Megan Ronnenberg, Director of Volunteers. "We have such outstanding corporate and individuals who worked hard this year, some shopping for 10 chil- dren. "Gift requests ranged from the traditional Barbie, tured, left to right, Row 1: Tanner Merriman, Grant "Hot Wheels, basketballs, footballs to clothes and the FletCher, Zoie Hildreth and Mary Bush. Row 2" Sophie award-winning" goofy guessing game of "What am I?" Benegas, Sam Quade and Alden Short. Photo submit- called Hedbanz. ted. In addition, there were many requests for new coats, shoes, stocking caps and mittens. "Our individual do- I nors also really came through for the children," added Ronnenberg. "It was not unusual for them to add some- thing extra to the child s gift list. The3) have no idea the happiness and joy their efforts brought to Orchard Place. The kids and everyone at Orchard Place could not be more grateful. Corporate donors included: EMC, Goals In Motion, John Deere Works, Nationwide Insurance, Principal Fi- nancial Group, Ruan, Submittal Exchange and Wells Fargo. In addition, the Motorcycle Group Ruff Ryders pro- vided more than 200 new toy and craft kits plus a gener- ous cash donation to Orchard Place. This is the third year the Ruff Ryder group has supported Orchard Place (NAPS)---The Alliance for Affordable Services has intro- duced a-Career Education Grant Program to provide a one-12me $1,000 grant to mem- bers and their eligible depen- dents toward enrollment and attendance at an accredited trade or technical school. For more information or to join, visit wwwAffordableServices. org or call (800) 733-2242. *** When used to treat eye wrinkles, the at-home Palo- Via laser works by generat- ing short pulses of microfine laser light that reach deeply into skin's sublayers, trig gering the production of the building blocks of smooth skin. To learn more, visit palovia.com. Mieroset~ created Brandffy, a tool to simplify the process of evaluating, building and monitoring the online pres- ence of small businesses. Small-business owners can log on for free to register, through their efforts. receive a status score on how About Orchard Place-Orchard Place is the oldest lo- the business'online presence cally-based charity in Des Moines providing mental fares, and identify their strengths and w aknesses, health experts and expertise for Iowa's kids. Inpatient, * * * outpatient and community-based services statewide Olympic gold medalist serve nearly 10,000 children and youth to age 22. Four Summer Sanders enjoys Kellogg's Special K or Smart operating divisions work under the Orchard Place urn- Start cereal for breakfast or brella of services: The Orchard Place Child Guidance as a snack in travel sizes. For Center, The Orchard Place Campus, Orchard Place PACE protein, she has Eggo Nutri- Juvenile Center and Orchard Place Care Coordination Grain waffles with peanut butter and fruit. To view a Services. More information can be found at www.o video series on nutn'tion, visit rchardplace.org. Kelloggs.coin/teamusa. FCCOffers "Perspectives" Classes Fellowship Community Church, 225 North Ave., in- vites the public to participate in a one-of-a-kind class called "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" from 6:15-9:15 p.m. Mondays starting January 13 through May 5. The impact of "Perspectives" is the story of the body of Christ catching the vision to do its part to make God's purpose known, His heart for the nations and the ad- vancement of His Kingdom. Since the first class in 1974, thousands of volunteers have propelled the class from city to city and to the cor- ners of the globe. The most unique aspect of the course is the diversity and quality of the instructors. Every class schedules a lineup of Biblical teachers, missionaries, pastors and mobilizers who bring a wealth of experience and passion to each lesson. Some are flown into Norwalk right off the mission field and others are local. Register today at www.perspectives.org and choose the "Norwalk" class. First two Mondays are free. Free child care provided. "Iowa State Fair Earns International Industry Honors The Iowa State Fair brought home numerous honors in the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) agricultural, competitive exhibit and communi- cation competitions, presented earlier this month at the 123rd annual IAFE Convention in Las Vegas. In Agricultural Awards competition, the Fair col- lected two top honors, including Overall Program for Competitive Agricultural Exhibitors and Agriculture Photo. The Fair collected three top finishes in the Com- petitive Exhibit Awards competition, including honors for Participatory Contest, General Display Photo and General Display Photo Series. In the Communication Awards category, the Fair earned five first-place honors recognizing their news- paper and magazine advertising, television commercial, electronic newsletter and website. In addition to the 10 first-place awards, the Fair also earned two second-place and'three third-place honors for fairs with attendance of one million or more. There are a total of 13 Agriculture, eight Competi- tive Exhibit and 19 Communication Award categories, each divided into five divisions based on attendance. The entries are evaluated and judged by a team of in- dustry leaders selected from the membership of IAFE, which represents more than 1,100 fairs around the world and more than 900 members from allied fields. "Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800- 545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org. Call 911 for emergencies! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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