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/ r' / Thursday, April 17, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thiffeen Plant.Grow.Fly. Iowa's Blank Park Zoo available will help to in- grasses that benefit our lo- sure the survival of these cal species the most," said is teaming up with 10 or- ganizations to introduce amazing animals," said Lowry. "We believe that no Nathan Brockman, Butter- effort is too small and that Plant.Grow.Fly., a conser- vation initiative to bring fly Wing Curator of each of us can do our part back native pollinators. ReimanGardens. to preserve the biodi- This project encourages "Using region-specific versify around us-justby community members to garden recipes, you canplanning gardens in our plant pollinator habitat in plant the flowers and yards." yards, schools and busi- nesses. Fair Campgrounds Open April 18 This initiative is backed .. Winter is finally drawing to a close and, with Memo- by several organizations rial Day around the comer, now is the perfect time to including: Iowa State shed some of that cabin fever by planning a worry-free University's Reiman Gar- weekend in the great outdoors. The Iowa State Fair dens, Iowa Department of Campgrounds have plenty of campsites available be- Natural Resources, Sci- ginning Friday, April 18, through mid-July with coun- ence Center of Iowa, Drake try comforts alongside city conveniences and excite- University, Polk County ment. Conservation, Warren The Campgrounds house more than 2,300 sites fully County Conservation, equipped with water and electrical hookups, including Madison County Conser- 734 sites with sewers and three large bathhouses outfit- vation, Greater Des ted with clean showers, toilets and sinks. In addition to Moines Botanical Garden the excellent facilities, the Campgrounds offer afford- and DMACC West Cam- able rates: $25 per night for sites equipped with water, pus, as well as a national electricity and sewer; $23 per night for sites equipped program, Monarch Joint with water and electricity; and $20 per night for sites Venture. without utilities. "One-third of our glo- Reservations are recommended and can be made by bal food supply depends calling the Iowa State Fair Campgrounds office at 515- on pollinators and much 262-3111 x284. Campers without reservations are wel- of our world's biodiversity come as well. Enter through one of the Fairgrounds' relies on the services they main entrances off East University Avenue or East 30th provide. Pollinators, like Street and follow the signs into the Campgrounds. butterflies and bees, areThe beautiful, 160-acre Iowa State Fair Campgrounds declining at an alarmingare home to century-old trees, woodland flora and small rate in our rapidly chang- wildlife. The Campgrounds are easy to find and conve- ing environment," said nienfly located just off Interstates 80 and 35. Just min- Jessie Lowry, Blank Park utes from Des Moines-area attractions like Zoo's Conservation Coor- Adventureland Park, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and dinator. Casino and the East Village's dining and shopping op- Lowry said the tions as well as all Fairgrounds events, the Iowa State Plant.Grow.Fly. project is Fair Campgrounds are the perfect place to enjoy the developing a gardening comforts of home and the excitement of the city at a hi,w-to guide that can be manageable cost. found at www.plant The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East growfly.com. University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown "Insects are an integral Des Moines. For more information, call 800-545-FAIR part of our environment, or visit iowastatefairgrounds.org. making more resources 3 Identical Services: 18:7:00 pm &l E L L O W S H I P CHURCH GrOundbreaking For Fareway in Carlisle A groundbreaking cer- emony will take place in Carlisle Tuesday, April 22, for a new Fareway, located at 1115 Bluestem Drive. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with comments by officials from the City of Carlisle, Warren County and the Fareway Manage- ment team. The four million dollar investment in the commu- nity will provide 60+ jobs. It will be the only grocery store in the Carlisle/Hart- ford area. This will make a significant economic im- pact to the area by recap- turing close to six million dollars each year that leaves the community for grocery/food and bever- age sales. Shovels will hit the dirt at 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided, as well as brochures with infor- mation about the new store and grand opening plans. (NAPS)--When inter- viewing an HVAC contrac- tor, be sure to ask for refer- ences from prior customers and whether or not the con- Spring Fiber Arts Show Photo submitted. Norwalk Easter Public Library is hosting a Spring Fiber Arts Show, May 2 - May 4. Fiber arts consists of quilts, crochet, knitting, tatting, felting/felt, embroidery/ crewel, rug hooking, weaving (baskets, cloth, yarn, string...)/macram6 and any combination of these arts. The general public is invited to view the show during regular library hours: Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, I p.m.-5 p.m. A few art- ists will demonstrate their craft Saturday morning, from 10a.m. to 12 p.m. Frida May 2, adults are invited to a special show fo: part of the Adult Night Out program. Artists will dmaonstrate their crafts and guests are invited to stroll tlrough the fiber art exhibits. Most of the art is the work of local artists in the area. Join us in this "after hours" event, for a night out with other adults. Refreshments will be provided, so guests are encouraged to pre-reg- ister at the libra13 although all late-comers are welcome. This is a free event. Iowa Donor Network to Break Ground in Altoona on New Recovery Facility Iowa Donor Network 11, the same day as Na- hdd a ground breaking tional Wear Blue and cevmony in Altoona April tractor is certified. For more information or to find a con- tractor near you, visit www.colemanac.com. FREE Continental Breakfast before Sunday services! Green Day in support of organ donation. The new facility is scheduled to be completed in January of 2015 and will replace the current facility in Johnston. Administrative headquarters will remain in North Liberty. In addi- tion to the Ground Break- hag, Iowa Donor Network is celebrating its 20th An- niversary in 2014. The environmentally sound building will use native grasses that will not require watering and natu- ral lighting throughout the interior. The open design concept will have very few walls or offices, which will encourage team work and foster creativity. Approxi- mately 60 employees will work out of the new build- ing which includes two new dedicated tissue re- covery suites. Iowa Donor Network operates a com- munication center that is staffed 24 hours a day and handles over 65,000 phone calls each year. After the building is complete, Iowa'Donor Network will start on a memorialgarden for do- nors and their families. The garden will be built adjacent to the pond on the property. The total build- ing project Will encompass three acres.