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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR (c \\; ! \\;. \\; / AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Warren it,t,,i,,l .... ll,,il,,ll,,,,,lt,,hlll,,,h,l,,,I,hl,,,I,,ll Town and County ws 50 L Vol. 41 No. 49 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, April 29, 2010 Pre-registration due April 30 ASK FUNDRAISER NALC Food Drive 2010 RUNorwalk is May 8 By Pat Wahl Saturday, May 8, is the day set aside for the 18  an- The 10th Annual RUNorwalk, sponsored by the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce, City State Bank and Anytime Fitness, will be held Saturday, May 8, start- ing at the Norwalk High School Track at 8:30 a.m. The event includes an 8K Run, 5K Walk and a free Kids Fun Run. Chip timing is used for the main event. Cash and other prizes will be awarded. Registration forms are available at the Norwalk Chamber office, 1017 Main St., or online at www.norwalkchamber.org or at www.GetMe :;:::::: Registered.com. For credit card orders, call the Cham- ber office at 981-0619, Pre-registration and entry fees due by Frida April  : :: : 30, which includes a free T-shirt, are as follows: ages 12- 65, $20 per person; ages 5-11, $15 per person; ages 4 and :! under, free with no T-shirt and ages 66 and over, free with no T-shirt. After April 30, registration for ages 5 - 65, $25 with no guarantee of a T-shirt. Race Day registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Norwalk High School Track. Race Packets may be picked up Friday, May 7 at the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce office from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. or at the registration booth on Race Day. Norwalk Family Dentistry is sponsoring theKids 8 and Under Fun Run after the main race. No registration is required for this event and prizes will be awarded. Street Closures for RUNorwalk The Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce, City State Bank and Anytime Fitness have announced street clos- ings for the 10 h annual RUNorwalk event (8K run/5K walk) that will be held Saturday, May 8. Because of the size of this event, some of the adjacent streets will be closed that will make access in and out of your home a bit challenging for a short period of time. Sections of Cherry Parkway, Lexington Drive, Colo- nial Circle, Old Orchard Drive, Chatham Avenue, part of Beardsley-between Old Orchard Drive & Lexington and Hwy 28 will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There wilt be barricades and/or cones and some inter- sections will have volunteers watching for traffic. If you need to get in or out, plan accordingly. This is a wonderful event that draws people from all over the state of Iowa to Norwalk for the morning. It allows us to showcase our great community! Sponsors ask that you show your community pride by standing along the race route and cheering on the runners and walkers or better yet, come to the Norwalk High School track and watch the excitement as they cross the Finish Line! If you have any questions, call the Norwalk ANrrea Chamber of Commerce at 981-0619 or Ed Kuhl, Norwalk Police Chief at 981-0666. The organizers appreciate your understanding and patience. nual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive. This is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The National Association of Letter Carriers, the United States Postal Service, AFL-CIO, the United Way, America's Second Harvest, Campbell's Soup and Valpak jointly sponsor the food drive. : :ii:: Last year 73.4 million pounds of food was collected nationally on postal carrier routes. In addition to that, Campbell Soup Company donated one-million addi- tional cans of soup to the drive. In 2009 more than 1,500 NALC branches collected food along their routes in over 10,000 cities across America. The Norwalk Post Office is proud to be a part of that volunteer effort. This year most of the local NALC branches in Iowa are participating. Here in Norwalk, ALL employees of the post office help out in one way or another. Some will come in on that day to help pack and weigh the food even though it is their day off. The employees who are scheduled to work that day will pick up your dona- tions along the route as they deliver your mail. Over 30 million Americans go hungry every day. This is a way Letter Carriers can show we care. Hunger does not discriminate - please help us in helping the hungry. This is one way you can reach out and help those less fortunate. Put canned goods and non-perishable items on or by your mailbox Saturday, May 8, before your car- rier arrives and they will pick up and deliver to the lo- cal food pantry. Cash donations may also be made by writing a check to North Warren Ministerial Associa- tion. All donations picked up in Norwalk stay here and are taken to the local food pantry maintained at the New Life Lutheran Church. Last year, Norwalk carders col- lected and delivered just  under 2,000 pounds of food and non-perishable items. . At this time of year the food pantry is really low and in need of restocking. Any and all donations are wel- comed. Items needed are varied. Any non-perishable food such as canned fruits, meats and vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, rice, boxed meals, are welcome. Paper goods and personal hygiene items are also ac- cepted. If every family in the Norwalk delivery area were to donate just one 16 oz can, that would be over 4,000 pounds of food. When you do your grocery shopping just pick up an extra can or two of vegetables to donate. Let's seeif we can exceed last year's donations. PLEASE help those in need. Leave a donation at your mailbox Saturday, May 8. If you should have any questions contact Pat Wahl at 981-4928. i  iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!i!iiiii!i!iiii! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiii!iiiiiiiiiii ii! :i ii ii!!!iiii!iiiiiiiii!ii!ii!!!iiiiiii!i!i!i!ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!i!iiiiiiiiiii!iii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii!i A sample of one of the celebrity plates up for silent auction. Photo submitted. National celebrities Brandon Routh and Casey Blake, local celebrities including Mayor Doug Pierce, Dr. Tricia Newland and Dr. Lori Miller of Norwalk Family Physi- cians, Superintendent Denny Wulf, Principal Jill Ander- son and many other familiar faces have tapped into their creative sides to create some unique pieces of artwork as part of a fundraising event for ASK Learning Center in Norwalk. Each celebrity was given a blank ceramic plate and a set of glazes and from there it was all up to them. After each masterpiece had been completed they were fired by Brook Byars, ceramic hobbyist and a teacher at ASK. "We have received many great pieces from local Norwalk celebrities. There are a variety of themes and fun designs. We have had a wonderful response from those who have painted a plate for us and we hope we can continue this fundraiser in the future," commented Byars. The one-of-a-kind art pieces will be put up for auc- tion at ASK Learning Center, 925 Main St. in Norwalk Saturday, May 1. Bids in the silent auction will be taken from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds from the auction will go to the ASK scholarship fund. "Although this is a tu- ition-based private school, our goal is to never turn away a student due to a family's inability to afford it," said teacher and director, Tanya Apana. "Building up our scholarship fund is the best way to make an education at ASK available to everyone who seeks it." The ASK families and staff invite everyone to stop in and check out the artistic ability displayed by our local celebrities. There will also be free May baskets for the kids and a multi-family garage sale at the school from 8 a.m. to 2 p,m. Saturday, May 1. To view plates prior to the silent auction visit KitterDots.webs.com or become a fan of KitterDots on Facebook. Jazz Choir Concert Is April 29 The Norwalk High School Jazz Choir will present their annual "Cabaret Night" in the Eastview Cafeteria Thursday, April 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be presented in an informal setting similar to a nightclub atmosphere. Guests will enjoy refreshments while the soloists perform vocal jazz standards made famous by the likes of Billie Holida Lena Home, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles. Soloists will be Mia Migliero, Kim Davidson, Katie Fries, Hallie Kinman, Kara Huen, Olivia Gard, Alice Fogg, Jessica Hyslope, Andrew Bartlett, Spencer Myers, Blair Cooper, Nathan Baker, Colby Campbell, Jess Tunstall and Dallas Schurman. A free-will donation will be accepted to offset production costs. Garden Club's Plant Sale Members of the Bevington Garden Club will hold their annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at two locations: 906 Main Street in Norwalk and 8551 Hwy 28 in Martensdale. Clean-Up Days This Weekend Area residents are reminded that the annual Norwalk City-Wide Clean-Up Days begin this Saturday, May 1. The service is provided for City of Norwalk residential garbage customers only. All items must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. Monda May 3. Saturday, May 1, Hazardous Household Waste and Tire Drop-off willtake place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cherry Street garage, comer of Cherry Street and North Avenue. A detailed list of what will and what will not be collected is found in an ad on page 11, Garage Sale p.14 and 15