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May 9, 2019

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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR A norwolk wiser-haw swam NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors 5 SMALL mfififfifififi Av: Wbe . 54-52541 :ZI'IbLlUN WA gab lllnl‘ll‘ll‘l‘P‘ and . News 50¢ Vol. 51 NO. 49 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981 -0406 email: news@norwalknewspapemom Thursday, May 9, 2019 NALC Food Drive by Pat Wahl Saturday, May 1 1, 2019 is the day set aside for the 27th Annual NALC FOOD DRIVE. This is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. The National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, the United States Postal Service, AFL-CIO, the United Way, Valpak, United Food and Commercial Workers International, local food pantries and Valassis jointly sponsor the food drive. This year Hy-Vee is,» providing * bags for all branches in the state of Iowa. Last year 75.3 million pounds of food was collected nationally on postal carrier routes feeding an estimated 64 million people! In 2018 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 and Rural Carrier 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 donations along the route as they deliver your mail. Americans in food insecure households have Iliad to decide between paying for food and paying or medicine. There are currently 42 million Americans living in food insecure households. 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. Please put canned goods and non- perishable items on or by your mailbox on Saturday, May 11th, before your carrier arrives and they will be picked up and delivered to the local food pantry. Cash donations may also be made by writing a check to North Warren Ministerial Association. 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 carriers collected and delivered 3667 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 welcomed. Items needed are varied. Any non- perishable food such as canned fruits, meats and vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, rice, boxed meals, etc., are welcome. Paper goods and personal hygiene items are also accepted. If every family in the Norwalk, Cumming, Truro, St. Charles, Prole and Martensdale delivery area were to donate just one 16oz can, that would be over 9,000 pounds of food. When you do your grocery shopping just pick up an extra can or two of vegetables or soup to donate. Let’s see if we can exceed last year’s donations! PLEASE help those in need. Leave a donation at your mailbox on Saturday, May 11th. Anyone wanting to volunteer your time that day, either picking up food on the route or helping to . sort and weigh the food, please let me know. If you should have any questions please contact Pat Wahl at 981-4928. ,children_with the hope that I could help Norwalk Police Chief Staples Spends Quality Time with Elementary Students With His Lunch With The Chief Program Photos and Story by Greg Staples The Lunch with the Chief Program is an annual event created by Police Chief Greg Staples. It started in 2014 when Staples first meet with each second grade class. Staples said “I was looking for a way to connect with the them not be afraid of the police and teach them that we are just,regular people who happen to be officers”. The second grade seemed like a good place to start since “the kids are about eight years old and mature enough to ask good questions but young enough where hangingout with an officer is still a neat thing”. During each session, Staples meets with a second grade class to talk about police work, healthy eating, and the responsibilities of the badge. After speaking with the students the event culminates with a trip to the lunch room where Staples sits and cats with the students. According to Staples, “spending time with the children of the community, in a positive way, is one of the best things about serving as Chief of Police. The meal is always good and the conversations are never dull”. This year there are 11 second grade classes. Pictured here is Chief Staples with students in Ms. Phillips’ and Ms. Clark’s classes. Upcoming Early Deadline and Holiday Closure at N/Warren Town and County News Due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, our paper will have an early deadline for the May 30th issue. All materials for the May 30th issue are due by Thursday, May 23rd at noon, rather than our typical Friday deadline. Our office will be closed Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th, and will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, May 28th. ‘ Send Us Your Prom Photos We want to share your high school prom pictures! Did you 'have a gathering at your house before your kids left for prom? Did everyone pose for a photo at a special location to commemorate the occasion? Do you have a great shot from the event itself? Send us a picture! Please send these our way by noon on Friday, May 10th. Please email your pictures to news@norwalk newspaper.com and we’ll include them in an upcoming issue. Annual RUNorwalk is May 11th The 19th annual RUN orwalk event, Race Against Hunger, will be held Saturday, May 1 1th, beginning at 8:30 am. at the Norwalk High School Warrior Stadium. This event, which includes a 5K run, a walk, and a kids fun run, goes through Norwalk for a great cause. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Norwalk Food Pantry. Contact the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce office at 515-981-0619 with questions, or visit www.norwalkchamber.org/events/runorwalk for more information including a race map and link to registratiOn form. A norwolk I smitten: Wink Plan to attend City of Norwalk’s Community Chat Held the 2nd Saturday of each month, 9-10:30 a.m. at City Hall, 705 North Ave. Residents are invited to visit with city representatives about a variety of topics.