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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR 00wolk ftOf NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Warren 00MALLTOWNPApE00S 00I'WE00TCO00AsT. SHELTON WA 9858#-2263 I'llMl'll'l'll"l'JflUml,,S.llll,,r,lfl.,i,l,.00.,llllJ Town and County WS Norwalk Warriors Voh 47 No. 6 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, June 18, 2015 O , Attendance Doubles for Connection Music Festival Thousands attended the 2nd annual Connection Music Festival held in Norwalk June 6- nearly double the number that attended the festival's first year. Festival organizers attribute the growth to well- known artists, including headliner Building 429, the efforts of nearly one hundred volunteers and the power of prayer. "I am so grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors who helped make the Connection Music Festival such a huge success," said Glen Blumer, pastor of Crossroads Church, where the festival is held the first Saturday in June. "And I'd like to give a special shout out to Mike and Dawn Mouw, festival directors, for their tireless efforts. Crossroads Church has the mission of "Reach- ing the Disconnected and Growing the Connected" for the Glory of Jesus. We witnessed the reality of that hap- pening at the festival." Bringing the festival to Norwalk was Pastor Blumer's vision after having witnessed the success of Lifelight Music Festival at his former church in South Dakota. Connection Music Festival is presented in partnership with Lifelight Communications, Inc. "We're excited to be back with Glen and the church here," said Julie Klinger, V.P. of festival events with Lifelight Communications, Inc. "For Lifelight, it's about sharing what we know and helping other people start events like Lifelight because we want the gospel to go out all over the world." For more information about Connection Music Fes- tival or to volunteer or donate for next year's event, visit www.connectionmusicfestival.com. Agenda City. Council Ren,lar Business Meeting Agenda Thursday. June 18. 2015. 6 p.m. 1. Call to order at 6 p.m. 2. Approval of agenda. 3. Presentation(s) - Introduction of Officer Dunlop. 4. Welcome of guests and public comment. (3 minute limit, no action) 5. Approve minutes - June 4, 2015 regular council meeting. 6. Consent agenda. a) Expenditures. b) Tax abatements. c) Cigarette permit renewals (s)- Casey's #2568 & #3422, Dollar General, Farewa Git N Go, Kum & Go's #28 & #240, Scott's and Warrior Run, d) Liquor license(s)- Party Before the Works (cham- ber event on July 3, 2015). e) Block Parties- 1000 block of Rolling Hills Ct on June 20, 2015 and 2600 block of Vista Court on July 17, 2015. f) Appointnient of Elizabeth Thompson to the Norwalk Easter Public Library Board of Trustees; re-appoint- ment of Chad Stevens to the Board of Adjustment and re- appointment of Chad Husz to Planning and Zoning Com- mission. g) Receive and file bid for salt. h) Receive and file monthly department reports and treasurer's report. 7. Public Hearing regarding zoning amendment request at 8288 Adams Street. 8. Consideration of the first, of thr readings of proposed ordinance amending the official zoning map of the City of Norwalk, Iowa by rezoning property located at 8288 Adams Street from A-R, Agricultural Reserve to RE-l, Rural Estates Residential. 9. Public Hearing regarding zoning amendment request Concluded p. 2 Norwalk Racer's Kids Clinic Join us for a one-day clinic and event that will introduce your young ath- lete to the fast-paced sport of triathlon! Members of the Norwalk Racers, the local triathlon and running club, will educate youth on safety tips, information about swimming, biking and running, and tips for fast transitions. We will close with a very non-com- petitive fun event allowing participants to utilize some of the skills they learned. All participants must have a bike, age-appropri- ate helmet, swim goggles, suit and running shoes with them on the day of the event. A parent or adult's participation is also required, so plan to spend the morning with your child. Date - July 26th, 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Cost - Norwalk Resi- dents $35, Non-Residents $40.25 " Raffle - Two $500 gift cards to Rasmussen Bike Shop and kid's hats (paid registration and atten- dance required to be eli- gible). All kids participat- ing will also receive a t- shirt, swim cap, and water bottle. Upcoming Kid's Triathlons July 11th - Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Des Moines Kids Triathlon July 25th - Ankeny Kid's Triathlon August 22nd- Rip Roar Des Moines Kids Triathlon September 5th - DSM IronKids Farmer's Market Now Open Fridays The Norwalk Farmer's Market is open for busi- ness Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot at Scott's Foods,. 1120 Sunset Dr. Organizer Jim Dixon said although it is a small market, there are some great products. Chamber's Party Before the Works The annual Norwalk Area Chamber of Com- merce Party Before The Works will be held Friday, July 3, from 7 p.m. until midnight in the parking lot of The Wright Place, 340 Wright Road. There will be a Kids" Fun Zone from 7 to 8 p.m. The band, Abby Normal, will be performing live from 7:45 to 11:45 p.m. Activities include a bounce house. Bring your lawn chairs. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. No coolers are allowed. The cost is $5 at the door, children 10 and un- der, $3. Ghost Players Returning to Norwalk July 25 Field of Dreams Ghost Players, "The Greatest Show on Dirt," will return to Norwalk's McAninch Sports Complex, 200 Wright Road, Saturday, July 25, with festivities beginning at 4:30 p.m. The cost is a free- will donation with a sug- gestion of $5 per person. Ghost Players support children and adults living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with proceeds of the event to benefit Camp Hertko Hollow Inc., Iowa's camp for children with diabetes and the JDRF Greater Iowa Chapter. The group will perform their entertaining comedy routine that incorporates children from the audience. A Celebrity game, which includes Ghost Players ver- sus Norwalk Police Officers and Norwalk Fire Fighters will follow the comedy rou- fine. In addition to the. enter- tainment, there will be a 50/ 50 raffle and food to pur- chase. Seating is limited, so lawn chairs are recom- mended. Last year the Norwalk event raised more than $2,400 for children and families living with TID. For more information, contact Jacquie McGee at jmmcgee50211@gmail.com Theme: Hats Off To The Red White And Blue By Pat Wahl Yes, folks, July 4th is just around the corner. Make sure your plans are to stay in Norwalk and enjoy the festivities that have been planned for you and the family. Pick your favorite spot to watch the huge parade. Parade will start at 10 a.m. at the High School. Regis- tration forms will be avail- able on the City's website, DO NOT mail them in. Pre-registration is not re- quired. This year's Parade Marshal will be an- nounced in the next issue of this paper. Immediately following the parade, booths will open in City Park on North Avenue. There are more kids games this year to keep the children occu- pied. Many of your favor- ite food booths, along with Tupperware, 31, Paparazzi, Tastefully Simple, IT Works, Scents jewelry, homemade good- ies, crafts and much more will be in the park. Come with an empty stomach as we have several different food vendors. Anyone wishing to have a booth please call Pat Wahl at 515- 981-4928. Don't forget Bingo at the Library all day. To top the day off there will be fireworks at dusk at McAninch Sports Com- plex The Lions Club has put a lot of hard work into this to make it one of the best shows around. Watch this paper for parade route and more in- formation. Free Dental Care for Vets Free dental care for veter- ansisbeing Saturday, June 27, at Aspen Dental, 2930 SE 14th St, Des Moines. To make an appointment, veterans must dial the fol- lowing numbers (which in- dudes an extension number) 184427736466. For more information, or if you have questions, call Warren County Veterans Af- fairs, 515-961-1045. Lions Raising Funds For 4th Fireworks The Norwalk Lions Club has lost a donation of several thousand dollars of funding that has been "' used in purchasing fire- works in the past for the annual Norwalk July 4th celebration. The Club has spent over $18,000 on fireworks the past several years. In an effort to raise enough money to provide the Norwalk area residents the sam e quality of display as in the past years, the Club is contacting area busi- nesses, clubs, organiza- tions and individuals for donations of cash or mer- chandise. The merchan- dise will be used on a raffle. Club members are sell- ing raffle tickets in the area and also at Scott's Foods and Fareway at various times throughout the week. Donations may be made by contacting Jim Watts 515-321-6105 or sent to the Norwalk Lions Club, P.O. Box 331, ,,, Norwalk, IA 50211, or any member of the Norwalk Lions Club. All donations and purchase of raffle tick- ets are appreciated. In addition, donations will be accepted at the parking areas the evening of the fireworks display. Grand Opening For Warrior Run Estates Grand Opening of War- A-_-7' rior Run Estates will be held Wednesday, July 1, from 4 - 7 p.m. The new single family development is on North Avenue by Warrior Run golf Course. The Grand Opening event includes a free bas- ket of balls at the Warrior Run driving range, serving of burgers, hot dogs and drinks, as well as enjoying live music. There is also a chance to win free summer golf les- sons, $25 gift card to the restaurant and a free round of golf.