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A v OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR norWatk AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT i l; ! i :i: ', 7 i / tl,l,t,1,I,l,l,l,!,l,t J, ?i i ~:ii i) I ~. it !,l l! I, ,!11,I,I,1,1 Ill Vol. 44 No. 6 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 emaih news@ norwalknewspaper.com Thursday, June 28, 2012 Activities at the Norwalk Library 1051 North Ave. - 981-0217 Monday, July 2 Teen Lego Club, 1-2 p.m. If you love Legos, stop by the Library to build your own creation. Legos will be furnished. Adult.s' Night Out, 6:30 p.m. Drop by for movie and popcorn. Tonight, we're showing Invictus (PG-13). Tuesday, July 3 Pre-School Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m. A fun, educa- tional and activity-based story time for ages 3-6. A great opportunity for parents to get rips on early literacy skills for use at home and daycare groups are welcome! Wednesday, July 4 4th of July Carnival Fundraiser, sponsored by Friends of the Library. Join us for games, a funny photo booth, bounce houses, candy guessing contests, movies and more! The Carnival begins at the Library right after the parade. Entrance fee is $5 per person and children under one year old are free. Proceeds go to fund next year's Summer Reading Program. Fourth of CITY OF NORWALK Z ~IARIE LEWIE WRIGHT RD Norwalk McAninch Thursday, July 5 Toddler-Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. A chance for parents to interact with their children ages 18 months to three years during stories, fingerplays and songs, to help toddlers develop those critical early literacy skills. Recipe Exchange, 6:30 p.m. Join us to share your fa- vorite summer recipes and to find new recipes to try. Participants are welcome to bring a sample of their dish to share, but it's not required. See July 4th Schedule of Events p.7 Note: Parade Route is different than last year. Parade Route and Fireworks HIGH RD AVE AVE WRIGHT I NORWALK POLICE CHIEF 1 Ed Kuhl This July 4th we will celebrate our nations 236th birthday since those cou- rageous souls stood to- gether for the cause of lib- erty. We are deservedly proud of our community celebration thanks to the efforts of the Norwalk Li- ons Club, with the support of our community, we have one of the finest shows in all of Iowa. Our Troops are still deployed abroad and our public safety personnel at home are standing in the gap to protect us from those who would destroy our nation. Let us safely celebrate both our liberty and those who protect and defend it. Some may not know that in Iowa only sparklers and small novelties are le- gal to be used for such cel- ebrations, without the ex- press approval of our city- ST. 8 School AVE MAPLE AVE WOI KS HERE AT DUSK elected officials. Please observe our laws, consider the unintended conse- quences and celebrate safely. Others may not know that the Star Spangled Ban- ner was conceived at 7:00 a.m. on the morning of September 13, 1814 by a 35-year-old attorney named Keys who had been hired to negotiate with the British for the release of- Dr. William Beanes. Keys and Colonel Skinner were held prisoner along with Beanes on the HMS Sur- prise until the bombard- ment of Fort McHenry was over. The Fort guarded the newly incorporated sea- port of Baltimore with a population of about 50,000. The British referred to it as "the prize of the Chesa- peake." The bombardment began as the British 19 ship fleet with 5,000 troops at- tempted to slip past the Fort's artillery of 20 guns and 1,000 defenders. The British fired about 1,800 rounds at the fort for 25 hours and as the sun rose a specially prepared ban- ner was raised above the Fort measuring 40 feet by 32 feet. The Americans had suffered four killed, 24 wounded and the British 330 killed or wounded. The British withdrew from the battle. The citizens of Baltimore and the prison- ers in the British fleet could see who had won the next morning as the "flag was still there." The poem was originally en- rifled "The Defense of Fort McHenry" and was later set to a tune written by an Englishman named John Stafford Smith called the "Anacreontic Song." In September of 1814 the Carr Music Store in Baltimore published the words and music together and rifled it "The Star Spangled Ban- ner" and on March 3, 1931 it was adopted into law as our national anthem. The poem declares "In God is Our Trust." God Bless America and thank you again for your support. 4::