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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 92/WES1RAILROAIDAVb /(~ . ~HI--L t Ol',i VVA -%bOb4-:~,d,~L, itliJli,t, ll li,lht,I .-,- ! Norwalk Warriors Vol. 52 No. 6 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 email: news@ norwalknewspaper.com " Thursday, July 11,2019 Ticket Deadline Extended For Chair-ish Library Event Nineteen decorated chairs, 15 talented artists and now 10 extra days to get the early reservation discount for Chair-ish the Library, the August 2nd fundraising event of the Norwalk Easter Public Library. Chair-ish, a first time event for Norwalk, will raise Lions Club funds in support of the Library's pophlar Summer Collecting Read program now and in the future. Summer Read 2019 started May 31st with nearly 1,000 kids and Food adults registered. Donations on Tickets can be purchased online via the Norwalk Easter Public Library's home page or Facebook page Saturday, at the early discount price through July 15th. After July 13th July 15th tickets will be an extra $5 per person in advance or at the door. The Norwalk Lions The evening will include a live auction of some Club will be collecting amazing artist-designed chairs, including a Des food for the Norwalk Moines cityscape and a chair featuring lions, tigers Food Pantry on Sat- and bears, both by artist Bob Bonanno; a two-piece urday, July 7th, from elegant rocking chair and end table perfect for a 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, at bedroom by artist Cynde Schreiber; an unusual chair the Norwalk Fareway. with decoupage tissue paper designed for a pre-teen girl by artist Misty Oetker; and a pallet chair by artist Club members Will be Matt Schreiber whose original design was inspired there to collect your by the current trend in furniture made from actual donations. wood factorypallets. Please stop by and Presented by City State Bank, the 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. purchase items to party for adults will feature a live auction of donate, or make a decorated chairs, live music by Dan Trilk and donation of money or appetizer,wine and beer. To purchase tickets at the discounted rate, go to the library's homepage and food items to support the you will see a link on the right-hand side for Chair- Norwalk Food Pantry. ish. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact library director Holly Sealine at 5!5-981- YMCA Yoga 0217 or hsealine@norwalk.iowa.gov. We hope you can Under the join us on August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Pictured below is Artist Bob Bonanno's Des Moines Moon cityscape chair which will be available at the auction, i On three Fridays of the summer months, the South Suburban YMCA, 401 E. Army Post Road, holds Yoga Under the Moon classes. The second Yoga Under the Moon class for this summer will be held on Friday, July 12th, 8:00-9:00pm. Join us for an evening of strength, balance, meditation and relax- ation as we take our yoga class outside under the moonlight. Please bring your own yoga mat. There is no charge; the class is free to members and the community, 8 years and up. For more information, contact the tricia.brock@dmymca.org. No rain date. HOMETOWN Norwalk's Theme Celebrates Hometown for Heroes Norwalk will celebrate as the Hometown for Heroes when 10,000-plus bicyclists and their support crews pedal into town on Tuesday, July 23rd, on RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. How does the community claim the title? "We're proud to be a community known for heroes of all types, not just our celebrity heroes like Brandon Routh and Jason Momoa, as much as we love them, "says RAGBRAI Committee Co-Chair Jaki Livingston. "We chose our theme - Hometown for Heroes - because we want to emphasize that there are many, many amazing people in our community who do heroic acts every day," she adds. "We recognize that our heroes certainly include educators, law enforcement, firefighters and EMS, active duty and veterans of the military, business owners and their staffs, the medical community and caregivers, members of the clergy, volunteers, active families and especially neighbors helping neighbors. We ARE a Hometown for these heroes and many more." Co-chair Jim Lane agrees: "RAGBRAI gives us the perfect opportunity to salute all the people in Norwalk who make this a special community. We will celebrate our successes as thousands of visitors enjoy music, great Iowa food, photo opportunities, and more at a day-long event." Riding by Freedom Rock Lane notes that RAGBRAI's route has been changed to allow bicyclists to visit the Warren County Freedom Rock at Warrior Run on the edge of Norwalk. Previously, riders were to head south a mile sooner but now can stop for photo opportunities at the 10-ton boulder painted by artist Bubba Sorenson commemorating the USS Iowa and a Warren County soldier heroic in World War II. Livingston and Lane cited just a few of the local heroes who will be saluted throughout the day from the music stage in City Park Three Norwalk firefighters received awards for saving lives in the past year. Three teachers in Norwalk Community School District were named Teachers of the Year. 24 teams of students at Norwalk High School earned state, regional and even world honors, including the boys' basketball team which played for the Iowa state championship in March Norwalk's Robe Warriors, a team of inventive students, competed internationally Celebrating Community "RAGBRAI could not come to Norwalk at a more exciting time," Livingston said. "We have so much to celebrate and so much happening. Now we get to share our community with people from all over the world who come to Iowa for RAGBRAI." RAGBRAI riders will hear other good news about Norwalk, Lane says: Norwalk is recognized as the safest city in Iowa for the past two years. Norwalk is among the top 10 fastest growing cities.in Iowa as its population has nearly doubled to an estimated 12,000-plus since the last U.S. census. Norwalk has a successful international sister-city partnership with Vushtrri, Kosovo, and Kosovo is now offering free land and other resources for U.S. businesses, thanks to its partnership with Norwalk. Norwalk growth- 441 new houses in the past two years - is demonstrated by construction of the new Orchard Hills Elementary School which will open in August Hour By Hour July 23rd For riders, residents, and thousands of guests 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Area road closures; check online on Norwalk's Facebook page, the City of Norwalk page and the Norwalk Chamber page for information 7:00 a.m.: Early morning riders begin rolling into Norwalk Hometown for Heroes All Day: Enjoy Iowa foods and beverages, Iowa crafts, Iowa heroes & photo opps All Day: Play some games, make new friends, welcome the world to Norwalk 9:30-11:00 aarL: Live Music- Dan Trilk & The Trilk School of Rock- City Park Stage 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Live Music - Pianopalooza dueling pianos-City Park Stage 1:45-4:45 p.m.: Live Music- Punching Pandas -music and more- City Park Stage 5:00 p.m.: Farewell to riders and support crews/Break Time 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Celebrate Norwalk - free family fun to celebrate our town - City Park - Pianopalooza, food & beverage vendors, kids' activities to thank Norwalk residents