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Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, July 25, 2013 Two Chamber Ribbon Cuttings A Ribbon Cutting was held Tuesday, July 16, at Iowa Distilling Company located at 4349 Cumming Ave. in Cumming. Visitors were able to sample Iowa Shine and Prairie Fire whiskey. They also had samples of an apple/cranberry pie that was made by a local lady using some Iowa Shine in the ingredients! Owners of the Iowa Distilling Company are Todd Dunkel and Phil Bubb. Photo submitted. RUNORWALK DONATION TO FOOD PANTRY Chairperson of RUNorwalk, Tim Mineart presented to the Norwalk Food Pantry's organizer Shirley Geyer a check for $500-from a portion of the proceeds the Chamber received during RUNorwalk. Geyer said the food pantry has seen an increase of families needing assistance this year so every little bit helps! She also said that if you are interested in volunteering, call New Life Lutheran Church at 285-5965 and leave your name and phone number with the receptionist. RUNorwalk 2014 will be held May 10 and it is the hope to haxf/e more runners/walkers so that the check can be even greater, so save the date! Photo submitted. The Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, July 18, at The Wright Storage, 150 W. Wright Rd. Owner, Steve Cortum and staff held an Open House for residents to tour the new 150 plus unit facility. The self-storage facility offers units in a variety of sizes, onsite manager, climate controlled units and security access gate control. Chamber President Joe Desmond presented Cortum with a plaque welcoming The Wright Storage to the chamber. Police Chief Ed Kuhl presented Cortum with a plaque commemorating the ribbon cutting ceremony. The winner of the $50 Scott's Foods certificate was Deb Bemia of Indianola. Photo by Mary Lou Gray. To Hold Master Gardener Course in Indianola Iowa State University training covers many as- educational projects," said Extension and Outreach pects of gardening - from Denny Schrock, Iowa Mas- Warren County will host soil and weed manage- ter Gardener Coordinator. Master Gardener program ment tobotany, to growing "Some Master Gardeners trainings beginning Tues- all types of horticultural answer questions on the day, Sept. 17, in Indianola. plants. Since its inception radio, give t?resentations The Master Gardener in 1979, the Iowa program at gardening; seminars, or course includes 40 hours has'trained more than discuss plants at local of Web-based and face-to- 10,000 participants. To see plant sales. There are face local training and a a full description of the many ways to volunteer." one-day training session topics covered, visit the The Master Gardener pro- on the Iowa State Univer- Iowa Master Gardener gram is uniqlae both for its sity campus to take advan- website at www.mas community emphasis and tage of their special horti- tergardener.iastate.edu, because it is based on the culture laboratories. In partial exchange for broad research-based re- "Warren, Madison and training, Master Gardener sources of Iowa State Uni- Dallas counties have an participants are expected versity. "Master Gardeners active group of Master to share tfieir time and provide a credible source Gardeners who initiate knowledge in approved of informafionabouthome and guide educationalgar- projects within their local gardening across Iowa," dening projects through- communities. Trainees said SchrOck. -out the tri-county area, in- must complete a one-year To register for the fall cluding Warren County's Master Gardener intern- class, contact the Warren Master Gardeners' annual ship consisting of 40 hours County Extension and 'Think Spring' event," said of approved volunteer ser- Outreach office at 515-961- Cathy Simon, Regional- vice projects. In subse- 6237oremailkpierson@ias Horticulture Education quent years to maintain tate.edu. The fee for the Coord|natof. "We are al- active Master Gardenercourse is $200 whi.ch in- ways looking for newly status an additional 12 cludes $50 refundable trained Master Gardeners hours of volunteer service upon completion of the 40 to join us. We welcome and six hours of educa- volunteer hour require- long-term veterans of gar- tional updates are re-ment. Registration with dening" novices and those quired annually, full paymeat is due by with varying degrees of "Master Garderkersmay Thursday, Aug. 15. Early experience to take the work at local public gar- registration isencouraged course and complete the dens, schools, nursingas class size is limited. program." homes, or other commu- Iowa Master Gardener nity beautification and Special Q V COMMUNITY CHURCH SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Appearance by" Victor Marx, Black Belt, will use martial arts to tell his .amazing and he has trained over 30 world and national