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Norwalk, Iowa
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This year's outing will take place on August 24th at Warrior Run Golf Course. Tee times are filling up quickly in both the 7 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. tee times. We will have awesome prizes again this year! A printable copy of the registration form is located at our website: www.be-a-warrior.com, or you can register by contacting Ashlee Knickerbocker at aknickerbocker@kw.com or by phone at 515-249- 5560. Upcoming Early Deadline and Closure at N/Warren Town and County News N/Warren Town and County News has an early deadline for an upcoming issue of the paper. We will have a deadline of Thursday, August 22rid at noon for the August 29th issue. Materials received after this deadline will be included in a later edition of the paper. Our office will be closed Friday, August 23rd. Annual Tootsie Roll Drive This Weekend The St. John the Apostle Catholic Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Tootsie Roll Drive for those with intellectual disabilities the weekend of August 23rd, 24th and 25th. Look for the Knights at various busi- nesses around Norwalk on those days. The donations collected will go to the Special Olympics of Iowa, Christian Opportunity Center of Warren County, and Genesis De- velopment of Warren County. If you have questions or would like to donate to this worthy cause, please contact Mike Kordick at 515-208-1553 or email Mike at kordickm@icloud .com. Blood Drive TODAY Reminder of the Norwalk Community Blood Drive, Thursday, August 22nd, from 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 720 Orchard Hills Drive. Please donate! EXCITING EXTRAS AWAIT MUSIC FEST FANS SEPTEMBER 1ST Make your Labor Day weekend special with fun, music and prizes at Norwalk Music Fest? Organized by Norwalk Hometown Pride, this family-friendly event supports community projects such as public art, the new Warren County Veterans Memorial and artistic bicycle racks for Elizabeth Holland Park and City Hall. The September 1st event at Warrior Run Golf Course, sponsored by Hometown Pride, City State Bank, Michael Foods, Diligent Development and Warrior Run, marks the second annual all day Music Fest, featuring free admission from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Besides a full-day of music featuring performers with ties to She area, added attractions for 2019 include a raffle with a 50/50 grand prize, a dunk tank, and the kids' zone sponsored by Michael Foods. Here are details: 50/50 Raffle/Fun Prizes All Day Long - This first-time activity for Music Fest gives you a chance to purchase raffle tickets all day for prizes and gift cards from many Norwalk-area businesses. Before the closing act, one lucky prizewinner will get half the money raised during the day; the other half will be used by Norwalk Hometown Pride for community projects around the community. Raffle tickets are $1 each, six for $5 or 20 for $10. You will not need to bepresent to win any of the prizes. Can't make it to Music Fest? Stop in at City Hall to purchase your raffle tickets in advance. Norwalk Celebrity Dunk Tank - Wouldn't you like to dunk Bowen Born? Or Norwalk School Superintendent D.T. Magee? Or Pastor Nate Liedtke? You can donate to toss balls at your target with all proceeds to Hometown Pride. With local food trucks, you won't go hungry! Grab food from Winn's Catering, Young Guns BBQ, Mullets Pizza, Tacos Andreas, Tropical Sno and Got Dough? Do a little shopping and information gathering at vendor booths, including Chriscole Gardens, Rose Farm flowers, Norwalk Chiropractic, Dance Marathon and more! AVOID PARKING HASSLES - Ride the FREE Trolley to and from Norwalk High School which will run continuously throughout the day. And, of course, live music. Check out the play by play schedule of performances on two stages in the lively outdoor setting, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 11 p.m. with headline act Best of Fools. Go to norwalkmusicfest.com for more information, and like Norwalk Music Fest on Facebook, and follow on Instagram @Norwalkiacityhall. Norwalk High School Hosts Annual Fall Fest on Thursday Norwalk High School's kickoff to the 2019-20 season, known as Fall Fest, will be held on Thursday, : August 22nd at Warrior Stadium beginning at : approximately 6:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00. The First Day of School Photos Warrior football team will be conducting practice on Will you be taking your child's picture for the first the field until 6:00, which you are welcome to watch, day of school this year? We'd love to see them! We Following the practice, the Norwalk High School will be featuring first day of school photos in our Marching Band will take the field. September 5th issue of the paper. Following the band performance, all fall athletic The deadline for submitting your child's photo is and activity programs will be recognized. At Friday, August 30th at noon although submitting approximately 6:30, there will be a volleyball your photos before this deadline is encouraged. The intrasquad scrimmage in the gym. easiest way to get a picture to us is to send a .jpeg Admission for Fall Fest is a non-perishable food file by email to news@norwalknewspaper.com. If item that will be donated to the Norwalk Food Pantry. you can't email your photo, you can drop it off at our Plan to attend to help Norwalk High School kick off office. There is a drop slot in the back door if our the 2019-20 athletics and activity season, office is closed.