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Thursday, August 29, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five I CHURCH and SOCIAL 1 4-H ALL STARS Seven members of the Norwalk All-Stars Club had 4-H Building Exhibits selected at the Warren County Fair that advanced on to the Iowa State Fair. Left to right, Row 1: Breana Duffy, Emma King. Row 2: Nicole Alexander, Emily Bergan, Courtney Johnson, Alex Bennett, Sara Bennett. Photo submitted. To service our customers even better, we have a Brand New State-of-the.,00 t HUNTER ALIGNMENT SYSTEM All work is guaranteed by a 12 months/12,000 Miles Warranty Complete Engine Specialist Intake Specialist ASE Certified Mechanics i 981-0649 802 Sunset Ddve Norwalk NAPA Auto Center Auto Repair Towing FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT e FOR HEALTHY LIVING FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY the SERIOUS ABOUT AN ACTIVEt HEALTHY LIFESTYLE? Y WAIT? J00.N THE Y TODAY! A healthier lifestyle doesn't magically happen. It takes commitment, a plan and professional help. That's where the Indianola YMCA can help. Our great facilities, equipment and trained staff are dedicated to helping you succeed. If you and your family are serious about an active, healthier lifestyle, Y wait? Indianola YMCA 306 East Scenic Valley Ave. Phone: {515) 777-7746 FREE WELLNESS COACHING FRIE CHILD WATCH FREE GROUP FITNESS AND CYCLING CLASSES " REDUCED RATES ON PROGRAMS INCLUDING SWIM LESSONS WATER EXERCISE CLASSES LAP SWIMMING POOL FAMILY POOL MEMBERSHIP RATES BASED ON HOUSEHOLD INCOME FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Fellowship Community Church to Dedicate New Cross Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999 was a special day for the people of Fellowshi p Community Church. The congregation celebrated their four-year anniversa- ry by erecting a 30-foot cross beside the road on their new property on North Avenue. At that time the church was a "portable" church with weekly services being held in the Norwalk High School. The ten acres on North Avenue had an old farmhouse on it that the church used for staff offic- es and a place for weekday meetings. The property, known as the old "Win- ter's Place," had once been owned by Doc Winters, a well-known Norwalk vet- erinarian from way back in the 1930s. At that time it was considered on the far west boundary of Nor- walk proper. The cross that was placed beside the road was lovingly made by some of the men of FCC. Its stated purpose was to "serve as a testimony to the people of Norwalk to God's saving grace and as a commit- ment by the people of FCC to build a permanent facil- ity in God's timing to serve as a lighthouse to everyone in the area." God's timing came four years later when the church built their cur- rent 30,000 square foot fa- cility, which today servic- es not only the church and its ministries, but is used by many local groups and organizations. It is also home to FCC's Stepping Stones Preschool, Day Care and Before/After School programs which service approximately 180 children every week. Several years ago lights were installed on the cross making it visible even at night. A local resident, not connected with the church, wrote a poem about the cross and sent it to the church. It says in part, "The hilltop cross is a joy to behold, it means more to me than I've ever told. I can't wait for dark to look at its light, for always its beauty is out of sight. I go to my window many times to look for the cross. It tells immediately New cross installed August 16. The original cross being placed in the ground August 1, 1999. Photos submitted. that I'm not the boss. God died on the cross to save us from sin. So, why do so many act ona whim? When the leaves are on the trees, the cross is hid- den from sight, I can't tell you how much I miss that brilliant light. , Christ is the light of the world, you'll agree. And the Fellowship cross is a delight to me." The cross has stood in the same location on North Avenue for the past 14 years until this spring when weathering finally took its toll and the cross fell during a storm. It was determined by church leaders to erect a new cross as soon as possible, so for the past several months church members have dedicated their time to constructing a steel-cored cross that can withstand high winds. The new cross "was lifted up and placed into the ground Friday, Aug. 16. The church will be holding a dedication of the new cross Sunda Sept. 1, outside at the conclusion of their morning service. The public i.s welcome to participate in the 10:30 a.m. service and the dedi- cation of the cross. For more information about FCC and its ministries, call the church office at 981- 0699 or visit www.fccnor walk.org. Deadline for ads, [ legals and stories I is Noon Friday! You Got St.ff? We have the Contact us to learn how we can help you... make space in the garage or basement? Units from 5'x10' all the way up to 14'x50' 515-981-oo44 WRIGHT Storage space for you! r00xla-i00l -STORAEE J 150 W Wright Rd, Norwalk 4[='