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Thursday, November 12, 2015 N/Warren Town and County News CHURCH and SOCIAL Operation Christmas Child ’ Central Iowa families, churches and groups are not waiting until Thanks- giving Day to express gratitude. Instead they are giving back now by lov— ingly packing gifts of joy for children around the world living in extreme poverty or affected by war, disease, and natural disas- ter. For many of these chil- dren, it'will be the first gift they have ever received. Thousands of Central Iowa residents will pack shoebox gifts filled with a “Wow” item—like a doll or soccer ball—and other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. Opera- tion Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief and evan- gelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, will de- liver the gifts to children in need overseas. In the Cen- tral Iowa area, 17 sites will serve as collection points for shoebox gifts to be dropped off November 16 — 23 by local residents. Residents can go to: wwwsamaritanspurseorg/ occ and type in their zip code to find the nearest drop off location. After being dropped off at Central Iowa collec- tion sites, these boxes will make the long journey overseas, traveling by any means necessary—boat, plane, train and even el— ephant—until they reach the hands of children in need. In 2015, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach more than 11 million children, with over 26,000 coming from the Central Iowa area. Since 1993, the project has delivered shoebox gifts to more than 124 million children in over 150 countries and territories. It’s not too late to get in- volved, and anyone can participate in this life- changing project for chil- dren around the world. Al- though this week is Na- tional Collection Week, shoebox gifts are collected year—round at the Samaritan’s Purse head- quarters in Boone, NC. With a computer or mo- bile device, anyone can con— veniently pack a personal- ized Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift on the Samaritan’s Purse website. These gifts of hope will go to children in some of the hardest-to-reach countries. Go to samaritanspurse.org/ occ to select toys and gift items, write a note of en- couragement, and “pack” them in a shoebox. Participants can follow their box online to discover where in the world their gift is delivered by using / Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Norwalk Methodist Church Members of N orwalk United Methodist Church will "Give Thanks” by hosting their Annual Free Thanks- giving Dinner, Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 1801 Sunset Dr. Those in the community are cordially invited to at- tend the event and enjoy the meal and fellowship. Teen Retreat Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; War- ren County, in partnership with Polk, Dallas and Madi- son counties have scheduled a Teen Retreat at Wesley Woods Camp and Retreat Center in Indianola. Learn the secrets to become a leader. Featured pre- senter is Jodie Beach. Ms. Beach is a national speaker from Van Meter, Iowa and author of "Power, Presence 8: Style." Jodie will show teens how to project more power, confidence and credibility. This event, for youth grades 7th through 12th will be held from a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30. The cost is $85 per teen, but the first five Warren County 4—H’ers to register will pay only $60. Register now at http://bit.ly/Warren4HTeenRetreat, call extension at 515-961-6237 or email Andrea Palmer, County Youth Coordinator at ampalmer@iastate.edu. 3MB!- Serendipity Spaghetti Dinner Serendipity Preschool will host their Second An— nual Spaghetti Dinner Fri- day, Nov. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the Norwalk United Methodist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr. Tickets are $5 for single or $20 for a fam- ily of five. You may eat—in or take-out. All proceeds benefit" Serendipity Preschool, which has been serving the Norwalk Community since 1974. For more infor- mation call 981—0901. Ackworth, Garden Club The November meeting of the Ackworth Garden Club will be held Wednes- day, Nov. 18, at the Annett Nature Center. The busi- ness meeting will begin at ‘5» 11 a.m. A cooperative lunch follows the meeting the donation form found at Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg With ‘3 Progfam at 1 samaritanspurse.org/occ. of the phoenix. Thls month 5 Program 15 _Christina Baldwin Fall Flower Arranging NOVEMBER 20-22 x-ar-x- with Marlyn Rietveld VARIED INDUSTRIES BLDG. Ebbers. Guests are wel- IOWA STATE FAIRGROUNDS come. DES MOINES, IOWA Our website is www. ackworthgardencluborg Fri. 5-9; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 10-4 ADM. Just $7.00 FREE PARKING or follow us at www (10 & under free) Free Shuttle Bus A Fantastic shopping event. 'OWA’S LARGEST BAMBINO'S RESTAURANT 2025 Grand Ave., West Des Moines '20th Anniversary! .facebook.com/pages/ Ackworth—Garden-Club. Club members will also be 1995-2015 Swim Nonh COME CELEBRATE WITH us. placing Veterans remem- 3-day re-entry stamp Parking Lot on I ' I W“ t. 9“ Tues: Discounted homemade fried chicken Ichxgrtvgrcejg‘eie: Present Sell 1,000’s of Unique Creations. 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November 4 — 5:53 p.m., Hwy G24 and R57/ Hwy: Wendy Smith, 33, Norwalk, vehicle/deer. November 5 ~ 12:01 a.m., Interstate 35: Mae Diann, 49, Cannon FallsS ' MN, vehicle/deer. VHH\I[§ 0| IOWA, INC. NOW RESERVING LOTS IN PLAT 2' Only 10 minutes to Jordan (Ircck Mall and 15 minutes to downtown. Enjoy a West Des IV’Ioincs address and allcnd Norwalk Schools at Fox Val I cy I Realty. Iowa's ingest