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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR AND NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT !1,1,,I,,I .... ?,,[I,,!l ..... il,,l,lll,,,],,t,,,l,l,l];,,I,,]l Warren Town and County ws 50 tE, J., Vol. 42 No. 27 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981-0406 Thursday, November 25, 2010 Children's Christmas Workshop Food & Toy NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH Collections, Open Houses Members of Norwalk United Methodist Church, 1801 Sunset Dr., will host a Christmas Workshop for children from 9 a.m. to I p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the church. The workshop is a time for children to make gifts for ,:heir family and play games while their parents take time to shop, wrap gifts or do holiday baking. Lunch will be provided for the children. FreeStore Receives Grant Pictured is Terry Swanson, FreeStore board chair, showing Dee Wilson, ACBL Unit 216 president, the letter and $10,000 check received from ACBL Charity Foundation Corporation. The Des Moines Bridge Cen- ter is in Clive, but its members are from throughout the Des Moines area, including several from Norwalk. The FreeStore warehouse is in Des Moines but its volunteers are also from throughout the Des Moines area. Photo submitted. The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) Charity Foundation Cor- poration announced the award of a $10,000 grant to the Des Moines area FreeStore. The funds were raised by ACBL members across the country who play in special charity bridge games year-round at their local clubs. The Des Moines Bridge Center is a member of the ACBL Mid-Iowa Bridge Unit 216 of District 14. Unit 216 in- cludes Des Moines and surrounding cities, includ- ing Norwalk. The FreeStore collects and stores furniture and household items and gives them to women leaving central Iowa domestic abuse shelters. In 2009, the FreeStore gave away over $400,000 worth of good used furniture to 258 fami- lies. Unit 216 is a strong supporter of the FreeStore and many of our volun- teers and supporters are bridge players and direc- tors from the Des Moines Bridge Center. The Norwalk Lions Club has been an active supporter of the FreeStore for several years and many Norwalk families have donated items to The FreeStore. For more information about the FreeStore, call Terry Swanson at 282-3733 ext. 3 or visit the FreeStore website at www.thefree store.org; for more infor- mation about dupiicate bridge games, call Dee Wilson 285-9916 or visit the unit website at www.bridgeunit216.org; for information about bridge lessons, call Joan Anderson 224-1854. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 iin n J Norwalk Hardware, 729 Main St., and N/War- ren Town and County News, 727 Main St., are collecting non-perishable food items for the Norwalk Food Pantry and toys for Norwalk Clergy to distribute to families in the area. Food items and toys may be dropped off any time until ju'st prior to Christmas week. The two businesses will host a joint Christmas Open House Saturday, Dec. 11, from 8 am. to 12 noon. Refreshments will be served at both places. Area residents are in- vited to sign up for a draw- ing of a 4 ft. Teddy Bear with toys at Norwalk Hardware. Drawings for a Poinsettia and your choice of a turkey or ham Christ- mas Feast for eight to 10 people prepared by Scott's Foods will be held at the newspaper office. Community members recently gathered at the Norwalk United Methodist Church to release balloons to honor November as National Adoption Month. Photo submit- ted. " ..... Dance Team in State Competition The Norwalk Dance team will be competing at the Iowa State Dance Team Com- petition Friday, Dec. 3, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Approximate competition times are as follows (plan to be early): 8:15 a.m. Perfor- mance #206-Class XI Pom, 9:30 a.m. Performance #233-Class VI Hip Hop and 2:30 p.m. Performance #309-Class W Jazz. The public may attend and support the Norwalk Dance Team! Oviatt Elementary Wins Recycling Contest Thanks to the Norwalk Community Iowa Grocery Industry Association and Metro Waste Authority An- nounce Build with Bags School Challenge Win- ners. IGIA and Metro Waste Authority team up to stress importance of recycling to el- ementary school students. Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA) and Metro Waste Authority an- nounced that Mitchellville Elementary in Mitchellville, Lovejoy El- ementary in Des Moines and Oviatt Elementary in Norwalk won the Build with Bags School Chal- lenge. Each of the winning elementary schools will re- ceive a piece of outdoor furniture made from re- cycled plastic for wirming the challenge.. This year the participat- ing sc]lools competed within {hree size catego- ries: snall (1-299 stu- dents), medium (300-599 students) and large (600+ students). The small cat- egory winner, Mitchell- ville Elementary from the Pictured, left to right: Amy Hock (Metro Waste Authority), Bryan Greiner (Fareway Foods), Mary Gillaspey (Metro Waste Authority), Dave Murillo (Norwalk City Council), Jerry Fleagle (Executive Director of Iowa Grocery Industry Association), Dr. Denny Wulf (Superintendent of Schools), Julie Brincks (Oviatt Chair of Recy- cling Program), Dr. Laura Sivadge (PK-K Principal) and Rodney G. Martinez (1 t and 2 nd Grade Principal). Photo submitted. Southeast Polk School Dis- trict, recycled 610 pounds of plastic shopping bags and received credit for 367 reusable bags. Lovejoy El- ementary, from the Des Moines Public School Dis- trict and the medium cat- egory winner, reQ, cled 466 pounds of plastic shop- ping bags and received credit for 146 reusable bags. The large category winner, Oviatt Elementary from the Norwalk School District, recycled 821 pounds of plastic shop- ping bags and received credit for 949 reusable bags. Oviatt Elementary wants to say thank you to everyone who partici- pated in this year's chal- lenge. Julie Brincks has chaired this endeavor for the past two years. Everyone's joint efforts helped us move from last year's Second place to first place this year. Thank you to our students, their fami- Concluded p.9