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Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, December 20, 2018 Thurs Fellowship Community Church’s Synchronized Lights & Live Nativity Event Celebrates Record Breaking Numbers By Jenni Whitaker ' ' ’ Norwalk and the surrounding community ushered in the Christmas season , The together on December 8th & 9th by visiting the property of Fellowship UmVe Community Church for their annual Synchronized Lights & Live Nativity event. 1:33] h Guests were directed onto the church property and instructed to tune their radios I Syd} to 95.7 FM to see the 80,000+ lights synchronized to Christmas music throughout ,,,he the display. After ascending the hill at the beginning of the property, guests ‘ A . . . . . . than . took in the 11ve nat1v1ty, complete With donkeys, goats, and church members wade playing the parts of Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and Angels. Cars drove slowly, Undm taking in the scriptures describing the true Christmas story on signage and the JOE amazing sight. Before departing the property, guests were greeted merrily and The treated to free hot cocoa & cookies. Several took advantage of the “Prayer Lane” offered, departing the event route briefly for prayer needs. Visitors who brought J1, their family dogs along to enjoy the display were even given a treat for their dog to enjoy. Many generous community members contributed to the donation box Colleg as they left the property. All proceeds go into Fellowship’s Love Norwalk Fund The which is used entirely to assist local families in need throughout the year. Motiv. Synchronized Lights & Live Nativity is a Norwalk tradition loved by thousands Milita each year, and this year was a record breaking year. Here’s some fun stats about the event: Vehicles: Total 775 (Saturday-422 FIV‘ Sunday-353), People: 2,719, Donated to Love Norwalk: $4,480 to help families .(DMA in need (As of 12/11), Prayer With: 31 Vehicles (115 people), Hot Chocolatez75 mm” lbs, Cookies: 3,048, Candy Canes: 1,800. kite“. It takes hundreds of Fellowship members volunteering to pull off the event, 32:12; and it’s a favorite of many members to serve at. Traffic directors routed cars McBe‘ through the neighborhood streets of Linden, Knoll, & Redwood, and Fellowship ASSOC; would like to extend their deepest appreciation to residents living on those streets the m' for their patience with the increased traffic past their homes during the time left, 16 frame of the event. of We It is Fellowship Community Church’s hope that all who attended will accept Kari ] the invitation to celebrate the true Light of the world, Jesus Christ, at their Des Christmas Eve services on Sunday, December 23rd at 8:30 & 10:30 am, or Monday, December 24th at 3:00 & 5:00 pm. Details about Christmas Eve can be found on Fellowship’s website at fellowshipnorwalk.org, and pictures & video of the event can be found on the church’s social media sites at @fellowshipnorwalk on F acebook & Instagram and @fellowshipnrwlk on Twitter. Although the event with free cocoa & cookies and the live nativity has passed, the community is invited to continue to enjoy the light display each evening after dark until Christmas at 225 North Avenue. Tips to Protect Your Gift Cards Des ' This holiday season, many Iowans will buy and give gift cards. State Treasurer West Michael L. Fitzgerald wants Iowa consumers to make sure they take full right) advantage of their gift cards. “Year in and year out, gift cards are continually from 1 the most requested presents during the holiday season,” said Fitzgerald. “Each ' 1 j year, gift cards go unused because the cards are lost or forgotten. I want Iowa 1:11;], 9313’ consumers to make sure they take full advantage of their gift cards.” Whether messanmggivgwg.guéimzracfl’imsi you give or receive a gift card during the holiday season, these tips can help protect the value of the card throughout the year: ' When purchasing a gift card, buy from a known and trusted source. C0 0 N H E N E E D I I ' Consider the company’s location and reputation before purchasing. Buy ' . gift cards from retailers where you know the recipient will shop. ' Treat a gift card like cash. Gleason is accepting applications for the following positions; I ' Give the original receipt to the recipient in the event it is needed to replace a lost or stolen gift card. ' Use the card as soon as possible. Verify if the card has an expiration date or fees that reduce the card’s value over time. “We encourage retailers to honor all gift cards they sell, even those that have Laborers 1 $17.00- $19.00 expired. In doing so, retailers stay on friendly terms with their customers,” Carpenters $21.00 $24.00 Finger,“ stated. Consumers with questions or concerns regarding an expired gift card not being ' Ironworkers honored by a retailer are encouraged to contact the state treasurer’s office. Please provide a copy of the gift card anda brief letter stating the circumstances. The concrEte F'nIShers information can be emailed to upreport@tos.iowa.govror mailed to: Michael L. Fitzgerald, Treasurer of the State of Iowa, Unclaimed Property Reporting Desk, State Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa 50319. PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! WDeS Want to stretch your food dollars? The WIC Program can help! 0:18;, H i n Using WIC foods for 6 months can save you DMA, Ja—Semqn—ne: up to $340.00 on groceries! David www.gleeson||c.com WIC provides healthy foods & formula for Pregnant Women, Non- the fa Breastfeeding Women, Breastfeeding Women, Infants, & Children up to age 5. 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