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Norwalk, Iowa
November 28, 2019     N. Warren Town and County News
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gnu llll II 4879 41978 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR {Quolk mam NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Norwalk Warriors 5 Warren (2 SMALL iOWN PAPtHS 9.2; Wtb‘: RP.|LI'<Ui-\U SHELION WA swarm/l: H ' 1151p! lllltll'l'ln'n'l"l'i"iE‘5”‘i’lh'l'l"ll‘l'l”l'!l‘.3. and News Vol. 52 No.26 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981 -0406 email: Thursday, November 28, 2019 N orwalk’s Norwalk Schools Have City Council Approves 9th Annual - x ' . Great Representation at the F‘rSt Hotel m Norwalk Christmas Tree Lighting Event 2019 is Sunday, December lst Norwalk’s 9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, a free community event organ- ized by the Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Sunday, December 1st, beginning at 4:30 p.m., at the O’Leary Celebration of Life Center, 1020 Main Street (corner of Main and Sunset Drive) in Norwalk. At 4:30 p.m., crafts, hot cocoa, and cookies will be .available, with a reading of The Night Before Christmas and singing of carols at 5:00 p.m. Santa will arrive, and the tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:15 p.m. There will be opportunities for photos with Santa, and time to mingle with friends. Join us to get into the holiday spirit! Small Business Saturday is November 30th The Saturday following Thanksgiving has come to be known as Small Business Saturday. In 2019, the date is Satur- day, November 30th, and is a day to celebrate small businesses and support them by shopping local. Remember to keep our local Norwalk area small businesses in mind for your shopping needs this holiday season. Opus Honor Choir Festival Submitted by Lori Nielsen Nine Norwalk 6th through 9th grade students were recently selected for participation in the 34th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Over 2600 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition. The 2019 Opus Honor Choirs performed November 21st in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center in Ames. Pictured are front row: Mary-Kate Davis, Anya Kallenbach, Raleigh Benz, and Brooke Kimball. Back row: instructor Mrs. Nielsen, John Henry Clark, Jack Shelledy, Charlie Poppens, Kyle Erickson, Noah Fox and instructor Mr. Smale. Norwalk Receives New Bike Racks Submitted by ShelbyHisel .‘ Norwalk Hometown I Pride is excited to unveil new bicycle racks in town. They are now completed and installed at both City Hall and Elizabeth Holland Park. You can see the leaf- shaped bike racks around the park trail, and the tree-shaped one out front of City Hall. The racks were fully funded by two grants from the Warren County Philanthropic Partner- ~ . ship and the Prairie Meadows Community Betterment Grant. They were designed by Fitzgerald Industries in Manson, Iowa. Shown in front of City Hall are Deanna Schulz, City of Norwalk Economic Development Program Coordinator, and Jon Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald Industries. New Life Lutheran Church Pop Can Drive New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Drive in N orwalk, is planning a pop can drive for Sunday, December lst from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to donate is asked to bring their refundable cans and bottles to the church parking lot that day and drop off for donation. All money raised will be used towards youth mission trips for 2020. Anyone not able to drop off donations during that time frame may call or text Matt Hill at 515-339- 5729, and he will work out other arrangements. Shelby Hisel, City of Norwalk Communications Coordinator The City of Norwalk is pleased to announce that City Council has approved the first ever hotel for Norwalk. On November 21st, at the regularly held public meeting, the council approved a development agreement for Hart Family Hotels-Norwalk LLC for a Sleep Inn Hotel. The developer plans to build a three—story, 50—room, 28,000 square-foot Sleep Inn. It’s expected to bring 20 new full time jobs. The Sleep Inn will feature an indoor pool, and will connect to trails and golf paths. The new hotel will go north of the new 1908 Draught House on Marketplace Drive. It will cost about $4.4 million to build. The developer builds and owns hotels through Choice Hotels. Plans are to begin site work by spring of 2020. Santa Will Visit the Norwalk Easter Public Library A note for all good boys and girls: Santa will be making a stop at the Norwalk Easter Public Library, 1051 North Avenue, on Tuesday, December 3rd from 4:00 — 72.00 p.m. Make plans to stop by! N orwalk Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 8th Please join us for a spectacular Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 8th at 6:00 pm. Enjoy the lights and sounds of the season as our town puts on a spectacular show to kick off the holiday season. This parade is the work of Dreaming With Addy, a local charity which provides for those less fortunate. The parade route will begin on Cherry Street, and proceed to Elm Street, to Center Street, and to South Avenue, then back to Cherry. Float entries for the parade are free, but any donations are appreciated. All proceeds will go to the Dreaming With Addy organization. Prizes will be given for the best floats. Deadline for parade entries is December 2nd. Want to volunteer? Please contact Michelle at 515- 577-5463, send an email to dreamingwithaddy, or find us on Facebook (Dreaming With Addy.) Holiday Closure at N/Warren Town and County News Office Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th so our employees may enjoy time with their families. Please note that this issue of the paper will be delivered by mail and to local stores on Friday, November 29th rather than the usual Thursday delivery, due to the holiday.