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Community

Solon Dollars for Scholars ‘Bringing in the Green’ carnival March 3

SOLON– Attention juniors and seniors: The Solon Dollars for Scholars “Bringing in the Green” carnival will be held on Sunday, March 3, at the Lakeview large gym. Dollars for Scholars needs juniors, seniors and their parents to help make the carnival a success again this year. All the money raised will be used for scholarships for the Solon graduating class of 2013. Sign-up sheets are in the high school office or contact Denise Moses at 319-331-3507 for more information.

Legion fish fries begin this week through March 29

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will hold its famous Friday night fish fries Feb. 15 through March 29, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the legion. They will be serving Alaskan pike, and shrimp will be offered on Feb. 15, March 8 and March 29.
For $9 Adults and $4 Children (ages 5 through 12), dinner includes: fish, coleslaw, potato, bread, dessert and beverage. Children under 5 eat free. Carry outs also available.

Senior Advocates seek community input on purchase of new van

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates want to replace their aging 10 passenger van with a larger 25 passenger bus. In order to justify the purchase and attendant expenses, the group feels it should be available to various community organizations and groups. It will be necessary to schedule fee-based usage from others in addition to the Advocate’s senior trips in order to justify the purchase.

Solon Community Pantry taking private appointments

SOLON– The Solon Community Pantry is now taking private appointments to better accommodate families. Appointments can be made Mondays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in 30 minute allotments. The pantry, located in the lower level of the Solon United Methodist Church, is very private and volunteers work with confidentiality and discretion. The pantry receives Table-to-Table items early each Monday morning that include packaged sandwiches, salads, milk, juice, yogurt, vegetables and fruits. Produce from several other sources is also available as well as non-perishable items.

Old Gold Diner to host Solon fourth graders Feb. 20

SOLON– Old Gold Dining will be hosting a fourth grade class on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
There are usually 22 students that come, and organizers would like to have at least one senior citizen for each student. Non-seniors are also welcome with a reservation and a payment of $5 for the meal. Please try to join this fun occasion and visit with these young Solon school students. Call 624-2251 before noon the day before to make reservations. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., so plan to arrive by 11:15 a.m. The class that is scheduled to come this month is 4A.

Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 2

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 33rd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

Waffle breakfast at Garner to be Feb. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a waffle breakfast with class basket auctions and raffles on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the school.

Mardi Gras party Feb. 9 in Swisher

SWISHER– Join the fun at the Swisher American Legion on Saturday, Feb. 9, for a Mardi Gras party and fundraiser.
The Mardi Gras party begins with DJ Bill Tandy from 8 p.m. until midnight, and features karaoke, raffle prizes, and a traditional Mardi Gras King Cake. A trophy will be presented to the person who wears the best Mardi Gras costume of the night.
Team Iowa will tend bar, and all tips will support veterans returning from active duty. Raffle proceeds also benefit veterans. Everyone is welcome.

Swisher Sharp Shooters, auxiliary to hold benefit breakfast Feb. 9

SWISHER– The Swisher Sharp Shooters and Swisher Junior Auxiliary will hold a benefit breakfast Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the Swisher American Legion.

Swisher legion offers Lenten suppers

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion offers Lenten suppers Feb. 15 through March 22, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Swisher Legion. Dinner is “All u can eat fish” for $10; shrimp for $14; chicken strips for $7; Add on shrimp for $6. Kids 6 through12 years eat for $5. Kids 5 and under eat free. Dine in served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry-outs are available. The public is welcome. For more information, call 319-857-4687.

Send North Liberty a Valentine

NORTH LIBERTY– With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the City of North Liberty is looking for love notes. Starting Friday, Feb. 1, lovers of North Liberty can drop off valentines at boxes at City Hall, the North Liberty Community Library, South Slope and local banks. Or, send an e-valentine by dropping one on the city’s website at northlibertyiowa.org, or by e-mail.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for centennial ice cream

NORTH LIBERTY– As part of its 2013 year-long centennial celebration, the City of North Liberty is holding an ice-cream recipe contest. Submit your favorite ice-cream recipe for a chance to have it featured for all your friends and neighbors to enjoy at Isaac’s Creamery.
Pick a base, sweet swirl-in, and a great mix-in and email your recipe by March 1 to: northliberty100@gmailcom. Drop off a recipe with Tracey Mulcahey at North Liberty City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Cr., North Liberty.