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Community

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North Liberty Leader

North Liberty kids “Use the Force” to win Halloween Costume Contest

The City of North Liberty held its Halloween Costume Contest this year via Facebook. Results were determined by the photo that received the most Likes by 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The winners were notified via Facebook and awarded a $100 gift card to the North Liberty Recreation Center, to be used towards membership or program fees.

Methodist football dinner coming to an end Nov. 18

SOLON– A fixture in the community– Solon United Methodist Church “Football Dinners” on every home Saturday of the Hawkeyes’ regular football season– is coming to an end.
The Saturday, Nov. 18, home football Saturday for the Hawkeyes hosting Purdue will be the last, according to Tawnia Kakacek, co-chair of the program.
The church will be serving from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Take out orders are welcome. Call 624-2251.

Free nature journaling class at Kent Park Saturday, Nov. 11

OXFORD– Do you love to write or draw and spend time in nature? Then try your hand at nature journaling. Johnson County Conservation (JCC) is offering a free Nature Journaling for Beginners class on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10-11:30 a.m. The class takes place at the Conservation Education Center in F.W. Kent Park.

More time, more questions

Mayor gives council until December to decide water request for Gallery Acres

SOLON– They still don’t have answers to all their questions.
Members of the Solon City Council would like to keep looking at a request by rural subdivision Gallery Acres West to extend municipal water, but Mayor Steve Stange wants the issue resolved before the end of the year.
The decision to continue investigating rural water distribution came at a Nov. 1 regular council meeting.

True community space

Morse Community Club embraces life in the village

MORSE– The Morse Community Club, at 2542 Putnam St NE off Iowa Highway 1, is the place to be if you’re looking to kick back and enjoy community fellowship. People there chat about work and crops, and update each other on how the family is doing. It’s a relaxing, family-oriented, community-minded atmosphere, said Brian Tucker, who has been a member of the club for the past five or so years.

Legion free veterans breakfast Nov. 11

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will celebrate Veterans Day by offering a free breakfast to any veteran Saturday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day program, Nov. 14

 SOLON– Solon High School (SHS) will host a Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 8:30 a.m. in the Solon Center for the Arts Auditorium. The school is pleased to have local Solon veteran, SFC Philip Yakish, retired Iowa Army National Guard, and a 1985 Solon High School graduate who served in Desert Storm, as the guest speaker. The Solon American Legion will be in attendance and members of the Solon Middle School band and High School Choir will perform. There will be handmade cards for veterans in attendance made by the students throughout the district.

Holiday Tree Decorating Contest

SOLON– The GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club and the Solon Public Library are sponsoring the Holiday Tree Decorating Contest at the library. The proceeds from the contest will be given to the Solon Splash Pad Fund.

Venture Crew Can Drive Sunday, Nov. 26

SOLON– Are those cans and bottles from Thanksgiving pilling up? Let Solon Venture Crew 52 take care of them. Solon Venture Crew Can Drive is Sunday, Nov. 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church parking lot, from noon to 4 p.m. Venture Crew is a group of young adults, ages 14 to 21, who get together for meetings and go on venture filled trips.

25th annual Firefighters dance

SOLON– The Solon firefighters host their 25th annual Firefighters Dance on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Solon American Legion.
This year’s featured band is the “Adam Keith Band” and raffle prizes will be given away throughout the night. The grand prize is an overnight stay at Riverside Hotel and Casino.
All proceeds from this year’s dance go to the Solon Firefighters Association. The association funds allow the department to purchase items not budgeted through taxation and to supplement projects, such as the department’s training facility.

Thanksgiving Meal at Our Lord’s Church

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will serve a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 23. All are welcome. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at noon at the church, located at 131 N. Market St. in Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane and Anna at 319-841-2243 (a local call from Solon) with questions or reservations.