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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 25, 2014

Wayland Area News

By JUDITH HUEHOLT, Wayland correspondent | Jun 04, 2014

The “Fit 4 Fun” appreciation celebration was held Sunday, June 1. The event began in Central Park at the site of the new playground equipment. Barry Leichty and Jeff Moore (assisted by Mayor Brad Roth) installed the new sign recognizing donors. Brooke Carter, Lori Messer and Bev Conrad untied the red ribbon celebrating “Unity in the Community.” These ladies were instrumental in the fundraising efforts and in coordinating the volunteers who installed the new equipment.
This new equipment is geared for young children (up to age 12) and is a great change in the play area of the Wayland Central Park. Following the outdoor event, all were invited to the community center where light refreshments were served and a power point video highlighted all of the project from beginning to end. This video was made by Bev Conrad.
At this time, donors who gave  $500 up to $5,000 and up received a paper weight in the shape of a diamond (gem) which was engraved with the project name and year.
Mayor Roth thanked all donors and all volunteers.
Messer gave a special thank you to Conrad for all the extra work she did for the project.
This project speaks very highly of the “Unity in the Community” and what can be done with such unity.
Members of Chapter Iowa J, of the National T.T.T. Society met at the Wayland community center June 2, at 6:30 p.m. The evening began with a carry-in dinner and a time of visiting. Following the meal, the Founders Service was presented.
President Lori Messer called the business meeting to order and all sang Sword of Gold.
Recording secretary Georgia Fort took roll call and read the minutes of the May 5,  meeting.
Courtesy will remember Louise Seberg. Louise would enjoy receiving cards from friends and T.T.T. sisters at 710 E. Burky Lane, Mt. Pleasant.
Joni Huisenga reported that the campers are outfitted for camp and that all paper work is completed. Messer, Fort and Lorri Conrad plan to attend the camp on the 17 to help set up for the evening carnival. The campers leave for camp on June 15 and will return June 20.
Willa Wilson reported for Ways and Means that the chapter is signed up for a Tip Night at Mt. Pleasant Pizza Ranch on June 30 and a sign-up sheet circulated.
Other tip nights are Sept. 3, at Mt. Pleasant and Sept. 22, at Washington. She reported having sent in an application for the Riverside Casino Grant and it will be allocated in July.
Huisenga presented opportunity to have a table at the Washington Farmer’s Market in August.
Auditing committee gave their report and nominating committee presented Ann Wilson to fill the treasurer position to finish out this year. Elective ballot was cast.
Treasurer’s report was given and filed for audit. Bills were presented for camping expenses.
The next meeting of Iowa J will be held on Monday, July 7, at the Wayland community center at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the camp girls will join the meeting to share their experiences from camp during a social time.
The Closing Creed adjourned the meeting.

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