Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday news

The next OBC meeting is Thursday, May 1st, 6 p.m. at City Hall.  
We are having the OBC meeting a week earlier than planned because we have invited Jeff Jensen with Trees Forever to join us to join us at 4:00pm for a tour of the town. If anyone would like to join us at that time we plan on meeting at City Hall @ 4pm. Otherwise the meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

You Are Invited To An 1880’s Victorian High Tea In Odebolt

The Rural Legacy Project Steering Committee, assisted by the Odebolt Questers, will be presenting the opportunity to experience a Victorian Afternoon. It will take place in Odebolt on Saturday, May 10th, and is designed for the area grandmothers, mothers, and daughters, of all ages.

The Victorian High Tea will be served in the Fellowship Hall of the Odebolt First Presbyterian Church, starting at 2:00 p.m.  Lunch with fancy sandwiches, tea cakes and sweets will be served.

We encourage all who attend to feel free to wear period clothing to make the experience more complete!  Also, the younger “ladies” are also asked to bring along their special dolls.  We will offer an explanation of Victorian influences in dress, dolls, and building styles as well as in the styles of writing and social interactions of the period.

There will be the High Tea, and some special activities for the daughters, for the price of a free will donation at the door.   Funds collected will go toward the continued development of the Heritage Square of Odebolt on Second Street.

Both the Peterson Pioneer Home and the Iowa Rural Schools Museum will be open for tours and other activities after the Tea and until 4:00 p.m.

Please make plans now to join us the afternoon of May 10th in Odebolt!


***FLY YOUR FLAG*** IOWA vs. ISUShow your team spirit and support Creek Days at the same time! Odebolt will fly the flag of the team that raises the most money. It will fly from Creek Days 2014 to Creek Days 2015. You will find donation cans for each team in most local businesses! Thank you in advance for all your support!

BBQ COOK-OFF will be held during  Creek Days on Sunday, June 22, 2014. There will be a $25 entry fee, and a cash payout to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  Register by June 1st if you're interested---email heidi_hoefling@hotmail.com to sign up.

Kids ages 5-10, stop by Shear Magic to get an envelope. Collect as much money as you can & return it with earnings to Shear Magic by June 1st. The girl & boy with the most money will be crowned during Creek Days 2014. The winners will be Grand Marshals for the parade.

Visit the Creek Days facebook page       Creek Days page on the news blog 

Arbor Day Tree Planting
The OA Fifth Grade participated in planting a Black Hills Spruce in recognition of Arbor Day, 2014, near the Odebolt Memorial Walk and RV Park.  Lorne Miller, District Conservationist, USDA-NRCS for Ida and Crawford Co. and the Ida County Pheasants Forever sponsored the project. Fifth Grade instructor, Brett Benson; substitute teacher Kris Genderson; and Memorial Walk member, Elaine Rex assisted.  The students learned how to plant a tree and how to care for it.  Each one was given a tree to take home and plant.

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