Tuesday, June 23, 2015

News from The Chronicle

Courtesy of the 6/18/15 edition of THE CHRONICLE.

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Sac County Hometown Pride committee:  Tammy Nuckols, Maxine Bettin, Keep Iowa Beautiful Executive Director Gerry Schnepf, John Westergaard, Kerry Reinhart, Keep Iowa Beautiful board member Doug Shull, Dean Stock, Sac County Hometown Pride Coach Georgia Freerks, Justin Potthoff, Darsi Huddleson, Bruce Perry and Chloe Wallace.  Not pictured:  Kris Hansen and Matt Quealy.

Hometown Pride Committees Ready to Go
A good crowd attended the Sac County Hometown Pride committee's kickoff event on June 11 in Odebolt, where they all had a chance to meet Sac County's coach Georgia Freerks.

Bruce Perry, chairperson of the county committee, gave a brief overview of the program.  He noted that Sac County is receiving $300,000 over five years for the program from Keep Iowa Beautiful, along with monetary commitments from each of the nine municipalities in the county, Sac County, and Sac Economic and Tourism Development.

Perry listed the goals of Hometown Pride.  They include: 
Improve communication and cooperation among the communities
Promote the existing attractions in Sac County
Improve services for the elderly
Promote Sac County's rich natural resources - parks
Improve wealth retention in Sac County through the use of foundations
Preserve and honor the past as a bridge to the future
Utilize the 4-lane Highway 20
Beautification of Sac County through removal of derelict property
Develop a tag line for Sac County for marketing purposes
Help prepare Sac County for the arrival of the emerald ash borer
Promote Keep Iowa Beautiful and Sac County

Perry said each community should find a project they can accomplish in the next five months.  "Success breeds a feeling of accomplishment," he said.

Sac County Conservation Center
The Sac County Conservation Board will open the Conservation Center on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m. June 6th through October 3rd.  The Sac County Conservation Board would also like to encourage the public to stop by to visit and take a look at the exhibits/displays anytime during normal office hours Monday through Friday.

Blood Drive
The next community blood drive in Odebolt is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Odebolt Community Center.  Click here to schedule an appointment.

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