In Brief 11/11/99

Posted 11/11/99

The Kalona Historical Society, at its meeting Thu…

By News Dept.

Historical Society elects new officers

The Kalona Historical Society, at its meeting Thursday, November 4, elected officers …

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In Brief 11/11/99


The Kalona Historical Society, at its meeting Thu…

By News Dept.

Historical Society elects new officers

The Kalona Historical Society, at its meeting Thursday, November 4, elected officers for the 1999-2000 year. They are Jim Yoder, president, Gary Kallaus, vice-president, Helen Slechta, secretary and Margaret Miller, treasurer.

Set energy assistance program sign-up

Sign-up for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is Thursday, November 18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. when Juna Gingerich of HACAP will meet with residents. They may make appointments by calling her at 319-653-7275. Applications will be taken through February 29 and applicants need to have income verification, social security numbers of all household members and recent utility bills.

Hillcrest Choir performs at IMS November 21

The Hillcrest Community Choir performs in concert Sunday, November 21, starting at 7 p.m. at Iowa Mennonite School. Selections include Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom, as well as works by Handel and Pachelbel and arrangements by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. The Choir will be joined by the IMS Concert Choir, featuring tenor soloist Timothy Stalter.

Naomi Chapter plans community mitten tree

The Naomi Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, will sponsor a community mitten tree in the lobby of Hills Bank Kalona during the week of Thanksgiving. The mittens, scarfs and stocking caps on the tree are given to area needy children.

Mercy Foundation seeks stuffed toys for display

Mercy Hospital Foundation seeks stuffed toys to be displayed on the Animal Tree at the 1999 Festival of Trees November 20-23 at the Radisson Inn, Highlander Plaza, Iowa City. Toys may be left at the information desk at Mercy Iowa City or at the Mercy Health Stop in the Coral Ridge Mall. All toys are given to children in Mercy Hospital during the holidays, to Project Holiday and to area toy drives. Call the Foundation at 319-339-3657 for more information.

Eulenspiegel puppets celebrate 25th year

The Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary with performances of Silver Strings, starring Sal Fink, the Mississippi Screamer, at the West Liberty Community Center, November 12 at 8 p.m. and November 13 and 14 at 2 and 4:30 p.m. The production, directed by Michael Sokoloff, features live music written and performed by Guy Drollinger and Ron Hillis. For more information, call 319-627-2487.

Better Business Bureau offers tips for giving

The Better Business Bureau advises donors to plan their giving for charitable causes this season, noting that more than 80 percent of funds raised by charities nationwide comes from individuals. A free copy of Give But Give Wisely is available from the Bureau by calling 1-800-BBB-1600 or by mail from Better Business Bureau, 505 5th Ave., Suite 950, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 or by email at

Seek holiday ornaments for governor’s tree

The Iowa Christmas Tree Growers have donated two trees to decorate the governor’s and lt. governor’s offices. Both officials want to decorate the trees with Iowa-made ornaments, not larger than 3.5 inches in diameter and suitable for hanging on a tree. Ornaments cannot be returned, but will be used in subsequent years. There will be a special reception for the ornament donors. For more information, call Elisabeth Buck at 515-281-0201.

Festival of Trees planned by Mercy Foundation

The 8th annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by Mercy Hospital Foundation, is set for November at the Radisson Inn, Interstate 80 and Highway 1, Iowa City. As part of the program, special events are set for November 19 and November 20. A luncheon, style show and mini-auction are 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., a Silver Bells Tea, from 3-5 p.m. that features Legends of the Holidays, and Family Night at 6:30 p.m., November 19. A gala and live auction is November 20, starting at 6:30 p.m.