Santa parade tonight; Information sought for 2011 InfoGuide; more
Santa parade arrives 5-5:30 p.m. in Central Park
Santa Claus will make his annual Christmas Eve visit to Fairfield, sponsored by the local Rotary Club, today.
Just as he has almost every year for the past 80, Santa and his entourage will arrive in Central Park between 5-5:30 p.m. to pass out treats to children and to take their last-minute gift wishes.
According to parade chairman Karl Metcalf, the parade will begin at the Fairfield National Guard Armory. It will enter the city from the west on Burlington Avenue, turn south on Sixth Street, east on Adams Avenue, then south on Maple Street. The parade will circle the SunnyBrook Living Care Center; proceed north on Highland Street, west on Burlington Avenue, north on D Street, west on Broadway Avenue, south on B Street, then west on Burlington to the Fairfield square.
The parade will circle the square and stop on the west side of Central Park.
Plans are for each child to sit in the sleigh and chat with Santa for a few minutes before receiving a small, plastic bag full of treats.
Information sought for 2014 Fairfield InfoGuide
Local clubs, churches, schools and other organizations are asked to provide information about their upcoming special events to The Fairfield Ledger for the 2014 Events Calendar section of its 11th annual Fairfield InfoGuide by Jan. 3.
Information should include the name of the event, the sponsoring organization, date, time, location, details and a phone number, email address or website address to contact for additional information.
Information, marked to the attention of “Fairfield InfoGuide,” can be emailed to email@example.com; mailed to PO Box 110, Fairfield 52556; or dropped off at 112 E. Broadway Ave.
The Fairfield InfoGuide is a comprehensive look at the Fairfield community through informational news and advertising. It includes a vast amount of detailed directory-type information about what is available in the Fairfield area, including parks, recreational opportunities, schools, utilities, service clubs, churches and more, plus a 2014 calendar of events, which add up to a year-long reference guide for Fairfield and Jefferson County.
The InfoGuide is distributed with The Fairfield Ledger, plus extra copies are provided to the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield Iowa Convention and Visitors Bureau, motels, businesses and high-traffic lobbies to be used throughout the year to promote opportunities in Fairfield.
For information, call The Ledger at 472-2116.
Farm Bureau, ISU donate to food bank association
WEST DES MOINES — Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the University of Iowa athletic department donated $21,500 to the Iowa Food Bank Association through the America Needs Farmers initiative.
“This ... helps us meet the needs of thousands of needy Iowans,” said Cory Berkenes, state director of the Iowa Food Bank Association.
The Iowa-based ANF initiative was launched by the University of Iowa Hawkeyes during the 1985 Farm Crisis to honor the contributions of farmers. IFBF joined in 2011 to heighten the awareness of today’s diverse farms, while raising donations for Iowa food banks.
Visit www.americaneedsfarmers.org and www.iowafba.org.