Wakonda Community Club meets on June 9

Wakonda Community Club meets on June 9 The June meeting of the Wakonda Community Club was held on Wednesday, June 9, a week later this month due to a conflict in schedules.

Although there was not a large turnout there was a good representation as well as a number of agenda items. Some of them follow:

Rummage sales

City-wide rummage sales will again be held this year on June 19. The event is sponsored by the club. Names and addresses of the participants are to be turned in by the evening of June 16 so the detailed map can be completed.

The event is being chaired by Charmaine Gullickson, assisted by Judi Sharples

Book benefit

It was voted unanimously to support the Saturday, June 12 Book Benefit. The Club will donate $100 of Wakonda bucks-money to be spent in Wakonda.

25th Manor anniversary

The week-long activities marking 25 years of health care delivery in the Wakonda area was brought to the members' attention by Sheryl Smith, administrator at the Manor. The week began with a pork loin BBQ sponsored by the Manor.

A children's carnival followed the meal. The week-long activities included something for each day of the week. There was an ice cream social and balloon release on Monday evening, from 7 to 8 p.m.

A volunteer recognition was held June 17 at 6:30 p.m. There were other special events for each day.

Heritage Manor opened in 1979 as the Wakonda Supervised Living Facility. A 25 year history of the Manor is included in the anniversary special cookbooks that are being offered for sale.

School notes

Carol Mayer, business manager for the school, noted the flexible hours for the library and called attention to the Summer Reading program (for more information contact: Angela Grider, librarian.) She also noted the excellent scholastic standings that have been attained by students at the Wakonda school.

The good reports are from the reports that have come from various broad testing programs.

Yard of the Month

The Yard of Audrey L. Larsen was selected the Yard of the Month for June. Her home is located at 611 Second Street. Audrey is a person that spends many hours in keeping up an attractive yard.

Other happenings

Cornstalk in the Park in early August was noted; proceeds from the aluminum can sales is approaching the $200 figure. We thank everyone for their help and encourage continued participation.

Thanks to school students for the sign on the enclosure and for the plywood installation by Dave Ganschow & Co. There was some discussion on some limited fireworks for the residents at the Manor on July 4.

The next meeting of the Club is scheduled for July 7.

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