The next blood drawing day in Wakonda will be Jan. 4, 2006 at the Senior Citizens from 4 to 6 p.m.
A detailed report from the school was given by Elementary Principal Kay Lueth. She reminded the group of the "walk through," the schools' effort for both Wakonda and Irene as they look to future use. These events will be held in conjunction with high school basketball games.
Santa/Appreciation day planning was done with some committees formed. Watch for more information. Local merchants and businesses have places to register for the drawings which will be held during the event.
Santa will come at 1 p.m. There will be candy for the children. The Community Club will also be encouraging people to join the club and there will be an "early bird" drawing for anyone who joins prior to that time.
of the month
The club voted an award of "Decorated House" for the month to: Mike and Casey Pollman, 710 2nd St. in Wakonda.
Members of the local ministerial Association announced a church school program for Dec. 21 at the U.C.C. Church at 7 p.m. They also reported on the Thanksgiving food baskets and the Food Pantry status.
Becky McManus, administrator at Heritage Manor, gave a report from the Manor.
Club Membership Drive
The 2006 membership drive has started. Dues are $5 per individual and may be paid at the First Premier Bank. All dues paid on or before the Santa/Appreciation Day will be eligible for the "Early Day" drawing.
A brief financial overview of 2005 was presented. Over $3,000 has been raised and most of it expended in the year that is drawing to a close. Some of the more sizeable expenditures were for benefits, fireworks, the new sign on Highway 46 and other community projects.
Sheriff Andy Howe and Deputy Jeff Anders reported on the status of the D.A.R.E. program at the school. There may be an opportunity to establish some recognized area within our town as designated areas and if the town wishes to pursue this the club is willing to provide funds for the signs.
The question of support for the 125th anniversary of the town in 2010 and the corresponding seventh All Alumni Reunion was raised. Is there interest in writing a history and also some questions relative to housing and maintaing of historical information?
The meeting adjourned shortly after 1 p.m.