The Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary invites the community to celebrate the season of giving through the 2018 Light for Life program.
Light for Life is the Auxiliary’s annual community giving campaign. For a donation of $15 or more, your loved one is honored or remembered with lighted snowflakes in the windows of WMC. The snowflakes light up WMC each night in December.
This year’s WMC Auxiliary Light for Life campaign will support two needs at the medical center: lift vests for the Ambulance department and a blanket warmer for the Radiology department.
Donations may be made at Winneshiek Medical Center or forms are available at www.winmedical.org/auxiliary through December 31, 2018. Contributions are tax deductible, and a listing of donors will be displayed in Winneshiek Medical Center’s Main Entrance.
For further information, contact the Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary at 563-387-3036.
The Hotel/Motel Marketing Committee is seeking a professional photography vendor to capture photos and/or videos throughout 2019 within Winneshiek County. Qualified vendors will be asked to capture images for use on all media channels including, but not limited to the www.visitdecorah.com website, social media outlets, promotional publications and advertisements of both candid and art directed photographs. Images and videos will be used primarily for tourism related materials.
“We are seeking images that help tell the story of Decorah and Winneshiek County,” explains Kristina Wiltgen, Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Photos and videos will feature elements that are unique to the area in an effort to attract visitors.” Images captured by the selected vendor(s) will be added to the Hotel/Motel Marketing Committee’s picture and video repository that will be used for several years.
The Hotel/Motel Marketing Committee is made up of eleven members that represent the lodging, retail, and restaurant industry as well as city council, Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, and Winneshiek County Economic Development members.
The committee manages 25% of the Decorah lodging tax revenue. Funds are used to support a local marketing plan and provide mini-grants to local non-profits planning promotions or events that draw visitors to the area.
The full Photography and Video Request for Proposal can be found at www.decorahareachamber.com. For more information contact Kristina Wiltgen at the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce at (563)382-3990.
Winneshiek Development Inc is holding the Annual Biz Booster Challenge to encourage business development and expansion. The application is only 2 pages and you could earn up to $20,000 for your business.
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Friday, December 14, is the deadline to register for Decorah Park-Rec.’s Biddy Basketball Program. This popular activity for ages 3 to 6 years takes place at the Carrie Lee Elementary Gym on Saturday mornings, January 12 through February 2. Basic fundamentals of basketball are taught along with actual team competition. Each Saturday consists of a skills session followed by a game. Registration fee is $20 which includes a t-shirt.
Registration is available online. Go to http://parks.decorahia.org and click on Online Registration & Activities. Credit and debit card payments are only accepted online. If you don’t have computer access, we are still accepting registrations by mail or in person at the Park-Rec. Office, but payment must be made by check or cash.
Ireland is a place to explore fairy myths, age-old cemeteries, ancient history, art and literature, all while enjoying an Irish jig or two and visiting its gregarious citizens in local pubs and shops. The awe of the natural beauty of Ireland will bring into light this amazing history, as we also explore and learn from the conflict and peace and reconciliation process between the Catholic and Protestant communities of Northern Ireland. We love sharing travel experiences with others. We invite you to join us as we uncover and re-discover the beauty, mystery and history that is Ireland. Paul Gardner & Rebecca Wiese
This tour is sponsored by the Luther College Alumni Office and is open to Luther alumni and friends of Luther. For more information contact Paul Gardner at email@example.com or Rebecca Wiese at firstname.lastname@example.org Information, itinerary, cost and an application can be found at www.luther.edu/alumni/tours/ireland
Children in 1st through 4th grades are invited to join Rachel Myers, from Winneshiek County Farm Bureau, and Gracie Engle, from Green Iowa AmeriCorps, to learn about farming and the environment through fun hands-on projects. A walking school bus is available from John Cline Elementary School.
Pre-registration for the winter session is required by January 1, 2019. Please register at www.decorah.lib.ia.us. Participation is limited to 22 children.
For additional information, please contact Joan Roach, Children’s and Youth Librarian, at email@example.com or (563)382-3717. This program is free and open to the public.
The Park-Rec. Winter Activities Brochure is available November 15 online or may be picked up at the Park-Rec. Office, local banks and fitness centers, and the Decorah Public Library.
Activities include Biddy Basketball for ages 3 to 6 years, Ecology Explorers for K thru 4th, Intro to Taekwondo for 4 years on up, free drop-in activities such as Adult Recreational Volleyball, Family Open Basketball and 5th thru 8th Grade Open Basketball, and great family activities such as the New Year’s Eve Bash, Fly Fishing Workshop, and The Great Inflate
Register by going to https://parks.decorahia.org and click on the Online Registration & Activities Info button. Credit and debit card payments are only accepted online. If you don’t have computer access, we are still accepting registrations by mail or in person at the Park-Rec. Office, but payment must be made by check or cash.
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