Category Archives: Family Fun

Walk with Purpose For One Vision

photocredit: medicalnewstoday.com BY: RACHEL WUMKES One Vision started as a dream of people in North Iowa who believed individuals with developmental disabilities deserved a better life.  In 1966, a local group incorporated a non-profit organization and called it Handicap Village.  In 1969 they started fundraising for land to build homes where they could live, and in 1970...
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It’s a Garden Fiesta!

photocredit: amazon.com BY: RACHEL WUMKES On Sunday, August 18th, you’ll find something incredible happening in Central Gardens.  A unique blend of history and celebration for a culture several of us know little about. It’s the 2nd Annual Garden Fiesta!  As many people in North Iowa have Latino roots, it is important to come together to celebrate and learn...
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We all Scream for Ice Cream!

photocredit: seriouseats.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Goodness… when I started this blog post, I thought it would be a fun little fluff piece about an upcoming ice cream social.  As I began to research, to really dig into the meat and potatoes of the organization, I realized it had turned into so much more.  Something deeper, more profound. Many...
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

photocredit: yourworldwithin.com BY: RACHEL SMITH The crack of the bat.  The cheering crowd as a runner crosses home plate.  Slushie-stained lips of a little child in the bleachers.  Salty popcorn and a jumbo hotdog smothered in ketchup. Aaahhh… sweet summertime at the ballfield.  It really doesn’t get much better than that! Baseball has been a staple of childhood summer...
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