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September 27, 2012

Positively Pella Community Calendar of Events

Pella — September 27 Families First Presents "Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun" 5 Week Class  

Free class! Free meals! Free Childcare! This class teaches about how to make parenting fun for you and your little one(s). Class begins September 27 from 6-8 pm at Trinity Reformed Church. To register or for questions, contact Jodi Bokhoven, Director, at 641-628-8331 or Registration information can be found in the Town Crier or brought home from your child's school.

September 27 Fall Soup Supper

Soup, sandwiches, dessert, and drinks will be served at the First Baptist Church (709 Independence) from 4:30-6:30 pm. Freewill donations will benefit mission trips. For more information contact Jackie Harvey 641-628-4453.

September 27 Gary Vermeer Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Adult Run/ Walk will start and end at the Vermeer Global Pavilion (2110 Vermeer Road East, Pella) at 5:45 pm. $20 registration includes t-shirt and portion donated to Wounded Warriors. Kids 100 meter fun run (free, for kids ages 12 and under) will be held at 5:20 pm- all children participants will receive a medal. Register at or call Vermeer Corporation, 641-621-7361.

September 27 Bingo Night

Have fun playing Bingo! Proceeds benefit St. Mary's Catholic Church. Children 10-17 welcome with an adult. It is held every Thursday from 6:30-9 pm at 1203 Peace Street (old church). Game prices range from $0.50 to 2.00 a game or $17 for a game packet. For more information contact Peggy Moriarity at 641-628-1549.

September 27 Tim Tripp to host Town Hall Meeting

Iowa Senate District 40 Candidate Tim Tripp will host two town hall meetings (the second on October 4) to discuss his vision of healthy communities, healthy schools, and healthy Iowans. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tripp is a small business owner in Pella, IA who serves on the School Board. From 7-8:30 pm at the Pella Public Library.


September 27 Central College presents Troubador Band

Masters of Haiti's acoustic twoubadou (troubadour) style Ti-Coca and Wanga-Nègès will be visiting Central College from Sept. 25-29. Performance on the 27th from 7:30-8:30 pm in front of the Chapel at Central College. Open to the public and free to attend.

September 28- 29 The Sanctuary presents 24 Hour Prayer Event

Come anytime to pray for yourself, others, and the community. You can pick any room to pray in along with a prayer brochure to guide your way. Will start noon Friday September 28 to noon Saturday September 29. The Sanctuary is located at 717 Main Street. Call 641-628-1664 with questions, or visit .

September 28 Pella High Homecoming Chili Tasting Contest

YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO "Strike up" YOUR TASTE BUDS! Come and Support the "Best Tasting Chili Contest" hosted by the Pella High Marching Dutch, and various community sponsors donating and mixing up their own chili recipes. Tasting will be held Friday, September 28 during Pella High HOMECOMING from 5:45PM to 7:30PM at the PHS Football Stadium, Southwest end, inside the gate. Cost is $5 to Taste & Vote for your favorite chili. Proceeds will help fund an equipment trailer for the Pella High Marching Dutch. The Winner will be announced after 3rd quarter of the Homecoming game, and will win a trophy and the highly acclaimed "Best Tasting Chili at PHS Homecoming" award.

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