In the neighborhood

April 29, 2019

Team Velda held its annual “Roaring Rippey Bake Sale” at the Greene County Relay for Life event Saturday, raising funds in memory of Velda DeMoss. The team appreciates the support for this effort and for all who are part of the team.

Mary Weaver and I want to thank all of you for your support of the team and connection over the years as we raise money in Velda’s memory to fight cancer. I noticed at the event that luminaries that had been provided for Velda in pervious years with the others on display.

We earned $440 from our “Roaring Rippey Bake Sale.” With other donations, we know we have approximately $840 total, so far. The cinnamon rolls that Mary Weaver provided have achieved quite a following. People enjoyed the other items also. Many folks told us to keep the change and others donated without taking any baked goods.

If you would like to donate or know anyone else who would like to help this cause, donations can be sent to Nikki Uebel, Treasurer Greene County Relay for Life, Peoples Bank, 115 W State St., Jefferson, IA 50129. Checks should be payable to the American Cancer Society with “Team Velda” in the subject line. Donations can be made through Dec. 31, 2019. ~Nancy Hanaman, team captain.

National History Day – Nancy Hanaman was one of the judges for the Iowa National History Day competition in Des Moines April 29. This year’s topic was “Triumph and Tragedy” in history.

Young people in grades 6-8 competed in the junior division, and grades 9-12 competed in the senior division for the opportunity to compete in the national contest in June.

Easter Day guests in the home of Virgene Morse were Kelsey Blanshan, Diane and Terry Ostendorf, Ben, Madelyn, Michaela and Sam Van De Berg. After Easter dinner, they spent time outside enjoying the great spring weather and Virgene got to watch her three great-grand dogs, Scout, Birdie and Ernie playing and having a good time before heading back inside for desserts. Regrets were sent by Kevin and Delores Blanshan.

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