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Community

Free Thanksgiving meal at Our Lord’s Church

SOLON– Our Lord’s church will be serving a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 28. All are welcome. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at noon at the church, 131 N. Market St., Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane and Anna at 319-841-2243 with questions or reservation.

Swisher legion to host Shawnee Petersen benefit Nov. 9

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will host a benefit for Shawnee Petersen on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 2 p.m. Shawnee Petersen, single mother of three, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in February. All donations collected go directly to Shawnee as a means of helping her to care for her children and to assist with the massive medical expenses she has incurred.
A full meal will be furnished by donations from the community, bake sale, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, face painting and other activities for children, live music all day, and much more.

Veterans Day soup supper at Legion, Monday, Nov. 11

SOLON– There will be a Veterans Day soup supper at the Solon American Legion, Monday, Nov. 11. Serving will be from 5 until 7:30 p.m. For $6 adults and $4 children the menu will include chicken noodle soup, chili, crackers, bread and butter, coffee, lemonade, and dessert. All veterans eat free courtesy of American Legion Riders. Everyone welcome. Proceeds are for veterans memorial maintenance.

Solon pantry to donate Thanksgiving meals

SOLON– The Solon Community Food Pantry is once again offering a ready-to-cook Thanksgiving meal box to families filled with all the holiday fixings. Boxes may be picked up Monday, Nov. 25, at the pantry between 2 and 6 p.m. Please call Carol Tobias, 319-351-6707 to reserve a meal box. Monetary donations to help with our Thanksgiving meals may be mailed to Solon Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 344, Solon, IA 52333.

Solon public library

Sue Ballantyne

Thanksgiving jar mix orders due Saturday, Nov. 7

Project Serve the Vets offers an evening of fellowship and appreciation Nov. 10

CEDAR RAPIDS — It is a blessing to live in a free country, and it’s due to the men and women who made selfless sacrifices to protect our freedoms as Americans.
That’s the philosophy of Casey Garner, former Army Ranger and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. “What an honor to have soldiers who are willing to do whatever is necessary to keep our nation safe,” Garner said. “What an honor to have veterans in our country who symbolize why this country is so great.”