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February 21, 2018

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New Organization Lends Support to Danbury Catholic Staff

To end Catholic Schools Week activities PTO members and their
children served brunch at Sacred Heart Church in Ida Grove.
The brunch was to help celebrate the week and to raise funds
for future PTO projects. Photo by Amy Seuntjens. Thanks, Amy!
    Danbury Catholic School has always had a good support group from families and community members. Through time, talents, and tithing, the school has been blessed.
    The blessings have grown tenfold thanks to some parents who wanted to take their involvement to a new level.A growing group of Danbury Catholic parents has become even more involved in the lives of not only their children, but also have outwardly shown support of the teachers who educate their children.
    Approximately a year ago a Parent Teacher Organization began at Danbury Catholic. While it began with a handful of parents, the organization is growing both in size and in involvement.
    "I asked (then Lead Teacher) Amy (Seuntjens) a few years ago if there was a Parent Teacher Organization at Danbury Catholic, as I was interested in helping out where I could to help the teachers and staff at Danbury Catholic," said Stacy Segebart, mom of fourth grader Nikolas. "She had said that there were a few other parents that had mentioned it to her over the past years but nothing had become of it. Since there was interest in it, she set up a meeting for a small group of us to get together and figure out the basics of how a Parent Teacher Organization works."
    Last year the group held their first event during spring parent teacher conferences. They provided a meal for the teachers who appreciated the support and meal during one of the busiest weeks of the school year. The PTO really kicked off their activities this school year. They asked for input from all the parents, seeking ideas for the school and items, time and food for their causes.
    "We held a bake sale at the Christmas program and served brunch at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove during Catholic Schools Week to help raise funds," added Segebart. "We are wanting to help provide items for the classrooms and school for the students and teachers and staff."
    The group does more than hold bake sales and brunches for money. They also involved with the school activities. Catholic Schools Week was not only busy for the school staff, but for the PTO. They helped with Bingo for the students at the beginning of the week and sponsored a potluck supper and movie on the Friday evening concluding Catholic Schools week.
    "Our plans for the future are to get all parents, grandparents, and family members involved that play a role in their child's education at Danbury Catholic," concluded Segebart. "We hope to have a family Bingo night, community events, and provide goodies and entertainment during Teacher Appreciation Week. It is a small organization that we are trying to get up and going with the support of the families and community of Danbury to give back to the teachers and staff that spend lots of time, energy, and dedication into providing a faith-based education to our children."
    "We have always been blessed to have involved parents at Danbury Catholic. The family atmosphere is one of the many aspects of our school that I love," commented Principal Amy Seuntjens. "The PTO only adds to that family atmosphere. It is exciting to be part of the new PTO. I hope more and more of our parents become involved. When students see their teachers and parents working together, it stresses how important their education is to all of us."
    Anyone interested in supporting the PTO's goals may contact the school at 712-883-2244 or Stacy Segebart at 712-797-0118.

FFA Omelet Brunch Sunday

    The MVAO FFA and FFA alumni will be cooking up omelets on Sunday, February 25th from 8:00 until 12:30 p.m. at the Mapleton Community Center. A free will donation will get you a meal of a made-to-order omelette, homemade rolls, toast, fruit cup, juice and coffee.
    Please plan to join the FFA for this morning meal.

Danbury Blood Drive February 28

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (February 13, 2018) – When a blood donor makes a lifesaving donation with LifeServe Blood Center, they're not just receiving the immediate gratification of saving three local lives. LifeServe Blood Center blood donors earn online store points for each unit of blood donated. From t-shirts to hats, blankets and hoodies, LifeServers have plenty of gear to choose from in the online store. Points can also be donated back to LifeServe's scholarship program.
    Earn your online store points and save lives in your community!
    •Danbury Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Fire Hall, 201 Main Street.
    •Anthon Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at Heritage Bank, 115 E. Main Street.
    •Mapleton Community Blood Drive, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM at Mapleton Community Center, 511 Main Street.
    Sign up to save a life today online at or by calling 800.287.4903. Walk-ins are also welcome.
    LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in our region since 1963. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center is the SOLE provider of blood and blood products to more than 120 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend or family member or a stranger on the street. YOU make a difference in YOUR community. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Friday

    The Knights of Columbus will help fellow Catholics and help Protestants who like fish to enjoy them this Friday, February 23rd. The Knights will be making fried and baked Pollock, shrimp, and mac & cheese at Danbury Catholic School. They will be serving from 5:00 until 7:00. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids age 12 and under, and preschool eat for free.
    Proceeds will benefit Danbury Catholic School and special projects with the Knights of Columbus

Parade of Bands Thursday in Anthon

    The MVAOCOU Music Department will present their annual Parade of Bands concert on Thursday, February 22nd at the MVAO Middle School in Anthon.
    The Parade of Bands will feature all the band members in grades 5-12: 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th/8th grade, high school jazz band, and high school concert band.

World Day of Prayer Service to be Held at St. Peter's UCC

    Women, men, and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 2nd.
    Locally, this year's service will be held on Friday,


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    Three years ago George



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