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Freedom Rock fundraiser

Bacon Funeral Home in Maxwell and Nevada will donate dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000, to a fundraiser supporting the Story County Freedom Rock. Residents can donate online: www.storycountyfreedomrock.com/donate or they can buy a brick at: www.storycountyfreedomrock.com/engravedbrick. If you do not want to do that online, there will be a table at the upcoming Old Settlers Picnic in Maxwell. You will find the table at the Freedom Rock following the parade on Aug. 2, around 11:45 a.m., as Bubba Sorensen will be on hand to speak about the project.

Donations can also be sent to Story County Freedom Rock, P.O. Box 277, Maxwell, IA 50161.

Church stand needs volunteers

The “Church Stand,” as everyone down at Old Settlers calls the wooden white shelter house, has been serving tasty meals at Old Settlers for many, many years. Years ago, one local church would run the stand the entire weekend, and the next year another would have a turn. But that changed quite awhile ago, and now all the local churches come together and work as one to run the “Church Stand” for the entire Old Settlers weekend.

This year, they really need some more volunteers to come in and help. Even if you are not a member of a local church, please don’t let that stop you from volunteering! We actually go to church in Des Moines, but I have signed up to make two batches of brownies to help them out with their tasty brownie sundaes!

I spoke with a member of the Presbyterian Church, who said there are still lots of opportunities to volunteer and enjoy the community spirit of workers for Saturday afternoon and evening! This is an opportunity to help out and is a great way for families to do some volunteering in the community.

If you can help out, there is an online sign-up sheet; they are only asking for volunteers to work for one-hour shifts, but of course, would welcome those that could work longer.

The online signup sheet is found at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4faaa92aaa8-food.

(If you have news from the Maxwell area, please contact correspondent Susan Livesay. She can be emailed at: livesaysl@yahoo.com.)

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