Congratulations to Vern Foje on being the latest addition to the Hall of Pride/Van & Bonnie Hall of Heroes!  Vern is quite a guy!   Vern has been donating blood since 1963!  He has donated over 44 gallons of blood and hopes to give 50 gallons by the time he can no longer give.  That's enough blood for Vern to have personally saved 1,056 lives!  Vern's motto..."give a squirt, it won't hurt".  Vern is a double red cell donor.  He says he loves to give blood on Wednesdays at the Hickman Road location because it's Panera Bread day!  To hear the entire interview CLICK HERE.

Here's your chance to follow Vern's example...we're sponsoring a blood drive along with the Iowa Pork Producers on Wednesday, July 9th, 5AM-1PM at the Locust Donor Center, 431 E. Locust in the East Village.  No appointment is necessary.  All donors will receive a FREE commemorative Red, White & Pork t-shirt and a $10 coupon for fresh pork at any grocer courtesy of the Iowa Pork Producers.  Plus, FREE breakfast until 9AM and you can register to win $100 in pork - all courtesy of the Iowa Pork Producers!  Van & Bonnie in the Morning will be broadcast live from the event. 

We now have the date for the travel shows for the Panama Canal WHO Listener Cruise coming up January 13-25, 2015.  They will be at 2PM and 7PM on July 22nd at the Comfort Suites at Living History Farms.   If you are interested in coming along with us, I would not wait til the travel show to get information...we only have room for 5 more couples!  By the way, they hand out $100.00 coupons to go towards a Holiday Vacations trip at the travel show, so don't miss it!  Holiday Vacations' phone number for more information is 1-800-826-2266.   I'll see you there!

Stay dry!