Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, came out to ice skate this morning and stopped by our microphones to tell us about all the things going on in Des Moines, especially downtown Des Moines. He says the official new bird of Des Moines is the "crane"!
Jordan Johnson of the Central Iowa Homeless Shelters stopped by just after the 7:30 news this morning. They have been running 80 beds short of the demand all winter long and are in desperate need of warm clothing for the homeless. They can't get enough warm socks. You can drop items by their location or the Brenton Skating Plaza anytime this weekend and they will get the items to them.
Kathy Coady of Hope Ministries dropped by the Brenton Skating Plaza this morning just after the 8:30 news to let us know the needs of Hope Ministries. They also serve the homeless community and they are in need of everything, but especially gloves. Thank you to all of you who stopped by with lots of warm clothing items! If you need more information on Hope Ministries, go to www.hope.org.
Darlene Lewis of Brenton Skating Plaza is the head of the "Learn to Skate" lessons. The next 4 week session begins February 4th. Other special promotions include the Valentine Skate on February 14th, the Relay for Life Fundraiser on February 16th and their February 18th annual mascot skate. For more information on all of these events and skating lessons, go to www.brentonplaza.com.
A big thank-you to Robbin McClelland, Deanna Nair, Mike Dittmer, Steve Rolsted and Darlene Lewis of the Brenton Skating Plaza for getting up so early this morning and offering our listeners a chance to skate free of charge.
Here's a look at all the warm clothing you folks dropped off this morning....
Have a wonderful weekend!