Chris Hanson with the Boone Iowa River Valley Festival joined us in the studio this morning just after the 7:30 news. The festival is May 5th thru the 7th and will allow nature lovers of all ages to celebrate the beautiful natural landscape in Boone County and its access to some of the country's best hiking, biking, fishing and exploring while showcasing the best parks and rec spots in the state of Iowa. Plus, iconic American Band, Three Dog Night will perform live! To get tickets or to learn more, go to www.boonevalleyriverfestival.com.
Just after the 8:30 news, the Mayor of Osceola, Thomas Kedley, joined us by phone. Thomas weighed over 300 lbs. by age 17 and was told that he was on his way to having a very short life. He cleaned up his diet and started working out and now weighs 175 lbs. Way to go Thomas! He was elected Mayor of Osceola two years ago and found out that his county was ranked 98th out of all 99 counties in Iowa for health and wellness. So Thomas is taking the bull by the horns and is doing a fund raising campaign to build a recreation center capable of supporting the community. His goal is to raise over $250,000 by the end of summer and if that happens, Mayor Kedley will run the entire state of Iowa from the Minnesota border to the Missouri border! If you would like to donate, go to www.operationrecreation.org.
Now, for an update on my little car that hit the deer on the way to work yesterday morning in the dark! It was a little worse than I thought. While there is just a small dent in the hood, it pushed the hood a little crooked and I couldn't open the driver door without bending the hood. Also, when we opened the hood there were some broken parts inside and one of the little grates on the front of the car is pushed crooked into the bumper. The insurance adjuster came yesterday...waiting to find out the damage estimate!
Tomorrow on Van and Bonnie, Kelly Foss with the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market joins us in the studio...the Market opens this Saturday! Plus, two more chances for you to win $1,000.00!
Have a super day!