Chickasaw County Trailriders presents Sawmill Goofy Golf. Golf starts at 2P on Saturday July 23rd at the Nashua Fairgrounds Dinner will start at 4P. $5 per round of golf, kids play land, Adult dinner $10/children $5 donations.
Big Ed's Beach Bash for the Cure will be held all day in and around Big Ed's Firehouse. This all day event is fun for the entire family -- car/bike show, bean bag tournament, human foosball, bingo, music, kiddy tractor pull, food and beverage tent. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Go Kayaking at Twin Ponds! This is a great opportunity for the beginner to give kayaking a try. Staff will provide basic instructions and then you can paddle around the pond. Pre-registration is required: (641) 394-4714.
18th Annual Steeple Day at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The all day event begins at 7:30am with a pancake breakfast and includes polka mass, softball games, bean bag tournament and much more! Visit Chickasaw County Tourism on Facebook for the flyer.
Mark you calendar for the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus. Performances at 5 and 7:30pm. Located at the Nashua Big 4 Fair Grounds!
Come and join us for Classic Night and the kick-off for Summer Classic Sales! Bring your favorite classic -- cars, motorcycles, tractors or any other classic. All are welcome! Free admission -- music, meals, and available drinks. No registration fee from 5:00-8:00pm on Main Street. Bring your lawn chairs & family. Drawings every hour and presentation of People's Choice Award. Summer Classic Sales will kick off this day and continue every Thursday with participating stores offering awesome end-of-summer deals all month long!
Chickasaw County Public Health and Mercy Medical Center-New Hampton are sponsoring 7 scholarships for persons interested in attending the Wellness Symposium at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar on August 16, 8:30-3:30. For more information about this event go to www.nicc.edu/wellnesssymposium/ or contact Jordan Anderson, Wellness Coordinator at Mercy Medical Center, 641-394-4121, extension 1711 by June 30. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come first served basis. If you cannot attend but are interested in being a community wellness, healthy lifestyle, and active living advocate please contact Jordan at the number above or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together We Can Do So Much
~ Helen Keller
Across the globe, grieving families are seeing the benefits of working together with their friends and family to alleviate the financial strain from the loss of a loved one.
Losing someone you love is stressful, painful, and difficult for families to bear alone. They should have the opportunity to focus on grieving, remembering, and celebrating the life of the departed.
The very last thing that a grieving family needs to worry about is an additional financial burden.
When a loved one passes, family and friends instinctively seek out ways to pay their respects or offer their condolences. Current systems and traditions leave them with limited options; they can either make a donation to a charity, or send flowers. Many friends and families wish they could do more to help the family in need.
Crowdfunding is a way for families and friends to do just that. It provides friends and families with the freedom to give the exact amount they’re able to give, instead of relying on being able to afford costly floral arrangements. But more than that, it allows them to contribute to a cause they identify with on a deeply personal level: helping relieve the financial burdens placed on families after the loss of someone they love.
While these funds certainly go toward funeral expenses, in many cases the money raised exceeds funeral expense goals. Rest assured that you will be free to use remaining funds in a way that makes sense for your family’s unique situation and challenges, with no further obligations.
Enabling a crowdfunding campaign with your funeral home is simple. Work together with your trusted funeral director to select a campaign goal, and they will take care of the rest.