Van Horne Newsletter, December 2022

Van Horne Community Newsletter

DECEMBER 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – even without snow on the ground – but I have yet to hear anyone complain.

Santa and his helpers served breakfast and handed out presents to 76 kids and their families on December 10th. A big thanks to the Businessmen’s Group and all the volunteers for making this annual tradition possible.

A Christmas gift you might want to give yourself, as well delivery drivers and potential first responders is visible house numbers. Most residents are just fine, but several homes remain unnumbered.

The 3rd reading of the updated nuisance ordinances was held at the December 12th Council meeting and they have been adopted. Copies are available in the City Hall lobby.

Thanks to Lori and the Crooked Antler for hosting the Chili Cook Off on December 4th. Nine delicious entries were judged, with Kael Vogeler’s taking 1st Place. Over $600 was raised to support the Fire Department and First Responders. Let’s hope this becomes an annual event.

Lastly, consider taking advantage of the following opportunities to support local organizations and see your neighbors in the coming month:

  • Sons of the Legion Sandwich Supper on Monday, 12/19
  • Lions Bingo from 1:00 to 3:00 on 1/15

Mayor Pat Gorkow

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”

– Dr. Seuss

Dates on Deck:

  • December 16 Sons of the Legion Sandwich Meals 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Dec 23 – 27 City Hall closed for Holiday
  • Dec. 30 – Jan 2. City Hall closed for New Years
  • January 9 Van Horne Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall
  • January 15 Lions Bingo @ CC from
  • January 16 Sons of the Legion Sandwich Meals 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • January 31 Senior Citizen Luncheon @ NOON at CC

LIONS NEWS:

  • As always, if you are looking for a unique Christmas Gift we are selling Garbage Bags at $25 for 100 bags.

LIBRARY NEWS:

FROM THE DIRECTOR:

In March we have the author Katie Mills Giorgio of “100 Things To Do In Cedar Rapids Before You Die” coming to speak at the library. Thursday March 9th at 6 p.m. please be a few minutes early.

NEW MATERIALS:

Adult Fiction: MALIBU RISING by Taylor Jenkins Reid, THE TOBACCO WIVES by Adele Myers, TRIPLE CROSS by James Patterson, DESERT STAR by Michael Connelly, GOING ROGUE by Janet Evanovich, THE SEA WOLVES by Clive Cussler, THE WHITTIERS by Danielle Steel, THE CHOICE by Nora Roberts, THE PERFECT ASSASSIN by James Patterson, LIKE THE WIND by Robin Lee Hatcher, HORSE by Geraldine Brooks

Adult Fiction Large Print Books: LUCY BY THE SEA by Elizabeth Strout, TO WIN A PRINCE by Toni Shiloh, BODY OF EVIDENCE by Irene Hannon, A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND MURDER by Dianne Freeman, A VALIANT DECEIT by Stephanie Graves, OTHER BIRDS by Sarah Addison Allen, BY WAY OF DECEPTION by Amir Tsarfati, CRITICAL ALLIANCE by Elizabeth Goddard

Children’s: THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT A KITTEN by Randall De Seve, LOVE BIRDS by Jane Yolen

YA: FOUR FOR THE ROAD by K.J. Reilly, CREEP by Lygia Day Peor

Juvenile Fiction: HAVEN JACOBS SAVES THE PLANET by Barbara Dee, THE CEDARVILLE SHOP AND THE WHEELBARROW SWAP by Bridget Krone, RUTH BADER GINSBURG COULDN’T DRIVE? by Dan Gutman

Juvenile Nonfiction: PENGUINS by Gail Gibbons

Reference: 100 THINGS TO DO IN IOWA BEFORE YOU DIE by Sara Broers

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