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NOVEMBER

Neighbors,

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Halloween. The Clubhouse party was well attended and lots of fun. Thank you to everyone who helped pull it off. And thank you to everyone who spent an arm and leg on the heaps of candy necessary for all our neighborhood kids!

Regardless of your views, I hope everyone got out to vote. Now more than ever it is important to use our voices for the future of our country. The increase of new and young voters is astonishing. Over a 700% (!) increase in some states. I think that is amazing! Speaking of which, Indianola now has our very own ballot drop box. It’s conveniently located next to the tennis courts.

As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we are making plans for Santa’s visit. He’ll be gracing us with his presence (presents!) Saturday, December 8th at the Clubhouse Christmas party. Come on down for a visit. We will be picking up where we left off last year with our winter food drive, as well as trying to get some traction with our winter goods drive. Think about all the many things in your home you have a surplus of, whether it’s hats and gloves or a blanket you would not mind parting with. I know that personally my family has WAY more than we need and can certainly spare some things. Anything that could ease the cold for those less fortunate would be greatly appreciated. If you can, please bring something to donate to the Christmas party. If you cannot make it, the donation box will also be on the Clubhouse porch around that time.

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank our veterans for their service to our country. Do we still have a WWII vet in town? Wow! Wherever and whenever you served, THANK YOU. Happy Veterans Day.

Don’t forget to come see local vendors and do some Christmas shopping at the Holiday Art Fair at the Clubhouse Saturday November 17th. There are always amazing things for sale and quite a display.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Respectfully,

Emily Reckord Young, IBIC President

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