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Enjoy Green Days, Johnston’s annual community celebration, this weekend, June 17-20, at Terra Park. Admission is free. The Green Days 2021 theme is “Better Together!” Activities will include Jammin’ in Johnston a Business Expo, the parade, carnival, live entertainment in the beverage garden, 5K walk/ run, interactive games for kids, and more. Green Days is organized by the Johnston Chamber of Commerce. Highlights include the Friday night concert by the Robbie Michael Band from 5:30-8 p.m. and, at 8:15 p.m., the crowning of the King and Queen of Green followed by the tapping of the green keg, sponsored
by Big Green Umbrella Media. Live band Train Wreck will then take the stage. The grand parade is Saturday, 10-11 a.m. The parade route is approximately 1.2 miles long and
begins at the intersection of South Drive and Pioneer Parkway. The parade will proceed south along Pioneer Parkway and north on Greendale Road. Saturday, the beverage garden will reopen, with live music from Slipstream starting at 5 p.m. and local favorite Faculty Lounge taking the stage at 8 p.m. The Saturday night fireworks show is a must-see. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the dazzling display sponsored by Blazing Glory Fireworks, Liberty National Bank, Merkle Retirement Planning and Shade Tree Auto. For the full schedule of events, look inside.
JOHNSTON FARMERS MARKET FEATURES LIVE ENTERTAINMENT JUNE 22
The June 22 Johnston Farmers Market will feature a live music performance by the Urbandale Big Band on the Simpson Barn patio.
Gather your friends and family, bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy. Prepared food vendors will be available, as well as the usual product
and food vendors. The market hours are Tuesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Johnston Public Library parking lot, 6700 Merle Hay Road.
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FLYING THE STARS AND STRIPES When I was an elementary school child, Sister Joy taught our music class to sing many patriotic songs. “America The Beautiful.” “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” “The Star Spangled Banner.” The list goes on. We not only learned the words, but we were taught the meanings. Most importantly, we were taught to respect those meanings, those words and the American flag. Admittedly, that was a different time. It was 1976, and most every American was celebrating our country’s bi-centennial by paying tribute to the historical events that led up to the creation of the United States of America. Even so, what we learned about our nation — and the need to respect it — stuck with me. I get goosebumps each time I hear the words “our flag was still there” in our national anthem. I don’t know why. I just do. Our country is not perfect. Our ancestors made mistakes. We will, too. But there is nowhere else I would rather live. I fly the American flag in front of
my home. Not because I belong to a certain political party (I don’t) or served in the military (I didn’t) or want to push a personal agenda (I won’t). It is because I am thankful for my rights. I appreciate that I have freedom of speech, and freedom of the press, and the right to peaceably assemble, and to be able to petition our government. I cherish that I can openly practice my religion, and that others can, too. I value that I have the right to keep and bear arms, even though I choose not to. I revere the right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures. I hope that I don’t ever have to justify these rights or the many others I am afforded as a United States citizen, but I rest peacefully knowing that I can. As a continual reminder of these rights, and many others, I will continue to fly the stars and stripes, and I look forward to my next round of goosebumps. Shane Goodman President and Publisher [email protected]
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FUNERAL NOTICES JEAN BARNETT WIRT
Jean Barnett Wirt died Dec. 26, 2020 after a hard-fought battle against cancer. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held Friday, June 25, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Condolences may be expressed at www. HamiltonsFuneralHome.com. ROWENA VANNOY
Rowena M. Vannoy, 87, of Johnston, died on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Edencrest Assisted Living Facility. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 12 at Iles Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines. Burial was at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.
The annual Green Meadows West “Picnic in the Park” usually conducted in September has again been replaced with a monthly series at the neighborhood’s Dover Park gazebo through September. Concert times are 6:30-8 p.m. The park is located just south of Foxboro Square in the vicinity of Regus Offices, 6165 N.W. 86th St. July 9 features Gladys Light. Aug. 6 features Boomerang.
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The special election to determine who fills the vacant Johnston City Council seat is Tuesday, JuneRotary 22. Candidates are Bryan Midwest Burkhardt and Club of Johnston, Adam Haar. Premier Foods and Hy-Vee invite Polling places will be Heroes open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. the public to Smokin’ Voting locations residents of the Saturday, June for 19, all 1-4eligible p.m. Put City of Johnston are: together the best police department, • Johnston City or Hall, 6221 Merle fire department military team Hay Road • Crown Point Community (at least one member of the Center, team 6300 Pioneer must beParkway active police, fire or • Stoneypersonnel). Creek Hotel/Conference military Entry fee is Center, 5291 Stoney Creek Court $75 per team. “We’ll provide the • Johnston 6700 Merle Hay meat — youPublic bring Library, the smokin’ Road smarts. Pork, ribs and chicken —
June 19, 14 .......... 5 p.m. ......................Baseball • Fishing at Terra Lake: June Terra Lake, 1-4 p.m. vs. Waukeebreakfast, Terra Park • Kiwanis Club of JohnstonVarsity pancake June 16 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball shelter, Saturday, June 19, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Freewill offerings Varsity vs. Dowling Catholic appreciated. June 16 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball • Father’s Day Fishing Event: 20, Catholic Terra Lake, 4-6 p.m. VarsityJune vs. Dowling June 17 .......... 5June p.m. ......................Baseball • Summer Solstice Sunset Kayaking: 21, Terra Lake, Varsity vs. Des Moines Hoover 6-8:30 p.m. • Beginner Fishing Workshop: June 23, Terra Lake, 6-7:30 PREMIUM p.m. AD SPOT • Beginner Kayaking Event: June 27, Terra Lake, 3-5 p.m. • Mayor’s Run for the Trails, AVAILABLE Saturday, Aug. 21, Terra Park. Contact Hodapp at Kids 100-yard dash and youth fun runAndrea at 8 a.m., followed [email protected]
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5:00pm - 8:00pm ������� Jammin’ in Johnston a Business Expo 5:00pm – 10:00pm ��� Food Vendors Open 5:00pm – 10:00pm ���� Beverage Garden Open 5:00pm – 10:00pm ���� John Deere Equipment Display 5:30pm – 9:30pm������� Live Band: Mike Aceto (Stage Sponsor: Charter Bank) 6:00pm – 6:45pm ������ Polk County Conservation Presents Animals of Iowa 6:00pm – 10:00pm ���� Carnival 6:30pm – 7:30pm ������� Light the Night for Sight Walk Registration 7:30pm �������������������������� Light the Night for Sight Walk Begins ����������������������������������������� Johnston Arts Council Terra Park art Walk (at Terra Park for six weeks)
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5:00pm – 11:00pm ����� Food Vendors Open 5:00pm – 11:00pm ����� John Deere Equipment Display 5:00pm – 12:00am����� Beverage Garden 6:00pm – TBD ������������� Carnival 5:30pm – 8:00pm ������ Live Band: Jake Schrodt June 19, After Dark (Stage Sponsor: Charter Bank) During bands intermission 8:15pm – 8:30pm ������� Crowning of the King and A class ‘C’ (consumer grade) Queen of Green fireworks show sponsored by Blazing Glory Fireworks, Liberty National Bank, (Sponsored by Big Green Umbrella Media) Merkle Retirement Planning 8:15pm – 8:30pm ������� Tapping of the “Green” Keg and Shade Tree Auto (Sponsored by Big Green Umbrella Media) (FREE until the keg is gone) 8:00pm – 12:00am ���� Live Band: Train Wreck ����������������������������������������� Johnston Arts Council Terra Park art Walk (at Terra Park for six weeks)
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SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH
7:30am – 10:00am ����� Johnston Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Terra Park (FREE will offering) 8:00am - 9:30am�������� Johnston Green Days Garden Walk at Green Meadows West 9:00am - 9:45am �������� Iowa Juneteenth Observance - Speaker: Dwana Bradley, Chair Iowa Juneteenth 10:00am – 11:00am ��� Parade along Pioneer Parkway (Sponsored by Dance Vision & Hy-Vee) 11:00am – 11:00pm���� John Deere Equipment Display 11:00am – 10:00pm ��� Carnival 11:00am – 11:00pm���� Food Vendors Open Noon – 4:00pm ���������� Catch Fishing Tips with the Iowa Youth Fishing League Noon – 1:00pm ����������� Car Show Registration 12:00pm – 12:45pm ��� School of Rock WDM Band 1:00pm – 4:00pm������� Car Show 1:00pm – 4:00pm������� Public Safety and Camp Dodge Display 1:00pm – 4:00pm������� Smokin’ Heroes Smoked Meat Competition and Tasting 1:30pm – 2:30pm ������� Greater Des Moines Community Band 2:00pm – 12:00am����� Beverage Garden 5:30pm – 8:00pm ����� Live Band: Slipstream (Stage Sponsor: Charter Bank) 8:00pm – 12:00am ���� Live Band: Faculty Lounge (Stage Sponsor: Charter Bank) After dark����������������������� Fireworks (during band intermission) A class ‘C’ (consumer grade) fireworks show (Sponsored By: Blazing Glory Fireworks, Liberty National Bank, Shade Tree Auto and Merkle Retirement Planning) ����������������������������������������� Johnston Arts Council Terra Park art Walk (at Terra Park for six weeks)
SUNDAY, JUNE 20TH
1:00pm – 5:00pm ������� John Deere Equipment Display 1:00pm – 5:00pm ������� Carnival
Johnston Green Days
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SEEN AROUND TOWN Edencrest at Green Meadows in Johnston partnered with Moment’s Hospice on a Veteran’s Wall honoring the current veterans and spouses living in the community. A ribbon cutting was held with Jay Mathes, Jill Clements and Crystal Winklepleck cutting the ribbon.
Twisted Scissors Beauty Parlor is accepting new clients and walk-ins. Stop by or call 515-270-1740 to make an appointment. June Specials: Haircut, Shampoo and Style for $27 with Linda. Also stop by the beauty parlor’s booth at Johnston Farmers Market on Tuesday nights (check Facebook for dates) and enter for giveaways.
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BLOOD DRIVE UPCOMING
Help save lives by participating in the Johnston Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 30. Appointments are required to participate; they will be available from 2:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lions Club Community Building. Every lifesaving blood donor receives a health screening at their donation, finds out their blood type, and is being tested for COVID-19 antibodies to help our state department understand the virus. To make an appointment, contact Judy Anderson at 515-278-0939.
‘BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY’ PROGRAM BEGINS
The Johnston Police Department will be on the lookout this summer for kids in the community practicing good safety habits. If an officer sees kids practicing good habits, they will get “Busted in a Good Way.” Johnston Police Officers will be handing out tickets that are redeemable for ice cream at Van Dee’s Ice Cream. Every child that receives a ticket will be automatically entered to win a new bicycle. The program runs through Wednesday, Sept. 1.
A retirement reception was held for founders of Charter Bank in Johnston. Chairman of the Board George H. Frampton, President and CEO Tim Heldt and Marketing Director Deb Heldt have retired. Tim Heldt will replace Frampton as Chairman of the Board. They, along with Sue Frampton, started the bank 23 years ago. Charter Bank is located at 5526 N.W. 86th St. in Johnston. Pictured are (from left): Tim and Deb Heldt and George and Sue Frampton.
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JCSD SCHEDULES June 14 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball Varsity vs. Waukee June 14 .......... 5 p.m. ......................Baseball Varsity vs. Waukee June 16 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball Varsity vs. Dowling Catholic June 16 .......... 5 p.m. .......................Softball Varsity vs. Dowling Catholic June 17 .......... 5 p.m. ......................Baseball Varsity vs. Des Moines Hoover
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DRAGON SCHOLARSHIP FUND ANNUAL AUCTION COMING SOON
The Johnston Dragon Scholarship Fund Auction is Friday, June 25 from 7-10 p.m. at the Hyperion Field Club, 7390 N.W. Beaver Drive in Johnston. This fundraiser is more than just an auction. It’s an opportunity to enjoy a night of music, entertainment and food while joining in the community effort to support the Johnston Dragons. Register at https://jcsfoundation.ejoinme.org/ registration. Last school year, DSF awarded more than 255 scholarships to Johnston graduating seniors. There are many more students that the group would like to help, and your attendance at our auction can make this happen. If you or your company has a product, service, or experience that you would like to donate for this year’s auction, email at: [email protected]
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