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Items needed for “Miracle on 5th Street” drive in Valley Junction

Posted November 07, 2012 in Community Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

West Des Moines, IA (November 6, 2012) – Starting on November 29 through December 13, the Historic Valley Junction Foundation will hold its first “Miracle on 5th Street” food and personal products drive to benefit West Des Moines Human Services.

The food and personal products drive is being held in conjunction with Historic Valley Junction’s annual Jingle in the Junction holiday open house activities.  All items will be donated to the West Des Moines Personal Pantry and Emergency Food Pantry, which helps residents in need.  Donation boxes will be placed throughout stores in the district.

Jingle in the Junction will be held on Thursday, November 29, December 6 and December 13 from 5-9 pm. The businesses in Historic Valley Junction and the streets will be lined with over 150,000 twinkling lights.  Along with your old favorites, such as FREE horse drawn carriage rides, Santa, and caroling, many new activities will be offered this year.  Jingle in the Junction will be held from 5-9 pm each evening. More information forthcoming.  Admission is free.


Personal Care Items (regular and trial sizes):

-Shampoo and conditioner

-Toothpaste and toothbrushes



-Laundry detergent

-Toilet paper

Historic Valley Junction is six blocks of specialty shops that include art galleries, antique shops, fashion boutiques, salons, service businesses and restaurants. Most of the shops will be open until 9:00 the evenings of the Holiday Open House.

For more information on Valley Junction or event details, visit or call (515) 222-3642.

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