Now that summer is over and the kids are back in school, we are all settling into a new routine. But this is no time to coast. Just like we were this summer, the Chamber is very busy preparing more events for the community. I’m now asking for the community and our members to get involved. We have little living, a little playing and a little growing coming up this fall. Join us.
Lunch Lap at the Lake
We invite you and your neighbors to join Iowans across the state who have shown their support for the Healthiest State Initiative by the thousands. By the hundreds of thousands, actually — each year for the past three years, nearly 300,000 Iowans have participated in one-kilometer walks to show we’re ready for a healthier Iowa. As they approach their fourth year, we as citizens and businesses of Pleasant Hill plan to do our part to keep the momentum going and make this year’s walk the biggest one yet. Encourage your friends and neighbors to be a part of the movement by walking one kilometer (.62 miles or roughly 12 minutes) on Oct. 8 at Pleasant Hill’s Lunch Lap at the Lake. We will meet at the shelter in Copper Creek Park at 4390 E. University, Pleasant Hill, Oct. 8 at noon. This is a free event, but we ask that everyone sign up to cast their vote for a healthier Iowa. Register at www.iowahealthieststate.com/
Trunk or Treat
The fourth annual Trunk or Treat is back on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 4-6 p.m. Chamber member The Orange Planet is putting on its third annual Trunk or Treat in its parking lot at 5650 Metro East Drive. This is a safe trick or treat for kids supported by local businesses who will decorate their trunks, dress up themselves and hand out candy. If you are a business that would like to be involved in this free event for our community, just let Cathy know at the Chamber office. And if you are a parent with kids, just show up. Last year more than 500 kids participated, and we all had a ball.
Shop locally first
I would like to ask all of you to remember when the opportunity arises to please use the businesses that helped with our Chamber events and shop locally first. By keeping your money in the area, these businesses will be able to give back to the community through events like we’ve enjoyed this summer and will have this fall. Grow. Play. Live.