October 26, 2008

Have a safe and happy Halloween.

Dear GHD Member,

Thanks to our members who volunteered to work the GHD road block on Saturday, September 27th, we were able to collect $879.25. This will allow us to print 2 more pocket walking guides. One will be the Hackberry Trail behind Vineland Elementary School and the second one will be the Lakeside Trail surrounding the property of Pony Bird. These walking guides will be available by the first of the year. GHD volunteers for that day were, Cindy & Bruce Valle, Natalie Pigg, Elsie Hammond, Connie Gooch, Marietta Martin, Melissa McAlpine, Trisha Burkeen, Ernie Paul,
Pastors Darlene and Bob Payne, Larry Bay, Gene Krodinger, Effie Christopher and Ruth Ann Ferrell. Special thanks to all of them and of course, to everyone who made a monetary donation.
I’m sorry to announce that due to lack of funding, GHD activities will have to be cut back beginning in November. One of the cuts we have had to make includes the newsletters. If you receive your newsletter by email, everything will remain the same. If you receive your newsletter by regular mail, you will only receive one newsletter a month. We are not going away! We just need time to re-group and find additional funding. If you have suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 636-586-4570.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

November:
GHD Christmas Tour Tickets on Sale First State Community Bank, Pogolinos De Soto, Drummonds Florist, Cherished Memories, Nature’s Aglow, Mona Lisa. & Library & DeSoto
Chiropractic. Tickets are $15.00.

November 12th
Toys for Tots Christmas Craft Fair 9:00-4:00 De Soto Armory Come by the Get Healthy DeSoto and De Soto Farmers’ Market Booth for great gift ideas. Cookbooks, umbrellas, cutting boards & knifes, raffle tickets on original Pastel Work of Art and GHD Christmas Home Tour Tickets.

November 19th
GHD Hiking adventure at St. Fran├žois Park. Gather at 9:00 a.m. at the De Soto Public Library and then travel to the park. Walk will be approximately 2 hrs. leader: Brenda Eaves 314-954-1578

November 26th
Get Healthy DeSoto Christmas Home Tour 9:00-3:30. 8 homes on tour. Tickets are $15.00 in Advance. $18.00 day of tour. For more info contact Elaine at 586-8335 or Debby at 586-4570.

Donations

Dear GHD Member:

This is such an exciting time for Get Healthy DeSoto. Our membership is growing and we are spreading the enthusiasm to surrounding communities. We have some significant projects under consideration for DeSoto. As a member I know you understand and appreciate the accomplishments GHD has made so far. I would like to update you on a couple of projects we are working on at this time.
Walking/Bicycle Trail in Ritcher Park
This would enable people to better utilize Ritcher Park in a healthy active way. The trail would cost approximately $13,500. At this time GHD has $2,500.00 on deposit with the City of DeSoto to go toward this project.
Walking Pocket Maps
Some of you may have seen the maps we currently have for three different courses throughout DeSoto. Our goal is to print seven additional courses. The total cost of the project is $3,099.50. This would give us 2,000 copies of each new map, reprint 1,000 copies of the three existing maps and would provide 10 outdoor plastic map holders.
Get Healthy DeSoto is proud to be able to provide the free membership that gives you access to the many educational sessions, newsletters and activities hosted by GHD. Our intention is to maintain this free membership.
If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution toward the projects listed above please make your check payable to “Get Healthy DeSoto” and mail to Get Healthy DeSoto, c/o Debby Campbell, 431 Johnston Drive, DeSoto, Mo. 63020. All donations are appreciated. We hope you will consider becoming a vested member in these projects.
Thank you for your participation in making DeSoto a healthier and active community.

Sincerely,
Cathy Boyer
Secretary of Get Healthy DeSoto