June 13, 2010

Dear GHD Member,

                Many words of praise and thanks to Public Works Department Administrator Kevin Warden and his crew of workers for building the shed, the bandstand and for selecting and ordering the overhead & side cover for the bandstand for the DeSoto Farmers’ Market.  It is a blessing that the city of DeSoto has so many dedicated and talented people working for the betterment of our community.  These additions are wonderful for our market.  They provide us with a place to store our equipment and a safe and dry place for our devoted musicians.  We sincerely appreciate your craftsmanship and your commitment to helping us enable this market to grow.  Once again, THANK YOU.
                The 4-H Club of Jefferson County and DeSoto, recently wrote a grant under the direction of Melissa Scheer of the University of Missouri Extension Office in Hillsboro, for $750.00 to help us build the base of the bandstand.  When the grant was approved, the building began.  On Saturday, June 5th, members of the club ages 7-14, five parents, their director and volunteer Jim Foster, met to plant flowers and bushes around the bandstand.  Through the heat of the day and the high humidity these dedicated young people worked to complete the grant requirements.  The DeSoto Farmers’ Market is enriched by the spirit of our youth, their values and their dedication.  We extend our thanks and our gratitude to all who worked for this improvement.
                Many thanks are extended to Drummond’s Nursery, Windy Hill Nursery and P.R.I.D.E for their donations of mulch, bushes and flowers for the plantings at the market.  Your support is truly appreciated.
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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. François 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.


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.

Cathy Boyer
Secretary of Get Healthy DeSoto