October 3, 2010

Dear GHD Member,
Accolades of Praise are extended to GHD board president Karen Huffman and her team of workers for the successful execution of “De Soto’s Got Talent” fundraiser held on September 18th at the DeSoto Junior High School.

A delightful fun evening was had by all attending. Multi talented acts included: John Nuckols;. The Bordeau Dance Company; Nancy Rosevink; Debi Manning; Paula Grindstaff; Emily Manning; The Iron Dragon ( Wyatt Hickman, Austin Kingsland. Garrett Hardin & Matthew Hurt); The Lindy Quartet (Steve Greer, Steve Sullins, Woody Lawson & James Rasberry) Averi Muniz; Bethany, Emma & Faith Sherrow. Thanks is extended to Karen’s work crew of volunteers: Andrew Huffman- Master of Ceremonies; Amy Hickman-Sound person; Edgar Huffman- personnel assistant; Natalie Pigg-Stage coordinator; Linda Porter-Ticket Sales; Aaron Young-Soloist and Sound System; Kim Kingsland-volunteer; Marquette Kaempfe-volunteer; and John Hedger-maintenance. Special Thanks to Dixie DeClue, Elsie Hammond and the Chartwell Catering team for the excellent dinner and to the DeSoto Public School District for hosting this event.

Also on the 18th, GHD had a booth at the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival. Volunteer workers for the day were, Darlene Payne, Melissa McAlpine, Christie Jonas, Cindy Valle, Debbie Wilson, Debbie Davis, K.C. Cope, Elaine Gannon and Natalie Pigg.

September 11th volunteers manning the GHD booth at the De Soto Farmers’ Market were Rose Cathey, Angie Keys and RN Sarah Warncke. Once again, THANK YOU. Get Healthy DeSoto could not survive without our dedicated volunteers and their unselfish commitment to assist in projects when needed.

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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. 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.


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