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News & Notes: Oct. 9

Oct. 9, 2012

Greenfield schools receive donations

Greenfield - The Glenwood Home and School Organization has donated $2,500 to buy an updated sound system in the gym.

In addition, the family of Elaine Gavin has donated $500 for books for the Elm Dale Library in her honor.

Supervisor to hold town hall meetings

Greenfield - Milwaukee County District 11 Supervisor Mark Borkowski will hold two town hall meetings in October to address a variety of topics, including the Milwaukee County budget, parks and transit.

The meetings will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave.; and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Greenfield High School, Performing Arts Center, 4800 S. 60th St.

Questions about the meetings can be directed to Borkowski at (414) 278-4253 or mark.borkowski@milwcnty.com.

West Allis official leads consortium to national honor

West Allis - The city's Health department director, Darren Rausch, is chairman of a 13-community consortium that was recognized for exceptional emergency preparedness by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

The organization honored the consortium for being ready to handle large-scale public health emergencies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took part in the selection process.

The consortium demonstrated that member agencies can work collaboratively to handle bioterrorism events, new epidemics, natural disasters and other public health related emergencies.

Since 2006, only 270 local public health agencies out of about 2,800 health departments across the nation have received the recognition.

Drumstick Dash new family tradition?

West Allis - The Drumstick Dash 5K, a benefit for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin in what its sponsor hopes will become a new Thanksgiving Day family tradition, is coming to the Wisconsin State Fair Park at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 22.

The 3.1-mile run will take participants around the historic Milwaukee Speedway and past additional landmarks within the State Fair Park. Nonperishable food donations will be collected race day and monetary donations will be accepted prior to the dash for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

The cost is $30 for adults, $20 for ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 4 and younger.

Registration is now open online atDrumstickDashMilwaukee.com.

About 330,000 people in eastern Wisconsin rely on food supplied by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin each year. The food bank is the largest, private, nonprofit distributor of food in the state.

The event is presented by Balistreri-owned and operated Sendik's Food Markets.

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