The Walking School Bus program has been a success. Here are some photos of our happy participants.
The 7th Annual Christmas Home Tour will be November 26, 2016.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 each or 2 for $25 at the following locations: DeSoto Farmers’ Market, Cherished Memories, DeSoto Public Library, Drummond’s Florist, First State Community Bank, Pogolino’s – DeSoto, LaChance Vineyards, and Leader Publications.
The theme this year is Our Local Legacy.
Links of interest:
Signage! (That way they’ll look familiar to you.)
We had 99 participants in the 2016 Better Body Challenge. Thirty-three participants finished, and together they lost 868.86 pounds!
The 1st place winners received $495.00, and the 2nd place winners received: $125.00 plus a $25.00 gift card from Wal-Mart.
1st Place Winners
Ron Sutton with 19.35% of weight-loss
Suzy Allen with 11.79% of weight-loss
2nd Place Winners
Curtis Allen with 16.83% of weight-loss
Kim Kingsland with 10.34% of weight-loss
On November 28th, Get Healthy De Soto will be hosting our 6th annual Christmas Home Tour. All 10 properties on the tour are over 100 years old. To enhance our historic tour, we are featuring The General Thomas C. Fletcher Camp 47 Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War and The Louisa Volker Auxiliary 215. In addition to serving as greeters and guards at properties located at 401 South 5th and 310 Boyd Street, they will be setting up a Civil War Camp at the picturesque Mt. Olive Methodist Church. In the parking lot of this historic church, Camp 47 and the Volker Auxiliary will welcome you with old time warmth and showcase a Civil War tent, campfire, Civil War cooking and weapon demonstrations. This is a wonderful addition to help you step back in time during our Christmas Home tour.
In addition to this encampment, church members and volunteers will be giving tours of this charming church, offering refreshment and giving everyone who visits a free ticket to put their name in for one of two basket drawings. This is indeed a property not to miss. Be sure and plan your day so that you have time to spend at all the activities during this tour. Tickets for the FREE drawing may be picked up the day of the tour at the church or at the Masonic Lodge on Boyd Street.
The De Soto Masonic Lodge will be our home base for the 2015 Christmas Home Tour. Guided tours of the Masonic Lodge will be provided by members on the second floor. On the main floor, an Old Fashioned Christmas Market will be offered. This is a great opportunity to order those unique handmade specialty items, baked goods, honey, soaps, beef, pork and lamb for those on your Christmas gift list. Raffle Tickets for four $100.00 gift certificates to Wal-Mart will be available for purchase at $1.00 each or six for $5.00. Raffle Tickets are currently on sale at First State Community Bank in De Soto and the De Soto Public Library.
We look forward to seeing you at the Get Healthy DeSoto Christmas Home Tour.