Winter Gala taking place after two-year hiatus

LIME SPRINGS - Spring Ahead Learning Center is having its Winter Gala on Feb. 4 at the Lime Springs Community Center, after being on hiatus for two years because of COVID.
Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The roast beef/chicken cordon bleu dinner will be catered by McAllister’s.
After dinner, there will be a live auction. Items on the auction include artwork made by the SALC children and donations from local businesses. In addition, new for 2023, there will be raffle tickets for sale to win a Blackstone griddle.
Tickets can be purchased from CUSB Bank, Jodie Hubka at SALC, and any board member, Carolyn Nagele, Brandi Ollendieck, Adam Munkel, Jan Cray, Emily Pisney, Jim Miller, Stacie Wendel, Rhonda Klapperich or Brooke Leverson.
History of SALC
The plan to have a one-stop drop for children was first introduced in October 2007 by Lime Springs Elementary principal at the time, Mr. Rob Hughes. He met with community leaders and slowly a plan and steering committee was formed. 
In July 2009, the group was able to secure funds from Howard-Winneshiek CSD and grants from USDA, CDBG and FEMA. Over $1.23 million was  confirmed and locals donated as well.
Groundbreaking took place in May 2012, and on Feb. 4, 2013, the daycare center/learning center/safe room was open for business.
Unfortunately, the elementary closed in June 2014, but SALC is still caring and educating young children.
The Winter Gala is the annual fund-raiser for operations. Hubka is the current director.

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