Local Talk for Tuesday, September 20, 2022 featured a lot of good topics today starting with Dr. Jamie Kopper with the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine and Senior veterinary student Jamillah Kelly. We learned a lot about the Veterinary College and Ms. Kelly’s contributions and appreciation for the Ames community.
Mike Meetz contributed a wonderful piece about recent tours of Ada Hayden Heritage Park. Anyone physically challenged were encouraged to come to the park to receive a golf cart tour of the Park. This event is gaining wonderful popularity and will return next year.
Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames had timely announcements to share: There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30PM Wednesday, Sep. 21 at Ada Hayden Park for Accessible Canoe and Kayak Launch facility. Access Ada Hayden and Central Iowa Paddlers are to be commended for financial support for this worthy project.
Eco Fair will happen in west parking lot of City Hall on Saturday, October 1 at 9AM to 1PM. The City will have a lot of booths that feature conservation and sustainability themes. Electric vehicles including all major makes and the City’s first public electric busses will be displayed.
And a Town Budget Meeting is coming up November 1, 6PM City Hall with City Manager Steve Schainker. Public is encouraged to bring ideas and priorities for the City budget process.
Julie Saxton with the Ames Police Department came onto Local Talk to talk about the Eighth Annual Mental Health Expo at Memorial Union Great Hall at 6PM – 8:30PM this evening Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Twenty five vendors will be exhibiting their contributions to mental health in Central Iowa. Free food and free parking is provided.
Music was provided by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine: “Here We Are, Rhythm is Gonna Get You and Conga.” Also Petula Clark’s “Downtown” was enjoyed.