|Dear Friend of Adel,|
There are so many things going on in Adel this month that it's hard to concentrate on one subject. Then, my daughter sent me the recipe for this month. She's the little girl I write about in the Recipe from Home. It's longer than normal. so I'll keep this shorter.
We had the honor of talking with Darci Hoffman of Garnett Fitness and how she's fulfilling a life long dream.
This month we also covera New Addition at Adel Family Dentistry, the First Ever Iowa Clay Festival, a Fair Contest, a Potential Hotel meeting, Fundraising Events, Reunion News, Antiques, Fitness, Eating, Shopping, and a Hole-in One. Plus a full section of Around Town news, a Recipe From Home and Much More!
We look forward to seeing you in Adel this month.
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|Darci Hoffman - Garnett Fitness|
When is a gym more than just machinery? For Darci Hoffman and Garnett Fitness a gym should generate feelings of support, community, and encouragement - like a family.
This month we spoke with Darci about her lifelong dream and how Adel helped that dream come true.
Darci Hoffman has always wanted to own her very own gym. Even in her earliest ideas of her dream facility; Garnett Fitness, taken from Darci's maiden name, was to be its' moniker.
She has been passionate about helping others lose weight, get in shape, and realize their wellness goals since her time as a high school track participant.
In fact, it was at an ADM track meet where Darci first fell in love with the community. Marching off the bus, her first impression of town was the then new track and field at the ADM high school. The quality of the track and its' maintenance displayed to Darci a sense of community pride that stuck with her. After graduating from Wayne State in Nebraska for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, she returned to Iowa, and 7 years ago became an official Adel towns person.
"I said to my husband, 'I think this is where we should live some day', and it's been a good choice! Adel is a great community and I love it."
For a time, Darci worked as a Personal Trainer. She and her husband Erik then started their family and Darci became a full time mother. Once their daughters Haley and Lucy grew a little older, she knew it was time to make Garnett Fitness a reality.
Why Adel? Darci admits that while she wanted to be close to home, she simply didn't want to leave Adel. "I knew people in the community and I wanted to have the gym in town for the people that I know and don't know."
Garnett Fitness provides 3 workout classes and one-on-one sessions. This schedule helps Darci maintain her work and family lives, while staying flexible to client needs and schedules.
|Circuit Training at Garnett Fitness|
Currently, Garnett Fitness offers Circuit Training classes, taught by Darci, 7 times a week. During Circuit Training Darci focuses on using clients own weight as resistance, while encouraging everyone to work at their own pace. Classes are available in the early morning, afternoon, and evenings.
Dance Fitness, which involves a fun, total body workout in an almost party-like setting, is taught by instructor Cassie Eckstein 3 times a week, mornings and weekends.
On Monday nights Yoga Instructor Angie walks attendants through a series of freestyle movements aimed to "Ignite the Fire Within" while releasing stress, expressing creativity, and challenging ones self.
For those nervous about attending a class for fear of looking out of place, feeling overweight, or being judged, Darci has these words of encouragement:
"No one shows up in the perfect little outfit, looking just so. Everyone is here to do the workout, to sweat. Everyone has a starting point. It doesn't matter what size or weight you are. Be proud of attending class because you're here to make yourself healthy, to feel better about yourself. You should be proud of that."
One-on-One training sessions with Darci begin with an assessment of need and goals. If a client needs help with balance, strengthening an injury, or has an ideal weight in mind, Darci customizes a wellness program to accomplish that task. At Garnett Fitness you are not paying a trainer to work out beside you. Darci focuses her attention on the client to make sure the exercises are being done properly to be both effective and safe. This also gives Darci the ability to talk with her clients, learn more about them, and connect. With more than 60 clients ranging from ages 24-66 in the Adel area, this is a winning game plan.
"After having my 3rd child, I really wanted to get myself back into shape. However, I was picky because (like most people) I have a crazy schedule with kid activities and work. I wanted to be able to find somewhere local with a person to motivate me. I also get bored very easy, so I needed variety. I was so lucky to find all of this with Darci at Garnett Fitness. I started with her in October of 2011. I have lost 30 pounds, gone down 3 pant sizes, and became happy with my body again. Thanks Darci!" Meredith, courtesy of www.garnettfitness.com
For Garnett Fitness, this is just the beginning. Darci continues to have big dreams for the gym that she can't wait to realize. In April Darci began a monthly support group to discuss healthy eating habits and recipes, available and free to Circuit Training, Dance Fitness, and Yoga class attendants. Watch for additional announcements as she begins to offer classes specifically for children, as well as kid-focused Question & Answer sessions regarding health and wellness!
Congratulations to Darci for making Garnett Fitness a reality- all that from a dream, a passion, and a track meet.
104 S. 7th. St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 250-8505
|Adel Family Dentistry Welcomes Karen Wilson|
Dr. Kelly Sedars is very pleased to announce the addition of Karen Wilson to his staff at Adel Family Dentistry in Adel.
|Dr. Kelly Sedars|
Karen is a registered dental hygienist who brings 16 years of experience to the team. With this newest full-time staff addition, Adel Family Dentistry is able to more easily accommodate larger families who wish to have their appointments at the same time.
Adel Family Dentistry always welcomes new patients of all ages.
In addition to serving patients in his growing dental practice, Dr. Sedars has been busy with school presentations to encourage excellent oral health to young children so they can experience a lifetime of healthy smiles.
He is also in his 8th year of volunteering for the Smile Squad and was recently at Greenwood Elementary in Des Moines.
The Smile Squad Mobile Dental Clinic provides dental treatment to children at about 50 schools in a custom built, two-chair, mobile dental RV.
Over the years, Dr. Sedars has provided care to students in Perry, Redfield, and Des Moines.
Adel Family Dentistry, P.C.
Dr. Kelly Sedars, D.D.S.
1202 Greene St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3701
|2013 National Day of Prayer Service, May 2nd.|
| Pray for America is the theme of the National Day of Prayer service for the community at Faith Lutheran Church, 602 S.14th St., Adel, on Thursday, May 2nd.|
Led by Pastor John Burger, the 20 minute prayer service will start at 12:10 p.m. A free light lunch will be available after the service.
Faith Lutheran Church & Preschool LCMS
602 S 14th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3848
|1st Ever Iowa Clay Festival May 11th & 12th|
The first ever Iowa Clay Festival, held at Penoach Winery, 26759 N Ave., Adel, IA, will be on May 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Thirteen Iowa Potters will be displaying, demonstrating, and selling their craft beside the vineyard.
Sample wine, visit with the potters, and stroll among the pottery displays.
See the flyer for details.
The first of Penoach's Summer Concert Series will be on Sunday afternoon, May 26 from 2 p.m - 5 p.m. Highway Home will be playing bluegrass in the vineyard. There will be food available from Elite Catering.
For additional information, www.penoach.com, phone 515-993-4374, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
|Zumba Adel Fitness is Here!|
Ditch the workout, Join the Party! Zumba Fitness is a calorie-scorching, easy-to-follow, latin-based fitness party. Burn up to 1200 calories in a one class! Break a sweat and lose weight while listening to your favorite music and wearing a smile. Zumba Fitness is for all ages and fitness levels.
Classes are held at Let's Dance Studios - 907.5 Main St., Adel on the second level every Wednesday and Sunday 6:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Do something for yourself today and take advantage of this new fitness frenzy being held in your community! Contact Licensed Zumba Instructor Kayla Basart at email@example.com with any questions or check us out at www.facebook.com/ZumbaAdelIA.
Class Times: Classes are an hour long!
Wednesday and Sunday nights at 6 p.m.
Saturday mornings at 7 a.m.
Classes are $5/each or punch cards are available at discounted rates!
907 Main St.
Adel, IA 50003
Web Site/Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZumbaAdelIa
|Annual Garden Gate Antiques Sale May 18-19|
| On May 18th and 19th the Garden Gate Antiques will be having their annual Garden Sale. |
Remember we don't sell plants.
Many items to set your yard and garden apart from all others.
Shop early,some items are one of a kind.
We will be open from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. both days. Looking forward to seeing you there!!
Don't forget to register at, Garden Gate Antiques to be notified of upcoming events.
Garden Gate Antiques
209 S. 10th St.
Adel, IA 50003
|Panther Creek Church Dinner and Concert |
| Panther Creek Church of the Brethren is having a Hamball Dinner, Handbells & Harmony Concert on May 5th.|
The Hamball Dinner starts at 11:45 a.m. with a free will offering accepted.
The Handbells & Harmony concert will start at 1:15 p.m. Panther Creek Church of the Brethren is located at 24529 J Avenue.
Panther Creek Church of The Brethren
24529 J Ave.
Adel, IA 50003
|John D. Gomke Golf Classic Hole-in-One|
| We are excited to announce that this year at the 4th Annual John D Gomke Charity Classic at Lake Panorama National on June 15th, there will be a chance to win some fabulous hole-in-one prizes on each par 3... including an 8 day, 7 night trip for 2 to Hawaii including airfare!|
Join us for our 4th Annual John D Gomke Charity Golf Classic at Lake Panorama National Golf Resort & Conference Center.
Please visit our Golf Registration page to sign up today!
Not a golfer? You can still join us for a fun day on the course and lunch for a Free Will Donation!
John D. Gomke Charity Inc.
P.O. Box 613
DeSoto, IA 50069
Adel Quilting & Dallas County Fair Contest
| Just One Block Contest |
Adel Quilting, in conjunction with the Dallas Co. Fair Board, is sponsoring a quilt block contest. Blocks will be displayed during the Dallas County Fair.
Visitors will vote for their favorites by depositing money in a jar.
Following the fair, the quilt blocks will be assembled into a quilt to be auctioned at the 2014 Dallas County Fair.
All proceeds will go to the Dallas County Fair Board for purchase of chairs for the Dallas County Fairgrounds Community Center.
For all of the block contest details, contact Adel Quilting at 515-993-1170 or check the website Classes and Events link at adelquilting.com.
You can have fun and make a contribution by making Just One Block.
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
Potential Hotel Project in Adel - Meeting
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce is hosting an informational meeting regarding the possibility of a hotel locating in Adel.
Members of the public are invited to attend on Tuesday, May 7, at 6 p.m. at the Adel Public Library. Representatives from AmericInn will be on hand, along with Three Rivers Hospitality and Apollo Development.
Potential interested investors can receive information regarding the AmericInn franchise, operations and ownership material, financial cost data, pro-forma and an outline of the investment opportunity for the proposed Adel project.
One-on-one personal and private meetings can be had following the presentation. Private meetings can also be scheduled at later dates. Questions about this meeting, and the project itself, can be directed to the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, 515-993-5472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
301 S. 10th St.
PO Box 73
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5472
|Anytime Fitness ONE DOLLAR Enrollment sale|
| May 7th - 9th Anytime Fitness in Adel will be having a One Dollar Enrollment Sale. It's our biggest sale of the year.|
Call (515) 993-3333 for more details.
We are now staffed:
Monday -Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
817 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3333
|BASE® Prepares for Annual Gomke Fundraiser|
BASE® is preparing to kick off their annual fundraising efforts to support the local John D. Gomke Charity in hopes of surpassing last year's goal of $5,000.
A local Adel company, BASE® serves the self-employed and businesses across the country through the administration of tax saving employee benefit plans. BASE® is in their third year of supporting the local charity and hopes to increase efforts with the help of the Adel and surrounding communities.
The John D. Gomke Charity raises money to benefit organizations that assist in caring and providing resources to sick infants and families who have lost infants in and around central Iowa. However, their efforts don't stop there. In 2012, the Gomke Charity was able to do the following:
- $5,000 was put into John's Bereavement Fund at the Mercy Foundation-the SOLE fund that helps give keepsakes and coping education in the Mercy Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Room.
- 3 Defibrillators (AEDs) were donated to the Panorama School District-including 2 for the school buildings and 1 to travel with the athletic events.
- 1 Defibrillator (AED) was donated to the Adel-De Soto-Minburn School District to travel with the athletic events.
- 1 Defibrillator (AED) was donated to the Nodaway Valley School District to travel with the athletic events.
- Adopted a family who suffered the loss of an infant during 2012 to help cope with their first Christmas with a "Cheer Box".
- Replacement pads and batteries given to the Adel-De Soto-Minburn School District for prior AEDs donated that were expired.
This year BASE® will once again sell Butter Braids with all proceeds benefiting the John D. Gomke Charity.
Something new that BASE® is planning, in hopes of generating more funds and awareness in the Dallas County area for the charity, is the addition of a Schwan's fundraiser. If you are interested in supporting the Gomke Charity and are interested in participating in the Butter Braid or Schwan's Fundraiser, then take note of the upcoming events:
- May 1-May 15 - Any gift cards purchased through www.schwans.com or by calling 1-888-SCHWANS during this time frame will help support the local charity. Be sure to use the campaign id: 43069.
- May 17 - A Schwan Truck Event will be held from 2-6 p.m. in the Iowa Realty parking lot at the corner of Hwy 6 & Hwy 169 in Adel. Stop by the truck and purchase products from a large variety of food items on the spot - drop in's welcome!
- May 1-31 - BASE® will be selling Butter Braids and Cookie Dough for $12 each. Butter Braids come in a variety of flavors: cinnamon, apple, blueberry, cherry, almond crème, raspberry and strawberry cream cheese. Cookie dough flavors include: chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and peanut butter. If you are interested please call BASE® at (515) 993-5050 and ask for Joe Havenhill.
BASE® hopes you will join them in supporting this great organization, and help the Gomke Charity to do even more in 2013. To learn more about the charity visit www.johndgomkecharity.org. If you have questions about how you can support the charity through BASE®'s fundraising efforts, please email info@BASEonline.com with the subject line Gomke.
601 Visions Pkwy
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5050
|Adel Heath Mart Pharmacy|
Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? How about a nice necklace and pair of earrings made right here in Iowa?
Or maybe a new scarf or purse? You can find all those things and more and of course the perfect Hallmark card and Russell Stover box of chocolates at Adel HealthMart.
We have been receiving lots of new gift items as well as spring and summer decor over the past several weeks. Stop on in today to check out the new items.
We also just received new samples of several new styles of Dr. Comfort shoes and sandals for the summer. Stop by today to see the new Dr. Comfort open comfort collection of sandals. Suffering from knee pain from osteoarthritis? We also have new shoes designed to provide you relief. Stop by to see the samples and order yours today!
Don't forget to "like" our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/adelhealthmart for more updates, health tips, and pictures of new merchandise!
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Adel Health Mart
After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959
2013 Farmer's Market Senior Applications Now Available
Farmers' Market applications are here and may be picked up at HomeCare Services, Inc., 101 N 9th St., Adel, IA 50003. Qualifications are:... Continue Reading
2013 Adel Yoga Class Schedule
Over the years, our yoga group has developed into a close group of friends that get together once a week for gentle exercise We invite you to... Continue reading
Light of Hope Remembrance and Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month Ceremony Held April 25th
Presented by the Dallas County Children's Advocacy Council, 4RKids Early Childhood Iowa Area... Continue reading
Invitation to Meet New Chamber Director May 1st.
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to an informal reception to welcome Incoming Chamber Director Karina Ward to our community... Continue reading
Free Kids Clothes Closet
Kids Clothes Closet is here to help with free clothing! Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11am... Continue reading
Doc's Hunt Club - Thank you Hunters!
Thank you Hunters! Doc's Hunt Club would like to thank everyone that came out to hunt during the 2012-2013 season.... Continue reading
Market-to-Market Relay/Iowa May 11th.
The 2013 "Market to Market Relay/Iowa" is a 250-team, 75-mile relay race on the Raccoon River Valley Trail from Jefferson to... Continue reading
Eagle Scout Ceremony May 12th.
You are cordially invited to attend Devon York's Eagle Scout Ceremony at the First Christian Church in Adel on Sunday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m... Continue reading
Free Educational Workshop May 23rd.
Do you want Security or Risk? Join me for a Free educational workshop that will discuss the ways you can Save & Retire without receiving... Continue reading
5th Annual ADM All Alumni Soccer Game - May 24th
The ADM Alumni Association Alumni Soccer Game is Scheduled and Looking for Players. The alumni soccer game will be played Friday, May 24, 2013... Continue Reading
2013 Adel Partners Free Event Schedule
Friday May 24 - Free Concert by Rumley Brothers playing current country - Sponsored by TurnKey Construction of Adel... Continue Reading
Check out the full list of events
on the DiscoverAdel.com Calendar.
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~ Go Beyond the Ordinary ~
|This month we showcase Darci Hoffman of |
Garnett Fitness in Adel.
|Adel Public Library|
|Courtesy of Adel Library|
At the Adel Public Library we are looking towards summer, and anticipating all of our fun summer activities and programs.
Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is always available on our website at www.adelpl.org, or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
We are busy collecting donations for our Friends of the Library monthly Garage Sales which run during the last weekend of the month from May through October.
Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular hours.
Our first Garage Sale of the summer is Friday May 31st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday June 1st 10:00 am to Noon.
In addition to planning our garage sales, we are also preparing for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale which always happens during Adel's Sweet Corn Festival in August.
We are eagerly sorting and organizing books, and will happily take any book donations.
All proceeds from the Garage Sales and Book Sale are used by the Friends of the Adel Public Library for special projects and programs at the library.
Our Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program starts in June and the library is excited to host Jester Puppets for their Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Summer Reading Program at our Kick off in June.
Ms. Laura and Ms. Paula are busily planning all kinds of exciting events and activities for all four age groups; babies, school agers, teenagers, and adults.
Sign-ups for all four programs begins at the end of May.
Book Clubs - are a great way to meet new people and share the love of reading.
The library has three monthly adult book clubs that are open to everyone.
Movie and a Book Club - May 6th to watch "Bridget Jones's Diary".
Brown Bag Book Club - May 9th at Noon to discuss the novel "These Things Hidden" by Heather Gudenkauf.
Evening Book Club -
May 30th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss to discuss 'The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
Story Time - ages 3-5 will meet on Mondays, Toddler Time - ages 3 and under will be held on Tuesdays, while Music Time for all preschoolers will meet on Thursdays. The spring sessions will end on Thursday, May 2nd but summer sessions will begin on Monday, June 10th.
The library will have an Early Out Movie for all school-aged children on Wednesday, May 8th and we'll be watching "Madagascar III" on our big screen.
The last monthly meeting of the Teen Advisory Board during this school year is on Tuesday, May 14th at 4:00 p.m. The TAB takes the summer off and will not meet again until this fall.
Mon. and Fri. 10am-5pm
Tues. -Thurs. 10am-7pm
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Adel Public Library
|Recipe of the Month|
This recipe is in honor of Mother's Day.
When our oldest daughter was three, she accompanied me to the store.
As we walked through the store, I stopped at the Floral counter to get Lori flowers for Mother's Day.
I picked out a nice Mother's day selection and a card.
Exactly at a little girl's eye level were 4 or 5 Styrofoam cups with daisies planted in them.
There was a hand made card that said "Daisies in a Cup - Ten Cents".
She picked one up that had 5 blooms on it.
She then looked at me and said she wanted to "buy" it for her Mom.
I said ok, and tried to put it in the cart.
She informed me that she was buying it and that she would be carrying it.
I smiled and we continued our shopping with her carrying the daisies through the store.
Everyone we encountered asked about her flowers as she told them they were for her Mom for Mother's Day.
At the checkout I tried to pay for the daisy cup, but she stopped me and pulled a coin out her pocket. It was one of her Birthday quarters.
She had put it in her pocket when I had told her that we were also getting flowers for her Mom.
She walked up to the counter, lifted the cup over her head and placed it on the counter.
She then walked to the space between the counter and the checkout and handed the checker the quarter.
The checker rang up the sale and gave her back the change. She picked up the daisies and said "let's go".
I carried her and the daisy out to the car as the sacker loaded our groceries.
When we got home, she gave her present to her mother as I told the story of the daisies.
Tears rolled down her mother's eyes as they hugged and told each other "I love you."
The Daisies were put in special place of honor.
We still give Lori roses, but there has to be a couple of daisies amongst them.
This recipe gives homage to those "Daisies in a Cup".
1 pkg Yellow Cake Mix, plus ingredients to prepare mix
* Yellow food coloring
1 container Vanilla Frosting
30 large Marshmallows
1. Line 24 standard muffin pan cups with paper liners.Enjoy!
2. Prepare and bake cake mix in prepared muffin cups according to package directions.
3. Cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes.
4. Remove cupcakes from pans, place on racks; cool completely.
5. Add food coloring to frosting, a few drops at a time, until desired color is reached. Frost the cooled cupcakes with tinted frosting.
6. Cut each marshmallow crosswise into 4 pieces with scissors.Stretch pieces into petal shapes; place 5 pieces on each cupcake to form flower.
7. Place candy in center of each flower.
The Adel Lions
will place a flag on your property for these holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, Labor Day
and Veteran's Day.
The cost for this great service is only $20 per year.
and the Adel Boy Scouts
make the journey early in the morning setting up the flags and later in the evening they gather them.
The proceeds go to the good causes that the Lions Club do in Adel.
AHeinz57 Pit Stop Adoption Day, Every Saturday.
Stop by the Pit Stop from 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. and take home a friend.
You will receive the precious gift of unconditional love in return!AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
109 Guthrie Street
(Hwy 169), DeSoto, IA.
|Alumni 2013 Class Reunion News Posted|
The 2013 Class Reunions
are starting to post plans on the ADM Alumni Association
web site under Reunion News.
This year's All Alumni Reunion
is August 9th
from 4:00 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m.
Find out who's doing what and how you can participate!Once a Tiger,
Always a Tiger!ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, Iowa 50003
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