(Council Bluffs) A Southwest Iowa Emergency Shelter is holding a fundraiser Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8 at Ditmars Orchard and Vineyard, located at 19475, 225th Street. . The 5th Annual “Fields of Flight” Hot Air Balloon Festival will grace the skies over Pottawattamie County both nights.
The MICAH House is an emergency shelter in Council Bluffs that serves both the metro area and all of Southwest Iowa. Lisa Emken is the Public Support Director.
“The net proceeds from the “Field of Flights” Hot Air Balloon Festival will go towards purchasing food for the MICAH House,” Stated Emken. “We are a 24-hour shelter and we provide almost 30,000 meals per year so we are fully dependent on donations to stock our pantry.”
Emken says the MICAH House provides support services for more than 750 individuals annually, half of whom are children. For 26-years this shelter has been a haven of shelter and support services for those who are homeless and is the only family shelter in the metro area.
The cost of admission is just $1.00, $5.00 parking, and entertainment featuring something for every member of the family including; competition and fun flights, balloon glows, live music, kid’s activities, apples, a wide variety of food items unique to the orchard/vineyard, and wine.
For more information contact Lisa Emken, at 712-323-4416.
September 6, 2012