On Sunday people around the world celebrated Easter. As is another major holiday, many remember the religious reason for the season, but they also celebrate the alternate version of the holiday celebration.
Christians remember Jesus' sacrifice throughout lent and especially around the back half of the week preceding Easter with Holy Week services and rituals. At Danbury Catholic School, students commemorated Jesus' final hours as they held their annual living Stations of the Cross. To the left, Brayden Doty portraying Jesus as he dies on the cross. Beside him is Joseph Ortner as a soldier.
Christians (and non-Christians alike) also spend time at Easter to celebrate with bright color eggs and an Easter bunny. In Danbury, the Easter Eggstravaganza was held Saturday morning. Unlike previous egg hunts, this event gave the kids a chance to participate in a variety of activities to get eggs, make food, and get fun stuff. Below, a couple kids try to get eggs in the Eggplunk game. Photo by Zach Craig. Thanks, Zach!
Pictures from both events are in this week's Review. They will also be online at www.danbury-ia.com later this week.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – LifeServe Blood Center donors are true life savers! When blood donors roll up their sleeves, it only takes one hour to donate one pint of blood, which will save the lives of up to three local hospital patients. Become a hero today by donating blood!
The blood drive will be held in Anthon on Wednesday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at MVAO Middle School.
The Danbury Community Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, April 26th from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Danbury Fire Station.
Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800.287.4903. Walk-ins are also welcome.
LifeServe Blood Center was established in April, 2010 when The Blood Center of Iowa joined operations with Siouxland Community Blood Bank. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 100 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. For more information about blood donation or to schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 800.287.4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org.
This world is dangerous, and it doesn't seem that it will be getting any safer in the future. To help our area citizens learn about an increasing problem, Danbury Ambulance Service hosted a presentation on human trafficking.
Stephanie Olson from The Set Me Free Project out of Omaha spoke to the crowd on Tuesday, April 11th. She told them how traffickers choose and groom their victims without the victim even realizing they are in danger. She also told of signs to watch for wihich indicate signs of grooming. In the trafficking world, grooming means gaining the trust of the victim and encouraging them to believe that being trafficked is acceptable. The presentation was eye opening to those who were able to attend.