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Drake Farmers' Market promotes Foster Grandparent Program

August 25, 2010
News PhotoThe Drake Neighborhood Farmers' Market will provide a community service opportunity for adults 55 and older on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Interested individuals can sign up to participate in the Foster Grandparent Program, which unites adults with special-needs children at schools and child-care centers. The program is sponsored by Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa and volunteers receive a stipend for 15 hours a week of service.

The market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 29 in the parking lot of First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave. Free parking is available for shoppers across from the market on the east side of 25th Street.

A health tent, where shoppers can have their blood pressure and blood sugar levels measured for free, is available every week.

The market is a nonprofit, community project sponsored by First Christian Church, the Drake Neighborhood Association and Drake University.

For more information, call Ginny Gieseke at 515-277-6951 or visit the Web site at www.drakefarmersmarket.com.