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Mayor's Run for Food - Through December 30

Mayor Paula Dierenfeld is at it again!  She has issued another challenge to Johnston residents this holiday season.  The Mayor will run one mile (beginning on New Year's Eve) for every bag of food, personal items, or $10 donated to the Johnston Partnership December 1 through 30.  The community delivered in a tremendous fashion last year, and the Mayor ended up running 191 miles.  Thank you so much for your generosity. Let’s see if we can top 191 bags this year!

Suggested Donation Items:

Personal Items - Toilet paper, laundry detergent, Kleenex, deodorant, shampoo and diapers.

Food Items - Fresh, nutritious produce, and healthy, non-perishable, unexpired food items.

Monetary donations are always welcome, as the food pantry is able to purchase needed items in bulk and cheaper than the rest of the public can buy the same items. Your dollar is stretched further when given to the Johnston Partnership.

Drop-Off Locations
December 1-December 30:

Johnston City Hall
6221 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa  50131

Johnston Public Library
6700 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa  50131

Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community
5870 Merle Hay Road
Suite D
Johnston, Iowa  50131


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Christmas Tree Collection - January 2 through 10

Christmas tree collection through Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program is January 2-10. Trees are removed from the curb on your regular garbage day. All trees must have a Compost It! sticker attached and be free of decorations. Wreaths are not accepted. Stickers are sold at participating grocery and hardware stores for $1.25.

Winter yard waste collection is also the last chance to get rid of remaining yard debris before spring. Be sure to use your Compost It! yard waste cart, Compost It! bags, or attach Compost It! stickers to generic bags to ensure your yard waste is picked up.



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