Get Out and About in Our Neck of the Woods – Fayette County

Step into another world by stepping out just a few miles outside of West Union.  Echo Valley State Park is located just a few miles from West Union on Echo Valley Road. This beautiful treasure offers walking and hiking trails, camping, and trout fishing.  Limestone bluffs and outcroppings create wonderful backdrops and scenery.  There is a stone shelter house with a fireplace, a great local for family reunions, picnics, and sleep overs. Continue reading

Family Fun Night at Head Start in Oelwein

Last March, a family fun night was held in Oelwein for all Head Start, Child Development and Early Head Start families to participate in. There were centers set up for large motor activities from the Go Smart website gosmart.nhsa.org. This promotes at least an hour of physical activity each day for children. You can discover quick and simple ways to get 0-5 year olds more active and the importance of physical play. Parents and children could make yogurt parfaits with local yogurt, fruit and granola. This fit in with the Farm to Early Care & Education food of the month which was oats. Continue reading