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Garage Sale Deadline Sept. 12

La Porte City’s annual fall citywide garage sales will be held Saturday, September 20. The date marks the third consecutive year the Fall garage sales will be held on the third Saturday in September and corresponds with Bargains on the Bricks, a new event that will take place in downtown La Porte City on that same day.
Register by September 11 at La Porte City Printing & Design (213 Main Street), or online by clicking on the garage sale link at www.theprogressreview.co. An $8 registration fee, due September 11, publishes garage sale ads in the print, digital and online editions of The Progress Review, in addition to free garage sale flyers posted at select retail outlets in La Porte City.
When registering, please provide a name, location and hours, as well as a brief listing of items available for sale. Please call 342-2429 for more information.
A complete listing of registered garage sales will be published in the September 18 edition of The Progress Review and can be found online at www.theprogressreview.co. Garage sale flyers will be available at Gary’s Thriftway, Casey’s and Pronto in La Porte City on Thursday, September 18.

Booster Club Members Support the Union Knights

School time is here and so is the start-up of Union High School’s 2014-2015 sporting events and fine arts program. Through memberships of this great community, the Union Booster Club was able to fund $20,362.29 in requests from coaches and directors during the 2013-2014 school year.
The tailgates will be firing up with the opening of home football games along with 50/50 raffles. Join the Union Booster Club by September 16th and your name will be entered into a drawing for a free 2-person Season Pass to attend all Union home events. The winner will be announced at the home football game on September 19th.
Membership levels are $15-Single; $25-Family; $50-Red; $100-Black; $250-Silver; $500+-Knight.
Join today by obtaining a membership form at Union Community Schools. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Bargains on the Bricks

Downtown La Porte City to Feature Unique, Vintage, and Hand-Crafted Products
On Saturday, September 20, shoppers perusing the citywide garage sales will find a bonanza of bargains awaiting them in downtown La Porte City, as the community’s first annual Bargains on the Bricks event will be hosted on Main Street from 10 AM to 5 PM. While Bargains on the Bricks shares the same date as the citywide garage sales, it is a uniquely different kind of shopping event, offering an eclectic mix of artisan, vintage, refurbished and hand-crafted items for sale.
Closed to vehicle traffic that day, vendors and shoppers alike will fill the downtown brick streets in the 300-500 blocks of La Porte City’s Main Street to barter for one-of-a-kind bargains not found elsewhere.
Organizers of the event encourage area residents to join the market mania, as booth rentals are still available. A 15×15 foot booth can be reserved for just $25, while a 15×30 booth is $45. A booth can be reserved by multiple vendors, so friends and family members, each with a small amount of vintage merchandise to sell, are encouraged to join together and share booth space. A limited number of food vendors will also be available. Applications for booths are still being accepted. The event will be held on September 20, rain or shine.
For additional information, check out the Bargains on the Bricks Facebook page or send an email to: bargainsonthebricks@gmail.com.

Utilities Scam Targets Area Residents

The La Porte City Police Department has been advised that recently, some La Porte City residents have received phone calls from people claiming to be collecting bills for the utility company. The caller tells them if they don’t pay with a credit card over the phone, their power will be shut off.
La Porte City Utilities assures its customers that the Utility does not operate this way and such calls are a scam designed to take unsuspecting people’s money. Don’t be a victim. You should never give out personal information, including credit card numbers, over the phone to people you don’t know.

Vaughn – Sulik

Brook Vaughn and Thomas Sulik are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Parents of the couple are Steve and Beth Vaughn of Garrison, and Raymond and Jung Sulik of Des Plaines, IL.
The bride-elect, is a 2006 graduated from Union High School in La Porte City. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Sports Studies. She then attended Allen College’s Accelerated BSN Program and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2012. She is currently employed at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids as a registered nurse on the Cardiac Stroke Unit.
The groom-elect, is a 2003 graduate from Maine Township High School West in Des Plaines, IL. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003 and deployed to Iraq from 2004-2005. Currently, he is a Captain in the United States Army Military Police Corps serving a year-long tour in the Republic of Korea.
Vows are set for September 27, 2014, at the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City. The couple will reside in the Republic of Korea after the wedding.

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