Weekly Word - 3/18/2013

BATHROOM RENOVATION
Crews were busy last week with renovations to the main floor women’s bathroom. The room was gutted by LPA employees, removing all fixtures and sheetrock. New electrical and plumbing lines have been run, with new sheetrock to be installed and finished this week. Next up will be paint, tile, four new stalls, a countertop with three sinks, updated mirrors and light fixtures, and a new entrance door.

Kane Powell is managing the project, plus donating his labor. He came up with the idea of expanding the bathroom by removing the north wall and utilizing about five feet of the adjoining storage closet, which made the four stalls possible.

The cost of materials and additional labor is coming from the LPA, as part of its annual capital budget designated for improvements at the LPN. It is hoped there will be enough money remaining in that budget to tackle the men’s room renovation next.

EASTER BRUNCH & EGG HUNT
Get your reservations in early for our annual Easter brunch on March 31. Chef Mike Harris will prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees, along with sweet desserts. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Links will be closed for regular business to host the brunch. Make your reservations today by calling 641-755-2080.

The first annual LPN Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m., near the conference center. All children are welcome, and attending the brunch is not a requirement. Come join us!

SOUTH OF THE BORDER WEDNESDAYS AND THAT’S ITALIAN THURSDAYS
This week Chef Harris will prepare fajita’s, March 20, and spaghetti, March 21, starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $9.95++. Find all of this month’s specials here.

LENT BUFFET
Two Fridays remain for the special seafood buffet being offered at the Links during Lent. The buffet begins at 5 p.m., and the cost is $11.95, plus tax and tip. Come join your friends and family at the Links!

SPORTS ITEMS STILL NEEDED
We’re still looking for donations of sports-related items to spice up the décor in the Links bar. Several nice pieces have been donated, with the Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa Cyclones and the Chicago Cubs represented so far. But there is plenty of room for more!

We’d like to see other schools, teams and sports featured, so please think about something you might already have you’d like to donate. Or purchase or create something to donate. Framed items are preferred, to make keeping them clean easier, but if you have some other type of sports memorabilia you think would look great in the Links bar, please don’t hesitate to bring it in!