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July 19, 2012

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IALU CLOTHING TEAMS UP WITH INTERNATIONAL CHARITY SOLES4SOULS® TO GET FIT WHILE GIVING BACK The race series is supporting the charity by (collecting shoes and raising funds) in Huntsville Huntsville: The charity Soles4Souls knows two things go together—being active and shoes. With its new ACTIVE division, the charity is selecting athletes and organizations from around the country to join their active team. Soles4Souls has chosen IALU CLOTHING to be a part of their national fitness initiative, which combines the joy and dedication of running with the pleasure of giving someone their first pair of shoes.

The IALU CLOTHING "RIDE, WINE, & CHILL" will be on July 21, 2012, at Blevin’s Bicycle Company located at 8402 Whitesburg Dr. in Huntsville. Registration starts at 5:00 pm, and participants are encouraged to bring a pair of gently worn shoes with them to donate to Soles4Souls. With one in every four adults in the world living in extreme poverty, basic necessities like shoes are

simply unavailable. In developing nations like Haiti, Honduras, and Tanzania, walking is the main form of transportation, and shoes can protect a person’s feet from cuts and infections. "We are so excited to be able to put on an event that serves so many purposes. Working with such a great charity such as Soles4Souls allows people to reach beyond their community, and give to a great need in this world. The event in Huntsville will

Inside-Out Ministries has moved to new location Inside-out Ministries is a non-profit group of volunteers that exists to love and care for the Madison community, and to partner with local churches in blessing our community as God has blessed. They are a community uniting min-

istry with one purpose…to share God’s love. As the ministry has grown, Inside-out Ministries has outgrown their facility at 181 Hughes Rd. in Madison. They have moved to a

much larger facility that is better fitted to helping the needs of the community. The new facility is triple the space, allowing them to offer job training and budget training, as well as have a much larger pantry,

and counseling offices. The new building was furnished with the office furniture needed by Parsons Technology. Inside-out ministries currently has approximately

fifteen churches helping them help Madison, and they are always looking for more churches and/or individuals to join forces with them. One of their slogans is, “We can’t help you with your I-Phone, your I-Pad, or your I wants, but we will help you with your needs.” The ministry helps with utilities, rent and food for Madison zip codes only. However, if you reside outside the Madison area, they will refer you to similar agencies in other areas. The new location is at 103 Gin Oaks Court (off Sullivan St). Their hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9:30 1m to 12:30 pm., by appointment only. Appointments should be made two weeks in advance. Call 256-325-5193.

promote getting out and being active, with a bicycle ride, a wine tasting event, and live jazz music. Having a good time, getting healthy, and helping the world become a better place is what IALU Clothing is all about." says Lance Gilbreath of IALU Clothing. "Athletes understand the need for proper footwear, and how crucial it is to their overall health,” said Kevin Goughary, CEO of Soles4Souls. “But they

also only use a pair of athletic shoes for a fraction of its life, and then they are tossed. We are excited to have IALU Clothing join our ACTIVE division, and help the millions of gently worn running shoes receive a second life.” For more information on how to get involved and donate, visit HYPERL I N K " ht t p : / / w w w . g i ve s ho e s . o r g / a ct ive ", or call 256-270-8703.

Free concerts at Big Spring Park Every Monday evening, until Aug. 6th, the city of Huntsville invites the public to Big Spring Park for a free concert, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Each week a different band will be performing for your entertainment. There is no cost. Just come and enjoy the music, and bring your own chair and refreshments.

There are three concerts yet to enjoy this summer . July 23 Isaac Jolly AND Friends & Toy Shop July 30 Christina Lynn AND Jeff Whitlow and the Old Barn Band August 6 Mambo Gris Gris AND Rocket City Jazz Orchestra

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writing skills to send us items of interest. If you don’t believe you can write a story, just send us the facts along with pictures, and we will turn it into a story. Just be sure to include the names of those in the pictures. Send news and events to news@madisoncountyobs

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