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Happy Moments Vol. 39: Star sighting + a day of thanks

Iowans are sharing their fun, gracious and "out of this world" moments during the pandemic.

There was a major star sighting in Des Moines this weekend, but like most people, you may have missed it. 

You thought I meant celebrity sighting right? This is way cooler.

Scott Dearinger took these photos in Des Moines of the stars and moon in incredible detail. We knew he had to have some high-tech gear to make it happen, so he showed us his stargazing room, with a retractable roof. 

We look forward to more stellar sightings!

Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer declared Friday, May 15 as Marshalltown Day of Thanks. 

They released this video to express gratitude to the men and women who are working to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. They urge everyone everywhere to remember to thank those front line heroes every day. 

Marshalltown Day of Thanks

Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer has proclaimed May 15, 2020 as Marshalltown Day of Thanks as a way to salute our local front line and essential workers for all they've done. Find a way to say thanks today for all they do.

Posted by Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 15, 2020

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