Heartland Family Service sponsors Family Week of Iowa and Nebraska, proclaimed by the State’s governors during Thanksgiving Week. This year Family Week is celebrated November 20-26, 2011. The kickoff for Family Week is the annual Heartland Family Service Salute to Families Celebration.

The Iowa ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the  Mid-America Conference Center, One Arena Way, in Council Bluffs. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Call (712) 435-5350 for ticket information. The Omaha ceremony will be held Thursday, November 17, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Happy Hollow Club, 1701 South 105 Street in Omaha. Tickets are $40.00 for adults and $15.00 for children. Call (402) 553-3000 for ticket information.

Eight local families will be honored for their strong family life and community service, four each from Omaha and Southwest Iowa. In addition, a Family Advocate Award will be presented at the Omaha event to an individual who has demonstrated direct action in services or issues that strengthen families.

For more information about Heartland Family Service, please visit their website at www.heartlandfamilyservice.org.