Nothing beats the joy of a river view.  But when the river rages, and the view comes right into your front yard, the joy can be inconvenient, and dangerous.

That's what the properties along the Mississippi in Buffalo Iowa are gearing up for.  And one of the best ways to control old man river, is also one of the oldest; bags of sand.

So the Buffalo Community Center is hosting a bag-filling this Saturday and next, from 9AM til 1PM.  Groups of people are needed.  Scouting groups, teams...heck, bring the van of seniors from the old folks home!  Once the bags are filled, they will be made available to residents who need assistance with the looming rise of the river.

More info here!