The money was raised during this year's Sweet Corn 5K.

The Brick Street Enterprise has donated money to a non-profit organization each year since it was founded in 2013. This year, it was able to raise $7,000 during the Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run, and chose to donate the proceeds to Home Care Services, located at 101 North 9th Street in Adel. 

Home Care Services provides transportation, in-home care and a nutrition program for senior citizens in Dallas County. 

The two representatives from the 5K committee that were present for the presentation of the check were Troy Weiland and Julie Weiland. Those not present included Julie Heimann, Molly Hopkins, Matt Eaton, Mitch Eaton and Teresa Soderstrum. 

Troy said that the Sweet Corn 5K had a particularly good year with a lot of participants in 2016. 

"That's why we were able to reward the Home Health Care Services with a substantial donation," Troy said.

He said that a $7,000 donation is the largest that The Brick Street Enterprise has been able to make. The second largest was $6,000 that was donated to the A-D-M scholarship fund a couple of years ago. 

Marge Westphal, department head lead for Home Care Services, said that the donation was a significant one. 

"As a non-profit there's always the challenges of making everything balance out at the end of the year," Westphal said.

Deb Anderson, social worker case manager for Home Care Services, said that some of the senior citizens they serve are bringing in only $700 per month and that the median rent for an apartment in Dallas County was around $900 when last she checked. 

The Brick Street Enterprise has also made donations to the Van Meter chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A couple of years ago, Troy said they also held a bean bag toss tournament to help the American Legion in Adel raise funds for their roof. 

Next year, the Brick Street Enterprise will be looking for another non-profit organization to donate their money to after the Adel Sweet Corn 5K Run.