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July 2014


2014- July


Bancroft Historical Museum; Containing special collections shown frequently. Open 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Contact Crysti Neuman (515) 885-2382; Bancroft



Patent Pending Players Presents: 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'; Play dates are Tuesday, July 1 at
7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 2 at 7:00 pm and Thursday, July 3 matinee at 4:00 pm and regular performance at 7:00 pm. Performances will be held at Community Hall; home of the Patent Pending Players in Swea City. Tickets are $5 each. To reserve your ticket please call Dave and Denise Harner
(515) 272-4835; Swea City


3-4 -Jul

Bancroft 4th of July; Parade at 10:30 am on the 4th. Many activities starting on the 3rd ending with
fireworks at 10:00 pm. Great family fun. Contact Crysti Neuman (515) 885-2382 or Chris Doerning (515) 885-2590; Bancroft



West Bend July 4th Celebration; Thursday - tractor ride, BBQ, little league games; Friday -
entertainment at Double L Saloon; Saturday - parade, food stands, entertainment by Tonic Sol-Fa, games, pedal tractor pull, cow pie bingo, auction, fireworks. Sunday - pancake breakfast. Contact West Bend Chamber of Commerce (515) 887-2181 or www.westbendiowa.com; West Bend



Cylinder 4th of July Celebration; Games start at 4:30 pm, BBQ from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and BIG
fireworks display at dusk. Contact Kayra Weisbrod (712) 424-3335; Cylinder



Fun on the 4th at Soper Park; Hosted by Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce. Children's games begin at 9:00 am with Big Wheel and trike races, water balloon throwing contest and foot races. FUEL Emmetsburg will be hosting a sand volleyball tournament and bean bag toss tournament following the children's games. At 1:00 pm a Community Band Concert will be held following the Mayoral address and VFW Color Gaurd raises the flag. Contact Deb Hite (712) 852-2283; Emmetsburg



Community Chapel’s Potluck Picnic; Picnic held in Titonka at the Shelter House at 12:00 pm; Titonka



Flight Breakfast; Held at the Emmetsburg Municipal Airport.



Project Hope Week; Kossuth-Palo Alto County Economic Development Office is accepting personal
care products and donations during this time for children in need. Located at 106 South Dodge Street, Suite 210, Algona. Contact (515) 295-7979; Algona



VFW Bingo Night; Early bird Bingo at 6:30 pm. All are welcome! Emmetsburg



Last Page Book Club; Meets at the Emmetsburg Public Library at 5:00 pm; Emmetsburg



K/PACEDC Interns Finance, Insurance & 401K Skill Building Session; Held at K/PACEDC Office at 7:30 am. Contact (515) 295-7979; Algona


Black Knights Car Club Cruise Night; Cruises into Emmetsburg at 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Emmetsburg



Rosefest 2014; Outdoor concert series at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort. Friday, Eddie Money and the Oak Ridge Boys. Gates open at 7:00 pm and show begins at 8:00 pm. Saturday, Lonestar and Sara Evans. Gates open at 7:00 pm and show begins at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 or $45 for a two day pass. Must be 21 years of age and have a Wild Rose Players Club Card to attend. Contact Wild Rose Casino (877) 720-7673; Emmetsburg



Bully Bullhead Weekend; Three day celebration including parade, fireworks, street dance, tractor ride,
inflatables, fun run, plus many more activities. Full listing can be found at: http://www.ruthvenlostisland.com. Contact Margaret Tatman (712) 837-5355; Ruthven



Burt Summer Celebration; Annual town celebration with city-wide garage sales starting at 7:00 am. Coffee and rolls served at the Complex from 8:00 am to 10:00 am with a community prayer service at 9:00 am. The parade begins at 11:00 am with a BBQ to follow at 12:00 pm. Free afternoon entertainment, sand volleyball tournament, free inflatable games and carnival games, free swimming, annual toilet and tank top toss. Kids pedal tractor pull at 4:30 pm with live bands in the evening. Russell Lachney will start at 6:00 pm followed by the band 'Past Vertical'. The Burt Fire Department will have a beverage garden and food will served in the evening by the Kossuth County Fair Board. The Fire Department will have a fireworks display at 10:00 pm. Contact City Hall (515) 924-3618; Burt



Kiwanis Flight Breakfast; Held at the Emmetsburg Municipal Airport From 7:00 am to 12:30 pm. Plane
rides available and aircraft on display. Adults $6, Jr. High - 5 year old $4, under 5 - Free. Public invited! Emmetsburg



VFW Bingo Night; Early bird Bingo at 6:30 pm. All are welcome! Emmetsburg



K/PACEDC Intern Networking Luncheon; Guest Speaker: Debi Durham, Director of Iowa Economic Development Authority. Held at the KC Hall from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Contact (515) 295-7979; Algona


17-20 Jul

Palo Alto County Fair; Held at the Fairgrounds, 2101 Madison Street; Emmetsburg



Outdoor Movie Night; Playing 'FROZEN' at dusk. Sponsored by FUEL Emmetsburg at the Palo Alto
County Fairgrounds. Treats available for purchase; Emmetsburg



Titonka Indian Days; Friday, July 18: Free kids tractor pull - registration at 5:30, walking tacos at Pocket Park, 5K fun run, DJ by Mojo. Saturday, July 19: Parade, grill out at Gruis Park, Band - Fall Back at 6:00 pm. Sunday, July 20: Community Church Service at Good Hope at 10:30 am and car show to follow with DJ by Mojo. Titonka




RAGBRAI in Emmetsburg; All are invted to 'Get Lucky in Emmetsburg' as they host RAGBRAI XLII for an overnight stay in true Irish fashion. Bycyclists arrive early for a day of fun and entertainment. Brian Boru Band, One Layne Band, Classical Blast and Johnny Holm Band all playing beginning at 3:00 pm at Soper Park on the south shore of Five Island Lake. Contact Deb Hite (712) 852-2283; Emmetsburg



RAGBRAI in Graettinger; Contact Tonya Feldhacker or Dan Skattebo



RAGBRAI in Bancroft; Contact City Hall (515) 885-2382



RAGBRAI in Titonka; 8:30 am to 10:30 am band and Time will Tell Band from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Food available at the EMS building. Water inflatables available from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for $1 for one ride or $5 for a wristband. Come out and bring a chair to watch the riders go through with entertainment. Titonka


Graettinger Business Club Golf Outing; Anyone interested in having a team contact Jeff Buechler (712) 859-3201; Graettinger



VFW Bingo Night; Early bird Bingo at 6:30 pm. All are welcome! Emmetsburg



Kossuth County Fair; Contact Sheridee Dodds; Algona



Kossuth-Palo Alto Economic Development 'County Wide Breakfast'; Guest speaker: Aaron Thomas- Ed Thomas Foundation. Held at St. Michael's Parish Center at 7:00 am. Cost $15 per person. For reservations contact (515) 295-7979; Whittemore



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