May 2019

1-May PACHS Auxiliary May Day Candy Sale; Located in the Health Education Room from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm; Emmetsburg
2-4-May Annual City-Wide Spring Garage Sales; Thursday, Friday and Saturday are garage sales sponsored by local residents marked with signs. Live Music held along Broad Street. Contact Cindy Simonson at (515) 884-2468; Whittemore
2-May Friends of the Library Pork Patty Supper; Free will donation fundraiser for library improvements serving from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
3-May 2019 Many Voices Choir; Presents their spring concert, "Sing and Celebrate!" Located at United Methodist Church at 7:30 pm. Featured will be classical, spiritual, gospel jazz and broadway music. Free will offering; Emmetsburg
3-May City Clean Up Day; Volunteers are asked to meet at City Hall Council Chambers at 9:30 am. Please bring gloves, shovels, rakes and leaf blowers. Rain date is May 10; Emmetsburg
3-4-May Emmetsburg City Wide Garage Sales;
4-May Cylinder City Wide Cleanup Day; Pick up at 7:00 am; Cylinder
4-May Walk & Wine Luau Style; From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Registration includes a custom wine tumbler and punch card. More information may be found on the Five Island Life Facebook Page; Emmetsburg
5-May Pancake & Omelet Breakfast; Sponsored by the Bethany Lutheran Church at the VFW from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Free will donation with proceeds going to Bethany Lutheran Youth Program; Emmetsburg
5-May Whittemore Fire Dept and EMS Pancake Breakfast; Annual event Volunteer Fire Dept and EMS personnel prepare and serve pancakes and sausage in the truck bay of the new fire station from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
9-May Mobile Food Pantry; Held at Grace Baptist Church from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Bring baskets to carry your food items; Emmetsburg
11-12-May Wings & Wetlands; Join the Palo Alto County Conservation. May 11th kick off the weekend from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm with SOAR then events sponsored by Ducks Unlimited for kids ages 6 and up. Registration is required by calling 712-837-4866. Register by May 1st to receive a free t-shirt sponsored by Pheasants Forever. May 12th events will begin at 7:30 am then head out on the trails for a bird hike with local expert Lee Schoenewe; Ruthven
12-May Mother's Day Brunch; Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Legion Hall. Contact Ron Askland (515) 884-0055; Whittemore
13-May Rotary Club Senior Awards Night; Held at 7:00 pm at the Emmetsburg High School Auditorium; Emmetsburg
14-May Palo Alto Garden Club; Held at the Shores at Five Island at 9:00 am. Plans for the Plant Sale will be discussed. Anyone who is interested in attending can call Cindy Berkland for details at 712-480-3169; Emmetsburg
18-May Palo Alto Garden Club Plant Sale; Held at the Shelter House in Harrison Park from 8:00 am to 11:00 am; Emmetsburg
18-May Blessing of the Bikes; Starting at 1:00 pm motorcycle riders are invited to ride bikes to the Grotto of the Redemption for a blessing to begin the cycling season. Contact Andy Milam (515) 887-2371; West Bend
19-May Pancake, Sausage & Eggs Breakfast; Held at Legion Hall in Ruthven from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. Free will offering; Ruthven
25-May St. Michael's 5K Spirit Run/Walk; 5th Annual 5K Spirit Run/Walk as a Church fundraiser. Registration opens at 8:00 am with race/walk starting at 9:00 am. Sign up early for a 5K t-shirt, stmwhitt@ncn.net. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2618; Whittemore
25-May Memorial Weekend Street Dance; 3rd Annual street dance, part of proceeds are given to local Whittemore youth groups. Live music held along Broad Street from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Whittemore
25-May Whittemore Rocks! "Ribfest"; 2nd annual Amateur Rib Cook-Off along Broad Street in downtown Whittemore. Check-in time is 7:00 am to 8:30 am or 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Rib turn-in time is 4:00 pm. "People's Choice" rib taste-test judging is from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. $7.00 per person. For complete details contact Tim Schneider (515) 320-3431; Whittemore
27-May Burt VFW Memorial Day Service; Service starts at 10:00 am with a speaker at the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery. Luncheon at 12:00 pm will be served back at the Activity Complex. Contact Melvin Faber (515)924-3489;Burt
27-May American Legion BBQ Chicken Supper; Serving 1/2 BBQ Chicken Dinner at Community Center. Contact Dwayne at (515) 679-4392; Wesley
27-May American Legion Memorial Day Service; Held at 10:00 am at West Bend township Cemetery; Contact Grant Gearhart (515) 887-4771; West Bend
27-May Memorial Day Breakfast; Held at the Fire Station from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, rolls and muffins. Contact Chris Newton (515) 887-7781; West Bend
27-28-May Whittemore Fun Days; Monday/Tuesday will be the Annual Community celebration featuring Smith Amusement Rides and Concessions (no outside vendors) "World Famous Legion Burgers", Pie and Ice Cream Social, BINGO is played on Monday Night. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
30-May 20th Annual Business Appreciation Day Outing; Held at Five Island Golf Course from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Registrations starts at 2:30 pm with Shotgun start at 3:00 pm for 9 Holes 4 Person Best Shot followed by Ribeye Dinner; Emmetsburg
30-May Live After Six; Hosted by the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce at The Shores at Five Island at 6:30 pm. Music will be played and having a cash bar; Emmetsburg
31-May West Bend Community Garage Sales; Friday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Contact City Hall (515) 887-2181; West Bend

 

June 2019

7-Jun West Bend Chamber Golf Tournament; Registration at 5:00 pm. Shotgun start at 6:00 pm. 4-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament at the West Bend Golf & Country Club. Meal provided with Prizes and Awards following the tournament. Contact Ashley (515)-887-7811; West Bend
15-Jun Antique Tractor Pull; Begins at 11:00 am. Antique tractors pull a heavy sled with the winner being the tractor that pulls the sled the farthest. All tractors in their respective weight classes pull a set weight in the sled. Contact Gary (515)-341-2697; West Bend

July 2019

3-Jul Glow Run; Starting at 8:45 pm. DJ, snacks, and drinks. Contact Lany Mitchell (515) 679-4214; Wesley
4-Jul Wesley Town Celebration; Softball, Volleyball, Concession Stand, Beer Garden, Inflatable’s, Crafts, Tractor Pull, Kids Games, 50/50 Drawing, Chicken and Rib Dinner, BINGO, Fireworks, and DJ. Contact (515) 341-3060; Wesley
5-7-Jul 4th of July Celebration; Friday-Tractor Ride, Main Street BBQ, Baggo Tournament, Pedal Tractor Pull, Street Dance. Saturday-Parade, Kid's Water Fights, Food Stands, Entertainment, Games, Auction and Fireworks. Sunday-Breakfast Buffet. Contact Jillian (515)-887-3811; West Bend
5-7-Jul Bully Bullhead Weekend; Weekend events include: Fireman's Street Dance, Tractor Ride, Parade, Fishing Contest, Bike Ride, City-Wide Garage Sales, Trap Shoot, Craft & Vendors, Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, and Bake Sale. Contact Jon (712)-260-3212; Ruthven
12-Jul Burt Summer Celebration-Pageant Lil Mr. and Miss Burt; 3rd Annual pageant, ages 4-9. Winners will be in parade. Contact Karly Reutzel (515)320-0523; Burt
13-Jul Burt Summer Celebration; City Wide Garage Sales, Coffee, Parade, BBQ, Free Entertainment, Sand Volleyball and Bean Bag Toss Tournament, Free Games and Inflatable’s, and so much more. Contact Kelly Fitzgerald at (515) 924-3618; Burt

August 2019

7-Aug Sons of the American Legion "Purple Heart Day"; Members of Sons of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion host a supper to remember all in the military that have been awarded Purple Hearts during their service to our country. Serving is from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Home of the Kossuth County Freedom Rock. Contact Ron Askland at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore.
17-Aug Annual Chicken BBQ with "BOSSIE BINGO"; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion host a chicken & sweet corn BBQ, food served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Highlight of the evening is BOSSIE BINGO beginning at 6:30 pm. Home of the Kossuth County Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
17-Aug American Legion Auxiliary "Ice Cream Social" Fundraiser; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 American Legion Auxiliary host an Ice Cream social fundraiser held in conjunction with "Bossie BINGO" Serving is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Home of the Kossuth County Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
21-Aug 62nd Annual St. Joseph KC's 'Mulligan Stew"; Members of St. Joseph Knights of Columbus along with families start early chopping fresh vegetables and meat to make over 500 gallons of their famous mulligan stew which is cooked outdoors over an open fire in old fashioned cast iron kettles. Come early, serving begins at 5:30 pm until gone! Pie and ice cream, games of chance. Contact James Thilges at (515) 379-1578; St. Joseph

 

September 2019

 

October 2019

6-Oct American Legion Pancake Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Serving from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
13-Oct Little Lambs Soup Dinner and Bake Sale; Little Lambs Daycare will be hosting their annual soup dinner and bake sale at the Fire Hall. Contact Rhonda Lockwood (515) 272-4696; Swea City
26-Oct Halloween Party; Hay rides, costume contest, treats and games. Contact Kim (515) 341-3060; Wesley
27-Oct Swea City Fire Department Brunch; Free will donation at the fire hall from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm; Swea City
31-Oct Halloween Trick or Treating Night; Area children Trick R' Treat to homes in the community where residents have turned their porch lights "ON" between the hours of 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 883-2265; Whittemore

November 2019

5-Nov Friends of the Library Election Night Soup Supper; Homemade soups are served to the public who attend this annual event at the Parish Center serving time 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
10-Nov Veterans Soup; Swea City Improvement League will be hosting their annual Turkey Dinner at the Immanuel Lutheran Church from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm; Swea City
10-Nov American Legion Pancake Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Serving from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
11-Nov Winter Wonderland; Each business will have an open house with snacks and door prizes from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Swea City
21-Nov Whittemore Fire Dept and EMS Feather Party; Annual event. Prizes include frozen turkey, bacon, and raffle prizes. Maidrites and pie are served from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Held at St. Michael's Parish Center. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
22-Nov American Legion Feather Part; Play Bingo for turkeys. Ham sandwiches served, open bar at community center. Contact Dwayne (515) 679-4392; Wesley

 

December 2019

1-Dec Lions Club Santa Day; Lions Club hosts Santa Day for children, bags of candy are distributed. Fire truck rides are given by the Burt Fire Department. Contact Joe Heinen (515) 924-3379; Burt
1-Dec Santa Comes to Wesley; Meet Santa, receive a treat, play games, sleigh ride, and supper. Contact (515) 679-4292; Wesley
6-Dec It's a Wonderful Life in Whittemore - A Walk Along Broad Street;' Local businesses decorate and host their annual Christmas Open House. Door prizes and refreshments are served. Santa meets with the children at Farmers State Bank. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
7-Dec Santa Day; Held at the Main Street Manor from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Children can have their picture taken with Santa and will receive a gift from Santa; Swea City
8-Dec American Legion Pancake Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
13-15-Dec Holiday Open House; Friday-Events beginning at 9:00 am. Merchant Specials, Drawings for Prizes, Grotto Christmas Tours. Saturday-Events beginning at 9:00 am. Breakfast, Merchant Specials, Santa Visits, Kids Activities, Cookie Walk, Vendor Fair, Grotto Christmas Tours, Firemen's BBQ Meal. Sunday- Event begins at 1:00 pm. Tour of Homes. Contact Jillian (515)-887-3811; West Bend
21-Dec Santa Claus Day and Merchant Drawings; At 10:00 am children visit with Santa one last time and receive a bag of candy. Merchant drawings begin at 11:00 am at Whittemore American Legion. Limit: 1 prize per household. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore