July 2019

3-Jul Small Town American Pride! Celebrate Independence Day in Bancroft; Little Miss/Mr. Bancroft Contest at 5:30 pm, Solo Cup Kickball at 6:30 pm and Street Dance Band - "Hold On" at 9:00 am; Bancroft
3-Jul Glow Run; Starting at 8:45 pm. DJ, snacks, and drinks. Contact Lany Mitchell (515) 679-4214; Wesley
4-Jul Small Town American Pride! Celebrate Independence Day in Bancroft; 5k Run/Walk, Bloody Mary Bar, Parade and Activities in the City Park Area followed by Fireworks; Bancroft
4-Jul Bancroft Bandits Home Baseball Game; Held at the Bancroft Memorial Park at 6:45 pm against Carroll; Bancroft
4-Jul 5k Firecracker Color Run; Sponsored by the Hawkette Dance Team. Start and finish will be at Soper Park. Registration starts at 7:30 am, race starts at 8:15 am. For questions call Susan at (641) 210-5629. All proceeds go to the EHS Dance Team for uniforms and state competitions; Emmetsburg
4-Jul Fun on the 4th at Soper Park; Color run, Children games, Co-ed Sand Volleyball, bounce house, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, concert, Mojo Production Music and fireworks at dusk; Emmetsburg
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
4-Jul 100th Anniversary Come and Go Dinner Celebration; Ruthven American Legion Post #33 will be celebrating from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Ruthven
4-7-Jul Bully Bullhead Celebration; 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
5-Jul Bancroft Bandits Home Baseball Game; Held at the Bancroft Memorial Park at 6:45 pm against Storm Lake; Bancroft
5-Jul Bike Ride Around Lost Island Lake; Meet at Lost Island Nature Center at 4:30 pm. For ages 15 and up. Call (712) 837-4866 to register or visit paloaltoccb.org; Ruthven
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
6-Jul Cylinder 4th of July Celebration (Rain Date 7/7); There will be games for kids and those young at heart, food, music and fireworks displayed at Cylinder City Park. There will also be free watermelon (while it lasts) during the day and popcorn just before fireworks. Contact Kathy Heng (712) 298-0507; Cylinder
6-Jul Live Animals; At Lost Island Nature Center at 10:00 am with a hike outside to look for animals; Ruthven
7-Jul Emmetsburg Annual Kiwanis Flight Breakfast; Serving from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Emmetsburg Airport D.O.T. Freq 122.800. Breakfast includes pancakes, omelets, sausage and drink; Emmetsburg
9-Jul Bancroft Bandits Home Baseball Game; Held at the Bancroft Memorial Park at 6:45 pm against Carroll; Bancroft
9-Jul Palo Alto Garden Club; Touring the Reiman Gardens in Ames at 9:00 am. Anyone who is interested in attending can call Cindy Berkland for details (712) 480-3169; Emmetsburg
10-11-Jul Summer Camp at Lost Island Nature Center; Kids in grades 5th-8th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Come join us for our wonderful water day camp! Pre-registration is required by calling (712) 837-4866 or paloaltoccb.org; Ruthven
11-Jul Mobile Food Pantry; Located at Grace Baptist Church from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Bring baskets to carry your food items; Emmetsburg
11-Jul Swea City BINGO; Hosted by Quasqui at the Country Inn at 7:00 pm. Must be 21 to play. Proceeds will go towards Swea City's 125th Celebration in 2020; Swea City
12-Jul Bancroft Bandits Home Baseball Game; Held at the Bancroft Memorial Park at 6:45 pm against Ames; Bancroft
12-Jul Burt Summer Celebration; Rootbeer floats, hot dogs, Scratch Cupcakes and the 3rd Annual pageant; ages 3-11. Winners will be in parade. Pageant contact is Karly Reutzel (515) 320-0523; Burt
12-Jul Classic Car Cruise Night; At the Emmetsburg A&W from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Emmetsburg
13-Jul Burt Summer Celebration; City wide garage sales, parade, steak sandwiches, free entertainment, sand volleyball and bean bag toss tournament, free games and inflatable's, toilet & tank top toss, duck races, fireworks and so much more. Contact Kelly Fitzgerald at (515) 924-3618; Burt
14-Jul Bancroft Bandits Home Baseball Game; Held at the Bancroft Memorial Park at 4:00 pm against Albert Lea; Bancroft
14-Jul Classics at the Riviera Theatre showing "The Bridge on the River Kwai"; Free admission, show starting at 4:30 pm. Movies are sponsored by Palo Alto Arts Council with a grant from PACGDC; Emmetsburg
16-Jul MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Group; Meeting starts at either 8:30 am or 5:15 pm. Childcare is provided for these groups. People may contact the church office at (712)852-2154 or Sarah Strohman at Public Health (712) 852-5419 for more details; Emmetsburg
18-21-Jul Palo Alto County Fair; Emmetsburg
19-Jul Bancroft Bandits Home Baseball Game; Held at the Bancroft Memorial Park at 6:45 pm against Storm Lake; Bancroft
20-Jul Bancroft Bandits Home Baseball Game; Held at the Bancroft Memorial Park at 6:45 pm against Ames; Bancroft
20-Jul Dip Netting; Meet at Lost Island Nature Center at 10:00 am and then head to the marsh; Ruthven
23-Jul Blank Park Zoo Animal Program at Lakota Community Center; Explore many wonders of the animal kingdom at 3:30 pm. We'll get to know a variety of animals from the zoo's Education Department, learn about their species and their home at the zoo; Lakota
24-25-Jul Summer Camp at Lost Island Nature Center; Kids in grades 2nd-4th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Pre-registration is required by calling (712) 837-4866 or paloaltoccb.org; Ruthven
25-Jul Bancroft Bandits Home Baseball Game; Held at the Bancroft Memorial Park at 6:45 pm against Fort Dodge; Bancroft
25-Jul Emmetsburg Chamber's Live After Six; At The Shores at Five Island at 6:00 pm. Rod Johnson from Laurens will be performing on the Veranda beginning at 6:30 pm. Sponsors for this even are Linda Jones, Sue Struve, Joann Herbers and Lori Riley along with The Shores at Five Island; Emmetsburg
25-Jul Swea City BINGO; Hosted by Quasqui at the Country Inn at 7:00 pm. Must be 21 to play. Proceeds will go towards Swea City's 125th Celebration in 2020; Swea City

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