October 2017

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Oct
West Bend Community Blood Drive; Held at the West Bend community Center from 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm. To make an appointment, contact Life Serve Blood Center at 1-800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org; West Bend
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Oct
Full Moon Hike; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board. Gather at the Lost Island Nature Center at 7:00 pm; Ruthven
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Oct
Classics at the Riviera Theatre; Starting at 4:30 pm. Sponsored by the Palo Alto Arts Council with a grant from PACGDC. This month's feature is "Rear Window." Free Admission. Find upcoming movies on Facebook/Classics at the Riviera; Emmetsburg
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Oct
Little Lambs Soup Dinner & Bake Sale; from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Swea City Fire Hall; Swea City

8-Oct

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the 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 (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

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Oct

Quasqui Celebrate Farming Luncheon; $5 meal and take out is available from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Reynolds Park; Swea City

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Oct
Fall Fest; Hosted by the Emmetsburg Retail Association at the Chamber of Commerce. Chili feed, hayrides and fall fun for all ages from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm; Emmetsburg
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Oct
Saint Peter & Paul Annual Fall Turkey Dinner; Dinner includes turkey with all the trimmings and homemade desserts; Serving 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Parish Hall. Contact Ann Langel 515-887-3333; West Bend
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Oct
Nature Hike; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation Board. The hike will be at the Basswood Recreation Area in Emmetsburg at 9:00 am; Emmetsburg
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Oct
Iowa Honey Queen Presentation; Sponsored by the Palo Alto Garden Club and the Palo Alto County Conservation Board. Presentation will be at the Lost Island Nature Center at 10:00 am; Ruthven
21-
Oct
Lost Island Nature Center Waffle Breakfast; Held at the VFW in Emmetsburg from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Emmetsburg
21-
Oct
"Murder in Maybury" Mystery Dinner; Hosted by Horizons Unlimited at the Wild Rose Casino Ballroom at 6:00 pm. The performance will be put on by Jest Murder Mystery Company and the proceeds will benefit people with disabilities served by Horizons Unlimited; Emmetsburg
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Oct
Fall Fundraiser Meal; Held at the Burt Activity Complex. Serving pork loin, potato salad, and bar. Proceeds go to the Burt Fire Department. Contact Jordan Jahnke at (515) 320-4321; Burt
22-
Oct
Lost Island Nature Center Waffle Breakfast; Held at the VFW in Emmetsburg from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Emmetsburg
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Oct
First Annual Costume Crawl 5K; Everyone welcomed at the Burt Shelter House. Registration at 5:00 pm, race begins at 6:00 pm. Costume prizes: Spookiest, best group, most creative and best couple. Meal available for purchase as well as a bake sale. All proceeds go towards keeping Burt Summer Celebration free! Contact Kelly Fitzgerald at (515) 924-3618; Burt
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Oct
Lions Club Omelet Breakfast; Held at the Burt Activity Complex. Proceeds support the Burt Lions Club Projects. Contact Jordan Jahnke at (515) 320-4321; Burt
29-
Oct
Swea City Fireman's Brunch; Serving from 9:00 am -12:30 pm at the Swea City Fire Hall; Swea City
29-
Oct
Halloween Party; From 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, costume contest and games. Contact Kim Neuroth at (515) 341-3060; Wesley
31-
Oct
Trick or Treat Night in Emmetsburg; Starting at 5:00 pm unitl 7:00 pm; any households that have their porch light on; Emmetsburg
31-
Oct
Swea City Trick or Treating
31-
Oct
Trick or Treating in Titonka; Starting at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Contact Titonka City Hall 515-928-2850; Titonka
31-
Oct
Trick or Treat in West Bend; Starting at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm; any household wishing to participate should turn on their porch light during the designated hours. Contact Lisa Sewell 515-887-2181; West Bend
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Oct
Wesley Trick or Treat Night; Children Trick or Treat from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Contact Marla Wingert at (515) 679-4292; Wesley
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Oct
Whittemore Halloween Trick R' Treat 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 and 7:00 pm. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

 

November 2017

2-4 Nov Nyman TV and Furniture Customer Appreciation; Hours: 2nd - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 3rd - 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, 4th - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm; Bancroft
2-4 Nov Andi’s Embellishments & Floral X’Mas Open House; Nov 2 and 3 - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Nov 4 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Bancroft
3-Nov Warm up to the Holidays; Sales and promotions at participating stores from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Contact Breann Schneider 515-887-2801; West Bend
4-Nov Warm up to the Holidays; Sales and promotions at participating stores from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; Contact Breann Schneider 515-887-2801; West Bend
4-Nov Kandi's Flower Market Open House; Downtown Graettinger from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Refreshments and fun atmosphere with gift ideas and holiday décor; Graettinger
4-Nov Lakota Fall Festival; Held at the Lakota Eagle Center 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Get some holiday shopping done early with a variety of vendors offering homemade jams, breads, jewelry, doll clothes and more! Contact Number: 515-538-0116; Lakota
4-Nov Emmetsburg Holiday Expo; Held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the VFW. Coffee, rolls, lunch and bake sale available for purchase, being prepared by Cure Crusaders Relay for Life Team; Emmetsburg
4-Nov Omelet Breakfast; Held at the Buffalo Creek Activity Enter from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Free will donation, all proceeds go towards the Titonka Recreation Commission Winter Programs and completing the south recreation room; Titonka
5-Nov Annual Harvest Dinner; Sponsored by the Emmetsburg Knights of Columbus #936. Held from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Serving ham and turkey at Holy Family Parish Center. Tickets are $10. Children under 5 are free and ages 6-12 are $5; Emmetsburg
7-Nov Annual Election Night Soup Supper; Held from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Council on Aging. This fundraiser will help pay for the expenses and upkeep of the Multipurpose Center; Emmetsburg
7-Nov Election Night Soup Supper; Homemade soups and sandwiches 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 (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
10-12-Nov Lend Me a Tenor'; A Hilarious farce presented by Main Street Community Theatre at the Performance Center. Fri and Sat Performances start at 8:00 pm and Sun at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10; Emmetsburg
11-Nov St. John Parish Bazaar; Food, fun, and games; Bancroft
11-Nov St. Paul Lutheran Church hosting a painting party "Joy"; Serving coffee, juice and rolls for breakfast from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Tickets available at www.creativespiritsokoboji.com; Emmetsburg
11-Nov Veteran's Day Supper; Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, a delicious, homemade supper is served to honor all veterans. "Free" to any veteran and a free will donation is accepted from the general public. Serving from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Legion Hall. Karaoke begins at 8:00 pm. Contact Ron Askland 515-884-0055; Whittemore
12-Nov Burt VFW Breakfast; Annual fundraiser. Pancakes, eggs and sausage breakfast served at the Burt Community Center from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Contact Melvin Faber (515) 924-3618; Burt
12-Nov Ambulance Soup Dinner; Sponsored by the Lakota Ambulance Service. Held at the Eagle Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; Lakota
12-Nov Hunting with Heroes; Held at the Lakota Eagle Center, doors open at 4:45 pm; program starts at 5:30 pm. As part of the Hunting with Heroes weekend, all area veterans, spouses and surviving veterans’ spouses are invited to the all expenses paid banquet. Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to Cathy Kelly 515-538-0572 or Denny Murra 515-562-2198; Lakota
12-Nov American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the 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 (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
15-Nov spa dee dah, too! and Bancroft Boutique - Welcome Home Holiday Event; Food, fun, live models, demonstrations, drawings and so much more from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Bancroft
16-Nov Whittemore Fire Department & EMS Feather Party; Annual event. Held the Thursday before Thanksgiving, prizes include: frozen turkey, bacon, and raffle prizes. Maidrites and pie are served from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Contact Eric Goodman (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
17-Nov Farmers & Traders Savings Bank Pumpkin Pie Day; Held from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enjoy pumpkin pie, cider and coffee; Bancroft
17-Nov Winter Wonderland; Held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at local businesses in Swea City. There will be door prizes, snacks and beverages; Swea City
17-19-Nov Lend Me a Tenor'; A Hilarious farce presented by Main Street Community Theatre at the Performance Center. Fri and Sat Performances start at 8:00 pm and Sun at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10; Emmetsburg
18-Nov Friends of the Library group in Graettinger; Hosting a vendor/craft show from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Lutheran Church. There will be over 20 vendors on hand. Rolls, coffee and lunch will also be served; Graettinger 
18-Nov Feather Party; The American Legion will host their annual Feather Party including bingo playing for turkeys and hams, and serving sandwiches. Contact Dwayne Eden at (515) 679-4392; Wesley
19-Nov God's Harvest Auction and Celebration; Sponsored by the First United Methodist Church at the VFW beginning at 11:30 am; Emmetsburg
20-Nov Emmetsburg Retail Association Tree & Wreath Auction; held at the Shores at Five Island at 6:30 pm; Emmetsburg
24-Nov Post-Thanksgiving Party at the Wild Rose Casino & Resorts "Shake Your Tailfeathers" with Brad Morgan; From 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Free concert, must be 21 to attend and have a players card; Emmetsburg
25-Nov Breakfast with Santa; Hosted by Pizza Ranch, The Reporter and The Democrat at Pizza Ranch from 9:00 am to 10:30 am; Emmetsburg
26-Nov Many Voices Christmas Choral Concert; held at St. John’s Catholic Church starting at 3:00 pm; Bancroft
29-Nov Scandinavian Tea; Held at Bethany Lutheran Church from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm; Emmetsburg 
30-Nov Christmas Light Parade; Parade starts at 6:30 pm down Ramsey Street with Christmas Tree lighting by gazebo; Bancroft

December 2017

1-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. Hours are 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
2-Dec Burt Business Appreciation Christmas Coffee & Burt Lions Club Santa Day; Burt businesses host a Christmas Coffee with drawings for many prizes at the Burt Activity Complex from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The Lions Club hosts Santa Day at the same time for children. Bags of candy are distributed and fire truck rides are given by the Burt Fire Department. Contact Burt City Hall (515) 924-3618; Burt
2-Dec Ladies Holiday Luncheon; Held at the Mallard Community Center, doors open at 10:00 am. Six vendors will be on hand. Get your Christmas shopping done early! Salad bar with bam ball luncheon begins at 11:30 am. Contact Becky Larson (712) 425-3527; Mallard
2-Dec Santa Day; Held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at North Union School in Swea City. Santa will be there with gifts and goodies for all of the kids! Swea City
8-10-Dec Holiday Open House/Santa Day; Merchant specials, drawings for prizes, kid's activities, visit from Santa, meal. Contact Lisa Sewell (515) 887-2181; West Bend.
10-Dec American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the 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 (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
23-Dec Santa Claus day and Merchant Drawing; At 10:00 am children are invited to visit Santa one last time and receive a bag of candy. Individual drawings begin at 11:00 am at the Whittemore American Legion. Must be 18 years or older and present to win. Limit 1 prize per household. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

January 2018

7-Jan American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
20-Jan 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest; Contestants prepare and serve their own pots of chili. Winners are voted by people's choice, judge's choice, contestant's choice, and best of show. Turkey noodle soup and cinnamon rolls are also served. Chilly outside - Chili inside! Contact Linda Farrell at
(515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

February 2018

10-Feb Wesley Fireman's Valentine Steak Fry; The Wesley Firemen will be holding a steak fry on Saturday at the Community Center. Contact Tracy Studer (515) 320-0581; Wesley
11-Feb American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
16-Feb St. Michael's "Holy Name Society" Annual Lenten Fish Fry; Serving from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at St. Michael's. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2618; Whittemore
24-Feb Legion Riders "Chicken Wing Ding;" Several levels of "heat" to choose from. Free will donation and karaoke. Held at the Legion from 5:00 pm until gone. Home of the Kossuth County Freedom Rock. Contact Mick Zimmerman at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

 

March 2018

10-Mar Burt Lions Club French Toast Breakfast; Annual fundraiser serving French toast, sausage and a drink at the Burt Community Center from 8:00 am - 12:30 p.m. Contact Dennis Heerdt at (515) 924- 3226; Burt
11-Mar American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am -
12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
24-Mar Wesley Easter Egg Hunt; Kids will hunt for eggs and the Easter bunny will come to take pictures at the South Park. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
31-Mar Children's Easter Egg Hunt; Children gather eggs and receive prizes for their effort! Held at Noah's
Park, the hunt begins at 10:00 am. Immediately following there is a prize giveaway at the American Legion. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
31-Mar Swea City Annual Easter Egg Hunt; Kids will hunt for eggs at the North Union School in Swea City; Swea City

 

 

April 2018

2-Apr Whittemore Gun Club Annual Meeting; 81st Annual Meal and Fundraiser to help support, maintain and improve Kossuth County owned Siems Park located South and East of Whittemore on County Road B-44. Meeting and Raffle drawing follows the meal. Contact Ron Kollasch at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

May 2018

3-4-5-May Annual City-Wide Spring Garage Sales; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are garage sales sponsored by local residents marked with signs. Contact Cindy Simonson at (515) 884-2468; Whittemore
3-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
6-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, 7:30 am
- 12:00 pm. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
26-May St. Michael's 5K Spirit Run/Walk; 4th annual 5K Spirit Run/Walk as a Church fundraiser. Sign up early for a 5K t-shirt, stmwhitt@ncn.net. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2618; Whittemore
27-May Memorial Weekend Street Dance; 2nd Annual street dance, part of proceeds are given to local Whittemore youth groups. DJ music held at the American Legion 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Whittemore
28-May Memorial Day/Breakfast; Memorial Day service held at the West Bend Township Cemetery with a
breakfast served afterwards at the West Bend Community Center. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887- 2181; West Bend
28-May Memorial Day Parade and Program; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion. Legion Auxiliary and Little League players march in the parade starting at 9:45 am. Program dedicated to all men and women of the post held at the Community Center. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884- 2648; Whittemore
28-May American Legion BBQ Chicken Supper; The American Legion of Wesley will be serving 1/2 BBQ chicken dinner at the Community Center. Contact Dwayne Eden (515) 679-4392; Wesley
28-29-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
28-May Sons of the American Legion "Purple Heart Day";  Members of Sons of 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 with music to follow. Contact Ron Askland at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore.
29-May Burt VFW Memorial Day Service; 10:00 a.m. service with a speaker at the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery. A noon luncheon is served back at the Activity Complex. Contact Melvin Faber at (515) 924-3489; Burt

 

June 2018

1-Jun Chamber Golf Tournament; Four-person alternate best shot golf tournament, meal provided, drawing for prizes following the tournament. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887-2181; West Bend
16-Jun Mindy's Miles Bike Ride; Bicycle ride in honor of Mindy Bruellman and Chris Gearhart. Various route lengths and many stops along the way. BBQ in the Grotto park following the bike ride. Contact Meredith Vonnahme (515) 577-4436 or Cindy Bruellman (515) 887-2957; West Bend
22-24-June Swea City Fun Days
24-Jun Whittemore Gun Club 14th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby; Free event for children with an adult that has a valid fishing license. Held at Kossuth County owned Siems Park; located South and East of Whittemore B-44. Bring your pole, worms provided! Contact Ron Kollasch at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
29-Jun 4th of July Celebration; Main street BBQ, street dance, pedal tractor pull, glow 5K run/walk. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887-2181; West Bend

 

July 2018

4-Jul Cylinder 4th of July Celebration; Games for the kids, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drink, and
snow cones. A band will be entertaining until fireworks at dusk. Contact Kathy Heng (712) 424-3454; Cylinder
7-Jul Burt Summer Celebration; Annual town celebration with city-wide garage sales, 11:00 a.m. parade, noon barbecue, free afternoon entertainment, sand volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament,  free inflatable games and carnival, free swimming, annual toilet and tank top toss, street dance and fireworks. Contact Tina Heyes at (515) 924-3618; Burt

 

August 2018

18-Aug Annual BBQ with "Bossie BINGO"; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion host a Chicken BBQ feed with sweet corn, food served from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Highlight of the evening is Bossie BINGO beginning at 6:30 pm. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
18-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 - 7:00 pm. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
15-Aug 2nd Annual St. Joseph KC '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/ice cream/games of chance. Contact James Thilges at (515) 379-1578; St. Joseph

 

September 2018

30-Sep St. Michael's "Feast Day" Breakfast and Quilt Raffle; Held annually, breakfast is served from 8:00 am - 11:00 am in observance of the Parish Patron Saint. A handmade quilt will be raffled off. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

 

October 2018

7-Oct American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh Post #425 American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
28-Oct Halloween Party; There will be hay rides, a costume contest, treats and games in Wesley. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
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 -7:00 pm. Contact Linda Farrell at (515) 883-2265; Whittemore
31-Oct Swea City Trick or Treating; Halloween and Community Club Halloween Party; Swea City

 

November 2018

6-Nov Election Night Soup Supper; Homemade soups and a sandwich are served to the public who attend this annual event at the Parish Center serving time 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long at (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
11-Nov American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
15-Nov Whittemore Fire Dept. and EMS Feather Party; Annual event. Prizes include frozen turkey, bacon, and raffle prizes. Maid rites and Pie are served from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Held at St. Michael's Parish Center. Contact Eric Goodman at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
16-Nov Winter Wonderland; Held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at local businesses in Swea City. There will be door prizes, snacks, and beverages; Swea City
17-Nov American Legion Feather Party; Play Bingo for chances to win turkeys.  Ham sandwiches will be served and an open bar at Community Center. Contact Dwayne Eden (515) 679-4392; Wesley

 

December 2018

1-Dec Santa comes to Wesley; Meet Santa and enjoy treats, games, sleigh rides and supper. Contact Kim Neuroth (515) 341-3060; Wesley
1-Dec Santa Day; Held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at North Union School in Swea City. Santa will be there with gifts and goodies for all of the kids; Swea City
7-9 Dec Holiday Open House/Santa Day; Merchant specials, drawings for prizes, kid's activities, visit from Santa, and meal. Contact Lisa Sewell at (515) 887-2181; West Bend
7-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 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Contact Linda Farrell at
(515) 884-2265; Whittemore
9-Dec American Legion Pancake and Sausage Breakfast; Members of Seely-Walsh post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious pancakes, fried eggs, toast and sausage. Served from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm at Home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson at (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
22-Dec Santa Claus Day and Merchant Drawings; 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