September 2017

2-4-Sep Annual Labor Day Event; Parade, men's golf tournament, dance, carnival, volleyball tournament, softball tournament, bean bag tournament, 5K run, antique tractor pull, city wide garage sales, FFA grain and flower show, bake sale, bingo, BBQ cook off. Variety show and queen contest, sporting clays, games for the kids, Blue Mound turkey dinner, craft show, list of times and dates can be found on the city's webpage at www.graettinger.net. For more information call JR Brown at (712) 859-3951; Graettinger
9-Sep Chasing the Sun Memorial Bike Run; Held at Road Runner's; Lakota
9-Sep Iowa Young Birders Outing; This event is open to students ages 8-18 and their parents from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Join local bird enthusiasts for a field trip to area lakes and marshes. Meet at the Lost Island Nature Center. Register online at https://iowayoungbirders.wildapricot.org/event-2566843; Emmetsburg
9-Sep "Then Just Feed One," Palo Alto County Packing Event; Located at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. $30.00 Donation per shift per person. Work shifts begin at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your shift for check-in. Wear or bring a hat if you prefer that over a hair net. Contact Lois Stanley at (712) 852-2692 or Bonnie Whitney at (712) 852-9160; Emmetsburg
10-Sep Sifert Consignment Auction; Held at the Burt Community Center at 1:00 pm. Consigned furniture, household items, and much more.  Contact Pat Sifert at (515) 320-2491; Burt
10-Sep Blake and Jenna Bolerjack Concert; Held at the Burt Presbyterian Church at 6:30 pm, free will offering; Burt
10-Sep 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 "Double Indemnity." Free Admission. Find upcoming movies on Facebook/Classics at the Riviera; Emmetsburg
10-Sep Emmetsburg Fire Department Pancake Breakfast; Held at the Firehouse; Emmetsburg
10-Sep St. Joseph's Catholic Church Fall Festival Turkey Supper; Held at the Wesley Community Center from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm with a cash raffle and jar swap. Contact Deb Trenary at (515) 679-4279; Wesley
16-Sep Ducks Unlimited Banquet; Held at the Burt Activity Complex. Contact Jim Parsons (515) 320-4117; Burt
18-Sep Five Island Golf Course; Hosting Over 50 Tour; Emmetsburg
24-Sep St. Michael's 'Feast Day' Breakfast and Quilt Raffle; Held annually the last Sunday in September. 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Breakfast is served in observance of the Parish Patron Saint. A handmade quilt is raffled off at 11:30 am. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2618; Whittemore
24-Sep Lakota Public Library 18th Annual Salad Luncheon; Held from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Eagle Center; Lakota
26-Sep Nature Hike at the Watson Heritage Area; Located Southwest of Emmetsburg off of Burns Road by the river bridge. Starting at 9:00 am. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your binoculars, or borrow a pair of ours. Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board; Emmetsburg
30-Sep Outdoor Women's Workshop; Located at Water's Edge Nature Center, north of Algona. This event is co-sponsored by Emmet, Kossuth, and Palo Alto County Conservation Boards. Join us for a tour of Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge, bird watching, prairie walk, aquatic insect study, trap shooting, kayak and stand up paddleboards, and making a gourd basket. To register call (515) 295-2138. Registration deadline is September 22. Limit of 25 people. Cost is $25 to cover food and materials. Must be 18 years or older; Algona

 

October 2017

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

31-Oct

Swea City Trick or Treating

31-Oct

Whittemore Halloween Trick R' Treat Night; Area children Trick r' Treat to homes in the community where residents have turned their proch lights 'ON' between the hours of 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

 

November 2017

7-Nov

Election Night Soup Supper; Homemade soups and a sandwhiches 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

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

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

16-Nov

Whittemore Fire Department & EMS Feather Party; Annual event. Held the Thursday before Thanksgviving, 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

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

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 2017

8-Jan

American Legion Pancake & Sausage Breakfast; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve delicious 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

21-Jan

17th Annual Chili Cook-Off Contest; Contestants prepare and serve their own pots of chili. Winners are voted on by People's Choice, Judges Choice and the Traveling Trophy. Turkey noodle soup and cinnamon rolls are also served. Chilly outside - Chili inside! Contact Linda Farrell (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

28-Jan

Pancakes for Puppies; Sponsored by West Bend Lion's Club. Held at West Bend Fire Station. Serving pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Proceeds go to Leader Dog Program. Contact Charlie Cantrall (515) 887-4761; West Bend

 

February 2017

11-Feb

Wesley Fireman Valentine's Steak Fry; The Wesley Firemen will be holding a steak fry on Saturday at the Community Center; Wesley

12-Feb

American Legion Pancake and 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

25-Feb

Legion Riders 'Chicken Wing Ding'; Several levels of 'heat' to choose from, free will donation. Karaoke. Serving 5:00 pm until gone. Held at the Legion, home of the Freedom Rock. Contact Mick Zimmerman (515) 884-2648; Whittemore

 

 

 

March 2017

3-Mar

St Michael's 3-Mar St. 'Holy Name Society' Annual Lenten Fish Fry; The men of St. Micheal's 'Holy Name Society' prepare and serve fried & baked fish, baked potatoes and coleslaw with homemade bread and desserts. Served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2618; Whittemore

4-Mar

Burt Lions Club French Toast Breakfast; Annual fundraiser. French toast, sausage and drinks are served at the Burt Community Center from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. Contact Dennis Heerdt (515) 924-3618; Burt

10-11-Mar

Improvisation & Comedy Workshop: Secrets to Making People Laugh; Will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, March 10 and 9:00 am Saturday, March 11 with Emmy Award-winning director Tony Labriola and Blake Labriola, Emmy Award Winner film director and producer at the Bancroft City Offices, Bancroft, Iowa. Experience the amazing world of improvisational comedy. Get physical in a fun, very supportive way. Sponsored by Backstage in Bancroft Community Dinner Theater and the Haggard Twogood Charitable Trust. Contact Victoria Koestler at (515) 320-6395 for more information. Bancroft

10-Mar

West Bend KC Fish Fry; Held at West Bend Golf and Country Club. Serving 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. (515) 887-6217; West Bend

12-Mar

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-Mar

Ag Education Day; Held at the Wild Rose Casino from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Speakers include Hefty Brothers, Brenda Clark Hamilton, and Ernie Goss. Registration begins at 8:00 am. $35 per person after March 1st. Student registration is $15.00 per student. Meal included. RSVP at (515) 295-7979; Emmetsburg

24-Mar

West Bend KC Fish Fry;Held at West Bend Golf and Country Club. Serving 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. (515) 887-6217; West Bend

26-Mar

Burt Summer Celebration's Annual Chicken & Biscuits Luncheon;Serving 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Burt Activity Complex; Burt

 

April 2017

1-Apr Tour of Table at Immanuel Lutheran Church; Featuring a salad luncheon and entertainment; Swea City
2-Apr Cylinder Omelette Breakfast; Hosted by the 4th of July Committee from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Cylinder Fire Station. All proceeds go toward the 4th of July celebration; Cylinder
2-Apr Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast; Held at the VFW from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, served by Kiwanis; Emmetsburg
3-Apr Whittemore Gun Club Annual Meeting; 80th 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 (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
5-Apr West Bend Library Luncheon; Serving 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Community Center. Contact West Bend Library (515) 887-6411; West Bend
7-Apr Lenten Fish Fry; Held at the VFW from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm hosted by ILCC Senate, Emmetsburg
7-Apr KC Fish Fry at West Bend Golf Course & Country Club; Serving 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm; Contact (515) 887-6217; West Bend
7-Apr Spring Fling at the Mallard Lutheran Church; Featuring guest speaker Todd Brockshus from Del's Garden Center of Spencer. Enjoy a sandwich and salad bar, door prizes, tickets are $10.00; See Donna R. at Lakeside for tickets; Mallard
8-Apr Wesley Easter Egg Hunt; Held at the park at 10:00 am weather permitting; otherwise held at the Community Center. Sponsored by the Wesley Community Club. Contact Kim Nueroth (515) 341-3060. Following will be a Pancake Breakfast at Wesley Community Church. Money raised will go toward Wesley Christian Youth Group. Contact Wesley Community Church (515) 679-4460 Wesley
14-Apr Lenten Fish Fry; Held at the VFW from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm hosted by Knights of Columbus, Emmetsburg
15-Apr Bancroft Easter Egg Hunt; Easter Egg Hunt for kids at the park. Starts at 10:30 am. Rain or Shine. Contact Carol Bernhard (515)320-4294; Bancroft
15-Apr Swea City Easter Egg Hunt
15-Apr Titonka Easter Egg Hunt
15-Apr West Bend Easter Egg Hunt; Starts at 10:00 am at Grotto Campground North of Pond; Sponsored by Wolverine Den and Northwest Communications; Contact (515) 887-7777; West Bend
15-Apr Whittemore 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 (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
19-20 Apr CARE Team Fundraiser; All quilted items, with description page and picture, can be dropped off at Trinity Lutheran Church, 510 N. Garfield, Algona from Wednesday, April 19th through Friday, April 20th. (Enter the west side for drop off at church secretary.) If this is not convenient, please contact either Jane or Brenda to make other arrangements. You may take your item with you at the end of the show at 4:00 pm or make arrangements with Jane or Brenda. Please have each quilter that is planning to display contact Jane Dreyer or Brenda Bormann. janedreyer95@hotmail.com or text her at 515-320-0490 or bormann@ncn.net or text her at 515-341-6982; Algona
22-Apr CARE Team Quilt Show; Held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 510 N. Garfield, Algona. $10 admittance with chance to win a quilt. All proceeds go to the Kossuth County CARE Team. Algona

 

May 2017

4-6-May Annual City-Wide Garage Sales; Garage sales sponsored by local residents marked with signs. Contact Cindy Simponson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
4-May Friends of the Library Pork Patty Supper; Pork patty supper served. Free will donation fundraiser for library improvements. Serving 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2680; Whittemore
4-May Women's Day Out Event; Sponsored by the Emmestburg Retail Association at particiapting stores from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Emmetsburg
4-May First Thursday Coffee; beginning at 9:00 am in the lobby of Farmers State Bank in Whittemore. Contact Cindy Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
6-May Blessing of the Bikes; Motorcycle riders are invited to ride bikes to the Grotto of the Redemption for a blessing to begin the cycling season at 1:00 pm. Contact Andy Milam (515) 887-2371; West Bend
6-May Simantikos Dance Chicago, Will be performing "DEG SELV" at The Shores at Five Island at 7:00 pm. Admission $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students. Presale tickets may be purchased at www.simantikos.com or by contacting April Striz or Beverly Norland (712) 852-3124 or at the Chamber office; Emmetsburg
7-May Whittemore Fire Deparment & EMS Pancake Breakfast; Annual event. Volunteer Fire Department & EMS personnel prepare and serve pancake & sausage in the truck bay of the new Fire Station. Serving time 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Contact Eric Goodman (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
7-May Bethany Lutheran CAL Pancake Breakfast; serving at 8:30 am to 12:30 pm by the Kiwanis at the VFW; Emmetsburg
12-13-May West Bend Community Garage Sales; There will be residential garage sales on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Contact City Hall (515) 887- 2181; West Bend
14-May Swea City Pool Plunge Waffle Bar; Take your mom out for brunch, all kinds of toppings and sides from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Swea City Fire Hall; Swea City
17-May ILCC Fun and Wellness Day; Those 55 & better at Iowa Lakes Community College Emmetsburg Campus. Doors will open at 7:45 am, welcome will start at 8:45 am to 2:30 pm. $10 admission register day of event; Emmetsburg
18-19-May Wesley City Wide Garage Sales; There will be residential garage sales on Thursday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Friday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. Contact City Hall (515) 679- 4292; Wesley
27-May St. Michael's Parish Spirit 5K Run/Walk; 3rd Annual 5K Spirit Run/Walk starts at 9:00 am. The event assists in kicking off the City of Whittemore's Memorial Day Services and Whittemore Fun Days Carnival Weekend. Contact Sandy Long (515) 884-2681; Whittemore
29-May Burt VFW Memorial Day Service; 10:00 am service with a speaker at the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery. A 12:00 pm luncheon is served back at the Activity Complex. Contact Melvin Faber (515) 924-3618; Burt
29-May American Legion Memorial Day Service; 10:00 am service at the West Bend Township Cemetery. Contact Marvin Struecker (515) 887-6456; West Bend
29-May Memorial Day Service/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 (515) 887- 2181; West Bend
29-May West Bend Chamber of Commerce Breakfast; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Community Center. Serving: pancakes, eggs, sausage, rolls and muffins. Contact Chamber (515) 887-2181; West Bend
29-May Whittemore's Annual Memorial Day Parade & Program; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion Auxiliary & Little League players march in the parade starting at 9:45 am. Program dedicated to all mend and women who served follows the parade. Avenue of the Flags represents over 130 deceased members of the Post. Held at the Community Center. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884- 2648; Whittemore
29-30-May Whittemore Fun Days; Annual community celebration featuring Smith Amusement Rides and concessions (sorry no outside vendors). Both evenings will serve 'World Famous Legion Burgers', Pie & Ice Cream Social and BINGO is played. Contact Daniel J. Elbert (515) 884-2265; Whittemore

 

June 2017

1-Jun Book Fair; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary. Begins at 8:00 am at the Health Ed Room; Emmetsburg
1-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
2-Jun Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre Presents; "Annie JR" at Main Street Community Theatre, 2206 19th St. in Emmetsburg. Friday Performances begin at 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday performances begin at 2:00 pm. Box office is open one hour prior to each performance. Admission is $5 with no reserved seating. More information is available by calling (712) 852-3485; Emmetsburg
2-Jun Canoeing at Lost Island Lake; Begins at 9:00 am. Register by calling (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
2-Jun Summer Reading Program; Sign up at the Emmetsburg Public Library and continues throughout the program, June 19 - July 28th. Children will get a special prize for signing up the first day. Weekly programs, special guests, and prizes for reading are offered. Preschool program meets Mondays
10:30 am to 11:00 am, Kindergarten - 4th Grade meets Wednesdays 10:30 am to 11:30 am. For more information call (712) 852-4009; Emmetsburg
2-Jun West Bend Chamber Golf Tournament; Four-person best shot. Registration begins at 5:30 pm; shotgun start at 6:00 pm at West Bend Golf & Country Club; meal, 50/50 raffle and awards to follow. Contact Janet Hartman or Ashley Laubenthal at West Iowa Bank (515) 887-7811; West Bend
3-Jun Fun on the Five; a day full of activities on beautiful Five Island Lake in Emmetsburg. Events start at 7:30 am and continue until 3:00 pm; Emmetsburg
3-Jun Free Fishing Weekend at Lost Island; Hosted by the Palo Alto County Conservation. Mini sessions, fishing contest for kids. Fishing starts at 9:00 am, bring your catch to the Nature Center at 10:30 am. More information is available by calling (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
5-Jun Nature Walk; Located at Watson Heritage Area, Southwest of Emmetsburg. Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. More information is available by calling (712) 837-4866; Emmetsburg
7-Jun Veterans Honor Flight Fundraiser Luncheon; Held at the VFW in Emmetsburg from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome; Emmetsburg
8-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
9-Jun Canoeing at Silver Lake; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing begins at 9:00 am, please meet at Salton Park; For more information or to reserve a canoe call (712) 837-4866; Ayrshire
9-Jun Black Knight Car Club Cruise Night; Held at A&W at 5:30 pm; Emmetsburg
10-Jun Stories in Stone; At the Lost Island Nature Center. Guest presenters are from Sanford Museum. Try your hand at flint knapping, visit the teepee and complete a pottery puzzle; Ruthven
11-Jun Classics at the Rivera Theatre; Sponsored by the Palo Alto Arts Council with a grant from PADGDC. This month's feature is "African Queen." Free admission. Find all upcoming movies on Facebook/Classics at the Riviera; Emmetsburg
11-Jun Whittemore Gun Club Annual 13th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby; Fishing Derby at County owned Siems Park SE of Whittemore on blacktop B-44. Contest is from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm with a hot dog lunch. Prizes are awarded. Free event, children must be with an adult with a valid fishing license. Bring your pole, worms are provided. Contact Ron Kollasch (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
12-Jun Free Lunch Program; Begins for all children ages 1-18. Lunch will be served from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the High School Cafeteria. Free Breakfast; Begins for all children ages 1-18. Breakfast will be served at West Elementary. Serving from 8:00 am - 8:30 am; on Tues, Wed, and Thurs only.
Breakfast will be served at the High School from 7:30 am - 8:30 am; Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri only. No registration or identification required, food will be available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information. Contact Deb Goeders (712) 852-3201 ext. 206; Emmetsburg
15-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
16-Jun Canoeing at Lost Island Lake; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation begins at 9:00 am. For more information or to reserve a canoe call (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
17-Jun Rodman Fire Department Hillbilly Days; Pork loin meal, raffles, bouncy house and live auction; Rodman
17-Jun Mindy's Miles Bike Ride; A bicycle ride in honor of Mindy Bruellman and Chris Gearhart. Various route lengths and many stops along the way. Registration begins at 8:00 am at the Grotto, bike ride begins at 9:00 am.  BBQ in the Grotto park following the ride at 11:00 am.  Contact Cindy Bruellman
(515) 887-2957; West Bend
22-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
23-Jun Titonka Indian Days; 3 day town celebration. Annual Event. Kid's pedal tractor pull, parade, street dance, 5K walk/run, games for kids, fire department water fights, bag toss, human foosball. Contact Amanda Heyer (515) 928-2863; Titonka
23-Jun Canoeing at Five Island Lake; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing begins at 9:00 am please meet on the east side of the lake on Huron Street. For more information or to reserve a canoe call (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
23-25-Jun Swea City Fun Days
24-Jun 2nd Annual Bob Brennan Memorial Football Challenge; Sponsored by E-Hawk Flag Football held at the old Middle School field in Emmetsburg. Events featured will be: Middle school 5-on-5 flag football tournament at 8:00 am; root-hog lineman challenge and Backs Challenge at 10:00 am; place kicking challenge at 11:30 am; and  high school 7-on-7 passing tournament starting at 12:30 pm.
Contact Rick Brennan (712) 852-5728 or Kyle Auten (712) 887-0433 to register as soon as possible, fees are due at the time of registration; Emmetsburg
24-Jun Antique Tractor Pull; Sponsored by M & M Backhoe; Located at the West Bend Industrial Park; starting at 11:00 am. Contact Gary Montag (515) 341-2697 or Neal Montag (515) 341-6454; West Bend
25-Jun Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre; Hosting a Trivia Event that will consist of 10 rounds of trivia at the Emmetsburg VFW. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Contact Peggy Stoelly at peggyschad@msn.com; Emmetsburg
29-Jun Emmetsburg Municipal Band Concert; At Soper Park, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
30-Jun Car Show; Sponsored by Graettinger Business Club starting at 5:00 pm. Join us for music, old cars, and lots of fun on a summer night. Contact Ivan Dalen (712) 859-3300; Graettinger
30-Jun Fun Night; Hosted by Five Island Golf Course
30-Jun Canoeing at Silver Lake; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Canoeing begins at 9:00 am, please meet at Salton Park; More information or to reserve a canoe call (712) 837-4866; Ayrshire
30 Jun-2 Jul West Bend 4th of July Celebration; Friday - Antique Tractor Ride, Main Street BBQ, Pedal Tractor Pull, 5K Run/Walk, and Street Dance; Saturday - Parade, Kid's Water Fights, Entertainment, Games, Auction, and Fireworks; Sunday - Breakfast Buffet. Contact Lisa Sewell (515) 887-2181; West Bend

 

July 2017

1-2-Jul West Bend 4th of July Celebration; Saturday: Parade, kid's water fights, entertainment, games, auction, fireworks. Sunday: Breakfast buffet. Contact West Bend Chamber of Commerce  (515) 887- 2181; For a complete listing of events visit: www.westbendiowa.com; West Bend
2-Jul Kort Freeman - 4 Person Best Ball Golf Tournament; $200 per team, registration begins at 12:30 pm with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Join them for a social hour and a free-will donation supper after the tournament from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Contact The Shores at (712) 852-2262; Emmetsburg
2-Jul 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament; Outdoor basketball court at 2:00 pm, guys and gals age 15 and over. Contact Bancroft City Office (515) 885-2382; Bancroft
2-Jul Little Ms./Mr. Bancroft Contest; Sponsored by Seven Sweets and spa, dee, dah, too! Stage will be located on Portland Street. Event begins at 5:00 pm; Bancroft
2-Jul Cylinder 4th of July Celebration; Games for the kids, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, drink, and snow cones. Kris Karr Band will be entertaining until fireworks at dusk. Contact Kathy Heng (712) 424-3454; Cylinder
3-Jul Bancroft Bandits vs. Carroll Merchants; "A Salute to Veterans" baseball game at the Bancroft Memorial Park beginning at 6:00 pm; Bancroft
3-Jul Band - "Hold On"; Sponsored by 4th of July Sponsors in Bancroft. Starts at 9:00 pm; Bancroft
4-Jul Patriotic 5k Run/Walk; Starting at 8:00 am individuals and relay teams, show your spirit and wear your patriotic costumes. Contact Bancroft City Office (515) 885-2382; Bancroft
4-Jul Bancroft 4th of July  Celebration;  On July 4th, Parade at 10:30 am, activities in the City Park area at 11:00 am and Fireworks at 10:00 pm.  Great celebration and family fun; Bancroft
4-Jul Emmetsburg 4th of July Celebration; Fun on the Fourth at Soper Park; Children game's, bounce house, sand volleyball tournament, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, crafts,  VFW Gun Salute, burger BBQ, fireworks at dusk; Emmetsburg
4-Jul Recycling Fun; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center. Contact (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
4-Jul Wesley 4th of July Celebration; A fun filled day of events including softball and volleyball
tournaments, free inflatable’s, kid's tractor pull, crafts, free clown/magic show, 50/50, kids games, free balloon animals, chicken and rib dinner, bingo, raffle drawing, and fireworks at dusk; W esley
6-Jul Emmetsburg-native John Dinges; Will be speaking at 6:00 pm at the Emmetsburg Public Library. His presentation is titled "Emmetsburg Values and a Writer's Life in South America"; Emmetsburg
7-Jul Bike around Lost Island; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation, bikers meet at the Lost Island Nature Center. Contact (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
7-Jul Burt Summer Celebration; Annual town celebration with city-wide garage sales, 11:00 am parade, 12:00 pm barbecue, free afternoon entertainment, sand volleyball tournament, bean bag toss tournament, free inflatable games and carnival, annual toilet and tank top toss, street dance and fireworks; Burt
9-Jul Classics at the Riviera Theatre; Sponsored by the Palo Alto Arts Council with a grant from the PACGDC. This month's feature is "Mr. Roberts" starts at 4:30 pm, free admission. Find upcoming movies on Facebook/Classics at the Riviera; Emmetsburg
13-14-July Emmetsburg Crazy Days; Sidewalk sales with ridiculous prices, specials begins at Emmetsburg Merchants during Retail Happy Hour on Thursday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Friday morning at 8:00 am; Emmetsburg
14-Jul Black Knight Car Club; Cruise Night will be held at A&W at 5:30 pm; Emmetsburg
15-Jul Fireflies and Campfires; At 7:00 pm sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center. Contact (712) 837- 4866; Ruthven
15-Jul Sidewalk Sales in West Bend; Participating stores open at 8:00 am until 1:00 pm, bargains galore. Contact Ellie's On Main (515) 887-7070; West Bend
17-Jul Nature Walk at Telford Prairie; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation. Meet at 9:00 am at the corner of 400th St. and 400th Ave. Northwest of Ayrshire; Ayrshire
20-23 - Jul Palo Alto County Fair; For schedule of events, check out www.paloaltocountyfair.com; Emmetsburg
21-Jul Bike around Lost Island; Sponsored by Palo Alto County Conservation, bikers meet at 9:00 am at Lost Island Nature Center. Contact (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
21-Jul Graettinger Business Club Golf Tournament; Held at 9:00 am at Hillcrest Country Club. 4-person best shot; sponsored by Graettinger Business Club; Graettinger
21-Jul Outdoor Movie Night; The Shores at Five Island will have the featured movie "Trolls" at 9:00 pm. No charge and free popcorn is provided. Sponsored by FUEL Emmetsburg; Emmetsburg
22-Jul Native American Story Telling; Starting at 10:00 am, Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center. For more information call (712) 837-4866; Ruthven
29-Jul Animal Olympics and Hike; Starting at 10:00 am. Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center. For more information, call (712) 837-4866; Emmetsburg

 

August 2017

2-Aug Summer Merchant Movie, "Sing"; Showing at the Riviera Theatre at 2:00 pm. Free tickets are available at sponsoring merchant businesses; Emmetsburg
5-Aug Beach Fun Day; Sponsored by the Palo Alto County Conservation Board & Nature Center from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. For information call 712-837-4866; Emmetsburg
5-Aug Diane Trewin Family Benefit; Held at the VFW. Doors open at 3:30 pm, hamburger meal at 4:30 pm, silent auction at 4:30 pm, and live action at 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
7-Aug Over 50 Tour; At the Five Island Golf Course; Emmetsburg
7-Aug Sons of the American Legion 'Purple Heart Day'; Members of Sons of the American Legion host a supper to remember all in the military that have been awarded Purple Hearts during their service to our Country. Serving from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Music to follow. Held at the American Legion, home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Ron Askland (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
7-Aug Knights of Columbus BBQ Chicken & Sweet Corn Feed; Held at Grotto of the Redemption; Serving 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Contact Mark Laubenthal (515) 887-5401; West Bend (NOTE: This is a tentative date - availability of sweet corn will be the determining factor.)
9-Aug Summer Merchant Movie, "Monster Trucks"; Showing at the Riviera Theatre at 2:00 pm. Free tickets are available at participating merchant businesses; Emmetsburg
11-Aug Black Knight Car Club; Cruise night will be held at A&W at 5:30 pm; Emmetsburg
12-Aug KEMB'S Second Annual Keep 'Em Brewing Homebrew and Craft Beer Tasting; Located at Soper Park with live entertainment by the band, TV & Beller'd Yellers featuring Daniel O'Leary as lead vocalist. Ribeye sandwich, burger bar and beverage garden. No gate admission to the event. There is a $10 charge to enjoy the People's Choice Homebrew Tasting from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Emmetsburg
13-Aug Five Island Trail BBQ Fundraiser; Held at Kearney State Park from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Free will offering; Emmetsburg
16-Aug 61st Annual St. Joseph KC 'Mulligan Stew'; Members of the St. Joe Knights of Columbus along with their 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 as serving begins at 5:30 pm until gone! Pie, ice cream, games of chance. Contact James Thilges (515) 379-1578; St. Joseph
19-Aug Farm Rock Street Dance; Presented by the Bancroft Chamber of Commerce from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am; Bancroft
19-Aug Kort Freeman Benefit; Located at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds starting at 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Activities include bean bag tournament, meal, silent auction, and live auction. An account for the Freeman Family has been established at Bank Plus in Graettinger. Contact Stephanie Mehan at (712) 480-0252 or Ashley Green at (712) 304-4159; Emmetsburg
19-Aug Annual BBQ Chicken & Sweet Corn Feed with 'Bossie BINGO'; Members of the Seely-Walsh Post #425 of the American Legion serve BBQ chicken with area grown sweet corn. Food served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Highlight of the evening is 'Bossie BINGO' beginning at 6:30 pm. Held at the American Legion, home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock. Contact Stuart Simonson (515) 884-2648; Whittemore
19-Aug American Legion Auxiliary "Ice Cream Social" Fundraiser; Ice cream fundraiser held in conjunction with 'Bossie BINGO'. Serving is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the American Legion, home of Kossuth County's Freedom Rock; Whittemore
21-Aug Kick off to College New Student Welcome; At ILCC Emmetsburg Campus in the cafeteria from 11:00 am to 1:45 pm. Local businesses are invited to meet and greet with new ILCC students.
Contact Chyan Metzger at 712-852-5322; Emmetsburg
25-Aug Fun Night; Hosted by Five Island Golf Course; Emmetsburg
25-Aug Halfway to St. Pat's Bean Bag Tournament; Located at Soper Park. Entry Fee of $20 per team if paid by Aug 1; late entries will be $25 until tournament is full. There will be 16 male teams and 16 co-ed teams. Must be 18 years of age. Entry forms can be picked up at the St. Pat's Association. Doors will open at 5:30 pm to check in, 6:00 pm to warm up and refreshments. Tournament will start at 6:30 pm; Emmetsburg
26-Aug Halfway to St. Pat's Disc Golf Tournament; Shotgun Start at 9:00 am with 2-person teams at Harrison Park. 18 hole, alternate shot, $20 entry fee per team. Entry forms can be picked up at the St. Pat's Association; Emmetsburg
26-Aug Halfway to St. Pat's Concert; Featuring Brad Morgan. Hosted by the Emmetsburg Fire Department; Emmetsburg
26-27-Aug Halfway to St. Pat's Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament; Starting at 12:00 pm at Soper Park. Entry fee is $50.00 per team registration deadline is Aug 18. Rules will be emailed out once teams are signed up. Entry forms can be picked up at the St. Pat's Association; Emmetsburg
29-Aug Women's League Tournament and Match Play; Hosted by the Five Island Golf Course; Emmetsburg
30-Aug Men's League Tournament and Match Play; Hosted by the Five Island Golf Course; Emmetsburg

 

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