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June 2014

1 Day #2 of the Annual "Whittemore Fun Days"; Carnival rides, Pie & Ice Cream Social, Serving of the world-famous "Legion Burgers", Special events, Bingo; All events are held on Broad Street (Sorry, no outside vendors allowed!); For more information contact Daniel Elbert at (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
3 Weekly "Thursday Morning Coffee Hour"; Begins at Time Square at 9:00 am. Sponsored by Whittemore Betterment Committee and other local volunteers; Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine hometown hospitality at its finest! For more information contact Stu Simonson at (515) 884-2293; Whittemore
3 Weekly "Farmers Market"; Begins at Time Square at 9:00 am during the summer months - every Thursday thru Labor Day; Local vendors sell in season garden produce, fresh baked goods, canned jellies, and hand crafted gift items. For more information contact (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
5 West Bend Community Sidewalk/Garage Sales; Merchant Sidewalk Sales (8 am -2 pm); Main Street BBQ (11 am-1pm) Residential garage sales (8 am -1pm),  For more information contact       Lisa Sewell (515) 887-2181; West Bend
5 Titonka Community Garage Sales; For information contact Irene Peterson at 515-928-2544; Titonka
5 Mallard City-Wide Garage Sales; Mallard
6 Ruthven American Legion Pancake, Sausage and Egg Breakfast; Ruthven American Legion Hall from 7:30 - 12:30 pm; Ruthven
8 Algona Lion's Club 3rd Annual June Jamboree & Chuck Wagon BBQ; Veteran's Park from    5:00 - 7:00 pm; Algona 
11 Classic Car Cruise in Downtown Ruthven; 6:30 pm to whenever.  Food will be available; Ruthven
12 Classic Car Cruise in Downtown Ruthven; 6:30 pm to whenever.  Food will be available; Ruthven
13 Seventh Annual "Fishing Contest" at County-owned "Siems Park" southeast of Whittemore on Blacktop B-44 (200 Street); Free, fun and exciting for all 3 to 103! A great family-oriented event! Contest time is 9:00 am to 12 noon; A hot-dog lunch follows and prizes are awarded at the end of the event; Children must be accompanied by an adult with a valid Iowa fishing license; For more information contact Ron Kollasch, President, Whittemore Gun Club (515) 884-2265; Whittemore
13 Gospel Songfest; Christian gospel groups perform (4:00 - 7:00 pm); Grotto of the Redemption Tours; Evening BBQ; For more information contact Rhonda Miller at (515) 887-2371; West Bend
18 West Bend Chamber Golf Tournament; 3-person Alternate Shot (Registration begins at 5:30 pm); West Bend Golf & Country Club (Meal & Drawing for Prizes following Tournament); Contact: Blake & Vera Banwart (515) 887-6217; West Bend
18 Chamber 4th of July Fundraiser Golf Outing; West Bend Golf & Country Club at 5:30 pm; $75.00 per 3-person team; meal, prizes & green fees included.  For further information email:         lthul@west-bend.k-12.ia.us; West Bend
18-20 Swea City Fun Days Celebration; Parade at 11 am.  Sponsored by the Swea City Community Club.  For more information contact Nina Harbaugh at (515) 272-4736; Swea City
19 "Mindy's Miles"; 9:00 am Start Time - Bicycle ride in honor of Mindy Bruellman and Chris Gearhart. Various route lengths and many stops along the way;  BBQ served in the Grotto Park after ride. For more information contact Meredith Stevens (515) 577-4436 or Cindy Bruellman (515) 887-2957; West Bend
19 Firemen's Chicken BBQ; Served & prepared by Titonka Fire Dept.  Grilled chicken, potato salad & beans.  Proceeds used for fire equipment.  Contact: Dave Trunkhill; Titonka
20 Five Island Golf's Monthly BBQ; On the lawn by the lake from 2:00 - 6:00 pm.  For more information please contact Amy at 712-852-3422; Emmetsburg
20 Ruthven American Legion Pancake, Sausage and Egg Breakfast; Ruthven American Legion Hall from 7:30 - 12:30 pm; Ruthven
20 "Father's Day Pancake Breakfast" - Trustees & Staff of Whittemore Public Library prepare and serve delicious pancakes, sausage and fried eggs to father's and families on Dad's special day. Free will donation. Served at the American Legion hall from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information contact Sandy Long, Library Director, at (515) 884-2680
21 Compassionate Friends Meeting: This is a support group for those who have experienced the death of a child, grandchild, brother or sister at any age; these meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month (except July and December) from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at the Algona Public Library; Algona
24 Thursday Family Fun Nights; Free concert in the park (www.algona.org); Food, family fun, kids games; For more information contact Vicki Mallory (515) 295-7201; Algona
25 Roy Clark at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort;  Two shows 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $10; Emmetsburg
26 Ice Cream Social; Homemade pie, ice cream, beefburgers, chips & beverages.  Proceeds for Titonka Care Center projects; Titonka



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