The Le Mars, Iowa Ice Cream Days Committee is in the process of planning the 23rd Annual Ice Cream Days Parade. This year’s parade will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, with line-up starting at 7:00 a.m. at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds, 300 4th Avenue NE.We hope to see all individuals, businesses and organizations that have participated in past parades and would like to invite any new parade units that are unique and entertaining. We encourage you to decorate your entry to reflect an Ice Cream theme. Due to extensive planning involved, you are encouraged to get your entry in by May 26th . After May 26th, you will be mailed a letter with detailed line-up information and line-up number. Dollars from the parade entry fee will be used to improve the quality of our parade and to reinforce and demonstrate why “Life is Sweet” in Le Mars, Iowa.
Event: Run or walk the 5k. Wear white and you will be multi-colored when you run through the color stations. This fun run will not be timed. Time: Pre-party fun begins at 10:00am with Zumba®. Run/walk starts at 10:30am.Where: Willow Creek Golf Course, 935 Park Lane, Le Mars, IA 51031 Course: The 3.1 mile paved trail wraps around the Willow Creek Golf Course and campgrounds. Register:Register online at www.lemarsymca.org.Or pay cash, check or credit card at the Le Mars YMCA. Register May 29-June 8 Register June 9 - 10$35 per person (age 18 & over) $45 per person (age 18 & over)$25 per person (ages 6-17) $35 per youth (6 -17)Free for ages 5 and under. Free for ages 5 and under
Tournament Time and Date: Tuesday, August 8 with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start (rain date is August 15). The event will be held at Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars.•Announcements will be made and score cards distributed at 12:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., please make sure you maintain an adequate pace of play and turn in your scorecard after you finish your 18 hole round so scoring and dinner can begin as soon as possible. •For those not wishing to play, dinner is available for $10 per person and a reservation may be made by submitting the attached form to the Chamber along with payment.• Lunch will be offered beginning at 11:00 a.m. You can pay for lunch on-site the day of the event.Registration Information:•Entry fee to play is $75 per person for Chamber members and $90 for non-Chamber members.•Each team is responsible for arranging golf carts. Please contact the Pro Shop at (712) 546-6849 to make arrangements for golf carts.•Submit your entry prior to July 21st to insure your team's spot in the tournament field. Sponsorship and Donor Opportunities — please see the attached information for details.
The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce Golf Invitational is a fund raising event for the Chamber. The money generated is an integral part of the funding needed to continue the Chamber’s efforts to promote the Le Mars area economy. The committee works hard to make this an enjoyable event and hope that you have a memorable day.
The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Employee of the Month and Boss of the Quarter awards. Just write a letter explaining why your nomination deserves the honor. Please send &/or scan and email to Kevin Eekhoff
Call him today to let him know what month or quarter you want -- 546-7811.Thanks!
Nominated by Dietary Staff MembersMay 2017 Chamber Employee of the month…Brenda PluegerWe would like to nominate Brenda Plueger for the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce May 2107 Employee of the Month. Brenda works for Floyd Valley Healthcare in the Dietary Department. She has proven to be an invaluable worker for us. She is friendly and very courteous to customers and willing to go the extra mile to meet their needs.Brenda is always there to help her coworkers when the need arises. Many times she anticipates the need and acts before asked. Every day she strives to provide continued excellent service in her work.Brenda’s main position at Floyd Valley Healthcare is to inventory and order groceries and supplies for Dietary. She has also been responsible for maintaining the nutritional analysis program used by the department. Brenda is a good example of an employee that practices the FVH Value Standards of Integrity, Respect, Caring and Service Excellence. Brenda has demonstrated that she has leadership skills and an excellent work ethic that strengthens our department.Thank you for all that you do Brenda. It truly does not go unnoticed.
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Lunch BuddiesJoin Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland as a mentor in the Le Mars Lunch Buddies School-Based Mentoring Program! Mentors meet with their Little once per week for approximately 30 minutes, during the Little’s lunch time, for the duration of the school year. By helping with schoolwork, reading, listening, and learning together, our mentors can help children succeed inside the classroom and out! Community-Based MentoringVolunteer mentors (Bigs) provide mentees (Littles) with dedicated time and attention, typically 2 - 4 times a month, in the Community-Based program. During unstructured weekly or biweekly outings, filled with conversations and shared activities, they develop a relationship that helps youth manage the everyday challenges that are part of growing up. During the time with their Big, children gain new skills, explore new interests and test behaviors that expand their experience base beyond their family or neighborhood. Community-Based programs are designed for children in kindergarten - seventh grade.Call 712-239-9890 for more details on how you can make an impact on a child’s life. To enroll please www.bigbrothersbigsisters.com or email Kristen at email@example.com
A tremendous opportunity to change lives and impact the future!
Crop Scouting Basics for WomenCrop Scouting Basics for Women is a multi-session workshop being offered to women who are interested in learning about crop scouting basics. This series of workshops will be held on June 8, 22, and July 6 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Northwest Research Farm located at 6320 500th St., Sutherland, IA 51058. The first session will be held on June 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., with supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. The focus will be on crop development and staging to find what is ‘normal’ in order to help identify what is ‘not normal’.ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist Joel DeJong will be leading all sessions with assistance from summer agronomy intern, Dawn Henderson. Weather permitting the majority of the time will be spent out in the field with hands-on learning and experiences. Participants are reminded to come prepared for outdoor activities and dress appropriate for the weather.Each session will be approximately two hours long; attendance at all sessions is encouraged, but not mandatory.There is a $10 charge to participate in each session to cover supper and material costs. Register online here or by contacting Dawn Henderson.For further questions please contact either Dawn Henderson at or 563-608-9314, or contact Joel DeJong at or 712-540-1085.