The Le Mars, Iowa Ice Cream Days/Sesquicentennial Committee is in the process of planning the
Parade. This year’s parade will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, with line-up
starting at 7:00 a.m. on Stadium Drive, near the Le Mars Community High School (see
page 2 for parade route). 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 or Historical
Due to extensive planning involved, entries received after May 24th will not be accepted.
After May 24th, 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.
Le Mars is on the threshold
of a momentous event:
our 150th Birthday!
It is a tremendous opportunity to showcase
our community and how it has evolved over
the decades. It is a way to honor those who
have made our community what it is and
inspire future generations to continue to
make Le Mars a wonderful place to live,
work, raise a family and retire.
Perhaps most important it presents a unique
opportunity for present citizens to renew a
sense of ownership and build relationships
on the basis of our community. From
children to seniors, “old timers” to newly
arrived, this is a moment to seize for the
continued quality of life we have as a
community. The “welcome mat” is out in a
very special way as we celebrate this
A special invitation to chamber
members: you are needed to make this
event all it can be. Please choose to
participate and avail yourselves and
resources when called upon. We desire to
maximize this unique opportunity and need
the participation of everyone to assure it will
fulfill its potential!
may register their
parade entry online
use this downloadable
Sportsman’s Club in Pioneer Village
Show off your pie baking skills in a pie
contest. Entries will be received from
11:30-12:30 p.m. with judging to follow.
Pies must be a fruit pie and baked in a 8-9
inch (no more than 10 inch) disposable pie
pan. Entrants need to be at least 6 years
of age, may have assistance from an adult,
and at least one person must be a
Plymouth County resident. Place recipes
on 3”x 5” card. Contact ISU Extension and
Outreach Plymouth County for questions
and contest rules 712-546-7835 or visit
www.extension.iastate.edu/plymouth . No
prior registration needed. Awards given to
Champion and Reserve Champion pies.
Founder’s Day Luncheon Plans Announced
A Founder’s Day luncheon will be held during the Sesquicentennial to honor the
history of our community over the past 150 years.
The Founder’s Day Luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 15 11:30am to
1:30pm at the Le Mars Convention Center lower level. Cost is $35 a person.
Reservations are required.
The luncheon will feature short vignettes on the settling of Le Mars, the history of
schools and churches. Speakers will be Iris Hemmingson, Rich Ziettlow and Dr.
Wayne Marty. During the luncheon “Did you Know” segments will provide
attendees with tidbits about Le Mars that they may never have known.
Presenting these segments are Linda Mayrose, Dr. Steven and Barb Collins and
Jessica Brownmiller. Julie Beitelspacher will present “Le Mars—A special place
in my life.” A buffet luncheon, served by Habitue’ Catering, will include roast beef,
roasted potatoes, green beans, lettuce salad, corn bread and fruit cobbler.
Dave Grosenheider will serve as Master of Ceremony. There will be a special
reading of two of Valda Embree’s poems by Dr. Robert Embree. Jennifer
Scholten will perform two songs that were written during the early days in Le
Mars. Invocation will be given by Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow. Founder’s Day
Luncheon Committee includes Mary Reynolds, Cheryl Bolser and Lu Langel.
To make a reservation, call the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce 712-546-
8821. Limited seating capacity.
"make your own family time capsule and bring
to city hall to be put in the official time capsule"
View an exhibition cricket
on Sunday, June 16 Noon at the Plymouth
County Fairgrounds. Cricket was played
in Le Mars in the 1880s. It was played
Location – by the clock tower
Local people will play the game: Mitch
Christoffel, Allie Freking, Trent Powell,
Stacie Mahlke, Dustin Wright, Michaela
Brown, Trish McCannon, Sam Van
Wettering, Joanna Guhl, Kylie Petty, Brad
Cave, Andrew Brown, Leah Adler, Tiffany
Howell, Hunter Rowe, Megan Sneller, Terri
Martin, Darci Athens, Adam Brown, Josiah
and Todd Dempster.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
After the exhibition game, anyone can try
their hand at batting a cricket ball.
Polo Exhibition game
Saturday, June 15
26 polo horses and 16 riders
Starting behind Donegal Insurance
running southwest across the fair
parking lot Field is 150 yards by 90
No cost to attend.
Bring your lawn chair or blankets.
Get ready to press in divets during
the chuckers. Half-time, all are
welcome on the field for the
traditional “divot stomping.” During
polo play, small patches of grass and
dirt are torn up by the polo ponies'
quick starts, stops and turns, creating
divots that can be dangerous for the
Ice Cream Bash
Olson Cultural Event Center
33 1st St NE
Gates open at 6:30pm
Music starting at 7:30pm
4 hours of music
Cost is $15.00 a person
Get them in the line up for 2019. Contact Kevin.
Chamber Annual Golf Tournament Tuesday August 6th
Continue the legacy. Participate,
encourage and stand tall.