Le Mars Chamber of Commerce
A Mainstreet Iowa Community
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Le Mars Ice Cream Days!
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 theme. 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 milestone. 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!
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Chamber members may register their parade entry online
Parade Registration use this downloadable form
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a place to have some fun!
Sesquicentennial Pie Contest 11:30-1:00 p.m. 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 game on Sunday, June 16 Noon at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. Cricket was played in Le Mars in the 1880s. It was played before baseball. 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. Free event. 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 Plymouth County Fairgrounds 26 polo horses and 16 riders Starting behind Donegal Insurance running southwest across the fair parking lot Field is 150 yards by 90 yards. No cost to attend. Bring your lawn chair or blankets. No bleachers. 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 horses.
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
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Employee of the Month Boss of the Quarter
Get them in the line up for 2019. Contact Kevin.
Office: 712.546.7811
Direct: 712.541.6501
Chamber Annual Golf Tournament Tuesday August 6th
save the date! Welcome to these new members
Inn on Central John MacGregor Galles Enterprises Choicewood Park Apts.
Mark Crop Insurance Shepherd’s Floral Hearing Health Centers
Ice Cream Days and Sesquicentennial Events Brochure is available and may be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office.
May 2019
ribbon cuttings Wednesday	Coffee / Historic Preservation Commission at Northwest Bank                                                                                  Thursday	Coffee & Ribbon Cutting / Hearing Health Centers, 21 Central Avenue SW    Wednesday 	Coffee / Plains Area Mental Health   Wednesday	Coffee / Floyd Valley Healthcare    Tuesday 	Coffee / Jensen Motors   Wednesday	Coffee / Le Mars Community School Foundation   Wednesday	Coffee / Trotzig & Bauerly 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 8th 8th 15th 15th 21st 21st 22nd 22nd 24th 24th 29th 29th
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