The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Days Committee would like to inform you of our 2021 plans for a vendor event. The festival will run Wednesday, June 16 to Saturday, June 19, 2021 with Saturday, June 19 the day that vendors are featured in downtown Le Mars. This year we are consolidating many of the ICD festival events and activities to our downtown. The City of Le Mars completely renovated the Olson Cultural Event Center into a green space with wonderful seating, gazebos, flower beds, etc. Three streets surrounding the event center will be closed off allowing all vendor participants to be in this location. We hope you will choose to be a part of the 2021 Ice Cream Days Festival. This year, the parade will be Saturday, June 19. The parade will once again line up on Stadium Drive, near the Le Mars Community High School. The Parade will travel along Central Avenue starting at 8th Street South and continuing to 6th Street North, then East on 6th Street to the Fairgrounds.
Children’s BINGO to be played at Ice Cream DaysSponsored by Sugar n Spice Saturday, June 19 11:00am to 2:00pmNorth side of the Postal Playhouse Free to children Play Ice Cream BINGO!! Instead of numbers on the card we have scoops of different flavors if Ice Cream. The BINGO caller will hold up different pictures of ice cream – if that scoop is on the card -- you place an ice cream cone shaped gummy candy on that scoop. Once you have a BINGO – the Winner will receive a HUGE candy sucker. After the child finishes playing BINGO -- they can take their markers with them and eat them.Cards will be sanitized in-between each child.
Sixteen Families Compete to Make Best Ice Cream Flavor Come watch the fun beginning at 12:30pmOn Saturday, June 19, 2021 sixteen area families will compete to make a new flavor of ice cream during Ice Cream Days. The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce decided to start doing this fun competition again. The competition will be held at 12:30pm on the Olson Cultural Event Center stage. HyVee will sponsor the 2021 Ice Cream Days Flavor contest.Radio personality Candice Nash will serve as MC. The sixteen families will be given one gallon of vanilla ice cream. Using ingredients of their own choice, they will make a new flavor of ice cream. Each team must name their new flavor. Plus teams must supply the recipe for their ice cream. Competing in the flavor contest are:•Dr. Andrew Geha, Dee Ann Otto, Vivian, Lucy and Violet; •Rob and Janelle Bixenman, Sophie, Sy and Jorja; •Dave and Alissa Schipper, Evie; •Tyler and Kylie Petty, Colton and Kaisley; •Drs. Pat and Kristina Simonson, Lauren and Emma; •Jake and Missy Kerns, Kane, Delainey and Payton; •Cassie Madsen and Kolby; •Brian and Shauna Schultz, Kendall and Grayson; •Caleb and Jenelle Van Otterloo, Kinley; •Michael and Jenny Crank, Taylor; •Cole and Ashley Sitzmann, Landon and Claire; •Dr. Adam and Maggie Erdmann, Charlotte and Henry;•Aaron and Katie Youngers, Dalani, Laykin, Joelee and Vienna;•Brad and Sarah Cave, Parker, Emerson, Lawson and Cutler;•Deb Vanden Berg, Norah and Ruby;•and Luke and Stefanie Cargin, Emily, Issac, Abigail and Olivia.Judges will score the ice cream on originality and flavor. Serving as judges are Allie Freking, Iris Hemmingson, Mike Dreckman and Rich Ziettlow. The judges will choose the top three flavors and the winning families will be presented with an award from HyVee Manager Brittany Adams.
Watch for these and many more fun events for children and families at Ice Cream Days!
We’re In: Larry Petersen / Steve Albert / Adam & Amy Schmidt / Who’s next?John & Debra Ahlers / Jean Witter / Norm & Ruth Barker / Lynn HartterSteven Albert / Dr. Leslie and Iris Hemmingsen / Joel DeJong / Kevin EekhoffCole Sitzmann / Brad and Brenda Schindel / Aaron Bouma / Adam Schroeder David Howe / Daniel Gradert / Steve & Stacie Webner / Phil & LeAnn ArensCandice Nash Farrer / Benjamin and Janelle Johnson / Ron & Angela KneipTHANK YOU to our new Associate Members: Bill and Mary Bomgaars / Mike DonlinDr. Robert Embree / Her Health Women’s Center / Jack & Kathy FrusJames & Carol Beckwith / Jerry & Audrey Scholten / Jim & Roxie AndersonJim Gergeni / Julie Langel / Kathy Sitzmann / Lon & Jeanine PenningLynn & Donna Nuebel / Marlys Pelz / Micah & Mckenzie Lang Dr. Wayne & June Marty / Brian & Kay Michaelson / Randy ReardonBob & Jeanne Rust / Todd Wendt / Richard Ziettlow / Kent & Terri PaulingBill & Jill YoungWe appreciate the support of every member. If you or someone you know might be a potential Ag Advocate or Associate Member, call the Chamber for further information.
After nearly 27 years as the Executive Director of the LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce and the LeMars Business Initiative Corporation, Neal Adler is retiring. Neal’s last day with the two organizations will be June 19. A Chamber coffee will be held on June 15.
Born and raised in Le Mars Iowa, David is a proud Bulldog and a graduate with the class of '94. David has extensive experience in project management, business to business sales and hospitality. Mr. Westergard is thrilled by the opportunity to serve the business community looks forward to seeing you at Chamber of Commerce and City events for years to come.
Changing of the Guard at the Le Mars Chamber of Commerceand Business Initiative Corporation
Wednesday Coffee / Bling N FashionWednesdayCoffee / Perry Creek Dairy FridayAfter 5 / Le Mars Arts Center TuesdayCoffee / Neal Adler Retirement @ Brown’s Event CenterWednesday Coffee / Ice Cream Parlor WednesdayCoffee / Hospice of Siouxland Thursday10:00 am Ribbon Cutting / Honey PotGet your Coffee / Opening / After 5 on the calendar. Call the Chamber at 546-8821
All coffees are 9:30 to 10:30 unless otherwise noted