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The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Days Committee would like to inform you of our 2020 plans for a vendor event. The festival will run Wednesday, June 17 to Sunday, June 21, 2020 with Saturday, June 20 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. This past year 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 2020 Ice Cream Days Festival. This year, the parade will be Saturday, June 20. 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.
The LeMars Arts Council is so pleased to introduce you to the newest addition to the Arts Center family, Program Director Annie Laursen! Annie just moved back to Northwest Iowa from the Des Moines area this summer. She is originally from Storm Lake. Annie is a ceramic artist, potter, and Art Teacher, and has also worked administratively in the fields of banking and city government. She is excited to bring some fresh and modern ideas to the Art Center, and to be able to serve the community through this organization. Please come by the Arts Center and say hello! Welcome Annie!
Dear Community Partner, Día de los Niños (Children’s Day) is an international event hosted and celebrated throughout the world. Mexico and many other Latin American countries celebrate on April 30th. It celebrates children and families of all backgrounds, languages and cultures. In the United States it has evolved to include Día de los Libros (Day of the books) to emphasize the importance of literacy and learning. The Le Mars Public Library is excited to celebrate Día de Los Niños / Día de los Libros on Saturday April 25th, 2020 at the Le Mars Public Library from 12pm to 2pm. We plan to celebrate in the parking lot with a book walk to give away free books, story time readings, international music and activities for children. We would like to extend an invitation to you and your organization to make this a community event by sponsoring a free booth that can include themed games, information for public services, entertainment, snacks/treats, or giveaways. This commitment would include having your organization set up, tear down, facilitating an activity and staffing the booth. We hope to hear from you to discuss your ideas and can help you with suggestions for a booth if needed. Please respond to me by February 21st tto include you in the line up and advertising of the event. Joaquina Tirre – Library TechLe Mars Public Library 712-546-4000Joaquina.firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 573-406-9832