2018 Lighting Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

Lighting contest winner, 1st place
1st Place: Doug and Jeana Grimes
Lighting contest winner, 2nd place
2nd Place: Brandon and Shellie Allen
Lighting contest winner, 3rd place
3rd Place: Lynda Vaughn

Recycling Trailer Available for City Residents

A recycle trailer is now available near the Market of Madrid for residents of Madrid. Please refer to the sticker on the side of the trailer for details on items accepted for recycling.

8th Annual Animated and Musical Holiday Lights Display

Check out 611 South Market Street to see a beautiful display of Christmas lights and music. The display lights are lit from 6 to 10 pm each night until January 1, 2019. Nick Snider and Sarah Carr create the display each year, and they have about 13,000 lights this year! Tune in to 101.7 FM to listen to music accompanying the light show.

MAC Christmas Extravaganza Schedule

Psst: Have you heard? The Christmas Extravaganza will be held on a Saturday this year! Plan to attend on Saturday, December 1. Full details are on the Christmas Extravaganza page.

Greater Love Ministries Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving Food Basket
Sign up Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 9
Food Basket Distribution:
Wednesday, November 14
9:00 -10:30 am
4:00 to 5:30 pm

Christmas Food Basket
Sign up Monday, October 22 through Wednesday November 14
Food Basket Distribution
Wednesday, December 19
9:00 -10:30 am
4:00 to 5:30 pm

Child Christmas Gift
Sign up dates: Monday, October 22 through Friday, November 30

Christmas Gift Shopping
Wednesday, December 19
9:00 -10:30 am
4:00 to 5:30 pm

Greater Love will be closed November 22 and 22 and December 20 until January 2.

Halloween Light Show in Madrid

Check out the Halloween light display at 611 S Market Street in Madrid from 7-10 pm. The light show syncs with the radio, channel 101.7 FM. The show is designed by sibling team Nick Snider and Sarah Carr. The show will run from October 17 until October 31. Happy Halloween!

Tormented Souls Haunt Opens

Iowa’s most frightening haunted forest is back! Experience it yourself from October 18 to October 20 or October 25 to October 27, 2018 from 7:15 to 10:oo pm. The haunt is located in timber near Zook Spur, and you will find the tour bus at Edgewood Park in Madrid. All participants ride to the haunt on the bus. Tickets and additional information are available online at https://www.tormentedsoulshaunt.com.

Beggar’s Night

Beggar’s Night will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Find jokes to share with people you visit here, and don’t forget to visit the Library during your trip around town.

Be sure to turn on your porch light if you are handing out candy. Happy Halloween!

Madrid Community Chest Campaign Begins October 3

The annual Madrid Community Chest fundraiser begins October 2, 2018. A packet will be delivered to each Madrid residence, and donations support local programs, such as Madrid Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts; Madrid Little League, Softball, and Soccer; Madrid Public Library, Tiger Tots, Greater Love Ministries, youth and Shelter Services, Boone Community Services, Boone County Transportation, the Salvation Army, the Quad County Saddle Club, and the Mid-Iowa Council. Thank you for your support!

Meet a MAC Member: Madrid Family Practice

Madrid Family PracticeThe Madrid Family Practice Clinic provides its services to the entire community, all ages included. Although connected to the Madrid Home, the clinic is for the public. Well-child visits, vaccinations, sports physicals, and some small procedures are available through the Madrid Clinic. They are open five days a week.

Mel Hilsabeck, ARNP, has been working with the clinic since 2004. She worked as an R.N. for ten years at the clinic prior to taking on her role as a Nurse Practitioner so that she could better help patients. Josh Chrisopulos, PA-C, has been with the clinic for a year and a half and has prior experience in hospice care. His passions are preventative health and cancer treatment.

Involvement with the community is important to the clinic, and they have sought ways to engage through events such as the Labor Day parade, and by being involved in the school. Mel says she loves being in Madrid because she likes the “atmosphere of being involved with whole families.” Josh says he likes working for a small business in Madrid because “you meet people and you don’t forget them. Patients are not just a number.”