Volunteers Needed–Boone County Fair Board

The Boone County Fair Board is accepting applications for the Boone County Fair Board. You must be over age 18 and a resident of Boone County. This position helps with the fair and with other events held at the farigrounds. There are currently five board positions open. Associate positions are also available, which include even more flexibility within a similar role.

Applications are available online or from the fair office, and the deadline is Sunday, September 1. Those applying should plan to attend the annual board meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7 pm at the Fairgrounds Community Building.  The Fair Office address is 1601 Industrial Park Road, Boone.

MAC Seeks Iowa State Fair Volunteers

Come help promote Madrid and Boone County at the Iowa State Fair! Your admission to the Fair is provided, and three different shifts are available:

The Iowa State Fair will be held from August 8 until August 18, 2019. Sign up at the Larson Agency or at Madrid City Hall. For more information, contact Don Lincoln at 515-205-6233.

Training is available to help you prepare to volunteer at the booth on August 1 at Snus Hill Winery, beginning at 5:00pm. Both experienced and new volunteers should plan to attend training. Refreshments will be served. The Boone County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) are cooperating to coordinate volunteer efforts and training for the booth.

Bring Faster Internet to Madrid-Support Needed

Fiber optic is the way of future Internet connections. Support Madrid to lead the way to bring this service to our town. You would not be required to switch providers, but this would provide an additional option in town, helping to keep prices low. Fiber optic connections will also offer more speed for your growing connectivity needs.

We need your support! Fill out this brief form to show your interest in having fiber optic options in town. The fiber optic company, HuxComm, has a number of places interested where they coudl grow their business. Make sure Madrid is their choice!

Labor Day Queen Contest Applications

Incoming Madrid freshman through seniors are invited to participate in the 2019 Labor Day Queen Contest. Applications are now available at City Hall.

Return applications to City Hall by August 16th. Presentations will be on Monday, August 21, and crowning will be part of the Saturday morning Labor Day Celebration.

2019 Labor Day Schedule is Ready!

The schedule for the 2019 Madrid Labor Day Celebration is available on the Labor Day page:
https://madridiachamber.com/labor-day. Did you know the inflatables are free? Other popular events include the car show, parade, fireworks, live entertainment, beer tent and more. Check it out!

Be sure to stay up to date with Labor Day events with The Madrid Yearly Labor Day Celebration Facebook page.

The Food Trucks are Coming!

Come to Jensen Park for supper! Trucks will arrive at 5:30 pm and stay till 8:00 pm. The Madrid Parks and Recreation is arranging entertainment options so check the calendar for details. Come and support the trucks on these dates:

5/23,  6/6 , 6/13,  6/27, 7/11,  7/25, 8/8, and 8/22.

Tell your friends and family!

Tiger Tots Preschool Registration

Tiger Tots Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year in Madrid. Four-year old preschool is free, and tuition-based ($67.50/month) three-year old preschool is available. Call 515-795-3359 to sign up or ask questions.

MAC Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale Map

The 2019 garage sale map is now available here! The map is available thanks to Wilcox Printing and Publishing, and the Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale is sponsored by the Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC). The 2019 sale will be held on May 4, 2019, from 8 am until 3 pm (some sales may choose to close earlier).


Garage Sale Map 2019

Submit Your Nomination for Labor Day Marshal

The Madrid Labor Day Commission is seeking nominations for the parade grand marshal for the 2019 celebration. To share your suggestion, submit the nominee’s name and the reason why you feel this nominee should be honored via email to laborday@madridiowa.org or to City Hall by Tuesday, May 30.

Sign Up for Space in Madrid Community Gardens

Get ready for warm weather and plan your garden now! Sign up for either a 4 x 4 foot or a 4 x 8 foot raised bed in the Madrid Community Garden. Reserve a gardens for a $20 refundable deposit. These small garden plots will produce lots of fresh vegetables to feed your family. Depending on the size of plot you choose and the type of plants you decide to use, you can harvest and plant again for a fall crop. Compact planting prevents weed growth and conserves water. Your crops can be reached easily from all sides of the garden bed.

The Gardens are open to anyone with a Madrid address. For more information or to reserve your bed, please contact Rhonda Reynolds Bingman at 515-480-7017. The number of plots is limited.