Labor Day Queen Contest Applications

Incoming Madrid freshman through seniors are invited to participate in the 2018 Labor Day Queen Contest. Applications are now available at City Hall.

Return applications to City Hall by August 17th. Presentations will be on Monday, August 20 at 6:00pm, and crowning will be part of the Saturday morning Labor Day Celebration.

Special Election and Candidate Deadline

The City of Madrid will hold a Special Election in July. Residents will vote for mayor and 2nd ward council member. Individuals interested in running for either position must fill out an Affidavit of Candidacy Form and a Nomination Position Form containing 10 signatures. Note that signatures for the 2nd ward position must come from eligible electors in the 2nd ward area of Madrid, and it is recommended to acquire additional signatures in case some do not county. Forms are available in Madrid at the City Clerk’s Office, at the Auditor’s Office in Boone, and at the Iowa Secretary of State’s website. The deadline for candidate filing is July 6 at 5:00pm in the auditor’s office.
The Special Election will be held on July 31.
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office in Madrid at (515) 795-3930 or the Auditor’s office at 515-433-0502.

MAC Madrid City-Wide Garage Sale Map

The 2018 sale will be held on May 5, 2018. The 2018 garage sale map is now available! 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 Food Trucks are Coming!

Come to Vetran’s Square for supper and two food truck options (every other Friday). The Madrid Chamber of Commerse is working to arrange entertainment options, too. Trucks will arrive at 5:30 pm and stay till 8:00 pm. Details will be added when available. Come and support the trucks on these dates:

5/11,  5/25, 6/1 , 6/15,  6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, and 8/24.

Tell your friends and family!

Flame the Food Truck https://www.flamethefoodtruck.com/
Big Red Food Truck https://www.thebigredfoodtruck.com/
Smiles & Gyros http://smilesandgyros.com/
Karam’s Food Truck https://www.karamsgrill.com/
Street Eats https://www.streeteatsdsm/

LilyPad Learning Center and Preschool Registration

LilyPad Learning Center and Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year in Madrid. FREE 4 year old preschool and tuition-based 3 year old preschool. Scholarships for 3 year old preschool are available. Transportation will be provided when needed. Call 515-597-3100 to sign up or ask questions.

Madrid Little League Registration

Go to http://madridlittleleague.myonlinecamp.com. You must register online.
Deadline is February 22, and there is a $20 late fee after February 18, 2018.
Bam Bam baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept. 2014 through Aug. 2015
T-ball: Boys and girls with birthdays between  Sept. 2011 through Aug. 2014
Rookies Baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept 2009 – Aug 2011 (girls usually join softball)
Minors Baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept. 2007 through Aug 2009 (girls usually join softball)
Majors Baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between May. 2005 through Aug. 2007 (girls usually join softball)

Contact Allie Antonovich for more information.

Christmas Extravaganza on December 4

The Madrid Christmas Extravaganza will be on Monday, December 4, 2017. The Lighted Parade will begin at 6:00 pm;  line up at St. John’s Lutheran Church. For more detail visit the event’s page.
Lighted Parade Map

The Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce (MAC) sponsors this event.

Beggar’s Night

Beggar’s Night will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017, 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!

Open Burn from Sept. 6 to Nov. 12

Burning is allowed during daylight hours in Madrid from September 6 until November 12, 2017.

Filling Station Ice Cream Fall Hours

The Filling Station is staying open past Labor Day! Stop by for your favorite ice cream on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 9pm. Keep up with the Filling Station on Facebook.