Beggar’s Night

Beggar’s Night will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 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!

Mini Grant Available from Madrid Garden Club

A new mini grant program called TRELLIS is available from Madrid Garden Club with the goal to cultivate and nurture plant-related projects in Madrid. Projects involving youth are encouraged, and preference will be given to youth-centered project requests.

Examples of projects are below, but other ideas are welcome:

  • Conservation practices
  • Clean-up and beautification
  • Habitat protection
  • Best practices research
  • Demonstration gardens
  • Native plantings, pollinator gardens
  • Scholarship support

The application process is straightforward. For more information, contact Denis Rhodes at 515-577-5120.

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.

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!

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

Kevin Evans 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Kevin Evans has been selected as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year and will be honored at the MAC Annual Banquet on Friday, April 5. Evans is recognized for his involvement in local youth programs:

  • helping with a pitching clinic
  • coaching t-ball
  • volunteering with the Little League Softball program
  • providing equipment to help teach softball
  • sharing plumbing knowledge to care for the Little League Concession Stand
  • teaching at baseball clinics and practices
  • supporting Madrid athletes by attending sporting events

Join us at the banquet to celebrate! Tickets may be purchased from Suzi Lincoln at City State Bank and are $25 per person. Dinner will be provided. Dr. Brett Mathes from Global Wellness Chiropractic Clinic will share a special program about health.

Madrid Little League Registration

Go to http://madridlittleleague.myonlinecamp.com. You must register online.
Deadline is March 15, and there is a $20 late fee.
T-Ball: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept. 2014 through Aug. 2015
Rookies Baseball: Boys and girls with birthdays between  Sept. 2011 through Aug. 2013
Minors Baseball: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept 2009 – Aug 2011 (girls usually join softball)
Majors: Boys & girls with birthdays between Sept. 2007 through Aug 2009 (girls usually join softball)
Contact Allie Antonovich for more information.

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

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.

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.

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