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Saturday News, October 27th


Le Mars Ambulance Serving Waffles

(Le Mars) — As you begin your day, you may want to consider having breakfast at the Fire Station #2 located on 12th Street Southeast. The Le Mars Ambulance Service is serving Dad’s Belgium Waffles beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through 12:00 noon. It is a free will offering, with proceeds to go to help obtain equipment for the Le Mars Ambulance Service.



Pumpkin Races Scheduled For Saturday

(Le Mars) — Area children are encouraged to participate in a new Le Mars Halloween tradition…pumpkin racing. Saturday will mark the second annual pumpkin races, and instead of being held at the Olson Cultural Event Center, the races will instead move inside at the Total Motors auto dealership.
Mitch Christoffel says there are few rules that apply for the pumpkin races.

Last year, during its inaugural year, participants used quite a bit of creativity decorating their pumpkin for the races, and Christoffel hope this year’s participants will be just as creative.

The pumpkins are equipped with four wheels and set on a down-sloping ramp that is about four feet above the ground and stretches for a distance of nearly ten feet, plus an additional raceway track beyond the ramp.
Christoffel says participants can be between pre-school and fifth grade.

Christoffel says any size pumpkin will work, and if you need assistance with finding some wheels, turn to the Le Mars Hardware Hank store.

The pumpkin races will begin at 9:00 a.m. and racers are to report to Total Motors located on Business Highway 75. Christoffel asks that participants pre-register by going on the Total Motors, or The Education Station Facebook pages. You can also register Saturday morning at the races.



Chamber of Commerce To Host “Trick or Treating” Event

(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is again hosting a “Trick or Treat on Main” event scheduled for this Saturday morning in the downtown region. With nearly 40 businesses participating, children should be able to
fill their bags with lots of sweet treats. Mary Reynolds with the Le Mars Chamber office says the event will begin at the Le Mars Public Library.

Hy-Vee will be located at the Le Mars Welcome Center, the old depot building. Reynolds says following the library visit, the trick and treating will begin at around 11:00 a.m. She says maps will be available for the first 200 people.

Reynolds is encouraging the youngsters to dress in costume for the Saturday Trick or Treat program.



Remsen To Celebrate 45th Annual Oktoberfest

(Remsen) — Remsen will celebrate its 45th anniversary of the Oktoberfest today. Curtis Kroeger says the event begins this morning with a Craft and Retail Vendor show at the MMCRU Middle School gymnasiums.

Of course Oktoberfest is the celebration of the Luxembourg/Batavian heritage and Karen Harnack says the Luxemborg Society will be at the Heritage Museum, as well at St. Mary’s High School.

At 1:00 p.m. is the tapping of the Golden Keg which opens up the Beer Garden.

Immediately following the tapping of the Golden Keg, will be the Children’s Contest.

Polka music will be provided by the Wendinger Band from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The family style dinner will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will continue until 8:00 p.m. Two different meals will be served including the Luxemborg and German meal consisting of Treipen, bratwurst, headcheese, German Potato Salad, German kraut, and rolls and beverages. The American meal includes
roast beef, chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, coleslaw, and rolls, milk and coffee. Ticket prices are $15 with proceeds donated back to the Remsen community.



Jalas Wins Pickup Truck From Total Motors

(Le Mars) — Total Motors of Le Mars brings their Grand Opening celebration to a close as they have announced the winner of their 2018 Silverado 1500 pickup truck. Nick and Mindi Jalas of Le Mars were selected as the winners, and were notified this past Wednesday.

Jalas explains the terms of the contest.

Nick Jalas says he was a little reluctant to sign up for the drawing, for fear his name would be passed on to a tele-marketing firm.


Thousands of people registered for the grand prizes during Total Motors grand opening event. Two other major grand prizes were given away immediately following the gran opening event in early August. Those prizes included a Traeger smoker grill which was won by Adam Wendt of Le Mars, and a John Deere E140 riding lawnmower that was presented to Todd Lancaster of
Le Mars. Mitch Christoffel, Marketing Manager at Total Motors says, the employees of Total Motors are excited about the response to the auto dealership’s grand opening in their new facility. He says Total Motors “looks forward to all of their customers and employees enjoying the benefits
of the new facility for years to come.”