**Plymouth County Fair will be selling car passes and wrist bands on Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 1pm at the Fairgrounds south gate next to Archies on 4th Avenue Northeast. Car passes can also be purchased at all banks in Plymouth County from July 15 to July 18.
** Enjoy a day of a variety of country, gospel, big band music Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at the air-conditioned Elk Point-Jefferson School Middle School Gym, 402 S. Douglas, from 11 am – 9:00 p.m. Featured artists will be nationally renowned Nashville Singer/Songwriter Terry S. Smith who is famous for Johnny Cash’s recording of “Far Side Banks of Jordan”. Excited to welcome National Traditional Country Hall of Fame Inductee Dale Eichor, from Fort Dodge. Entertaining us on the drums will be Terry Durr from Lemars, IA who drums for several bands! Singer Nancy Rogers also from Lemars will share her beautiful voice and harmonies! The Masons FAMOUS ROAST BEEF DINNER is served at 5:00 pm. (carry outs available) Concessions beginning at 11am, a Circle Jam Area for any musician/singer! Bring your lawn chairs, a free will donation for music.
**Lani Pettit, a longtime member of the Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society, will deliver a presentation on Lustron homes at the group’s upcoming meeting. This relatively obscure topic should interest anyone who strives to learn more about architecture in American history. Held at the Le Mars Public Library on Saturday, July 20 at 1:30 PM, the program will follow a brief business meeting and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.
**Join Floyd Valley Healthcare walking program called “Fitness at Foster”! The community is invited to walk around Foster Park for 30 minutes on Monday, July 22 at 5:15 pm. led by Habitue Coffeehouse/Side by Side Ministries. Bring your family, neighbor or co-workers to join on Mondays. After the walk, you are welcome to stay for a healthy snack.
**Chamber Coffee scheduled for Tuesday, July 23rd between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, and it will be held at the Round Barn at the Plymouth County Fair Grounds. Come and “Discover Dairy” during the Chamber Coffee.
**M and J’s Lemonade Stand “Taking Sips for SIDS” will take place on Tuesday, July 23 from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the corner of 15th Street and Schafer Avenue. All proceeds will be donated to research being done by Dr. Hannah Kinney at Boston Children’s Hospital, where her work is specific to defining the causes of SIDS. Come out and support these hard working 10 year olds in their efforts to raise money to help all babies reach their first birthday healthy and happy.
**One of the shows at the Plymouth County Fair open to residents of Plymouth County is the Antiques and Collectibles open class. All items entered must be 40 years or older. The judge will consider authenticity, historical value, presentation and display, and the condition of the exhibit. Entries will be accepted on Tues. July 23 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday July 24 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. For a full listing of rules go to www.plymouthcountyfair.org.
The following are the categories for the Open Class Plymouth County Fair antiques and Collectibles for the 2019 fair:
Ugliest Antique, Matches, Plymouth County Commemorative Plate, Letter Openers, Memorabilia from closed Plymouth County Schools, Le Mars – Celebrating 150 years, Plymouth County Signs.
**“Wet-Nose Rescue – Plymouth County Animal Shelter and Adoption” will make its debut at the 2019 Plymouth County Fair to promote the new group’s mission of rescuing homeless cats and dogs. The non-profit group’s fair booth will be located near the fair’s historic Round Barn. Featured will be the sale of The Round Barn books published by the late Glada Koerselman in 1999. In addition to the barn books, “Wet-Nose Rescue” will offer animal-related gifts and memberships to the new organization. A dog-themed quilt will be on a silent auction. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the non-profit organization may send contributions by check to “Wet-Nose Rescue,” Box 122, Le Mars, IA 51031. All donations will be tax-deductible.
**Le Mars Farmers Market located at 769 Prospect Street Southwest, behind Cork It! will not be held on Thursday, July 25th or Saturday, July 27.
**Project K fundraiser at the Kellen Ponderosa is Saturday, August 3rd. Gates open at 11am. Lunch available for purchase. Supper free will donation. 7pm live music by Locked N Loaded. Bring your own drinks. $10.00 entry fee per person. Proceeds will be donated to Guthrie Center Fire and Rescue as a thank you for dedication in the search and recovery of Pat Kellen, Sami Clark, Tyler Douvia and Ed Anderson.
**Iowa Beef Center to Offer Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Trainings. Proper transportation can prevent bruising and improve the health status and meat quality of cattle delivered to harvest. Beef Quality Assurance Transportation is a new program that provides information for farmers and professional truckers who are involved with transporting cattle. The certification program covers many topics including cattle handling guidelines and diagrams, loading/unloading, hot/cold weather factors, evaluating cattle before loading and biosecurity. Training will be held Tuesday, August 13, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided; at the Terrace View Event Center, 230 St. Andrews Way, Sioux Center. Reservations are need by August. 9 to Beth Doran, 712-737-4230 or email@example.com. There is no cost to attend. Tyson and Cargill are helping fund the sessions.