* The City of Le Mars grass, leaf, twig disposal site located on the west side of town near the Riverview ball parks is open on Wednesdays between 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday’s between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. through November. No bags and sacks are allowed. No tree stumps.
**Plymouth County Landfill will be closed on Thursday November 26th Thanksgiving Day –and open on Friday November 27th with normal hours till 4:00pm.
**The Community Thanksgiving Banquet will be held Thursday, November 26 hosted by Rejoice! Community Church, located at 1320 3rd Avenue Southeast. The Thanksgiving Banquet is sponsored by local area churches and organizations. Serving will from 11:00am until 1:00pm. This is free event and everyone is welcome. Pick up meals ONLY by curbside or have a meal delivered to your door. For more information call Rejoice Community Church at 548-4430.
**Le Mars American Legion Steak Fry is Saturday, November 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm will ONLY be a Drive Thru option includes a medium prepared ribeye steak, baked potato, green beans and Texas toast for the cost of $15.00. The annual Kids Shoe Party has been postponed.
** Hometown Christmas in Le Mars Festivities tree lighting ceremony, The Browns, CDA nutcracker ballet and more is now switched to be a virtual event live-streamed on Hometown Christmas in Le Mars Facebook page on Saturday, November 28 at 6:00 pm.
**Seney United Methodist Church will not hold in-person worship or activities until at least November 29.
**Christmas nativities will continue to be a part of the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s gift to the Plymouth County community, with the exhibit scheduled to open in the Museum’s Study Hall Saturday, Nov. 28. Open hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday through the Epiphany season in January. Instead of approximately 500 nativities, the display will feature the smaller collection of the Rev. Paul Eisele’s nativities. Masks and social distancing will be required for visitors; only small groups will be admitted at one time into the spacious Study Hall. All five floors of the Museum will be open to visitors. Any small groups wishing to see the nativity exhibit outside of regular hours may call the Museum at 546-7002 to arrange for a tour. The Museum, located at 335 First Ave. Southwest in Le Mars, is completely handicapped accessible. Admission is free, but free will donations are welcome.
**Le Mars Chamber Shop, Save and Give Cards are now available until December 12th. Buy a Savings Card and donate $5.00 to an area organization. The Get Branded 360 special listed on the Shop Save Give cards should have been listed as Get Branded 360 – 25% off¬ a regular priced item 30% off¬ if paying cash
**The Le Mars Christmas Lighted Parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, December 5th has now been cancelled. Due to the new restrictions that limit the number of people to gather for an outside event at 30 people, officials say they would not be able to comply with the new COVID-19 order.
**Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland has been postponed until 2021
**The Le Mars Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year annual awards. The Chamber of Commerce will not be holding the annual dinner in 2021 but will present these awards on a virtual basis. All Chamber Member businesses are eligible regardless of size or type. Recognition will be awarded based on one or more of the following criteria: community involvement, job creation, innovative practices, employee benefits, major expansion or overcoming an adversity. Businesses can self-nominate or can be nominated. Citizen of the Year Nominations, Do you know someone who exemplifies dedication and service through personal involvement in the community? If so, nominate him/her for the Citizen of the Year. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Chamber office, or call 546-8821 to receive one via email. They must be filled out and returned no later than December 4th at 5:00 P.M.
**Le Mars Odd/Even Parking Ordinance began November 1st and continues until April 1st. Regardless of not having any snow or ice on the streets. Residents MUST park on the odd numbered side of the street (where house numbers are odd) on odd calendar days and the even numbered side of the street on even calendar days. The calendar day begins at 6 p.m. the previous day and ends at 6 p.m. the day of. As an example, on an odd numbered day, after 6 p.m. people should park on the even numbered side of the street.
** Rejoice! Food Pantry will be open the 1st, 4th & 5th Wednesdays from 12-2:00pm and on the 2nd & 3rd Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm and Saturdays from 9-11:00.
** Indoor walking has resumed in the Le Mars Community Middle School and High School. Times are set the same as last year, 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Middle School, and from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the High School. Walking is allowed only on days when school is in session. The walking course will be posted in the Middle School. Face masks and social distancing will be required.