Weekend in Winterset, Oct. 28-30

If you haven’t yet seen the great fall fashions now available at Village Bootery, today would be a good day to check them out. From 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, they’re offering free spinal screenings and foot scans, along with refreshments and prizes, in conjunction with Chiropractic 1st.

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Bright and early on Saturday morning, October 29th, Union State Bank invites you to join them for a tailgate party in Ames before the game:

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Beggar’s Night in Winterset happens on Halloween this year — Monday, October 31st. Children are invited by local businesses and merchants to trick-or-treat around the square that afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, with trick-or-treating in the community starting at 5:30. West Bridge Care Center is also welcoming trick-or-treaters from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday. Meanwhile, to get in the spirit early, the Sk8n Station is celebrating their opening night of the season this Saturday, October 29th with a Costume Party from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. All ages are welcome!

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Also, on Saturday evening, Madison County Conservation Board is hosting their annual Halloween Hikes. This is a fall-favorite activity at Pammel Park with lots of family-friendly activities included. Costumes encouraged! Contact naturalist@madisoncountyparks.org to sign up for a time.

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This is the last weekend of the season for The Pumpkin Ranch, open today through Sunday, October 30th. Check their website at www.thepumpkinranch.com to see a list of their final events — free family photos, horse rides, and more.

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On Monday, the public is invited to a special Retirement Party and Open House for retiring Library Director, Nancy Trask from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm:

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The annual Harvest Hamball Dinner by St. Paul Lutheran Church will be held next Saturday, November 5th. Dine in or call ahead for carryout!

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And the next day, you can eat lunch at the Art Center for their annual Soup and Chili Day Fundraiser, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, with soup/chili contest, children’s activities, and memberships available.

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Finally, congratulations to the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum on the tourism award they brought home last week. The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa presented 27 awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry at a ceremony in Davenport during the 2016 Iowa Tourism Conference, and the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum won “Outstanding Attraction.” Couldn’t agree more!

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Brian Downes accepted the award on behalf of the John Wayne Birthplace & Museum. Photo by Teddi Yaeger, Madison County Tourism Director.

Have a great weekend in Winterset, and thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen.

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