Weekend in Winterset, Aug 29 – Sept 2, 2019

Last week we brought you a ‘Goodbye’ message from Gary & Debbie Heck who opened the Winterset Cidery four years ago. Today, let us introduce you to the new owners, Nick & Niña Williams. We pulled this message from the Winterset Cidery’s Facebook page to share with you…

Hi! Nick and Niña Williams here, the proud new owners of the Winterset Cidery! Our excitement continues to grow each day more and more for this new adventure, and we can’t wait to meet all of you loyal patrons who consider this beautiful destination “your spot.”

We couldn’t be more grateful for all the hard work Gary and Debbie have contributed to make this cidery a success. Our goals are to preserve the place where local Winterset patrons call home, bring Winterset Cider to new customers from all corners of Iowa, and finally continue the legacy the Winterset Cidery was founded upon!

Please say hello when you see us and don’t be afraid to give us ideas to make “your spot” better!

Help us welcome Nick & Niña to the community and watch for more greatness to come from the Winterset Cidery.

This Weekend

First Volleyball Match Tonight

Thursday • 8/29 • JV at 6:00pm, Varsity at 7:30pm
Winterset High School vs. Nodaway Valley

This game, originally scheduled to be at Nodaway Valley, will now be a home game and fans are encouraged to wear Red, White & Blue!

First Football Game Friday

Friday • 8/30 • 9th Grade at 4:45 pm, Varsity at 7:30pm
McGaffin Field ***Keep reading for important information***

Work continues on the new stadium at Winterset High School and while it is very near to completion, there are a few items not finished, so WHS administration is asking all of us for our patience and grace (and rule-following) at the first home football game this Friday night.

Here are the most important things to know:

  • Main parking will be in the lots north of the stadium. The lot between the school and the stadium will be closed due to construction.
  • Fans will cross Husky Drive and enter the stadium at the northwest side of the stadium.
  • New Seating arrangements are shown on the map below
  • Please remain off the dirt and keep to the sidewalks since grass seeding is in progress

 We’ve gained over 500 seats in our bleachers so let’s pack them tomorrow night and send the Husky football teams, cheerleaders and marching band into their season with style!

Cy-Day Friday Hot Dog Feed

Friday • 8/30 • 11:30 am – 1:00pm
Madison County Extension Office

Photo courtesy of the Iowa Quilt Museum

Head to the Madison County Extension Office on the east side of the square tomorrow and grab a free hotdog for lunch in celebration of Cy-Day Friday. They’ll be serving from 11:30 am – 1:00pm.

NOW Playing at the Iowa Theater

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life – his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo. PG / 2 hr, 3 min

If, after you see this movie, you’re inspired to spend some quality time with your own four-legged best friend, the Winterset Dog Park is now open! Find all the details and rules for use at the City of Winterset website.

Annual Hog Roast

Saturday • 8/31• 5:00 – 7:30
Early Chapel Christian Church, 1440 165th St., Earlham

Coming Soon

Winterset’s City Park as a Historic Place

Tuesday • 9/3 • 7:00 pm
Winterset Public Library

Photo Courtesy of the Madison County Historical Society

The Madison County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, September 3, at 7:00 pm at the Winterset Public Library. The program will be a public meeting on the Winterset City Park grant for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), obtained by the Historic Preservation Commission. In this short presentation, John Pletchette (Winterset Parks & Rec Director), Linda Griffith Smith (Madison County Historic Preservation Commission Chair), and historian Leah Rogers (Tallgrass Archeology, LLC) will explain the state of Iowa grant, the upcoming process, and how various groups are working together. The program will include a nostalgic photo presentation and is free and open to the public.

Perhaps you have something to share about the Winterset City Park? The panel would love to hear from you as well.

Ladies Night Out

Friday • 9/6 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Downtown Winterset

Gather your girl friends and enjoy a night on the town next Friday, September 6th. There will be shopping specials, pampering, sampling and lots a fun!

The Winterset Stage “Introduction to the Stage” class

Saturday • 9/7 • 10:00am – Noon
to be held at The Iowa Theater

If being on stage is one of your ‘bucket list’ items, if you’ve thought about getting involved in a production but you feel a little rusty since your high school theater days, or even if you’ve been involved in some productions but want to bump up your actings skills, we welcome you to join us for this “Introduction to the Stage” Workshop.

Led by Teddi Yaeger and Meredith McKay, this completely relaxed and non-threatening two-hour workshop will cover:

  • Stage Lingo & Vocabulary
  • How to get the most from a script
  • Basics of blocking and stage movement
  • Auditioning Basics

There is no cost for this workshop and it’s open to all! If you’d like to audition for Charlotte’s Web (Auditions on September 15 & 16), this would be a great way to get yourself in the groove.

Bocce Ball Tournament

Saturday • 9/7 • 4:00 pm
Winterset City Park Bocce Fields

Register your two person team for this round-robin Bocce Tournament by 4:00 on Saturday, September 7th. The fee is $50 per team and all proceeds will go to local non-profit organizations. There will be trophies for the winners and dinner served by the Madison County Cattlemen at 5:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Winterset Rotary Club; contact Sarah Simon if you have any questions: 515-577-6155 or simnweld@qwestoffice.net.

Girls Instructional Volleyball

Tuesdays & Thursdays • September 10 – October 17
Elementary Gym

Girls in 5th & 6th grades are invited to this program teaching the fundamentals of Volleyball and providing an opportunity for organized games. Registration ends on September 6th through the Winterset Parks & Recreation online site. The fee is $20 for the entire session.

Last Call to take Heart & Soul Survey

Through September

Madison County Heart & Soul is an initiative that recognizes that our county is diverse and made up of individual communities, rural areas, and neighborhoods. Heart & Soul’s purpose is to honor community pride as we develop a county-wide future that represents what matters most to the residents. The Heart & Soul organizers feel that the best way to identify Madison County’s distinctive character—and find the means to protect it—is to listen to people who live in the communities of the county.

You can help define the Heart & Soul of your community and Madison County by completing short, anonymous survey, but you need to do it soon!

This is the “Last call” to Winterset residents to complete this survey. After the end of September, the survey will close and the results will be collected and processed. Don’t miss your chance to share your thoughts in this important process. You can find everything you want to know about the process, and the survey, at the Madison County Heart & Soul website.

And Finally…

The Madison County Women’s Giving Circle awarded a check for $6300 to the Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center last week at CIAC’s new location on 1st Avenue (across from F&M Bank). The purpose of the Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center is to end violence and oppression for all people. This funding is going specifically to help provide a safe, comfortable and independent short-term living option for women and children to flee domestic and sexual violence. The space will be completely for, and supported by, Madison County communities. Survivors will be supported during crisis, after and beyond and ensure permanent supportive housing for all who stay there.

The giving circle now totals about 125 women who give $50 each quarter to the organization that is designated. Since their beginning in 2012, the giving circle members have given a total of $139,450. All Madison County women are invited to join the group—their next meeting is Tuesday, September 24th, at 6:30 pm in the meeting room at Sports Page. (Some gather at 5:30 to eat.)

Thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen. All community announcements are provided at no charge, courtesy of the following sponsors:

American State Bank
Anchored Walls
Angel Wings & CT
Ben Franklin
Blanchard Family Dentistry
Covered Bridge Realty
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Farm Bureau FS, Scot Clark
Groth’s Gardens & Greenhouse
Homefront Real Estate
The Iowa Theater
Johnson Insurance
John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Lowe Chiropractic Clinic
Madhaüs Gallery
Madison County Health Care System
Madison County Historical Society
McGowen Hurst Clark Smith
Medicap Pharmacy
Midwest Heritage Bank
Montross Pharmacy
Pine Creek Ltd.
State Farm, Charlotte Speer
Union State Bank
Winterset Ballet & Dance Studio
Winterset Cidery
Winterset Optimist Club
Winterset Parks & Recreation Department

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