Weekend in Winterset, October 24 – 27, 2019

This Weekend

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The Winterset Stage presents
“Charlotte’s Web” • November 14-17

ISU Tailgate Party with USB

Saturday • 10/26 • 11:30am
Tent #18 at Jack Trice Stadium

Union State Bank is issuing an invitation to all you Cyclone fans out there! Join the USB crew for a tailgating party as the Cyclones take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on October 26th. If you’d like to join the fun, call Liz Berry at 515-493-2581 to reserve your spot.

Halloween Party

Saturday • 10/26 • 3:00 – 10:00pm
Winterset Cidery

The Winterset Cidery is re-opening their doors for one more fall fling—a Halloween Party on Saturday from 3:00 to 10:00pm. Costumes are encouraged.

The Greatest of These is LOVE | Corrie ten Boom Drama

Saturday • 10/26 • 6:00 dinner, 7:00 presentation
First United Presbyterian Church, 201 W Green St

“The Greatest of These Is Love” is a powerful dramatic presentation of the Corrie ten Boom story presented by Cheryl Buxamusa, who knew Corrie very well. This is the true story of Corrie ten Boom, an ordinary Dutch woman who saved the lives of 800 Jewish people during World War II. Regardless of your life circumstances–good times or the darkest of times–Corrie’s message of forgiveness, love, and hope will inspire and encourage you. “The Greatest of These Is Love” is a free presentation, a gift to the people of Winterset & Madison County from the First United Presbyterian Church. The dinner (sandwiches, salads, and desserts) will begin at 6:00, just prior to the program, with a free will offering for the dinner

The Event | Bras for the Cause

Saturday • 10/26 • 6:30 pm – Midnight
Madison Co. Fairgrounds – Jackson Building

It’s that time of year again…Madison County Bras for the Cause is excited for their 9th annual event. Join them for a night of fun, dancing, music, food, drinks, and of course a live and silent auction. ALL funds raised stay in Madison County for breast and cervical cancer screenings. Tickets are $20 in advance. $25 at the door.

Halloween Hikes

Saturday • 10/26 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pammel Park Lodge

Halloween Hikes is a family-friendly celebration inside Pammel Park that provides the community with a non-spooky way to celebrate this scary holiday. This year’s celebration will take place at the Pammel Park Lodge on Saturday, October 26th, from 6-8 pm.

Every year, the Winterset High School Conservation Club organizes skits and stories along the lodge trail located just behind the Pammel Park Lodge. This year, the theme for the skits will be CSI: Critter Scene Investigations. Hikers will have the chance to check out the scene of an animal party in the woods before working through each station to guess what animals were at the party. There will be fun things to look at along the way including animal tracks and scat.

Members of the conservation club will guide each group as they hike along the trail. Hikes leave the lodge every 15 minutes beginning at 6 pm with the last hike leaving the lodge at 7:45 pm.

This year there will be an assortment of games including pin-the-face on the pumpkin, witch hat toss, pumpkin bean bag toss, and a bat toss to play as you are waiting to go on your hike. There will also be opportunities to decorate sugar cookies and create a mummy craft.

Top off your visit with a hayrack ride to the campground for trick-or-treating. Once you return from the hayrack ride, make another stop inside the lodge to warm up with homemade goodies and a cup of the crowd-pleasing Wassail (spiced apple cider).

Tickets for Halloween Hikes are $5/person (children and adults) and are available in advance by contacting the Madison County Conservation board at 515-462-3536 or e-mailing naturalist@madisoncountyparks.org. Hike times can be reserved at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets will also be available at the gate on the night of the event.

Campground Decorating Contest

Saturday • 10/26 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pammel Park Campground
Camping Special • Thursday night (Oct. 24) FREE with a weekend reservation

Join the Madison County Conservation Board in celebrating this spooky holiday by camping one or two nights in the cool fall air, decorating your campsite and passing out candy to the trick or treating children who arrive via the Hayrack Ride. The winners of the decorating contest will receive a free weekend during the 2020 camping season. The Halloween Hikes event coincides with the last weekend of the Pammel Park camping season and everyone who makes an advance reservation for Friday and Saturday (Oct. 25 & 26) can camp for free on Thursday night (Oct. 24th).

NOW Playing at the Iowa Theater

One of the best animated movies of 2019, ‘The Addams Family’ isn’t perfect but it’ll have you and your family laughing throughout. Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family—Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma—are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams’ eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood.

Enjoy The Iowa’s traditional showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9:30pm on Friday night. Come in your best Rocky Horror costume and get some FREE popcorn.

Coming Soon

Monday Movies at the Library

Monday • 10/28 • 10:30 am & 2:00 pm
Winterset Public Library


Don’t let the kids stay home ALL day on Monday, take them to the Library for a Movie Monday.   The Library will be showing “The Secret Life of Pets 2” at 10:30am and “The Sun is Also a Star” at 2:00pm.





DEADLINE Wednesday • October 30

C.R.I.S.P. is asking for your help to make Christmas a little brighter for Madison County Children in need.
Here’s how you can help:
  • Send your name or organization’s name to Amy Nolan, Program Director at crisp@familyresourcelink.org.  Include contact information and how many children you wish to sponsor by October 30.
  • You will be provided with a client number and wish list for each child
  • Deliver your gifts & gift receipts (for clothing & shoes only) to C.R.I.S.P. with the client number attached
  • Please do not wrap your gifts; however, you may donate gift wrap, bows and tape.
Gifts may be dropped off November 18- December 5 during regular business hours of 9:00 am-Noon, Monday-Thursday. Additional drop-off will be available December 4-5 from 5:00-7:00 p.m or by appointment.

Don’t forget the C.R.I.S.P. office has moved to the basement of the First Presbyterian Church at 210 W. Green Street in Winterset. Please enter the doors facing Green Street; the basement stairs are on your right.

Thank you for your continued support of C.R.I.S.P. programs

Winterset Trick or Treat

Thursday • October 31
3:30 – 5:00 pm Around the square
5:00 – 7:00 pm City of Winterset

And Finally …

Optimist Turkey Dinner

Save the Date • Sunday, November 17

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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