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The Winterset Citizen, July 17, 2020

Congratulations to these hard-working and talented young Madison County citizens who competed to be named Madison County Fair King & Queen. Even though the 2020 fair wasn’t able to happen in the way to which we are accustomed, young people from across the county, and the adults who support them, have still managed to create a county fair experience in a creative and safe way!


This Weekend

Little Shop of Horrors

Playing this weekend at the Iowa Theater
Friday & Saturday • 7:00pm

Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.


Madison County Farmers Market

Saturday mornings • 8:00 am – noon
on the Square

Enjoy open air shopping at the Madison County Farmers Market every Saturday from 8:00 am – Noon on the courthouse square! Find fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, baked goods, honey and more.

The Madison County Farmers Market will be following the state’s COVID-19 guidelines & ask customers to follow them also: If you are sick or have been sick, stay home; respect social distancing of 6 feet; and wear a mask or face covering.



Coming Soon

Winterset Parks & Recreation Dept.

Playground in the Park for kids ages 3-8
South Shelter Winterset City Park • $30 per session

July 27 – 30 • 10:00am – noon
August 10 – 13 • 10:00am – noon

The Summer in the Park program includes crafts, stories, hikes, games, snacks and play time. One of the highlights will be a group hike to Clark Tower on the last day so a sack lunch will be needed on this day. Register at the Winterset Parks & Recreation website.


Summer Children’s Theater

July 30 • 8:30 – 10:00am
Winterset City Park

Join in this summer for a ‘lite’ version of the typical summer Children’s Theater programming. Sessions will meet outdoors with plenty of space from one another while young actors play their favorite theater games, explore verbal and non-verbal expression and communication, and enjoy the company of fellow ‘stage kids!’

July 24th session is geared toward children ages 4-7
July 13th and 30th session are geared toward children ages 8-11
(this isn’t a hard and fast rule, though!)
Material will be repeated in each session, but you can sign up for as many as you want.

Drop-off and pick-up at the Winterset City Park parking lot. Class size is limited to 8 students. Minimum of 4 students needed to hold class. Class will be held except in the case of thunderstorms or lightning.

Discounts are available for Winterset Stage members and siblings who register together. Register online through the Winterset Stage website.


Looking Ahead

Youth Flag Football

Registration Open Now

Online with Winterset Park & Recreation Department

The Winterset Parks & Recreation Youth Flag Football program is for boys and girls who are in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in the 2020-2021 school year. Participants are divided into teams and volunteer coaches lead teams in practices and games. Games are held on Monday evenings and a few Thursday evenings at Martin Marietta Recreation Facility. Flag Football registrations also includes participation in the Annual Punt, Pass and Run event. Practices may begin after the August 25th coaches meeting and the season concludes on October 19th. Registration is open now and ends August 21st. The fee is $20 and registration is online.


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