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The Winterset Citizen, July 24, 2020

Good Luck to the WHS Softball Team as they head to the 2020 State Tournament and Congratulations on an incredible season so far!


Explore Madison County

and Earn Prizes!

The Winterset Public Library is partnering with the “Exploring is Cool!” Little Library Challenge Project by adding a “Footsteps of Carver” Reading Challenge that features the story of George W. Carver. Kids can get the new “Footsteps of Carver” Challenge sheet at the Public Library in the “Explore Madison County” Exhibit or at one of two Little Free Libraries at W. Jefferson & 4th Ave. or E. Court & 5th St.  

After visiting the Carver Park to read the monument and the Dream Big Dreams mural, kids write words and do a rubbing. Then they go to the Public Library and find books about Carver in the children’s section and do a puzzle for an “Exploring is Cool!” ice cream certificate from Frostee’s. 

The Public Library is now open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Keep reading for more information about the library and what they’re offering these days!


This Weekend

Krazy Dayz Sales

Today and Saturday
Winterset Square

This weekend, the downtown merchants are holding their annual Krazy Dayz sidewalk sales. Businesses who are participating are offering a variety of great sales on their sidewalks and inside their stores. These photos show just part of the selection at the Ben Franklin and Montross Pharmacy. Be sure to go inside at both locations to find all of the deals!


Mamma Mia!

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

The Iowa Theater is continuing their line-up of classic musicals in the month of July, this week with Mamma Mia! and next week featuring Funny Face starring Audrey Hepburn.

Mamma Mia! is a 2008 jukebox musical romantic comedy film based on the 1999 musical of the same name, which itself is based on the songs of 1970s pop group ABBA. The film features an ensemble cast, including Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Meryl Streep and Julie Walters. The show follows Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, who is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.


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.


Summer Reading Program

and other news from the Winterset Public Library

At the beginning of this week, the library rolled out a shortened version of their annual Summer Reading Program which will continue through August 14th. Pick up materials on your next visit to the library or print it from the WPL website and end your summer with a reading streak!

The Library and the Madisonian are interested in hearing from Madison County children and young adults! Write a short essay on your experience with the pandemic to win cash and a chance for publication in the Madisonian. Send essays and contact information to our new library director, David Hargrove, at david.hargrobe@winterset.lib.ia.us or mail them to the library. The deadline is midnight on Monday, August 17th. A panel of judges will decide winners but all participants will receive a prize.



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

The Winterset Stage is offering one more chance 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!’

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.


Full Moon Hike

Monday • August 3rd • 8:00 – 10:00pm
Winterset City Park

Winterset Parks & Recreation Department invites you to join them for a hike up to Clark Tower in City Park to view the first full moon of August, known as the Sturgeon Moon. Check in by 7:45 pm at the covered bridge in City Park. The close to 2 mile round trip hike will begin at 8:00 pm. Closed toed shoes and a headlamp or flashlight are required and children must be accompanied by a parent. The hike will traverse the hiking trail which will not accommodate strollers. This is a free program and includes some fun glow in the dark items while supplies last. Registration is required and ends on Friday, July 31st.


Looking Ahead

Fridays at 5 Summer Concert Series

Friday • August 5th • 5:30pm
Winterset City Park

Pull up a lawn chair, grab a bite from Easton’s Food Truck and enjoy! The August entertainment will come from Looking for Luke, the trio of Mark Christensen, Matt Kiger and John O’Neal.


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 include 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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