The Winterset Citizen, September 11, 2020

Buy Snacks, Support CRISP!

CRISP Nuts & Candy Fundraiser through October 15th

It is nuts and candy time again at CRISP! This is our main fundraiser and we need your help! CRISP relies on donations and fundraisers, such as this, to support ALL of our programs and operations. Funds help us to provide our basic programs (School Supplies for Kids, Winter Wear for Kids and Christmas for Kids) as well as assist families facing crisis situations (such as homelessness, utility disconnection, food insecurity, etc.). Please help us to continue these efforts! Visit our website at to view the Terri Lynn nuts and candy brochure and to print your order form OR call the CRISP office at 515-462-7009. Please submit orders and payment to CRISP at 210 W. Green Street by October 15th. Thanks for your consideration!

Amy Nolan, CRISP Director

This Weekend

Winterset Wine Walk

Saturday • September 12th • 2:00 – 7:00pm
Downtown Winterset

Tickets are still available for this popular community event! Purchase your tickets online, or call the chamber to reserve yours now – 462-1185. To participate in the walk, check in at the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at your designated time to receive your commemorative wine glass and have your ID checked. Then work your way around the Winterset Square sampling local wines and taking advantage of shopping specials.

MCLI Fundraiser

Pork Loin Sandwich Meal

The 2020 Madison County Leadership Institute’s class project is to raise funds for additional safety signage along the Middle River Water Trail. As a fundraiser for that goal, the MCLI class will be selling meals during the Wine Walk. They will be located at the SW corner of the courthouse lawn and will be serving pork loin sandwiches (courtesy of the Madison County Pork Producers) with chips and bottled water for just $6 per meal!

Central Iowa Auto Club Show & Shine

Saturday • 9/12 • 4:00 – 7:00pm
North and West sides of Square


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

From opening lines to final credits, this uproarious golf-themed classic will keep you rolling with laughter. Featuring some of Hollywood’s truly great comedic talents, Caddyshack is the story of a young caddy at the Bushwood Country Club, the wealthy and eccentric members who play there, and a single-minded grounds keeper who’s declared war on a rampaging gopher. Starring Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight. Directed by Harold Ramis.

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.

Friends of the Library OUTDOOR Book Sale

Saturdays • September 12th and 19th • 10:00am – 3:00pm

This weekend is your first of two chances to attend the Winterset Library outdoor book sale. You will find items sorted by category on the south side of the Library near the Book Nook benches. All items are being ‘sold’ for a free-will donation, and proceeds go directly to support the work and increase the collections of the Winterset Public Library.

WCSD Open House

Sunday • September 13 • 1:00 – 4:00pm
Winterset Elementary and Junior/Senior High Schools

The two older instructional buildings in our school district, Winterset Elementary and the Junior/Senior High School, have undergone some MAJOR renovations and additions in the past year. I shared some pictures a few weeks ago and now you have the opportunity to see the facilities for yourself—and you really should! The renovations were handled really well and the buildings look quite impressive.

Everyone who attends the open house will need to be wearing a face covering.

Coming Soon

Smart Eating for Seniors

Wednesday • September 16th • Noon – 1:00pm
A program of the Wellness Wednesdays in Winterset organization

Mary Krisco of the ISU Extension Service will be presenting a program this week on smart eating for seniors; emphasizing menu preparation, economical shopping and not only good tasting but good for you food selections. There will be seating for about 10 at the extension office, and pre-registration is required to attend in person. The program will also be live-streamed through the Wellness Wednesdays in Winterset Facebook page

Quilts of Valor Benefit Garage Sale

Friday • 9/18 • 11:30 – 4:00
Saturday • 9/19 • 9:30 – 1:00
More Pieces Retreat Center, 110 S. 1st St (across from the Cellar)

Quilts of Valor is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to cover Service Members and Veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. The national organization is made up of local groups of quilters that make the quilts and, in many cases, award them in their own communities.

The Piece Works Quilt Shop Quilts of Valor Group here in Winterset consists of over 60 members and has awarded more than 550 Quilts of Valor in the past three and half years. In order to support their continuing work (the average quilt costs at least $100 in materials alone!), the group is holding a ‘garage’ sale of quilts, table runners, home decor, colored thread, fabric, patterns, scrap-booking stamps, CD’s, books, chairs and more.

This is a great way to support the mission of Quilts of Valor if you’re not a quilter!


MCHS Seeking Feedback from Citizens!

Madison County Historical Society (MCHS) is in the process of completing a strategic plan and a major piece of this process is community input. MCHS is here to serve Madison County and we want to know what you think,” says Jared McDonald, Museum Director at MCHS.

Therefore, MCHS is asking Madison County citizens to complete a Community Survey. The Community Survey is available online through the middle of September and will help MCHS understand the needs of the Madison County community in order to make changes and improvements to the museum.

I completed the survey and it took me just about five minutes. I encourage you to take a few minutes to provide your feedback as well!

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