Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Weekend in Winterset, August 29 - 31

Seems like a fairly quiet Labor Day weekend ahead. I'll take it! The weather looks nice, although a little rainy, and it feels like the onset of fall. 

Covered Bridge Festival weekend will be here before you know it, and Teri Stolte of the planning committee asked me to pass on this announcement.
"Do you love to people watch? Do you want to get more involved in the community or give back? Do you want to get in the Covered Bridge Festival for FREE? I've got the opportunity for you! The Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals willing to volunteer at their admission gates for the Covered Bridge Festival, October 11th and 12th. Shifts are only for 2-3 hours and there are several available on Saturday and Sunday. We will also have a meeting at the at the Madison County Historical Complex to go over a few guidelines and to express our gratitude to our volunteers (optional). Please contact Teri Stolte at 515-681-7665, or if you're interested."
The Madison County Historical Museum is also looking for volunteers to serve on Covered Bridge Festival weekend, giving tours of the courthouse or being stationed at one of the buildings on the museum complex for a two hour shift: the Bevington House, the McKee Barn, North River Stone School, or the museum itself. Contact Debbie Zacharias or Jared McDonald if you're interested, 462-2134. Thank you to those on the Festival Planning Committee and all those who work much farther in advance than most of us even know to make this annual event a continued success!

But now, back to the weekend at hand. The main event is the first varsity home football game of the season, Winterset v. Oskaloosa, at 7:30 this Friday night at McGaffin Field. Go Huskies!

Friday is also the deadline to submit an ad for the Winterset Madisonian's city-wide garage sale, occurring next weekend, September 6th. Turn in your ad by 5:00 p.m. at The Shopper. The city-wide sale happens to be the same weekend as the Library's book sale, being held at the American Legion Hall due to construction. It will be a thrifter's dream come true.

On Saturday morning the farmers' market continues from 8:00 to noon, and at 10:00 a.m., the Library will present "Cooking with Annie: Inside the Box." Annie Nau will demonstrate a few easy-prep dishes using packaged grocery products, with almost no chopping or measuring. Registration is recommended; call 462-1731. The Madison County Winery will have music by Ashton Mount on Saturday evening from 7:00 to 10:00, and Two Saints Winery will have the Soul Searchers Band on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00. Covered Bridges Winery is looking for folks to help with harvesting grapes this weekend, starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Call 515-729-9463 for more information.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13) continues at the Iowa Theater this weekend, showing at 7:00 on Friday and Saturday and 5:00 on Sunday.

And that's all I know, but before I go, a few good things to note. Congratulations to Scot Clark and the Farm Bureau Team on completing the move to their new building at 1303 N. 6th Ave, just to the east of Union State Bank and behind the Madison County Development Group. A single volunteer ear of corn in the front yard lends a welcoming touch. 

And the inside looks great too! Stop by and check it out.

Also, the #1500 "Like" on The Winterset Citizen Facebook page a few days ago was Mr. Jon Barrett, director of vocal music at Winterset High School. Thank you, Jon! If you haven't already, click here to follow the WHS Chorus on Facebook, and here to follow the Husky Voices vocal music boosters. 

We look forward to seeing you on those steps again at Covered Bridge Days! (Jon Barrett, far right.)
Finally, a last sign of fall on the horizon: Welcome to new sponsor The Pumpkin Ranch, at 2451 Hiatt Apple Trail in Winterset, getting ready to open for the season on September 26th with a free concert from 6:00 to 8:00 by Jason Brown. 

Have a great long weekend, and thank you for reading The Winterset Citizen! You can subscribe to receive new posts by e-mail right here.