Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chip Shot in the Tuba Contest

Are you a great golfer, a good golfer or even a lucky golfer? Here’s a chance to double your money – chip your shot into the tuba and we’ll double your money – giving you Chamber bucks! All the funds raised go to the Band Shell Restoration Fund. Join us at the HACCers Open between noon and 7 p.m. on August 14. Anyone can participate in the Chip Shot in the Tuba contest.



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Monday, August 2, 2010

Summerfest Countdown


The countdown to Summerfest begins. August 13 and 14th, clear your calendar and come to Band Shell Park. Friday night is Teen Dance Night featuring DJ Shel-Shock. Saturday night the Whitesidewalls bring you the rock ‘n roll revue for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Some of the local acts include: Bailey Condon Singing Sensation, the Ben Ady Band, Tina Deardeuff Tie Dye Butterfly, Tiffany Spurgeon Classics to Pop, and Yupitsa Polka Band.

You can purchase wristbands early for the Inflatable Rides at Center One. Wristbands will be available later this week. One is $20, or three for $50. This wristband is good for both days and only available for both days if you purchase it early. Monkey Mountain, Climbing Wall, Kids Bounce, Bungee Run, Obstacle Course, Inflata Hoops – those are just a few of the inflatable games that may be at Summerfest. Rest assured the kids will love them and spend hours enjoying them.

Farmers Market will be open, there’s a Dunk Tank, Hampton Jaycees Bingo, Pedal Pull and an ice cream eating contest. KLMJ Tractor Ride will also make an appearance! The downtown stores are also having sidewalk sales on Saturday for your shopping pleasure.

A new addition this year is the Antique and Unique Lawn Mower Show on Saturday the 14th. Now is your opportunity to showcase your old or unique lawnmower. Registration is Saturday from noon to 2 with judging at 4 p.m. Todd Mollenbeck is the organizer and welcomes your phone calls at 641-579-6306.

The 50/50 Raffle Ticket sales have begun. Purchase one for $1 or six for $5. Come to Center One for those tickets. How does it work? The winner will receive half of the total ticket sales in Chamber Bucks! The other half is a fund raiser. Imagine the shopping you can do in Franklin County!

We’d like to take a moment to thank our sponsors for Summerfest. Our sponsors, so far, are:

Red Sponsors ($500 or greater):
Hampton Hardware
Hampton Rotary Club
North Central Millwright
Sackville Insurance

Orange Sponsors ($300):
Dumont Telephone Company
First National Bank of Hampton
Kiwanis Club of Hampton
Omnium
Redneck Trailer Supplies
Craig Semler
Winfield Solutions LLC

Green Sponsors ($200):
Butch Gruelke Auto Body Inc.
Hampton Publishing
Hampton State Bank
KLMJ/KQCR Radio
United Bank and Trust

Yellow Sponsors ($100):
Casey’s General Store
Edwards Contracting Inc.
Franklin County Lumber
Hampton Lions Club
Koenen-Collins Chiropractic Clinic
Koerner-Whipple Pharmacy/Fireside Gifts
Dr. William B. Moore, P.C.
Murphy’s Heating and Plumbing
Steve Pearson
Rick’s Pharmacy

General Sponsorship ($50):
Franklin County Abstract Company
Jeffery A Jaacks, LPA
Krukow Real Estate

Please contact the Chamber office and add your name to this list!


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HACCers Open

Thursday August 4th the fun begins! Golf, socializing and networking and a steak dinner at the end of the day. What a great way to spend a Thursday. This is an annual Tournament with prizes on every hole; there are 17 different activities and chances to earn a prize. Good luck Golfers!


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Monday, July 19, 2010

Want Tractors?

Summerfest Fund Raiser at the Tractor Ride on Tuesday

The KGLO/KWMT Tractor Ride starts this week and they’re coming right through Franklin County!

The first stop on Tuesdays ride will be in Dows from 9 a.m. until 10:10 a.m. Latimer is up next, from 11:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. While in Latimer, the North West Franklin 4-H club will be serving lunch. The final destination before heading back to Iowa Falls on Tuesday is Beeds Lake. You will be able to see the tractors arriving there anywhere from 2 until 3:05 in the afternoon.

The Summerfest Committee will be selling ice cream sundaes and raising funds for Summerfest in August. So why not head on over to Beeds Lake on Tuesday, get an ice cream sundae and enjoy the tractors?

The tractor ride has over 200 riders who travel through the countryside of Northern Iowa or Southern Minnesota. Usually they are antique tractor enthusiasts and their tractors are over 20 years old. In a three day span they travel over 185 miles.

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