Wet -N-Wild Strawberry Days

Strawberry Days Wet n WildStrawberry Days 2015 Friday, Saturday, & Sunday; June 12th, 13th, & 14th.

Wet-N-Wild!! That is the theme for this year’s Strawberry Days. Come join in our celebration on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday; June 12th, 13th, & 14th. There will be Inflatable’s on Saturday for all ages to enjoy; featuring a Zip Line, Bungee Running, Screamer Slide, and Lil’ Builder’s Toddler Zone. You can save money by buying wristbands in advance at Citizens State Bank, City Hall, Clayton Drug, Chamber Office, and Farmers Savings Bank. The cost for wristbands from May 1st to May 31st is $11. After May 31st the wristbands are $15, or $2 per ticket. Friday’s events kick off the celebration at 7:00 p.m. with the Strawberry Point Aquatic Center Dunk Tank @ Rod & Cal’s—(Cover Charge Adults Only). Dunk tank will also be available on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.—everyone welcome NO cover charge and Saturday night from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. @ Rod and Cal’s—(Cover Charge Adults Only).
Saturday’s events include Chamber Food Stand from 11:00am-7:00pm; There will also be a VFW pancake breakfast, Youth Baseball Tournament, Crowning of Lil’ Miss & Mr. Strawberry, crowning of Miss Strawberry Point, & performance by Fusion Dance Works, Classic Car Display then Cruise, Greenies Balloons, strawberry dessert contest, Pedal Tractor Pull, Soak-N-Wet, and 5K Run/Walk. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. followed by entertainment in Inger Park, featuring Sophia Landis and this year’s Emcee, KMCH. Free Strawberries and Ice Cream will be served from 5-7pm. The fireworks will be visible on the North side of Strawberry Point.
Sunday will be the Tractor Pull from 11:00 until the last pull of the day, with free strawberries and ice cream from noon until the strawberries and ice cream are gone!
There will be a picture contest that includes all three days!

Strawberry Days 2015 is sponsored by the Strawberry Point Chamber of Commerce!
**The chamber is looking for volunteers for Strawberry Days in General! Contact Carrie 563-933-4417 if you’d like to help with Strawberry Days. **

5/21 Where in Clayton County am I?


Congratulations to Lee Hilgerson – Omaha Nebraska, who correctly submitted the answer, “2 Mit Burger” and was selected the winner of last week’s contest.

Clayton County experts here is the clue for this week’s “Where in Clayton County am I?” contest.

Apart from the superb campground, an entertaining attraction draws visitors to this McGregor location. Hop into a boat with a tour guide and ride into one of the area’s more amusing tours. Feel the temperature lower as you enter and escape the summer heat. It’s like passing into another world as you wonder at natural formations and hear the guide’s voice resonate within the walls and over water as he tells you of the history, science, and funny folklore of the attraction. When the tour is over, ride back out into the sun and enjoy the weather as you walk the nearby trails and streams. Fun for the whole family, this tour is not to be missed when you visit Clayton County so come on over to McGregor!

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Central Community Garden Planting session

Central Community Garden300Everyone is invited to a planting & planning session at the Central Community south garden site, in Elkader. This south garden is located on the open field just south of the St. Joseph’s cemetery. The group will meet tomorrow, 5/20/2014 at 4pm. Many hands make light work! The Central Community Garden has two sites, the “north garden” is located at the school between the school playground and the black top. The fruits of our labor will be available to anyone who is hungry.

Shrek the Musical Auditions

Auditions for our fall musical “Shrek” are coming up! Join the Opera House Players on May 20th and 21st on the Opera House stage! Please enter by the stage door.
Elementary – Jr. High students – 6:00 PM
High school – Adult – 7:30 PM
shrek tryouts

Free Fishing Days at Backbone

fishGrab that fishing pole and chair and head to the Backbone Lake, the Friends group
is a non-profit organization planning on hosting with the Dept. of Natural
Resources the annual Fishing Derby Saturday June 6th for children ages 5 to 1b on
the FREE Fishing weekend at the Backbone State park Beach Area.
Other volunteers supporting the event are the Clayton County Conservation, Iowa
Fisheries, Northeast Iowa Bass Anglers and IDNR to present the biology of
frogs/fish, display live fish, conduct a casting contest, and present the rules and
re regulations on fishing.
Plan an afternoon of fun fishing on Saturday June 6th 2016
Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Backbone Beach Area. Exhibits and displays
will begin at 1:00 p.m. to _l:45 p.m. with beverages provided.
Fishing derby will begin at -1 45 p.m. with prizes from local sponsors.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Thank you for sharing the information with your listeners to promote Iowa’s Free
Fishing weekend June 5th, 6th & 7th and the Kids Fishing Derby at Backbone State
Park on Saturday June 6th. Bring your fishing pole, bait, lawn chair, bug spray
and good luck fishing lure to catch the biggest fish and win a prize.
For more information you can contact Dave Sunne IDNR at Backbone State Park at
563-924-2527.
We welcome you to bring your family, friends and children for a fun filled afternoon
on Saturday June 6th 2015.

5/14 Where in Clayton County am I?


Congratulations to Sandy Lester – Farmersburg who correctly submitted the answer, “Cafe Rose” and was selected the winner of last week’s contest.

Clayton County experts here is the clue for this week’s “Where in Clayton County am I?” contest.

Not many eating establishments in the area are placed on a parking lot. This eatery is the exception. Visitors come from all around to get a big, juicy, flavorful burger typically topped with fried onions. Lines can get long when the grill gets fired up and the savory aroma of these plump burgers fills the air, signaling to customers that it’s dinner time. Order up how you like and pair it with a bag of crispy chips. Look for the logo of a little boy in lederhosen, it can only be 2 Mitt in Elkader serving up foil-wrapped favorites from the grill.

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Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community wants Formal Wear

Adult PromAre you spring cleaning? If so the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home Community(SPLHC) is accepting formal dresses, bridesmaid,mother of the bride, suit jackets and tie donations, for their May 14th, Diamond Affair Gala. They are in special need of plus sizes dresses. All residents will be escorted to the Gala and special dinner.

To donate please contact SPLHC Director of Operations, Cathy Mills (563)933-6037.

Music & Monarchs Event Schedule

Here is the music lineup for  Clayton County CAN’s,  Music & Monarch’s Festival set for tomorrow, May 9th, beginning at 1pm, in Founder’s Park, Elkader.

Jon Stravers

Jon Stravers @ 1pm

Sophia Landis @ 1:30 pm

Driftless Sisters

Driftless Sisters @ 2pm

The Way Down Wanderers

The Way Down Wanderers @ 3pm

Dave Zollo

Dave Zollo @ 5pm

Get the details for Music & Monarchs

Mother’s Day @ Schera’s

schera motherMother’s Day at Schera’s

Once again this year Schera’s will feature a wonderful Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday May 10 from 10am to 2pm in honor of mothers everywhere. The buffet will feature breakfast and lunch items, including for the first time southern style biscuits and sausage gravy.

The buffet is $17.50 per person, with children 11-5 half price. Children 4 and under are free. Reservations are not required, however they are recommended for groups of 5 or more. The patio will be open weather permitting.

Brian
Schera’s

Yellow River State Forest Special Event

Special Event Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 10am! The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and Iowa DNR celebrate the new Paint Creek Addition to Yellow River State Forest (YRSF) in Allamakee County. YRSF features magnificent trout fishing, is a globally important bird area, and has miles of hiking and hunting areas on 8,500 acres. The event is at 10am at the Paint Creek Valley Addition – RSVP to ksorrell@inhf.org or (515) 288-1846 x24.

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Read a tribute to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation by Benji Nichols of Inspire(d) Driftless Magazine