Summer Nights return next week

Where did July go? We’ve been as busy as a one legged man in a kick boxing competition here at the Chamber. We started off the month July 5 with Summer Nights. First State Bank sponsored Adam Lee who performed a wide range of music. Webster City Custom Meats provided meat for the Boy Scouts to raise funds and they sold out. We saw fire trucks, old cars, doodle bugs, face painting, massaging, kettle corn, vendors with lots of cool things for sale and stores open late. Closing out the night was the movie Yankee Doodle Dandy with Jim Cagney in his dancing best!

Michael Libbie came from Des Moines on the 10th to teach us how to do 5 things in 24 hours to start working on your social media marketing. Crazy Day had 57 cars show up and line the streets! What fun we had that day. Perfect weather, good sales at the stores, vendors having fun and local restaurants serving marvelous food.

Members did things like “Nunset Boulevard,”?Miniature Garden Workshops, much fun at Kendall Young Library, 75 years of racing, the Fair, lots of golfing and of course plenty of business. Debi Durham, Iowa’s Economic Development Director, came and spent the day and toured 5 different facilities and had lunch with us. We look forward to creating new job opportunities with her office.

Several new members have joined the Chamber this month. They are: The Computer Guy, Webster City Rotary Club, Cropland Containers, United Church of Christ and Iowa’s 1st.

Looking ahead to August we have the Chamber Golf Open- Wine on Nine today (open to the public), and Summer Nights August 9. There’s the Boone River Country Sculpture Contest Aug. 7 to 9, many events at the library, Kiwanis dinner, 18th Annual Vintage Car Race Reunion, golf out at Briggs Woods, and Heritage Day.

In closing let me ask you a question. What if you could spent St. Patrick’s Day in scenic Ireland?

We leave March 12, 2014 for 8 Days and fly from Des Moines and stay all six nights at the five-star resort Castylemartyr Villa Why not join us? See The Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Skelling Experience, Rock of Cashel, Historic Kilkenny and Blarney Castle. Or simply stay at the Castylemartyr and golf each day, walk the grounds or take your own side trip. Save $100 when you make the down payment of $450 by Sept. 1. Total price is $2,349 per person.

Click Ireland Vacation on our chamber website at or contact the Chamber Office at 832-2564. We hope to see you with us in Ireland.