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    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraising Dinner Sponsored By MCHS HOSA


    What:  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraising Dinner

    When:  4 to 6:30 PM, November 28, 2015

    Where:  The Citadel (Horseshoe Pond)

    Serving 2 types of pasta, salad, dessert and drink.
    Donation with all proceeds benefiting LLS research.
    Sponsored by MCHS HOSA: Future Health Professionals


    United Church of Christ Cookie Walk

    What:  A Cookie Walk and More

    When:  8 A.M. to Noon, Saturday, December 5, 2015

    Where:  United Church of Christ, 206 E. Platt Street, Maquoketa, Iowa

    A Cookie Walk and More will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 8am to Noon at the United Church of Christ, 206 E. Platt St. Homemade cookies, candy and bars all sold by the pound. Includes Country Store and Coffee Corner.  Please enter through the back door.

    11th Annual Festival of Trees


    11th Annual Festival of Trees

    November 14 – November 24

    Sat & Sun – 1pm to 7pm.

    Mon thru Fri – 9am to 7pm.

    The Ohnward Fine Arts Center is currently planning our Eleventh Annual Festival of Trees. In years past, we have had such a wonderful response to our festival — with bidding on creative trees and beautiful wreaths, theatre entertainment, Santa, students and adults singing, piano, violin and bell players that we are excited to bring back all these and maybe some more activities to the Festival of Trees 2015! Our goal again this year is to create a holiday atmosphere to be enjoyed by all those attending the many functions that will be held at the Center. The proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center.



    “Rock The Park 2015”

    What:  Rock The Park 2015

    When: 2 to 6 P.M., Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Where:  Maquoketa Downtown Green Space

    “Rock the Park 2015” will be held on Sunday, September 13th from 2 to 6 pm in the Downtown Green Space (corner of Pleasant & Main Streets).  Featuring Three Contemporary Christian Music Bands: Tangled Blue, The Michael Reed Band, and Mitch McVicker (GMA Dove Award Winner).  This is a concert with messages of friendship and faith and will kick off the school year, encouraging everyone to work together, spread peace and believe!

    Refreshments from local youth groups – NO coolers/alcohol. Bring your lawn chairs and be ready for a good time! It’s FREE!!!

    Rain Location: Pearson Hall, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA



    2015 Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing


    What:  2015 Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

    When:  1 P.M., August 12, 2015

    Where:  Maquoketa Golf and Country Club, 17961 33rd Street, Maquoketa, Iowa

    For more information contact Cheryl Clark at [email protected] or call 563.652.4602.




    Maquoketa Fly-In Pancake Breakfast Sponsored By Sunshine Daycare and Preschool

    What:  Maquoketa Fly-In Pancake Breakfast

    Where:  Maquoketa Municipal Airport, 2215 – 134th Avenue, Maquoketa, IA,

    When:  Sunday, June 21, 2015, 7am – 12pm

    Maquoketa Fly-In Pancake Breakfast Sunday, June 21st 7am-Noon, Maquoketa Municipal Airport, 2215 – 134th Ave. (just off Hwy. 64, 4 miles west of Maquoketa).  Adults: $8 12 & Under Free.  All pilots that fly in are Free. Pilot-controlled runway lights – Av-Gas and Jet-A Fuel available.  Automatic 24/7 refueling.
    Sponsored by Sunshine Preschool & Daycare and Maquoketa Airport Commission.
    Clinton Engines Museum Open House


    When:  Sunday, March 8, 2015, 12pm – 4pm

    Where:  Clinton Engines Museum, 605 East Maple Street, Maquoketa, Iowa

    Free Open House at Clinton Engines Museum. Visit the museum free–with introduction of new OnCellTourSphere™ self-guided tour using your own mobile device throughout the afternoon. For more information call the Clinton Engines Museum at 563-652-1803.


    “A Night At The Movies” Cake Auction



    It is never too early to start planning for the upcoming cake auction to be held on Friday, February 6, 2015.  The theme is “A Night at the Movies.”  The top cakes will be auctioned off and the others will be sold at a silent auction.  There will be three division this year….Professional, Amateur and Student.  This great event is sponsored by the Maquoketa Education Fund and the Maquoketa Athletic Boosters.  Many of you have benefited from the great work of these groups.  We are asking that cakes be brought to the Maquoketa High School no later than 4:30 on Friday,  February  6, 2015.  Judging will begin at 5:00.

    If you are willing to donate a cake or cakes for this event, please contact Erin Moore at [email protected],  Mary Kay Wirth at [email protected], or Teri Taylor at [email protected].



    Family Is The Reason…

    As your family and friends gather to celebrate this special holiday season, the family at the Carson Celebration of Life Center sends best wishes for a joyous celebration.

    Jim & Deb Gerardy Benefit

    What:  Jim & Deb Gerardy Benefit

    When:  Sunday, December 7, 2014, 11 AM to 3 PM

    Where:  Pearson Hall, Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1212 E. Quarry

    Jim was diagnosed with two masses in the prostate and has undergone 3 surgeries, only to have the masses return leaving him in chronic pain and partially disabled. Deb was diagnosed with a cystic neoplasm of the pancreas resulting in more medical treatment and additional expense. Over the past 3 years the ongoing medical bills have become overwhelming. Jim & Deb are big supporters of their community and have donated thousands for various projects throughout the county through their local talent shows. The committee is hoping to give back to them this time around as they are good people.

    Activities planned are:

    *Lunch provided by Corner Stop Catering served 11am-1pm (includes chicken, roast beef, potatoes & gravy, vegetable, salad, roll & dessert)

    *Music by WGL Entertainment

    *Silent Auction starts at 11am

    *Live Auction starts at 1pm

    Donation $12 – debit cards will be accepted the day of the benefit for your convenience.  Tickets available at Gateway State Bank, Clinton & Goose Lake; and Osterhaus Pharmacy, Maquoketa.