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Dinner and Music Fundraiser
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

UPDATE: This event has been postponed until further notice

The Livermore  American Legion is holding a fundraiser to pay for the renovation  and maintenance of the historic Legion Hall in Livermore.  The Dinner and Music Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st at the American Legion Hall in Livermore.  The evening includes a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and live music.  Cost for this event is $15 per person.  Dinner will begin at 5:00 pm and music starts at 7:00.  FOr more information, and to purchase tickets, call Roger McNeill at 515-890-1984.

Cookies for a Cause
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cookies for a Cause is a fundraiser for the Humboldt Public Library Foundation and will feature the talents of the Humboldt High School Speech and Art Students. This free will donation event is scheduled for Sunday, March  22 at 2:00 pm at the Faith United Methodist Church.

Women’s Health Night Out @ River Valley Orchards & Winery
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Humboldt Care Centers “Love of Family” Parade
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Humboldt Care Centers is planning a parade for their residents in the South Care Center, North Care Center and Long Term Care. The parade will take place on Thursday, April 30th at 1 pm. Anyone can decorate their cars and participate and the theme is “Love of Family”. Participants will meet at Humboldt High School parking lot to line up and start by going by South Care Center, go to North Care Center then to drive by Long Term Care.

June 26, 2020: LGBTQ Awareness and Pride Event @ Bicknell Park
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

June is National LGBTQ Pride Month. To raise awareness an events will be held Friday, June 26th 6:30pm-9:30pm in Bicknell Park. Masks and social distancing Covid precautions requested! Sanitizer and handwashing station available.

LGBTQ Awareness and Pride Event is supporting local businesses. T-shirts, magnets and coffee mugs are now available in main street businesses. Artists, floral and horticultural and other displays are planned for the event. Participants welcome. Call or text John 5 1 5 – 5 0 9- 2 4 4 7. The event will have a free-will donation to benefit the Iowa Safe School Chapter at Humboldt High School.

Moblie Food Pantry @ Humboldt Fairgrounds
Jul 7 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm

Food Pantry is holding a mobile event Wednesday, July 8th from 4:30pm until the food have been dispersed or 6pm, whichever comes first. The organizers are asking drivers to please enter through the north gate and remain in their cars as this is a mobile “drive-through” event.

Retirement Flag Journey
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am

The city is holding a “Flag Retirement Journey” at the bridge for Humboldt High-school graduate and veteran Chief Master Sergean Lee W. Thul today, which started at 9am. This event is weather permitting and a proclamation from the Mayor is to follow the ceremony.


Chief Master Sergeant Lee W. Thul is the AF Cyberspace Support
(3D1XX) Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM), Readiness and
Talent Management Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff for
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Cyber
Effects Operations. He oversees five Air Force Specialty Codes and
works with/through 11 MAJCOM Functional Managers (MFM) on the
development, education, training, manpower, assignments, and
utilization for over 19,000 active duty, Guard and Reserve
cyberspace support personnel.

Chief Thul entered the Air Force in July of 1991 as a 304X0
Wideband Systems Maintenance Technician. He spent his first 14
years maintaining electronic security systems supporting the nuclear
enterprise before serving on a MAJCOM Inspector General team.
Chief Thul transitioned to First Sergeant duty in 2007 for two
assignments before returning to the communications career field in
2012. He has served in various leadership positions at squadron,
group, and MAJCOM levels. His assignments include bases in South Dakota, Germany, New Mexico,
North Dakota, Virginia, South Korea, and Illinois.

Gilmore City Fun Days Calendar
Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm

Gilmore City Fun Days

August 28, 29, 30


Friday, August 28th

Pick up Photo Scavenger Hunt Paper at City Hall before 4:30 $5 entry Fee and Results will be turned in on Saturday at Fire station for Cash prizes. Photo Contest – turn in photos at Fire Station between 5-6pm and results will be posted at Fire station Sunday morning

Saturday August 29th

8am – City Wide Garage Sales

8am-Noon – Bloody Mary Bar at Limestone Cafe

8am – Registration starts for 5K Run/Walk (Fundraiser for Hometown Pride)

8:30am – 5KRun/Walk (12 years old – Adults $15, Under 12 Free at City Park

9:30am – Parade Line up at Softball field

10:30 am – Parade

11:00am – 1pm – Limited Menu at Limestone Cafe

11:00am-12:15pm – Bag Tournament Sign up – South of Bank

11:30 am -12:30pm – Kid’s Pinata Fun at Fire Station – Age group 3-5 and 6-10

Noon – 2pm – Silent Auction at Fire Station

2pm – 5pm – Kid’s Water Barrel Fights – in front of Fire Station

5pm-8pm – Smoked Pork Butt Sandwich Dinner at Limestone Cafe

6pm – Turn in Results of Photo Scavenger Hunt at Fire Station

Sunday August 30th

8:30am – Tractors meet/Display on Main Street/Fire Station

9am-9:15am – Tractor ride to be determined

10:30am – Gilmore City Gazebo Park – Cowboy Church. Masks requested, bring lawn chairs. In case of rain Gilmore City Methodist Church with masks required.

Pumpkins & Ponies – Springvale Farms @ Pumpkins & Ponies
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – Oct 11 @ 4:30 pm

Going on for 2 days is the 15th Annual  Pumpkins and Ponies event at Springvale Farm on Saturday October 10th  from 10 – 4pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:30pm with Free admission. Something fun for everyone. There will lots of activities for the whole family, enjoy wagon rides to the pumpkin patch with a petting zoo & ponies too  Many vendors  onsite offering a variety of unique items.  There will be food on the grounds with Live music by Ned Freeley Fun Band”on Saturday . So make sure to head on out the Springvale Farm 4 miles south of Humboldt on P56 for the 15th Annual Pumpkins and Ponies Saturday  October 10th from 10 to 4 and Sunday from 11:00am-4:30 pm Free Admission and free parking available


Kick Cancer to the Curb
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

A curbside Relay for Life meal is happening at the Hyvee in Humboldt Sunday, October 18th.

Here is how it works:

Order and pick up your meal in the parking lot at Hyvee in Humboldt and make a freewill donation. All donations will go to Relay for Life of Humboldt County.

The meal includes hamburger, chips, cookie and water.

Survivors can pick up their 2020 survivor shirt.