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2014 Dallas County 4H/FFA Horse Show Sept 13th.

4H ISU Extension Office

Courtesy of Dallas County 4H:

4-H & FFA Open Horse Show. Horses and riders get to strut their stuff

Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” Those who own horses know caring for these giant animals means work, dedication and passion.

These characteristics will be easily seen during competition at the Dallas County 4-H and FFA Open Horse Show on Saturday, September 13th.

This free event is open to the public to watch. Classes will include trail, in-hand, showmanship, English, Western, hunter hack, miniature mumping, pony pleasure, novice rider, pole bending, barrel racing and bareback. Both rider and horse will be put to the challenge as judges scrutinize the animal’s walk, extended trot and canter.

Riders will have to prove themselves by displaying finesse pertaining to seat, hands and general horsemanship. Crowds will be pleased while watching riders maneuver during timed events as horses weave through a 6-pole pattern and in the shape of a clover leaf around barrels.

This event is open to all 4-H and FFA members in Iowa. Classes will be divided based on school grade as of September 15, 2013.

Cost to show is $5 per class or $30 for the whole day. All around hi-point champion buckles will be awarded to each division senior, intermediate and junior. Start Time: 9 a.m.

Please note that the Dallas County All 4-H FFA Horse Show originally scheduled for June 28th was rescheduled to September. 13th due to the excessive amount of rain in June.

For complete rules visit www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas. Those interested in participating should contact Dallas County Horse Superintendent, Sarah Van Pelt, at dchorsesuper@gmail.com or (515) 491-7581 by June 27th.

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Website: www.extension.iastate.edu/dallas
E-mail: xdallas@iastate.edu

Visit Adel This Weekend July 25th - 27th

Discover Adel This Weekend

It's a great time to visit Adel this weekend!

Friday: Start your morning off with Breakfast, visit a Garage Sale, try a Panini  have a little Gelato, visit 2 Concerts and more!

Saturday: Have a Sandwich Downtown, Backpack Give Away, FREE Gelato, a little History, and much more!

Sunday: Ice Cream Social, Toffee, FREE GelatoGolf and more.

We look forward to seeing you in Adel this weekend!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY JULY 25th:
Men's Breakfast Adel United Methodist Church  6:30 a.m.
115 S. 10th St., Adel, Iowa

Brick St. Books & Cafe  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
803 Main St., Adel, Iowa

"Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat"  9:00 a.m. - Sunset
Brenton Arboretum, Dallas Center, Iowa

3rd Garage Sale of 2014 at Adel Library  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
310 S 10th St., Adel, Iowa

Casa de Oro Open  11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
815 Main St., Adel, Iowa

Al Dente Toffee Now Serving Sandwiches! 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
109 N. 9th St., Adel, Iowa

Get a Free Scoop of Gelato at Al Dente Toffee  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
109 N. 9th St., Adel, Iowa

Code Blue - Rock Cover Band on Downtown Stage  7:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m.
10th and Main St., Adel, Iowa

Chad Elliot in Concert at Penoach Winery  7:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m.
26759 N Ave., Adel, Iowa

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl., Adel, Iowa

SATURDAY JULY 26th:
Brick St. Books & Cafe  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
803 Main St., Adel, Iowa

Backpack Giveaway at United Methodist Church  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
115 S. 10th St., Adel, Iowa

3rd Garage Sale of 2014 at Adel Library  10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
310 S 10th St., Adel, Iowa

Casa de Oro Open  11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
815 Main St., Adel, Iowa

Al Dente Toffee Now Serving Sandwiches!  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
109 N. 9th St., Adel, Iowa

Adel Historical Museum Open  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1129 Main St., Adel, Iowa

Get a Free Scoop of Gelato at Al Dente Toffee    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
109 N. 9th St., Adel, Iowa

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl., Adel, Iowa

SUNDAY JULY 27th:
Brick St. Books & Cafe  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
803 Main St., Adel, Iowa

"Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat"  9:00 a.m. - Sunset
Brenton Arboretum, Dallas Center, Iowa

Get a Free Scoop of Gelato at Al Dente Toffee 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
109 N. 9th St., Adel, Iowa

Al Dente Toffee Now Serving Sandwiches!  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
109 N. 9th St., Adel, Iowa

Kids Eat for $2 at Casa de Oro on Sundays   11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
815 Main St., Adel, Iowa

Panther Creek Church Annual Ice Cream Social   5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
24529 J Ave., Adel, Iowa

River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl., Adel, Iowa [...] Continue Reading...

Chad Elliot in Concert at Penoach Winery July 25th

Chad Elliot Penoach Winery Adel IowaCourtesy of Penoach Winery:

Come out this Friday, July 25th,  7:00 - 10:00 p.m. to see Chad Elliot in Concert at Penoach Winery in Adel.

Sample some great wines and to listen to some great music.

Bring a lawn chair and a friend and enjoy a great summer evening at the winery.

Have your Penoach Winearita blended for you to enjoy at the concert. [...] Continue Reading...

Code Blue - Rock Cover Band on Stage July 25th (Updated)

Code BlueCourtesy of Adel Partners:

Update: Due to a medical issue, Code Blue will replace Roulette for this week’s Free Friday.

Code Blue plays classic rock and country.

Friday July 25th - Roulette Rock Rock Cover Band Code Blue
Sponsored by Adel Lions Club

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce, will host a FREE community stage event. [...] Continue Reading...

Adel's Own Sweet Corn Toffee Available for Sampling

Al Dente Copper Pots - Adel Iowa
John Ramano of Al Dente Toffee

Courtesy of Al Dente Toffee:

John at Al Dente Toffee has working hard on a new toffee.

He calls his latest creation, Adel's Sweet Corn Toffee in honor of the upcoming Sweet Corn Festival.

The limited time toffee has a sweet buttery taste with a special "glad" corn infused into it resulting in a tender to the tooth crunch.

Samples are now available with 5oz. and Snacker packs [...] Continue Reading...

Backpack Giveaway at United Methodist Church - July 26th

Courtesy of Adel United Methodist Church

Adel United Methodist Church is excited to help children in our community.

We will be gearing up to do another backpack and supply giveaway this year on Saturday, July 26th From 10 a.m. until noon.

If you are interested in helping or donating, please talk to Celia McCollum or the church office. Checks should be [...] Continue Reading...

Get a Free Scoop of Gelato at Al Dente Toffee

Al Dente Gelato Coupon - July 2014Courtesy of Al Dente Toffee:

Everyone likes an Extra Scoop of Gelato!

During the month of July thru August 7th, Al Dente Toffee in Adel is adding a Free scoop of their delicious Gelato to any purchased Cone or Dish.

Enjoy a plethora of combinations from 24 handcrafted Gelato flavors served in the pleasantry of air conditioning.

Simply Download, print and present this coupon to one of our [...] Continue Reading...

Native Plant Art Imaging at Brenton Arboretum August 1-15

The Brenton ArboretumCourtesy of Brenton Arboretum:

Join the Brenton Arboretum for Native Plant Art Imaging.

August 1st through 15th.

Watch as artist in residence, Lindy Smith, gathers materials from the arboretum collections and creates stunning works of art using the Kallitype photo process.

This is a Free Event. [...] Continue Reading...

2014 Adel Reading Program Surpasses Last Year's Total!

Fizz Boom Read Science-KidsCourtesy of the Adel Public Library:

You did it! The kids participating in the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer reading program at the Adel Public Library, read over 5,000 hours.

That beat last year’s record of 4,414 total hours read.

Miss Laura and Miss Paula held up their promise to dress up in wacky costumes if the kids beat last year’s total, by [...] Continue Reading...

Adel Water Tower Painting and Service Through Aug & Sept

City of AdelCourtesy of City of Adel:

Adel, IA (July 23, 2014) – The City of Adel will begin work on painting and servicing the north water tower (near 15th and Prairie) this week.

This maintenance is typically performed once every 10 – 20 years and will increase the life of the tower.

Service on the north water tower is expected to last through [...] Continue Reading...

AHeinz57 Annual Ruff Ride Charity Event Aug. 23rd

AHeinz57 Ruff Ride - Adel IowaAHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport will host its 6th Annual “Ruff Ride” Charity Motorcycle Ride to benefit homeless and death row dogs in Iowa on Saturday August 23, 2014.

Last year’s event drew over 200 bikes and this year’s event looks to be even bigger and better with great prizes, fun games and an outside BBQ dinner featuring live music from the band Trips.

The ride starts and ends in Adel Iowa and [...] Continue Reading...

2014 Older Iowans Day Trip to the Iowa State Fair

2014 Iowa State Fair TripCourtesy of Adel Park and Rec:

Do you like going to the Iowa State Fair; but don’t like the hassle of all the traffic?

Let us take care of that!

We are providing transportation to the Iowa State Fair on Wednesday, August 13th.

We will leave Adel City Hall at 8:30 a.m .and will leave the Iowa State Fair at 3:30 p.m. Fee: [...] Continue Reading...

1st Annual Freedom Fest "Free Carnival and Dance" Aug. 2nd

Freedom Fest 2014 - Adel IowaAll Carnival Events will be a Free will donation.

The first annual Freedom Fest August 2, 2014 will be held at Kinnick/Feller Park.

The event is designed to raise Funds for Adel Legion & Child Youth Program and the Warrior & Family Services Branch out of Camp Dodge.

This Family event starts with a free will lunch hosted by [...] Continue Reading...

UMC Salt & Pepper at Sweet Corn Festival Aug 9th

Adel UMC Church - Adel IowaCourtesy of Adel United Methodist Church

The Adel Sweet Corn Festival is August 9th.

This year, for the second year, our church (Adel Methodist) will be extending hospitality to all those coming to eat sweet corn on 10th Street.

We will be offering salt and pepper in [...] Continue Reading...

You're Invited to Cowboy Church at Adel UMC Aug 24th

Cowboy ChurchCourtesy of Adel United Methodist Church

Cowboy Church The character of our worship on the 24th of August will try to honor Gospel and Country Music and the Cowboy Way.

After the first worship at the Adel United Methodist Church, you are invited to eat BBQ in the Courtyard.

Merle Cox will be bringing his famous pulled pork and BBQ beans. This is a [...] Continue Reading...