The latest Issue of the Monthly Newsletter.
"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 105 July 2017
Happy July!

We've got a busy July planned for you. Grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.

Adel Lions

Adel Lions 100
Centennial Celebration of Lions International

This month we spoke with members of the Adel Lions Club, a fun civic organization celebrating 100 years of International service.

The Adel Lions Club empowers volunteers to serve our community, meet humanitarian needs, and encourages peace and understanding.

"We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. Adel Lions volunteers are always working to improve the health of children and adults through health programs that focus on hearing, diabetes and much more." Brett Glenn, President

Adel Lions

Pat Rohret has been a member of the Adel Lions Club for 30 years.
"A recent figure at our Lions Club one night was Greg DuFoe, the ADM Superintendent. He started his discussion about the status of the ADM school district by saying, 'You don't have to be in Adel very long before you notice that the Adel Lions Club has its fingerprints all over this town', and I think he's right."

"One of our major projects is Kids Sight. Iowa state law requires that all student have a vision screening before starting kindergarten. Our Lions Club purchased a special digital screening camera for $10,000 to take pictures of children's eyes. These pictures are sent via the internet a specialist at The University of Iowa hospital. Any problems are reported back to the parents for further evaluation. All of this is offered to students at no cost to them or their parents. In the last three years alone, the Adel Lions Club have checked the vision of 989 students in Adel, De Soto, Van Meter, Waukee, Granger, and Dallas Center. We are proud to prove these services to our community and live up to the motto, 'We Serve'."

"We also work to empower our next generation through the support of the Boys Scouts and the Girl Scouts. We support our students by sponsoring students in Boys State and Girls State, donating to the scholarship foundation, fine arts programs, and ADM athletic boosters programs."

"We respect the proud work of our Boy Scouts and help plant flags throughout our community 5 times a year. Thanks to the support of the Adel community, we now raise more than 800 flags each of these 5 days. What a wonderful sight that is."
Pat Rohret, Adel Lion, 30 years of Service

Adel Lions
Dusty Weeks Rich Hughes Brett Glenn

Adel Lions volunteers are also stewards of the Earth, protecting the planet with a highway clean-up project that helped raise funds for the ADM After Prom program, and by collecting bottles and cans for redemption. Located on the East Side of the downtown square, this central location keeps cans and bottles out of the environment. Last year, more than 200,000 cans were donated, raising more than $10,000.

This year alone, the Adel Lions Club has donated $35,000 to community organizations and projects.

Dusty Weeks, past President and "Lion Tamer", enjoys meeting with his fellow Lions for civic duty and fun.

"I was 25 when I joined, which is young for a service organization. I grew up around it; it always seemed like a fun way to give back. There is a lot of good that is done, but everything is done in a lighthearted way. Its a nice group to be part of."

The Adel Lions meet the first and third Wednesday each month at the Adel City Park or Legion Hall, depending on weather. Volunteers seeking to serve and have fun doing it, are encouraged to attend the meetings, reach out via the Club's Facebook page, or spot a member wearing their blue Adel Lions teeshirt and say hello.

"If you're new to town, the Adel Lions is a great way to learn about the community. We welcome everyone with an eye towards being civic minded and working to better their community. Ideally they are someone who likes to have fun, too."

Adel Lions Club
Adel, Iowa 50003
Facebook: AdelLionsClub  
LSB Insurance - Adel Iowa
If You've Got It, We Protect It - LSB Insurance 

What ever you need to protect, LSB Insurance can help. 

We'll take the time to talk with you and find the right coverage and the discounts you deserve.

With over 25 years of experience, the Adel team of Lori, Josh and Sara, will be here when you need us.

LSB Adel Ribbon Cutting
LSB Insurance
312 Nile Kinnick South
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663

"Protection You Can Bank On"
NAPA Salute to Savings

Adel Auto Parts NAPA
Salute to Savings at Adel Auto Parts!

Visit John Standley and his crew at the Adel Auto Parts Perry location for a Welding Special! The Firepower 140 AC/DC TIG Welder offers smooth and stable arc performance, 8-Pin remote control with trigger latch, plenty of accessories and more!

Regularly $1299, on sale now for just $799! Available at the Perry location only!

During NAPA's Salute to Savings Sale, you'll find deals at both locations on everything you need to keep your car running smooth.

Save 25% on any EnviroShield or ProSelect Cabin Air Filters. Pick up PEAK BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid, 2 for $25.

Save big with oil change specials, Turtle Wax deals, motor treatments, and so much more.

Get your NAPA Know How at two convenient locations in Adel and Perry, Iowa!

Check out the July Specials Page for added Savings!

Adel Auto Parts Corporation

809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212

Perry Auto Parts
1001 3rd. Street * Perry,Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-4615

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jeff Crowder
Jeffrey Crowder - Refuge Realty

Refuge Realty sells houses to build homes for people in extreme poverty around the world.

When you use Refuge, you change lives!

Your Local Real Estate Connection
Get a positive, helpful partner for buying or selling a home:

Trusted resource for answers about the process
*  Innovative marketing strategies
*  Expertise about neighborhood features
*  Ability to target home searches
*  Strong negotiation skills
*  Support through the closing and beyond

I truly believe that people are blessed so they can be a blessing.  Life is so much more rewarding for the person who discovers the joy of giving.

As a Realtor, 10% of my commission or $500 (whichever is greater) from every home I sell goes to the humanitarian work of Refuge.

Refuge Realty
homes helps us build homes for people in need around the world. Who do you know that is needing to buy or sell a home? 

It would be my pleasure to serve them with their real estate needs. I appreciate your referrals.

Jeffrey Crowder, Realtor
Refuge Realty
1508 Maple Drive
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 468-9093
KW Website:
Refuge Website:

Licensed in Iowa
Adel Auto Parts and NAPA___s Get Back and Give Back Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fundraising Event_
NAPA's Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fundraising Event!  

Heartwarming Support during NAPA's Get Back and Give Back Intrepid Fallen Heros Fundraising event!

Get $15 to $25 back via Prepaid Visa Card on the purchase and installation of a qualifying NAPA Battery, Alternator, or Starter and Give back by donating a portion (or all) of your rebate to the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund.

Each year, the IFHF supports the brave men and women of our armed forced who are suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as their families.

Adel Auto Parts has been proud to help support the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund for the past 6 years.

Show your support by purchasing the "We Believe In Heros" NAPA IFHF Bucket for$3.99 and get 20% off on 3 or more items you can fit in the bucket!  $1 donation per bucket purchased goes to the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund.

Adel Auto Parts and NAPA___s Get Back and Give Back Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fundraising Event_

You can also wear your support with the "We Believe In Heros" NAPA IFHF t-shirt and bracelet for $15. All proceeds will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund. Order now at

All proceeds will be used to fund construction and operation of the IFHF's nine Intrepid Spirit Centers, which support research, and the diagnosis and treatment of military personnel and veterans.

Adel Auto Parts NAPA
Adel Auto Parts Corporation
809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212

Perry Auto Parts
1001 3rd. St. * Perry, Iowa 50220
Phone: 515-465-4615

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - Noon
Penoach Winery

Boomerang and Brother Trucker
Penoach Winery July Concerts  

Penoach Winery has two Sunset in the Vineyard Concerts this month!

July 7 * Boomerang - 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

July 28 * Brother Trucker - 7:00 - 10:00 pm.

Both concerts are free and kid friendly. 

We sell beer as well as wine, and food will be available.

Here's something to look forward to, two new hard ciders: Hard Apple and Cheeky Cherry!

Please, no dogs or outside alcohol. We know you love your pets, because we love ours too! But, we ask that your pooch be left at home when you visit the winery.

Service animals are always welcome!

Penoach Winery
Penoach Winery
26759 N Ave.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery

Mindy Holland - Adel Iowa

Photography by Adel resident, Mindy Holland.

Mindy Holland - Adel Iowa

Photography by Adel resident, Mindy Holland.

Mindy Holland - Adel Iowa

Photography by Adel resident, Mindy Holland.
Decor Adel

Decor Adel
Decor Adel - Custom Furniture

At Decor Adel we are doing more and more custom furniture service for people.

Our custom furniture includes refacing cabinets, custom display cases, storage benches, end tables, dressers and more.

Our pieces are hand-crafted in Adel and can be produced in any color, size and style.

We have an idea book in the store where folks can get ideas and see our work. We also include new furniture pieces on our Facebook page.

Decor Adel - Adel Iowa
D├ęcor Adel
710 Prairie St.
Phone: (515) 493-8560
Facebook: decorinadel 
Adel Vacation Bible School

2017 Adel Vacation Bible Schools 
New Hope Church: VICTORY by Go Fish- July 30 - August 3rd 
Join us for a fun filled pep rally theme where your children will learn who God is, what He has done, and what He promises to do. Most importantly the VICTORY they can have in Jesus! 
When: Sunday, July 30th to Thursday, August 3rd from 6-8pm 
Who: Children entering 4 year old preschool up to 5th grade are welcome.
Register Online 
2017 Dallas County Fair
July 12th - 16th

The 2017 Dallas County Fair starts Wednesday evening and runs from July 6th - 10th.

Featuring Music, Carnival Rides, LiveStock, Shows, Races, Food and More!

Free Grounds Admission and Parking, thanks to the "Sponsor for The Day".

Dallas County Fair Schedule of Events


Dallas County Fair
P.O. Box 71
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-3728
Fax: 515-993-6735
Facebook: DallasCountyFairIA
Brother Trucker
Brother Trucker Rock'N Friday July 21st

Join the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce  for a FREE evening of entertainment, Sponsored by Raccoon Valley Bank.

On July 21st, Brother Trucker will be playing from 7-10 pm at the Stage and Pavilion.

Brother Trucker has toured the Midwest extensively since 2000, playing festivals, bars, political rallies, coffee houses, private parties large and small and a myriad of benefits and causes.

They have opened for such notable names as James McMurtry, Leon Russell, Al Green, Gurf Morlix, Greg Brown, Robert Earl Keene and the Rev. Horton Heat. In 2009, Brother Trucker scored the original music for the award winning independent film, by Rod McCall "Becoming Eduardo".

Sponsored by Raccoon Valley Bank 

ThikAdelFirst - Rock N Friday
BYOB - Bring your own Basket of food and snacks, drinks regular or adult and enjoy the evening. Don't forget lawn chairs, friends and family. Sponsored by Raccoon River Rental.

Treat the whole family to a night of FREE entertainment! 

AdelPartners Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 73, 301 S. * 10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Adel Public Library
July Events at the Adel Library

Build a Better World... Read! at the Adel Public Library.

Over 670 people have signed up for our summer reading programs, which is a lot more than we've ever had sign up before.

Haven't signed-up? It's not too late! Come join the fun, but remember all reading logs are due by July 21st and our Top Reader Pool Party will be on Thursday, July 27th at 11:00 am.

Critter Cindy from Dallas County Conservation will be here for a special program on Monday July 3rd at 10:30 am in the Story Room.

Chip and Aunt Dot
will be at the library on Monday, July 3rd at 2:00 pm to teach us how to make balloon creations. Space for this program is limited so please sign-up in advance.

Our third Summer Movie is "Lego Batman" on Wednesday July 5th at 2:00 pm on the big screen.

Join us as Wee Build Legos™ on Wednesday, July 12th at 11:00 am.
Our book clubs meet twice a month; join us for lunch on Thursday July 13th at noon for our Brown Bag Book Club or come for our Evening Book Club on Thursday July 27th at 6:30 pm

Our summer meeting of the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation will be on Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 pm where we'll be planning our annual book sale and discussing fall fundraising and programs. All are welcome to come to the meeting!

Our summer weekly kid's programs (Wee Read and Wee Sing) end the week of July 17th - July 22nd and won't resume until fall programming begins after Labor day.

How much fun would it be to learn how to be a clown? Come to the library on Wednesday, July 19th at 2:00 pm for a one-time only Clown College with Chip and Lots O' Dots!

Human Sciences Specialist Mary Krisco from Dallas County ISU Extension will present a program called Food Preservation 101, where we'll learn how to preserve your fruits and vegetables safely; on Monday, July 24th at 6:30 pm. Space for this program is limited so please sign-up in advance.
Our Summer Reading Finale will be on Wednesday, July 26th at 10:30 am where Jester Puppets will be presenting their thrilling "Iowa Jones and the Search for the Lost Mummy" program!

Our Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation Summer Garage Sale will be on Friday July 28th and Saturday July 29th in the second floor conference room. The library accepts items for the garage sale during regular business hours.

Exercise with our Walk Away the Pounds group every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 9:00 am or join us for Tai Chi every Wednesday at 9:00 am.
Our lives are sometimes stressful, so come chill with us and Color me Calm each Tuesday at 1:00 pm.

The annual Friends of the Library Foundation Book Sale is quickly approaching and we want more books! We will continue to accept donations until the close of business on Friday, August 4th for the sale on August 10th through the 12th.

Don't forget the library will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th.

Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at
Adel Public Library 
303 S. 10th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003  
Phone: 515-993-3512 
Library Hours: 
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm 
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm 
Saturdays, 10 am to 1:30 pm. 
Recipes From Home
Recipe From Home - Buffalo Chicken Celery Boats         

Every family has their own flavor. Some families live and die by good oil, garlic, and basil. Others need 5 kinds of peppers and 10 kinds of hot sauce. When families combine, there can be quite the difference of opinion about the right way to make a dish.  But even more challenging, is when you find your tastes are simply worlds apart.

My daughter has always been good at figuring out what people like. She talks to picky eaters about their preferences; the ins and outs of why they like or dislike certain foods. Her efforts have converted many a carnivore into occasional leafy green herbivores. She, in turn, likes to try other's peoples cooking. Especially when Picky Eaters cook.

Which brings us to the recipe: Buffalo Chicken Celery Boats. My daughter isn't a fan of hot wings, or blue cheese. When one of the converted carnivores pointed this out and made the shrewd observation that she had never really given them a chance, she gave them a try. Now, this is one of her favorite recipes for potlucks or bagged lunches. So this 4th of July share a tray of boneless hot wing delight!

Buffalo Chicken Celery Boats:
1/3 C. Frank's Hot Sauce
2 T. Mayonnaise
Salt & Pepper to Taste
2 C. Rotisserie Chicken, Chilled and Shredded
4 stalks Celery, cut into 3" pieces
1/3 C. Crumbled Blue Cheese
Ranch, for drizzling
Chives, for garnish

In a medium bowl, whisk together Hot Sauce and Mayonnaise.
2. Season with Salt and Pepper.

3. Add Shredded Chicken, mix to combine.

4. Spoon Chicken mixture into Celery Boats.

5. Top with Blue Cheese, drizzle with Ranch, and garnish with Chives.

Best kept chilled before servings.
Photo credit to Jessica Gohn at Photography by Jessica
Mara & Mom - Photo credit to Jessica Gohn at Photography by Jessica
Huge Turnout for Mara Nevins and Tori's Angels Foundation     

Friends of Mara Nevins
showed up by the hundreds at the benefit for Mara and Tori's Angels Foundation Saturday. June 24th.

Approximately 400 people came to show their love and support for Mara. Friends and supporters from Adel and surrounding communities were extremely generous with their donations for the free-will lunch and donated over 150 impressive silent auction items.

One organizer said, "
I'm so glad that we had such a great turn out and the community came out in full force!" The benefit was such a success that it may be the foundation's largest benefit yet.
Everyone signed a large "We Love You Mara" card to show their support. Mara's pre-school friends sang for her, and Mara was serenaded by her sister Cora and other friends. Children had their faces painted and a few enjoyed looking at their image in a full-length mirror up for bid in the silent auction.

Superheroes - Toris Angels
Superheroes from Justice Corps of Iowa posed for pictures with admiring, delighted children.

Everyone enjoyed a lunch of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, ice cream and delicious dessert bars baked by local friends.

Four-year-old Mara is the daughter of Lyle and Brandi Nevins of Adel. Mara was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year and had surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.

Her oncologist is now seeking alternate treatment for Mara that may include travel to another state. All trip expenses for Mara and her parents will be paid by the foundation for as many trips as might be needed.
Tori's Angels raises funds to help the families of their supported children who have life-threatening medical conditions. The foundation pays all medical expenses not covered by insurance from the date of sponsorship.

This includes travel expenses to treatment (airfare, hotel, meals), as well as medical co-pays, deductibles, and prescription medicine.

Tori's Angels Adel Fundraiser Crowd
The foundation recently accepted two additional children and now supports 23 children in Central Iowa (having sponsored a total of 29 children since 2010).

Members from seven of Tori's Angels supported families attended. One parent shared later, "We were very touched to see how many people came out to support Mara and the rest of the Tori's Angels kids. You could feel the support in the room." Tori's Angels wishes to thank everyone who made this event possible-from the planning group to each donor.

Those unable to attend the benefit and who wish to donate to help Mara and other Tori's Angels children are invited to send donations to the foundation's chairman, Bill Ridgley, at 4677 Panorama Dr, Panora IA 50216.

An online donation option is located on the Tori's Angels Facebook page. Supporters can "Like" the Tori's Angels Facebook page to receive regular updates on the children.

For more information about Tori's Angels or to request an application for support, contact the foundation's chairman, Bill Ridgley, at or 712-249-6423.
Adel Sweet Corn Princess 
Sweet Corn Princess Contest Application Deadline July 14th

Registration is now open for the 2017 Adel Sweet Corn Princess Contest to be held August 11th.

Girls entering 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade during the 2017/2018 school year and who reside in the ADM district are encouraged to participate in this fun event.

The Princess and her court are selected by random drawing!

Sweet Corn Princess Adel Iowa

 View the 2017 Princess Registration form for more information and to register.

Adel Corn Princess Committee
For questions, please contact
Erin Sedars: 515-975-3995
Matt Ireland: 515-208-8021
Terry Traveller Adel Oiwa
Terry Jonesing for Barbecue!            
It is I, Terry Traveler, once again here to tell you what's worth knowing, and what's worth eating.

The other day a modern, stone-age friend of mine (who thinks he knows everything about bowling and driving barefoot) stated he knew the best place to get ribs. Now them, in my book, are fightin' words.

As you know, I take BBQ very seriously and insisted to know the location of said ribs. Fred knew of a funky little shack that claims to offer jurassic portions. I, of course, disagreed. For I am Terry Traveler, world renown BBQ aficionado and I know the best place to get ribs this side of the Raccoon is none other than Brick Street Barbecue in Adel.

Owner Merle Cox makes a beef brisket that will melt in your mouth. His pulled pork sandwiches have on numerous occasions called to me in the middle of the night and I am not ashamed to admit, I have obeyed. And the beans, the beans! Smoked alongside the meat for countless hours, this perfect cup of saucy, meaty goodness goes with everything.

But it is the ribs, my friends, that go above and beyond compare. Oh, how my mouth waters when I start to think about Brick Street Barbecue ribs. Perfectly seasoned and slow smoked, these are the ribs you see in movies and commercials. These are the kind of ribs that take time, and planning ahead is worth every moment. These are the. best. ribs.

The moral of the story? Try them yourself! Call Brick Street Barbecue and order some ribs, a few pork sandwiches, and plenty of beans for a special dinner at home or your next catered event.

Tell Merle that Terry Traveler of sent you- you might just get a few extra napkins. - Terry

Terry Traveler
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
Merle Brick Street Barbecue
Enjoy Brick Street BBQ for One or Many this Spring and Summer!

If you're having an Event this Spring or Summer, give Merle at Brick Street BBQ a call at (515) 250-1687.

Mouth watering BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork, Pork Loin, Chicken, Beef Brisket, and Beef Tenderloin. Merle can prepare the full meal or just the meat.

Whichever you prefer, you'll be glad you made the call! Our BBQ is a favorite of customers from New York to Alaska.

Brick Street BBQ
29048 Prospect Ave * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
2017 Adel Sweet Corn T-Shirts
2017 Adel Sweet Corn T-Shirts Now Available
Sweet Corn Tees Available for Sale

The shirts are in. Don't miss purchasing a shirt for the 38th Annual Sweet Corn Festival. Only $15 It's a sweet deal!

Available at Brickyard Burgers & Brews, Fareway, Raccoon Valley Bank and the Adel Partners Chamber office (second floor of City Hall)

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 73, 301 S. * 10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Studio Q 360 - Adel Iowa
Summertime - Studio Q 360

Summertime and the living's easy, or so the song goes.

But we all know that summer is anything but easy.

Overlapping sporting events, family reunions, vacations, remodeling projects, yard work, hobbies, holidays, getting healthy, running the kids around, and oh yeah! Working 40+ hours a week.

Let's face it: Summertime is Exhausting so Book a Massage!

When life gets hectic, its important to take care of yourself. Sore muscles lead to fatigue and irritability. The last thing you want is to miss out on the fun or put off a project because you're laid up with an injury.

Yes, you are strong enough to run all those errands and keep track of all those events, at least for a while. But when you burn the candle at both ends all summer long, it will catch up to you.

Instead, relieve stress now. Carve out some time for self-care each month. Book a massage now, even if your first free hour is 2 weeks away. Simply knowing that you have therapeutic time set aside, just for you, can help relieve stress and anxiety.

Summertime may not be easy, so take care of yourself with a Studio Q 360 therapeutic massage. Call (515) 689-4754 to book your appointment today!

Katrina Brocka, LMT
Studio Q 360
917 Main Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
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