The latest Issue of the Monthly Newsletter.
"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 94 August 2016
It's August in Adel and that means the Adel Sweet Corn Festival! Adel's two day event that keeps growing each year. But as they said on the old ads. "... but wait, there's more!"

The entire month of August is packed with events to keep you coming back to our hamlet. We've done our best to highlight them here.

This month we had the pleasure to sit down with Bryce Smith of the Adel Family Fun Center. Bryce is also a 2016 candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, District 19.

Terry is back with another adventure, one I had trouble believing at first, but if anyone would wander around in the desert wearing a parka it'd be Terry. That still doesn't mean I'm paying the receipts on this one.

So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.

Adel Family Fun Center

Bryce Smith of the Adel Family Fun Center
Bryce Smith - Owner of Adel Family Fun Center
Bryce Smith - Adel Family Fun Center and 2016 Candidate     

This month we are pleased to present an interview with Bryce Smith, owner of the Adel Family Fun Center (AFFC) and 2016 candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives, District 19.
Adel has been home to a bowling alley since the 1930s. Originally located on the square, the small 8-lane alley was a popular destination.

In 1958 the owners moved the bowling alley to its permanent home on the Western side of town, expanding to 12 lanes with mechanical pin setting and ball returns- features of the bowling craze that swept the nation.
Since opening 58 years ago, the center has held on to its historic roots- featuring the original brick and mortar, machinery, wood lanes, and tile floors. New owner Bryce Smith hopes to retain the classic bowling alley feel while providing modern amenities and family-centered fun.
Bryce Smith grew up in DeSoto and graduated from the ADM school district. At the age of 14 he started working at the bowling alley, and remained through high school. Bryce has always been a busy man- taking part in student government, the National Honor Society, Choir, Sports, and various extra curricular activities.
"When I graduated I mentioned to the owner at the time that if she was ever going to sell, to please let me know because it turned into a dream of mine, a goal of mine, to own a bowling alley and run it. I went to UNI to be an educator and I ended up working at a 50-lane bowling alley up there as a manager. I got my teaching degree and right as I graduated it happened that [the owner of the bowling alley] was looking to retire. I always thought it would be awesome to be back in this community so I moved home. I've been in charge of operations and management for the past year and a half."
With Bryce as the new owner of the Adel Family Fun Center, the bowling alley has undergone several renovation projects to return the center to its former glory.

Adel Family Fun Center
"Over the last two years we overhauled all of our bowling machines. Last summer we took apart every machine, cleaned it, put it all back together and made sure every part was working correctly. I am fortunate enough to have a couple of employees that have always bowled here and worked here who are very mechanically savvy and keep us running. We pride ourselves on routine maintenance that keeps us from those big breakdowns. We also resurfaced the original wood lanes that are over 55 years old. We pride ourselves on that authentic, nostalgic bowling alley feel."
The AFFC updated the automatic scoring system, added flat screen TVs and new arcade games, and revamped the menu to include a full service dine-in or carry out bar and grill serving food daily from 11-8:30pm. Currently, Bryce and his team are redoing the bar top, tables, and seating area to create a comfortable eatery within the bowling alley.
Adel Family Fun Center
"We cater to a family experience so that each person has something to do while they're here. We offer pool, darts, and arcade games. Every few months we rotate them out- we might get a pinball game, or something more nostalgic or retro. Its something we like to do because it allows you to come back and experience something new.
We expanded the menu to the point that there is something for anyone. We added a list of appetizers, pizzas, and a full bar with alcoholic beverages, a liquor wall, and select wines. We serve pub food and use a food distributor that strives to provide local product and quality."
Bryce is also negotiating a grant from the Americans with Disabilities Act to renovate a handicap accessible entry, bathrooms, and a ramp from the seating area to the lanes for those with special needs and/or wheelchairs, that he hopes to have completed by the end of the year.

Adel Family Fun Center
"The bowling center is something I see as an important resource for communities. Bowling is an interactive activity that just about any person can do. Ever since I was a young kid doing youth league, I saw my parents bowl; my grandparents, friends, family, relatives, people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Its an activity that anyone can participate in. Bowling can be a team activity, an individual activity, a social activity. Bowling is an asset to a community; having that recreation/ sports involvement that just about anyone can partake in."
League bowling is as hot as ever, with about 140 bowlers of all ages meeting five times a week from September through April. Some league members have been bowling since the 1970s and still call the Adel Family Fun Center home.
During the summer months, AFFC offers open bowling during regular hours. Summer hours are ideal for gatherings of all sizes. Birthday parties, corporate outings, and field trips to the bowling alley are fun for all ages! Bryce recommends making lane reservations in advance for groups of 4 or more to ensure a short wait time throughout the year.
In addition to operating a thriving Adel business, Bryce is very involved with community activities and politics, which have been his passion for years.
Bryce Smith
Bryce Smith - 2016 Candidate for the Iowa House of Representatives - District 19
"I got involved in political science in Cedar Falls. My neighbor was running for the Iowa House of Representatives so I helped her to campaign and door knock.

She was elected in 2014 and needed someone to help her clerk at the State House so I volunteered.

Becoming a small business owner, I got more involved at a government level understanding taxes, regulations, licensers, and all that fun stuff that comes with owning a business.

It got me more involved in local politics- so I could understand what was happening and why it was being done that way.

In doing so, I got involved in local politics and decided to run for the Iowa House of Representatives in the General Election on November 8th, 2016."
Bryce believes strongly in his missions to strengthen Main Street Iowa, prioritize public education, diversify energy needs, and bring Iowa into the 21st century. "I believe that with a hands-on, communicative representative to relay the messages of everyday, hard working people we can make government work for the people." Learn more about the details of Bryce's political plans and donate to his campaign at
Bryce is proud to call Adel home and is excited to further develop his ties with the community he loves.
"This community thrives on small businesses. We're just far enough away from the metro that we can retain that small, brick street feel while maintaining the atmosphere of competitiveness amongst industries. It's refreshing to offer an indoor activity without the jaunt into Des Moines and back. We have access and the ability to share this business with a multitude of people. I see the Adel Family Fun Center as a resource and community hub for all."
Adel Family Fun Center
To learn more about upcoming events, specials, and more, "Like" the Adel Family Fun Center on Facebook and watch for their new website coming soon!

Adel Family Fun Center
1526 Greene St.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-993-3350
LSB Find Abe - Adel Iowa
Lincoln Savings Bank at the Sweet Corn Festival Aug, 13th   

Join Lincoln Savings Bank at the Adel Sweet Corn Festival, August 13th for a great tradition.

The Adel Team will be on 10th street serving corn during the second shift as they have for the past several years.

And expect to see "Abe" during the festival as he poses for photos and he might just be talked into serving corn.

LSB Adel Sweet Corn Festiva_

LSB Adel Ground Breaking
Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Insurance
805 Main Street
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-993-5663

Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC
Doug James and the Pocket
Doug James and the Pocket - Adel Sweet Corn Fest Aug. 13th 

Doug James and the Pocket, a Tour de Force of Chicago based musicians and their original brand of American Hip Shakin' Music will perform the Adel Sweet Corn Festival Block Party on August 13th.

It's High Energy Roots with sounds that stir together meaty grooves, funky dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, gospel harmonies, with a rock and roll attitude and cheeky humor.

You'll notice it's hard to sit and they're fun to watch and listen. Gates open 6 pm - Midnight at the corner of 10th and Main.

Doug James
Doug James _ Adel Native
Doug James, (from De Soto/Adel) is an Actor/Musician who spent 4 decades as a Rock n' Roll Radio Dee Jay.

Since his on-air days, James has been on stage at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater in the Tony/Jefferson Award winning play Take Me Out (Skipper/Danzigger), as well as the Chopin Theaters production of The Last Supper (Norman Arbuthnot).

He's been on a tear of gigs on television (both critically-acclaimed programs and commercials for household-name corporations) and in film. He's been a villain on Starz network hit Boss, FOX's Prison Break, NBC's ER and Chicago PD.

In between those scenes, you may have heard him narrate ads for the likes of McDonald's, Budweiser, CBS Sports, Subway, Westin Hotels, Craftsman Tools, Rustoleum or He is the Voice of Mr. Monopoly in Casino's around the world. And on the big screen, he's acted alongside John Cusack (Grace Is Gone) and Dennis Quaid (The Express).

Doug James and the Pocket
Doug formed his band 'The Pocket' in 2009, and they have been stirring up the party animal in audiences ever since.

They have opened for Kenny Wayne Shephard, The Mississippi Allstars and many more.

Their groove is infectious and their attitude is fun!

You can see and hear clips of Doug's work at and listen to the great sounds of Doug James and the Pocket at Follow them at Doug-James-and-The-Pocket.
Adel Auto Parts NAPA
Back to School Tuneup Time
at Adel Auto Parts

Back to school is just around the corner. Time for a teenage vehicle tuneup!

This August, visit Adel Auto Parts and pick up everything you need to change the oil and check the tires.

 While you're at it, replace those old windshield wipers and the air filter, inspect the belts, and change out the spark plugs. There's even more great ideas in the August Ad.

John and his crew will make sure your teens are ready for the new school year with a little
NAPA Know How and Adel Auto Parts!  
NAPA - Adel Auto Parts
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
Together We Can
Together We Can - Co-parenting Program Sept. 13 - Oct. 4th

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County in partnership with Waukee Christian Services will be offering Together We Can: Creating  Healthy Future Together, a workshop series for co-parents.

This program is for single parents with young children or couples in unstable relationships who want to work together to resolve conflict and be involved in their child's life.

Together We Can helps participants develop a positive vision for their child and map out the
steps to achieve it.

"Research shows children benefit when parents collaborate," said ISU Extension Educator Lisa Mickelson. "This program is really about gaining the knowledge you need to come together and create the best outcomes for your child."
Classes will be held Tuesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waukee Christian Services located at 1155 SE Boone Dr.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required to the Dallas County Extension office.

ISU Ext Office - Dallas County Iowa
To register or learn more about Together We Can, contact Mickelson at or (515) 993-4281.

View the Flyer
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
American Legion Post 464 Adel Iowa
Adel American Legion Sweet Corn Festival Lunch Aug 13th       
The Adel American Legion Penoach Post 464 would like to extend an invitation to attend the Sweet Corn Festival lunch Saturday, August 13th.

Enjoy lunch in air-conditioned comfort.

Serving from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Join us at 119 N. 9th St, West of the Courthouse.

All proceeds will go to the Building Repair Fund.  Support the Veterans of Post 464 as they have supported our country and community with their service in the past and present.

American Legion
Post 464
119 N. 9th. Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4080
Adel Winterset TV Maytag Sale
What are Your Kids Sleeping On?

Children need a good nights sleep for peak performance in school. Give them what they need with a new bed from Adel Winterset TV & Appliance.

They have a large display room with many choices to meet your needs and your budget.

Prices include delivery, set-up and disposal of your old mattress. Bring the kids to Adel Winterset TV & Appliance to see what they have to offer today!
Adel Winterset TV & Appliance
Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
916 Main St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287
ADM Hall of Fame
New Night for 2016 Alumni All Class Reunion & Hall of Fame

The ADM Alumni Association is moving their
All Class Reunion & Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony to Thursday night.

Attendees can enjoy their personal class reunions and other Sweet Corn weekend festivities without missing out on the Fun!

August 11th, 2016 in the ADM High School Auditorium in Adel. There will be a reception from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the 7-8 Commons Area.

The ADM Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m.

All are welcomed to attend.

ADM Alumni Association - Adel Iowa
ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, IA 50003
Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K
2016 Annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk Aug. 13th

The Annual Sweet Corn Festival 5K Run/Walk. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th, 2016.

The race takes place on the scenic brick streets along the parade route in front of hundreds of spectators.

The Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K kicks off the Adel Sweet Corn Festival.

Make sure you bring the whole family to enjoy the Sweet Corn Parade, Festival and free delicious Deardorf Sweet Corn after the race!

2016 Race proceeds will benefit HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County.

To register for the Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5k Run, visit our registration page for details.

$30 Late Registration (July 1 - Aug 9)
$30 On-site Registration available during packet pick up (See packet pickup times listed below)

Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K

Adel Sweet Corn Festival 5K
For more information and to register online please visit our website at

Come to run and stay for the fun!

Brick Street Enterprise
Adel Sweet Corn Festival 
2016 Adel Sweet Corn Festival 

The Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival is August 13th.
This annual event is Adel's way of saying
"Thank you" to the community and to all who visit.

The weekend is a fan favorite - with multiple events taking place across town.

One of the oldest traditions of the festival is the corn shucking. Volunteers gather to fill a refrigerated semi-truck with tons of ready-to-be-cooked corn on the cob. Everyone is welcome to join the fun.

Come early, do both days, run the 5K, enjoy the parade, eats lots of corn, stop by the American Legion Hall for lunch in the A.C., visit the many booths and enjoy the stage shows. As it gets hot, take a break and check out the Air Conditioning at the Used Book Sale located in the Adel Library.

Schedule of Events
Friday, August 12
  • 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Adel Public Library Used Book Sale
  • ADM Alumni Golf Tournament - 7:30 a.m. session and 2:00 p.m. session
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m. - Sweet Corn Shucking on 10th and Prairie
  • 6:00 p.m. - 3rd Annual Sweet Corn Princess Contest at the Community Stage
Saturday, August 13
  • 8:00 a.m. - Sweet Corn 5K Race
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Vendor booths open
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Adel Public Library Used Book Sale
  • 9:30-11:00 a.m. - Parade (line-up begins at 8:30 a.m.)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Dunk Tank (W side of Courthouse)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Sweet Corn (Until it's GONE)
  • 6:00 p.m. - Beer Garden (only open to ages 21 and over)

Saturday, August 13 Entertainment
Strolling / Lawn
  • Noon to 2:00 p.m. - Sparklehoop Dance (S side of Courthouse)
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. - ADM HS Dance Team (10th St by Raccoon Valley Bank)
  • 2:30-3:00 p.m. - GottaZING (SE corner of Courthouse)
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. - Raccoon Valley Marshall Arts Academy (SW corner of Courthouse)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Abby Normal
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m. - Adel Tumbling and Dance Club
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. - Let's Dance of Adel
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Doug James and the Pocket
  • 9:00 p.m. to midnight - Gimikk
Additional Saturday Activities
  • 11:00 a.m. - Car Show (on Court St. N of Courthouse)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Children's Rides (located on 9th St)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Knock Out Basketball (First Christian Church parking lot)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Bean Bag Tournament (Old Middle School, $30 entry fee)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Ice Cream Social and Book Signing, Mike Flinn (front lawn of Historical Museum, 1129 Main St)
Block Party 2K16  
Adel Sweet Corn Festival Block Party

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S.
10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Adel Dog Park - Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts Announce Adel Dog Park Opening August 14th      

The Adel Girl Scouts proudly announce the Adel Dog Park Opening, Sunday, August 14th at 2:00 pm.

The park is located North of the Adel Aquatic Center - 1800 S. 15th St. Adel Iowa.

The Adel Girl Scouts-Junior Troop 505 raised money to build the dog park as a Bronze Award Project.

Thank you to the Adel Community for your support and help! With your help we were able to make this project successful!
Adel Girl Scouts

Kylie, Piper, Rach el, & Rebecca

Adel Dog Park
1800 S. 15th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Penoach Winery
Penoach Winery Events     

Penoach Winery hosts Abby Normal on August 12, 7-10 pm in their Sunset in the Vineyard concert series. 

Help husk sweet corn for Saturday's Sweet Corn Festival, then come out for the music. Adventure BBQ will be here with food available.

On August 26, Back Stage Boogie Band will be in concert.

No admission charge for the concerts.
Bring a lawn chair. Please no outside alcohol.

Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery
26759 N Ave.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
AHeinz Pet Rescue Ruff Ride
Rescue Ride Grand Prix
to Benefit AHeinz57 Aug. 13th

Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center will host the Rescue Ride Grand Prix on Saturday August 13th at their beautiful facility in Cumming, Iowa.

Proceeds will benefit AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport to continue their mission of rescuing homeless, injured and abused dogs throughout Iowa.

The silent auction will begin at 4:00 p.m. followed by a delicious dinner buffet, leadline class and exhilarating show jumping.

AHeinz 57 Pet Rescue
There will be live entertainment after the awards presentation. To purchase tickets and for additional information, call Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center at 515-981-1699.

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
2016 Adel Sweet Corn Festival: Grand Marshall - Jim McNeill

The Adel Partners Chamber is excited to announce that the 2016 Parade Grand Marshal is: Jim McNeill.

Retired Chief McNeill was with the City of Adel for 29 years. While on the police force he was the Chief of Police for 19 years.

Jim was known for his leadership, reliability, expertise and ability to follow through. The respect he earned quickly translated into trust-the trust that he would always be consistently firm and fair.

Jim McNeill was also the disaster coordinator and he has seen Adel through its most common disaster-flooding.

The mitigation efforts he put in place including the berms throughout Kinnick-Feller Park and the portable dike system at the track/football field area has given Adel a sense of security that flood damage would be held to a minimum.

The Adel Partners Chamber had many great nominees this year and is thrilled to name Jim McNeill as Grand Marshal.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
POBox 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Penoach Farm to Table
Penoach Winery's Farm to Table Dinner August 19th      

Penoach Winery invites you to a Farm to Table dinner, Saturday, August 19th starting at 6:00 pm.

Catered by Cyd's Catering and will feature locally sourced meat, cheeses, fruits and vegetables. Each course will be paired with Penoach wines and will be served in the vineyard.

Mike Aceto will provide music for the evening.

Farm to Table Dinner Menu:
Hor D' Oevers
  • Farmers Market Bruschetta
  • Maytag Havartl Rosemary Pecan Truffles
  • Maytag Havartl Mousse and SmokeTrout canapes
  • Bacon Wrapped laMie Focaccla
  • Roasted Carrot Garlic and White Bean DIp with erudite
  • Iowa Summer Salad Greens
  • Smoked Tomatoes with New Potatoes
  • Tomato Tart
  • Wallace Farm Flank Steak
  • Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Potato Swirls with Prairie Breeze Cheese and Sweet Garlic
  • Irish Blackberry Winery Soup with Buttermilk Custard
  • Iowa Choice Harvest Apple Caramel CriSp with Whipped
  • Vanilla Bean Cr~me with a RhubarbWlne Honey sauce
  • Brewed Coffee
  • Herb Iced Tea
  • Gourmet Sugars and Cream
Penoach Winery

If you haven't purchased your tickets yet for this great event at the winery, time is running out! Tickets will only be available until August 5th, so get yours today, Place Your Reservation.

Penoach Winery - Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery
26759 N Ave.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery
2016 Team Hall 'Roling  for a Cure' Summer Events

Join Team Hall this summer as they roll for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

Show your support for Alex and Shade Hall - Brothers who fight CF every day and their family Shawn, Michelle and Caden Roling

We hope these events help raise awareness and funds toward THE CURE!
Friday Night- August 5th Tween/Teen Event!
Check in: 7 p.m.
Bowling Fun - 7:30-9:30 pm
Cost: $20.00 per person (walk in fee: $25)
6 people per lane

Team Hall Adel Iowa
Alex and Shade Hall
Saturday - August 6th Family Fun Event!
Check in: 9:30 a.m.
Bowling Fun - 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Cost: $120.00 per family (walk in fee $150 )
6 people per lane

Saturday - August 6th Adult Night Out!
Check in: 7 p.m.
Bowling Fun - 7:30-9:30 pm
Cost: $30.00 per person

Register and Donate

More Information

Michelle Roling - Sharing is Healing
1412 HyVue Street
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: 515-231-3918
Facebook: teamhalluntilcfequalscurefound
BASE Adel Iowa 
BASE® Employees Support Good Samaritan Food Pantry

Employees at BASE® pulled together to support their community by donating food items and other various products to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Adel.

BASE® employees donated items for the entire month of June to assist those in need in the ADM and Van Meter school district.

On the first day of the month, with a goal in mind, employees accepted the challenge and surpassed what they set out to do. On the last day of June, BASE® was able to donate 1,035 items, an estimated value of over $1,500 in non-perishable donations.

BASE® Employees Support Local Food Pantry
Employees at BASE® donated 1,035 items, an estimated value of over  $1,500 in non-perishable items to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in Adel.

BASE® has been a longtime supporter of the local Food Pantry and was excited to get involved to help those in their community who are less fortunate.

Adam Harrington, VP of Operations & Group Sales, is proud that BASE® continues to be involved. "There is nothing more gratifying than helping people out and this is a group that can always use our help," .... Read More

ADM Fine Arts Boosters
P.O. Box 252
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 834-2513

Adel Public Library
August at the Adel Public Library

Your library has lots of fun things to see and do during the last days of summer before the kids go back to school on August 23rd.

Our annual Lego Building Contest for all school-aged kids will be on Tuesday, August 8th at 10:00 am.

Come and let your imagination run wild as you design and build great things. Awards will be given in many categories to celebrate your designs. 

We are busily preparing for the annual Friends of the Library Foundation Book Sale.

The pre-sale on Thursday, August 11th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm is free for Friends and just $5.00 for non-Friends.

The Book Sale is free and open to the public on Friday August 12th from 10:00 to 5:00 and Saturday, August 13th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

We have lots of wonderful books this year, and will continue to accept donations until the close of business on Friday, August 8th.

Please remember that the sale will be in our community room and that the library will be closed on Saturday for the Sweet Corn Festival.

Our last Movie on the Big Screen for the summer will be "Zootopia" on Tuesday, August 16th at 10:30 am.

We'll be celebrating the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics a tthe library with a Summer Olympics Party on Thursday, August 18th at 10:30 am.

Our next Garage Sale of the summer is Friday August 26th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday August 27th from 10:00 am to Noon.

All proceeds from the monthly Garage Sales are used by the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation for special projects and programs at the library.

Read with us this summer as part of our third annual Dallas County Reads 1 Book. This year we've chosen the mystery novel "Missing Pieces" by Heather Gudenkauf.

The Evening Book Club will discuss this book on Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 pm while the Brown Bag Book Club will have their discussion on Thursday, September 8th at Noon.

Tickets for the Read and Meet with Ms. Gudenkauf on Tuesday September 20th are available at any Dallas County library.  
The Read and Meet is at 5:30 pm at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, where hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Following the Read and Meet, Ms. Gudenkaf will speak at 7:00 pm at the Perry High School, this event is free and open to the public.


This September, Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation will have their first ever Anything Goes Basket Silent Auction.

Starting the week of Labor Day, we will be collecting baskets at the library and the silent auction will then run September 12th at 10:00 a.m. through September 30th at 5:00p.m.

The money raised will go for additional shelving for our library. We want to offer baskets that can be used year round or given away as gifts, and this will be in place of the basket silent auction we normally have during the holiday season.

Put your thinking caps on and surprise us with a basket that will be the hit of the silent auction!

However, if you need some ideas, there will be a list at the library with some suggestions for basket themes.

Please stop by the library to pick up the form that you will need to turn in when you bring in your basket.

As always, information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at www.adelpl.orgor you can follow us on our Facebook and Twitter!


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 of the Month -
Simple Salad   

I'm a Baby Boomer- a generation born in the memory of victory gardens, self preservation, and self reliance.

My grandmother taught me to make homemade food from scratch. This time of year saw our kitchen turned into a canning factory putting goods on the shelves for winter.

It would take weeks to get through the corn, onions, beets, tomatoes, pickles, carrots, and even water melon pickles.

We didn't call it "clean eating", it just was. This month we bring you a recipe for something you might have forgotten how to make- a simple salad with items from the garden and homemade salad dressing.

Simple Salad
Just an Old Fashioned Salad
1 head Romaine Lettuce, shredded
2 large Tomatoes, diced
5 mini Sweet Peppers, sliced
6 baby Carrots, diced
1 Cup Blueberries, rinsed
1 Cup Walnuts, crushed
2 stalks Celery, diced
1 Cup Cauliflower, minced
1 Cup Broccoli, minced
1 grilled Chicken Breast, diced

2 Scallions, minced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
6 T. Olive Oil
2 T. Parsley
1 tsp. Basil
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp.  Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp. Dill
1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
Dash of Oregano
3 T. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Lemon Zest
1 Leak proof Glass Jar


1. Add all Dressing ingredients to the glass jar, in the order listed above.

2. Seal the jar and shake vigorously for 3-5 minutes.

3. Place jar in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to develop flavors.

4. Shake vigorously before use.

5. In a large bowl add the salad ingredients.

6. Make sure the vegetables and chicken are cut into small pieces for better distribution.

7. Drizzle 1/4 cup Salad Dressing on ingredients, toss to coat.

Final Mix Show Band 
Final Mix at Free Friday Concert Friday, August 26th 

The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce (APCC) next Free Friday Concert Series is August 26th, 2016, 7-10 pm. This is a free, family-friendly event.

Join Adel Family Dentistry as they host the great music of Final Mix Show Band.

This event is BYOB Bring your own Basket of snacks, food, and regular or adult beverage to the Stage and Pavilion. (10th and Main)

Adult beverages must remain on the stage lawn and may only be consumed during the events.  No food or drink will be sold. Bring your friends and family and don't forget the lawn chairs for this event. Follow Final Mix Show Band.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 73, 301 S.
10th St., 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
Email: Chamber@AdelPartners.Org
Facebook: AdelPartnersChamberOfCommerce
Terry Traveller
Terry Traveler - Desert Journey    
The other day I, Terry Traveler, your loyal explorer of places unknown, found myself in a captivating place of wonder. It had been a long journey through desert terrain leading me towards a gigantic monolith against a blue horizon.

The last thing I remember was seeing a camel, thinking I should call out for help, and a soft grainy pillow of sorts that I fell upon.

I awoke surrounded by white- everything from the paisley wallpaper to the couch, to the statues upon tabletops. It seemed such a contrast to my faded orange parka, carelessly thrown to the corner of the room. I had little time to register this place before two curious creatures entered. Their dress was exceptionally formal, bright reds and greens, with gold accents, bells, and tinkling trinkets lining the hems.

I'm not quite sure what they were saying, you see I speak several languages but apparently not that one. I made out a few words, something about shoestrings, antenna, and Jimmy Carter so I responded as such. The two exchanged a glance, and began showering me with gifts as I assume is the custom of this unknown land. I received 2 mini bottles of Spa Quality Shampoo/Conditioner In One, 3 tiny bars of Spa Quality sandalwood soap, my very own nail file, a bottle of water, a small can of macadamia nuts, 4 ear swabs, and 2 towels. I thanked them profusely as they left me, once again, alone in this strange room.

Suddenly, a magical screen began to rise out of yet another white piece of furniture. There was a slight click and hum as a picture began to solidify against the screen. I sat for hours listening to a pleasant voice talk about shoestrings, antenna, and Jimmy Carter while images of luxury pools, restaurants, and nightlife crossed the screen. I must have fallen asleep as I awoke with a start at the reappearance of the two sheet covered figures, this time accompanied by a man in a fancy grey suit. I must have been delirious as I couldn't have heard the phrases "Oprah's people need the room", and "check out was at 11." I collected my gifts, my orange parka, and exited the white room, prepared for what may lie beyond.

I was lead through an endless hallway to a golden elevator. The man in the grey suit listened with amazement as I recanted my long journey in the desert, the loss of my wallet to a camel, and my desperate need to know where I was. He seemed generally interested, taking me forcefully by the arm, and leading me to a large revolving door. I was thrown into a crowded street with more well wishes and talks of shoestrings.

I looked around, trying to get my barring when I saw a sign reading The Address, Dubai, a luxury hotel. At that moment it all made sense to me, and I was struck by a wave of disappointment. I had spent the entire night in a luxury hotel and I missed out on my one chance in ten years to watch HBO and finally see the ending of the Sopranos.

This is your ever loyal and always observant explorer Terry Traveler saying, no spoilers, please!

Terry Traveller
Facebook: DiscoverAdel.Terry
ADM Flag Football
ADM K-5 Flag Football
Sign-up Deadline Aug. 26th

The ADM K·5 Flag Football Sign-up is underway.

Flag football is a great way for kids to burn energy while learning the fundamentals of football. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings

Season: September 13th, tp October 18th, 2016.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 28th.
Visit to register.

ADM Flag Football
Adel, Iowa 50003
Studio Q 360
Studio Q 360 - Accomplish Your Dreams with Massage   

Before each appointment I ask my clients, "what is your goal for the massage today?" Most answer "Relaxation".

Relaxation is a broad category that often creates a misunderstanding, leading to a lackluster experience for the client.

For some, relaxation means "I want to fall asleep for an hour."

For others, it is shorthand meaning, "I want to stop hurting." Other massage therapists may cause pain which has lead to clients stating "relaxation" as the goal in an attempt to lighten the pressure or avoid deep tissue work. For this LMT, relaxation is a byproduct of every massage- the restoration of equilibrium following disturbance. I do not subscribe to causing my clients pain. I subscribe to helping my clients achieve their dreams.

At Studio Q 360, the goal for your massage is viewed as a stepping stone towards self realization. When clients consider massage to be therapy, not a spa treatment, massage can open doors to personal wellness you may not have considered before.

Take a moment to think about your body. If pain were no object, would you climb a mountain? Would you ride RAGBRAI? Would you play tennis again? Would you learn to ballroom dance? Think about how your muscles are holding you back from these dreams. Whatever is holding you back, these become the goals for your massage session:
  • I want to lift my arm above my head.
  • I want to sleep better and be less irritable.
  • I want to move gracefully.
  • I want to avoid carpal tunnel surgery.
  • I want to feel more active and less medicated.
  • I want to run again.
Studio Q 360
Massage Therapy is a key to accomplishing your dreams, and each session is one step closer to saying goodbye to your physical limitations. Call Studio Q 360 today!

Katina Brocka, LMT
917 Main St.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Facebook: StudioQ360
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