"Helping the World Discover Adel" Newsletter
Vol. 62 December 2013
Dear Friend of Adel,

One of my favorite memories of Christmas barely involves me. It was the year all three of my daughters were in college and their money was tight. 

My mother was coming for the week and one of our traditions was for the five of us to go shopping and take in a meal during the holiday. My mother had started it when the girls were in elementary school and it was a highlight of the holiday.

My mother and I always fought over who would pay the check. No matter who "won", the other would smile and insist on leaving the tip. Unfortunately, that year I had to work. I asked the girls to continue the tradition and take their Grandmother out to lunch, my treat (tip included).

They agreed and went out the day before Christmas. They has a wonderful time, visiting well into the afternoon. When the check came, my oldest put the assigned money in the folder,  then she silently added 20% of her own money to the folder as the tip. This was silently repeated by everyone at the table.

As they were leaving their server ran up to them saying, "WAIT, there's been a mistake. You've left twice the cost of the meal!" They smiled at her, told her it was her's and to have a "Merry Christmas." The server wiped her eyes, gave them all a hug and said, "You too, have a Merry Christmas!"

When they got home they handed me $20.00 as my change. I said, oh, you were supposed to leave it all to cover the tip. They just smiled at me.

This month we have a jam packed issue of Adel events for December. So, grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable for a great read, and remember to tip your server.

We look forward to seeing you in Adel this month and wish you a Merry Christmas.


In This Issue
Next 2 New - Grand Opening New Location
Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial All Day Open House
Why Become a Master Gardener?
Penoach Winery Holiday Open House 14 & 15
American Legion Invites Vets to Chili Supper
The Animal Hospital - Food Pantry Drive
2013 Adel Holiday Tour of Homes Dec. 8th
2013 Festival of Trees Dec. 6th and 8th
Brick Street Barbecue is Good Anytime
2013 Operation Christmas Child Thank You!
Adel Business Holiday Open House Dec. 6th
Adel Business Holiday Open House Stops
Christmas Eve Service at Fusion Church
Adel HealthMart - Shop Local Specials
Around Town - Upcoming Events
Next 2 New - Grand Opening New Location

Next 2 New Adel Iowa Shopping in Adel, Iowa just got trendy. Whether you are looking for retro decorations, vintage furniture, funky finds, cool clothing, or one-of-a-kind gifts, Next 2 New Clothing Consignment Shop has something for everyone.  


Join us Saturday December 7th to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new location!


Owner Shannen Bargman grew up in the retail business environment at her mother's side, and has always wanted her own store.  


The idea of a consignment shop was born out of a need to reduce overhead while maintaining quality control. After visiting other consignment stores, Shannen knew what she liked about those business models, and what she could do better.


Next 2 New Adel Iowa  

She knew she wanted an uncluttered, clean store with quality products, a welcoming atmosphere for vendors, a place where local artists could sell their wares, and enough space to showcase the items and give customers room to browse.     


In March 2011, Next 2 New began selling like-new consignment clothing at bargain prices in Adel. The small clothing store became successful when women of all sizes began finding quality, name-brand items for a steal. Soon, the store was full of clothing, purses, belts, and shoes. It was apparent that more room was needed for the shop to grow.  


Next 2 New Adel Iowa

Next 2 New Adel Iowa  

This November, Shannen and Next 2 New moved to their new storefront at 215 South 6th Street, Suite B, next to the new Anytime Fitness location.  


The new store has 4800 square feet of space, with a dedicated section for clothing and apparel. Customers are encouraged to bring their seasonal Children- Adult size casual and business apparel, shoes, boots, and accessories for resale.  


All items must be clean, free of holes and wrinkles, and of today's styles. To learn more about selling your clothing through Next 2 New's consignment program, please visit


The bright overhead lights help customers examine items, and the new changing rooms are spacious and inviting. The expanded space has brought in more clothing for men, women, and children alike, and has allowed Shannen to expand her offerings to include housewares, furniture, and gifts.


Next 2 New Adel Iowa In the past five years consignments stores have taken off with the rebirth of antiquing - what some call "picking", named for the act of literally picking through piles of discarded items for something special.  


For diehard pickers, nothing beats spending hours in a rundown barn full of unknown treasures, except maybe the hours of work put into making old items shine like new.  


For the casual customer who wants to add a splash of whimsy to their home, picking can seem like a daunting task. That's where the modern consignment store comes into play.  


At Next 2 New, Shannen works with a group of select vendors to identify what types of items her customers will enjoy. This can be a difficult task as "funky finds" may spark an image of flowery Victorian wallpaper for some, and barn wood signage for others.


Next 2 New does a good job of covering all the modern trends:

  • Up-Cycle: Artists use items that have been thrown away to create a new product. Up-cycled items tend to combine materials in creative ways, such as upholstering discarded chair frames with boat sails.
  • Vintage: An item that is easily recognized with the era it was made, such as a Herman Eames- style dresser circa 1960. True vintage items are more than 20 years old. Next 2 New has a growing collection of dressers, china hutches, bed frames, chairs and more.
  • Retro: new or used items that imitate the design or styles of the recent past. This may include a vintage 1980's top with polka dots, or a new pair of skinny jeans designed like those worn by Aubrey Hepburn in the 1950's.
  • Re-Purpose: similar to up-cycling, materials are given a second chance to be something new. Check out the spoon jewelry made by Adel resident Fred Pruitt!
  • Handmade: Products crafted by hand. Handmade items tend to be one of a kind; when made in bulk they have slight variations that make each item unique.
  • Crafts: Craft items are handmade, and may include mass produced items that have been augmented. Picture frames with added decorations can be found at Next 2 New.

Next 2 New Adel Iowa



In addition to clothing and housewares, Shannen has a large display of Scentsy wax melts and electric warmers for sale, and in use throughout the space.  


Shannen has select melts and warmers on hand, and can order any items you would like from the Scentsy catalog for pick up at the store.


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Join Shannen and Next 2 New in Adel on Saturday, December 7th for the Grand Opening celebration!  


The store will be open regular hours from 9-4pm, with raffles, door prizes, giveaways, food, and wine samples from Adel's own Penoach Winery.  


Stop in to congratulate Shannen on the new location and enjoy a consignment store that's a whole lot more for that perfect find!


Next 2 New

Clothing Consignment Shop
215 South 6th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1935
Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial All Day Open House Dec. 6th
Adel Iowa LSB Team
Adel LSB Team, L-R: Tim Bohlen, Lisa Sparks, Colby Dawes, Kristi Fuller, Sue Mahlum, Jenn Kudrna, Lori Brocka, Tim Canney, and Josh Heisterkamp. Click photo to view at a larger size.
The Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial Team in Adel will host an All Day Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6th from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. There will refreshments served all day.

From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the Adel Holiday Open House they will have meatballs and a recipe card for your envelope.

We look forward to seeing you.

Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
805 Main St # 3
Adel IA 50003
Office: 515-253-9475
Office: 800-361-1558
Fax: 515-253-9502
Lincoln Savings Bank - Member FDIC
BWhy Become a Master Gardener?
Master Gardener ISUEO Why Become a Master Gardener? 

"Because I wanted to learn more!" says Judd Bristow, Dallas County Master Gardener when asked.

"I have had an interest in gardening all of my life. I even took a few horticulture classes in college. Although gardening did not become my life's work, I have thoroughly enjoyed designing my home landscape and trying new plants
Dallas County Master Gardeners
These Dallas County Master Gardeners leaders recently met at Harvey's Greenhouse in Adel. Admiring a Centennial Kumquat plant, left to right, is Judd Bristow, Megan Will, Dallas County Master Gardener & Chair of Iowa Master Gardener Advisory Council, and Cathy Simon, ISU Extension & Outreach Horticulture Education Coordinator.
Dallas County Extension Office will host a Master Gardener training program beginning January 16, 2014 in Adel The Master Gardener course is taught by horticulture experts. It includes 40 hours of web-based and face-to-face local training and a one-day training session on the Iowa State University campus to take advantage of their special horticulture laboratories. Iowa Master Gardener training covers many aspects of... Contine reading

Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
Penoach Winery Holiday Open House 14 & 15
Penoach Vineyard Winery Nursery Adel Iowa
Penoach Winery Adel Iowa Penoach Winery will have their Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th from 12 - 5:00 p.m.

Free samples, wine specials, stocking stuffer and wine accessory gift ideas, wine mulling spices, snacks and much more.

Register for a free bottle of the wine of your choice.

Penoach Winery
26759 N Avenue * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Facebook: Penoach-Vineyard-Winery/245394812158686
BAmerican Legion Invites Vets to Chili Supper
American Legion American Legion Post 464 invites all Veterans to come join them for a Chili Supper on Monday, December, 2nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Adel Legion Hall, located at 119 N. 9th St. (Westside of the square).

Enjoy chili, beverages, and fellowship.

For veterans who are not members of the American Legion, we will be glad to tell you about it.

Our regular monthly meeting will start at 7:00 p.m.

American Legion
Post 464
119 N. 9th. Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4080
BThe Animal Hospital - Food Pantry Drive
The Animal Hospital of Adel - Adel Iowa The Animal Hospital of Adel is holding it's Annual Food Drive. The season to give thanks is upon us again.

Hunger affects 1 in 8 Iowans and we want to help those in our community who are struggling. We are asking you to help us in our efforts.

Please bring any non-perishable (not expired) human food items to our clinic. We will be running the food drive until February 1, 2014.

Please keep in mind... Continue reading

The Animal Hospital of Adel

1126 Greene St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3410
Facebook: The Animal Hospital of Adel
2013 Adel Holiday Tour of Homes Dec. 8th
Adel Holiday Home Tours This year's Holiday Tour of Homes will be held on December 8th from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tickets for the tour are $6.00.

Visit four beautiful homes and 8 rooms filled with Adel history at the Adel Historical Museum.

The Adel Holiday Home Tour began in 1989 to support beautification, historic preservation and restoration projects in the Adel community...  Continue Reading

Adel Historical Museum
1129 Main Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1032
2013 Festival of Trees Dec. 6th and 8th
2013 Festival of Trees Adel Iowa The Festival of Trees will be open on Friday night December 6th during the Adel Partners Holiday Open House.

We will have our Tearoom on the following Sunday, December 8th.

Proceeds from these events have gone to the Food Pantry, Kids Clothes Closet, Crisis Intervention, Meals of the Heartland, Adel Ministerial Association, to mention a few.

What great way to share and spread God's love with others!

First Christian Church
218 N 9th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1040
BBrick Street Barbecue is Good Anytime
Brick Street Barbecue Adel Iowa Winter is here and the grill is covered in snow, but you can still have Barbecue.

Merle at Brick Street Barbecue has the smoker going and is fixing ribs all winter.

Smoked low and slow with a combination of dry rubs and a smidge of sauce.

His technique results in the most tender, flavorful and delicious BBQ dining experience you'll find.

Place your order by Wednesday for Friday.

Merle Brick Street Barbecue Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
B2013 Operation Christmas Child Thank You!
Operation Christmas Child Adel IowaOperation Christmas Child was an incredible success this year.

Thank you to everyone for your donations and support.

Our drop-off site received 1068 boxes,
exceedeing our goal of 1,000.

There were many churches and groups who participated throughout the county and the Adel churches made a tremendous difference in this outreach those include: Faith Lutheran, First Christian, Fusion, Grace Lutheran, New Hope, and United Methodist Children's groups and clubs were also very enthusiastic in making gift-filled boxes for the less fortunate.

AWANA's, Adel Ecumenical Vacation Bible School, and the Classy Clever Clovers all played an important role in helping the mission to thrive this year.

The outpouring of gifts from our community's children truly show that Adel youth have big hearts. Many individuals and families also lovingly packed gifts, and we couldn't have done it without them.

To each and everyone of you who helped in any way with Operation Christmas Child this year, thank you! Together we're sending the love of Jesus around the globe and giving children hope You make such a difference in their lives.

May God bless you for your loving participation and have a very Merry Christmas!



Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
BAdel Business Holiday Open House Dec. 6th
Adel Holiday Open House The 19th Annual Adel Business Holiday Open House. 5 to 7 p.m. ~ Friday, December 6th. This year's theme, "Peppermint Twist"

Enjoy holiday treat samples and collect recipes at participating businesses. Collector recipe card covers will be available this year at Sumpter Pharmacy.

Santa will be in his workshop and kid activities will be available at the Adel Public Library.

7th Annual Lighted Parade at 7:15

Sponsored by the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce.

Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
301 S. 10th St.
PO Box 73
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5472
BAdel Business Holiday Open House Stops
Here is a start of some of the many great places to visit during the 19th Annual Adel Business Holiday Open House. from 5 to 7 p.m. ~ Friday, December 6th.

During the Adel Holiday Open House, visit Fusion Church at 917 Fusion Church - Adel Iowa Main St. (R & L Building).

They will be serving Hot Chocolate Candy Cane stir sticks as a tie in with this year's theme.

Adel Quilting & Dry Gods Co. Adel Iowa Holiday Open House at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co. at 909 Prairie St.

Discounts on holiday fabrics, demos of gift making ideas and refreshments.

Antiques on Ninth Adel Iowa Christmas Gifts at Antiques on Ninth (Cameo Rose building) during the Adel Holiday Open House on the Square. Come in and shop 5 - 7:00 p.m.

Antiques on Ninth, 107 N. 9th St.

Al Dente Adel Iowa Visit Al Dente Toffee109 N. 9th St. on December 6th during the Adel, Community Open House. We will have a 'Cello Duet performed by Esther Boatman and Hannah Mahlum.

They will be playing holiday music from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free treats and classical music. Sure to be a very special event.

Santa at Adel Holiday Open House Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Adel Public Library, 303 S. 10th St.
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring their visit and taking care of all the reindeer while Santa visits with kids, Ms. Elf will be doing face-painting, and Mrs. Claus does balloon art for kids of all ages.

Peppermint Sticks Do The Peppermint Twist at the First Christian Church115 S. 10th St. during Adel's Holiday Open House in the Fellowship Hall

Enjoy a Pretzel Hugs/Kisses treat and receive the recipe to make for the holidays. Take a sneak peek of over 20 decorated Christmas trees for The Festival of Trees on Sunday, December 8.
Christmas Eve Service at Fusion Church
Fusion Church Adel Iowa Please join us for a Silent Night Christmas Eve Service at Fusion Church.

Fusion is located one mile east of Adel on Highway 6.

December 24th, 6 - 7:00 p.m.

Fusion Church
(Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m.)
Hwy. 6 (just east of Adel)
Phone: 515.993.5438
Facebook: Connectwithfusion
Adel HealthMart - Shop Local Specials
Adel HealthMart - Adel Iowa Shop local this holiday season at Adel HealthMart. We are your one stop holiday shop. From a full service pharmacy with all your prescription and over-the-counter needs to gifts for your whole family.

We have a great selection of frames, Willow Tree, Bridgewater candles, holiday decor and much, much more!

We will also be having specials each Saturday in December leading up to Christmas.

Watch our facebook page  for more details on that and while you are there be sure to "like" us! Stop in to see us and shop local this Christmas season! Happy Holidays from all of us at Adel HealthMart.

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Adel Health Mart
Phone: 515-993-3644
Fax :515-993-4714
After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959
Around Town
Yoga Adel 2013 Adel Yoga Class Schedule

Over the years, our yoga group has developed into a close group of friends that get together once a week for gentle exercise We invite you to...   Continue reading
Adel Snowman Contest Adel Snowman Contest

The Adel Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold it's Annual Snowman Contest. Take your family to any Adel City Park between...   Continue reading
Candelight Dinner Candlelight Food and Music Dec. 4th

On Wednesday, December 4th, at 6:00 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church has a candlelight dinner, featuring ham, cheesy potatoes, salad and a dessert, with a...   Continue reading
Flu Shots Available at Adel HealthMart

Flu shots are now available at Adel HealthMart. No appointment is necessary. Hours the vaccination is available are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m...   Continue reading
Shop with a Cop Adel Iowa Shop with a Cop Nominations Due Dec. 4th

Nominations for the Sheriff's Benevolent Association's 18th annual "Shop with a Cop" event is Dec. 4th. The event matches The "Shop with a Cop" event pairs...   Continue reading
Letters From North Pole Adel Iowa Sign-up for "Notes From The North Pole" Due Dec 6th.

Have a letter from Santa mailed directly to your child this Christmas. Each letter comes in an envelope with Santa's name and return address in the corner....   Continue reading

KidWind Project® KidWind Project® Wind Energy Workshop Dec. 7th

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach is offering a KidWind Project® training for 4-H volunteers and teachers that work with youth in grades 4-12...    Continue reading

Seven Oaks 2013 Seven Oaks Youth Day Trip Deadline Dec. 13th

Join the Adel Parks and Rec team over Christmas Break for a trip to Seven Oaks in Boone for skiing, snow tubing and more!
Who: Children in grades 3-8...   Continue reading
Point of Grace Single Moms Dinner 2013 Single Moms Christmas Dinner Dec 14th

Point of Grace Church - Single Moms Christmas Dinner. Please join us Saturday, December 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Doors open at 5:00 for the...    Continue reading
Faith Lutheran Parents Day Out 2013 Parent's Day Out Dec. 15th

Let Faith Lutheran Church watch the kids as you get some Christmas shopping done! Please register your children on the Family Life Ministry board or...     Continue reading

Adel Quilting & Dry Gods Co. Adel Iowa Open Sew Friday at the Adel Public Library

Join Jacque Johnson, owner of Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co., the 2nd Friday of each month at the Adel Public Library for Open Sew Friday! Participants may join...    Continue reading

Harveys Winter Market Adel Iowa 2013 Harvey's Greenhouse Winter Markets

Harvey's Greenhouse will be hosting four winter markets. They will be Friday from 12-5 p.m, and Saturday from 9 a,m,-2 p,m inside the greenhouse...    Continue reading

Volleyball Mini Adel Adult Coed Indoor Volleyball - Deadline Dec 27th.

Adult Coed Indoor Volleyball. Adults ages 18 years and up. (Must be a high school graduate). Sunday evenings beginning January 5th. (No games Feb. 2nd...   Continue reading 

Basketball 1st, 2nd Grade Boys & Girls Basketball Due Dec. 27th

1st and 2nd Grade Boys and Girls Youth Basketball Clinics. Saturday mornings; Jan. 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th. At the Adel Elementary School Gymnasium....  Continue reading 
Free Kids Closet - Adel, Iowa Free Kids Clothes Closet

Kids Clothes Closet is here to help with free clothing! Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11am... Continue reading

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Adel United Methodist Church Wednesday Night Suppers

Each Wednesday from September 11th to May, the Adel United Methodist Church will offer a balanced meal to members of the church and to people in our community... Continue reading 
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The Friends of the Library Christmas Basket Silent Auction to raise funds for the purchase of new Books on CD has begun!

The auction and silent bidding began on Nov. 18th and continues for three weeks until Friday Dec 6th.

Bidders should stop in often to check their bids and win their favorite baskets.

This is a great way to support your library and do some Christmas shopping.


Julie Stewart Ziesman from AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy, a 28 area church coalition) will be presenting a brief overview of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m.

The power-point presentation provides information concerning how the ACA may affect anyone wanting to purchase health insurance on Iowa's Marketplace on the exchange. 

The 30 minute presentation focuses on the part of the Marketplace that services individuals and families and questions are welcomed.


Bonjur! We are excited to be hosting a Fancy Nancy Tea Party on Wednesday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m.

Please come in your fanciest dress and enjoy games and treats.

Please contact the library to reserve your spot as soon as possible as space is limited.


Your library is pleased to welcome Adel native James Hufferd to speak about his book "Troublesome Country" on Thursday, December 5th at 6:30 p.m.

This book "is a forceful statement of what is right about America -- as well as a history of where we've gone off the track.

With an array of fascinating, little-known details and stories from throughout our history, the author shows how each failure comes from betraying our own ideals, and calls for us to finally live up to them."


The annual City of Adel Holiday Open House is Friday December 6th and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring their visit and taking care of all the reindeer while Santa visits with kids, Ms. Elf will be doing face-painting, and Mrs. Claus does balloon art for kids of all ages.


Thanks to all those who came last month to watch movies with us.

At our next Classic Movie Monday we'll watch the beloved film "Man from Snowy River" starring the wonderful Kirk Douglas on Tuesday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m; we'll bring the popcorn!


Please join Lori Glanz and Paula James on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. and make Ginger Bread Houses.

Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while make this fun craft to decorate your home during the holidays.


December can be a stressful time and the Friends of the Library are here to help.

Staff and Friends will be on hand to gift-wrap your Christmas presents for a free will donation while you look for something good to read.

Gift wrapping is available during normal library hours from Monday, December 9th through Monday, December 23rd.


Our Book Clubs are always welcoming new people to our fun-filled discussions.

The library has two monthly adult book clubs that are open to everyone.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets on Thursday, December 12th at Noon to talk about "Wishin' and Hopin' a Christmas Story" by Wally Lamb.

Due to the holidays our Evening Book Club will meet early this month, on Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. to talk about the novel "Those we Love Most" by Lee Woodruff.


The library has two great groups to help you stay healthy and fit. 

The Morning Exercise Group meets Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. every week.

Our new Evening Fitness Group meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; this group will help you built your core strength and muscle tone.

Both groups are free and always welcoming new people.

Complete schedules are available at the information desk.


Dallas County Conservation will be at your library for a special story time on Tuesday, December 10th at 10:30 a.m.

They will bring stories, activities, and artifacts to the library for a program about the natural world.


Our last week of Children's activities is December 2nd through the 6th.

Story Times and will return after the New Year in late January!

Remember that all library programs are cancelled whenever local schools are closed due to inclement weather.


In the last year we welcomed 46,075 people to your library, and we'd like to wish each and every one of you a safe and happy holiday season.


The library will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we will close at 1:00 pm on New Year's Eve, and will be closed on New Year's Day.




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


Library Hours:
Mon. and Fri. 10am-5pm
Tues. -Thurs. 10am-7pm
Sat. 10am-1:30pm

Trever Jayne
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003

Adel Public Library
Recipe of the Month
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Cookie Butter Puppy Chow

Each year my wife and daughters get together to bake for the holidays.

They gather together with aprons and slippers in our kitchen and make batch after batch of cookies, caramels, candies and treats to share with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

In years past more than 15 different confections would be made over many days, all to be happily devoured in the matter of moments.

Lori would hunt for new recipes to try, and the girls would learn how to make the traditional requests.

In recent years my daughters have started adding their own recipes to the mix, and Lori has parred down the selection to 5 or 6 of her favorite recipes.

Many of those recipes cannot be shared online because of the  intuitive nature required to make outstanding candies.

Last year, the girls came up with a new puppy chow recipe that combines Lori's passion for holiday baking with our daughters' "out of a box" baking style.

Using Trader Joe's famous Crunchy Cookie Butter- ground Belgian cookies called Speculoos with a gingerbread-like flavor resembling peanut butter.

The result is addictive and hard to share, you have been warned!


1 Jar Trader Joe's Crunchy Cookie Butter
5 C. Corn Chex Mix
5 C. Rice Chex Mix
1 (24oz.) package Vanilla Almond Bark
1 t. Vanilla
1 t. Lemon Flavoring
3 C. Powdered Sugar (Approx.)


1. In a large bowl mix both types of Chex Mix.

2. In a separate, microwave safe bowl, empty the container of Cookie Butter and microwave in 30 second bursts until melted, stirring between bursts to prevent burning.

3. Pour the cookie butter over the cereal and stir until coated.

4. In a third bowl, melt the almond bark following the instructions on the package. Once melted, add the Vanilla and Lemon flavorings, stir to combine.

5. Pour the Almond Bark mixture over the cereal, stir until coated.

6. Pour the cereal mixture into a large, 2-gallon food-storage plastic bag. Add the Powdered Sugar.

7. Make sure to seal the top of the bag and shake until coated. If the cereal is still sticky, add more Powdered Sugar.

8. Spread the Puppy Chow on waxed paper to cool.

9. To maintain freshness, and prevent a sugary mess, store Puppy Chow in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Talk With Your City Councilman
Adel Iowa

City council member Bryan Welch would like to hear comments, concerns, and suggestions from Adel residents.

He will be at the Adel library the 2nd. Saturday, of every month, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the board room.

Answers to questions from last month's meeting will be presented.
City of Adel
301 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4525
Fax: (515) 993-4527
2014 Dance Series
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Presents a Dance Series at Park Place Banquet Hall


Jan. 11th - Disco Night
all about the 70's

Jan. 25th - Country Night and Line Dancing

Feb. 1st - Oldies Night
40's 50's, and 60's

Feb. 15th - Prom Night
For Adults
Rock & Roll Night $15.00 (includes a full dinner doors open 6pm)

March 1st - 80's Night
all about the 80's

March 25th - 90's Night
all about the 90's

Doors open 7:00 p.m.

We will have Pizza and sandwiches from Italian Villages. A full Cash Bar

All the Dances only Cost $5.00 at Park Place Banquet Hall. Call Brenna for more information at 515-371-1993

Prom Night for Adults is $15.00 and includes a dinner (call for tickets or purchase them from Brenna before February 1st)

Park Place Catering
1015 Riverside Drive
Adel, Iowa 50003
Contact: Brenna Young
Phone: (515) 371-1993
Adel Video
Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw - Adel IA

ViewPoints w/Terry Bradshaw highlights the history and growth of Adel, Iowa in this short video titled "Welcome to Adel Iowa".

The video was posted  on Youtube® and Facebook by Adel City Councilman, John McAvoy.
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