Wednesday, December 4th from 5:00-8:00 pm is the annual Family Night in downtown Columbus Junction. There will be a soup supper at the American Legion, all businesses will be open and serving refreshments (cookies, cocoa, hot cider, etc!), there will be door prizes and a scavenger hunt for the kids. Santa will be in town at Robertson Realty also!! Many businesses will have donation boxes for nonperishable food to donate to the local Community Action Program (CAP) which serves local families in need. Please join us to get the holiday season off to a nice start!
United Fund of Columbus Junction will kick off their 2014 fund drive with the annual Chili Taste-off at the Columbus Junction Farmers Market on Friday, October 11. Area non-profit organizations are invited to bring a crock pot of chili for sampling as well as information about their organization to share. A two-dollar donation to United Fund buys unlimited sampling privileges and one vote for the Taster’s Choice honor. Donations will be split among participating organizations. The winning group will take home the Silver Ladle traveling trophy which is currently held by Louisa County Habitat for Humanity who won last year with a recipe prepared by Paula Buckman. Sampling begins at 4:30, voting closes at 5:30. October 11 will be the last farmers market of 2013.
For more information about the Chili Taste-off contact Mallory Smith, Columbus Junction Community Development Center at 319-728-7971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Club met today and presented the plans for Columbus Day. Download a pdf of the Schedule here.
Columbus Day 2013 • Celebrate Our Tradition
Saturday, October 12, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Sponsored by Columbus Community Club
7:00 to 11:00 – Lions Club Breakfast at Senior Center, Walnut Street
7:00 – Registration for Columbus Day 5K run/walk on Main Street
8:00 – Start time Columbus Day 5K run/walk under the viaduct on Main Street
8:00 to noon – Jack Cecil Memorial Car Show lower parking lot, Walnut Street
8:00 to 11:00 – Tractor Show in front of Our Shop on Main Street
8:30 to noon – FFA Petting Zoo, at Louisa Vet Clinic, Walnut Street
8:30 to noon – Louisa County Conservation Petting Zoo, under the viaduct on Main Street
9:00 to noon – Vendors set up on Main Street
10:30 – Presentation of Distinguished Citizens Hal & Polly Prior and Warren & Trish Woepking, Main Street grandstand
11:00 – Free Ham sandwiches and drinks in front of Columbus Junction State Bank, Main Street. Courtesy of Tyson Fresh meats, Economart & Fisher Foods
1:00 – Line-up begins for Parade, Columbus High School and Kiddie Parade, United Methodist Church (Registration is on the north side of the high school)
1:30 – Kiddie Parade begins from the Methodist Church Parking lot, Second Street
2:00 – Parade
5:00 to 7:00 – Pork Chop Supper benefitting Louisa County Habitat for Humanity, Senior Center on Walnut Street
Register early for the Columbus Day Run/Walk. The route is included on the running map page on this site.