June 2016
West Bend Chamber of Commerce

 Welcome to the 46th edition of the West Bend Chamber's E-Newsletter.  Share the news with your family and friends by forwarding this email. 



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Upcoming Events



December 9 & 10

Holiday Open House


December 10

Santa Day









Father's Day - June 19

Shop for Father's Day in West Bend! You are sure to find what he likes.....Tools, Gas Cards, Gift Certificates, Grilling Accessories, Food, Lawn Mower, even a new Car or Tractor!!
West Bend Public Library


at the

West Bend Public Library 

Thursday, June 23

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Online book discussion, led by Nancy Medema and Bonnie McKeown of the State Library.

Snacks Provided - Please RSVP by calling 515-887-6411 

Many who work in small, rural libraries and communities will see themselves and their communities in the author's observations about small town life.  The book is much more light-hearted than it sounds!  Making Griffiths' community-killing list:  Ignore Your Youth; Live in the Past; Don't Paint."  Told with tongue-in-cheek humor, 13 Ways is a quick and easy read, certain to make for good conversation as we apply his ideas to small town Iowa.


Examples of what small communities have done to meet common challenges head on are packed into every chapter! 


316 S Broadway, West Bend IA

Email:  wbplib@ncn.net

Sidewalk Sales


Sidewalk Sales

Saturday, June 25

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


~ The Villager ~
Flower & Gifts

20% off Store Wide
excludes wine, cards and fresh floral
FREE 1 dip vanilla cone with a $20 purchase
40% of all picture frames
Outdoor tables 75% off

15% off Store Wide
excludes select furniture, paint and RDC items

50% - 75% 
on sidewalk

20% off Store Wide
Outside - 75% off
75% off all clothing, shoes, handbags and bin items
Home Decor 50% off
Furniture 25% off
Some exclusions apply.


Cookies BBQ 
Sample Day

June 10
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

12 2nd Ave SE, West Bend IA
   Phone:  515-887-3531

Fireworks Golf Tournament

Levels of Sponsorship

* Team Sponsor - $100

* Hole Sponsor - $25

* Friends of the Tournament 

 Gifts such as golf balls, towels, hats, store merchandise and gift certificates can be donated.




Tournament limited to 27 teams.

Register Early!

Call Janet Hartman or Ashley Laubenthal

515-887-7811 or 888-887-2341



West Bend prides itself on it's fantastic July 4th Celebration and Fireworks display.  Proceeds from this golf tournament help fund the fireworks we've all come to enjoy.


Click here to download tournament brochure.

July 4th Celebration
Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 25
Hawkeye FFA Alumni Antique Tractor Pull (Economic Development Lot)

Friday, July 1
8:00 AM - Antique Tractor Ride 
     Sponsored by Hawkeye FFA Alumni (registration begins at 7:00 AM at West Bend Red Power)
5:00 PMKids Pedal Tractor Pull (Broadway Ave)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Palo Alto County Cattlemen BBQ (Broadway Ave)
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM - Street Dance with Mojo Productions (Broadway Ave)
10:00 PM - Glow Run/Walk (Registration begins at 9:00 PM at Robert Cast Shelter House)
Saturday, July 2
11:00 AM - Parade (9:30 Parade Line Up, Judging begins at 10:00 AM)
Noon - Food Stands open at school grounds
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Free Yard Games, West Bend Ford Corn Box, Lego Tent, and more!
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Bingo
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Kid's Inflatables
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Petting Zoo (Sponsored by FFA)
1:30 PM - Baggo Tournament (Baseball Field Parking Lot)
2:00 PM - Kid's Water Fights (Sponsored by West Bend Fire Dept)
4:30 PM - Hot Dog Eating Contest (Sponsored by Kampen Foods)
5:00 PM - Variety Show
6:00 PM - WBM Pacesetters Performance
6:15 PM - West Bend Fire Department Raffle Winner Announcement
6:20 PM - Moped Raffle Winner Announcement
6:30 PM - Auction Fundraiser
8:00 PM - Mindy's Miles Bike Give-Away
9:00 PM - Jumbies Band (click here for more info)
10:00 PM - Fireworks

Sunday, July 3
8:00 - 12 Noon - Breakfast Buffet at West Bend Community Center


West Bend Bucks


Need a gift idea?

Give West Bend Bucks!! 

They can shop at any business in West Bend and pick out an item or service they will love!

Available in $5, $10 and $20 increments.  Available at West Iowa Bank in West Bend.



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To serve our members and community as the leading force in preserving and encouraging growth and development in the West Bend area.     
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email:  chamber@westbendiowa.com          Website:  www.westbendiowa.com


When you buy locally, you are helping our youth participate in football leagues or piano lessons.  Your helping a family pay for their house or for students to get a good education.  Your money is contributing to our LOCAL economy and the survival of our rural way of life!

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