November 28th, 2023
Window Decorating Contest
November 16th, 2023
Christmas Spirit in Shenandoah - Holiday Activities 2023
Sno-dough, reindeer, carriage rides, free movie, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus will bring Christmas Spirit to the holiday activities Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association has planned for this festive season. Shenandoah Christmas Spirit is the theme for the 2023 holiday season emphasizing family, tradition, giving, peace, friends, celebration, and good cheer. In the goodwill spirit of the theme SCIA will collect donations of food and kids toys to be passed on to those less fortunate in the community. Donations will be collected in a sleigh in the SCIA window. Earlier this month Shenandoah stores kicked off the Christmas shopping season with a holiday open house event.
Sno-dough Sale November 18 9 a.m. at SCIA, 619 W Sheridan Avenue is the next shopping event. Shoppers can buy $100 for $80 to spend at 25 participating Shenandoah Chamber stores. In addition, if customers spend Sno-dough at small businesses they will be able to register for a $300 drawing to be awarded in January. Shopper must purchase Sno-dough with cash. Sno-Dough expires 12/31/23 and can only be spent at participating businesses, no change can be given back to the customer, and it can’t be spent on gift cards. There is a limit of three packets of $100 per household so that many in the community and surrounding area can benefit. This year $37,000 is available to customers with 370 packets of ten $10 bills for purchase.
2023 participating businesses eligible to receive Sno-dough are Brown’s Shoe Fit, Chamber Gift Certificates, City Fitness Center, Depot Deli, Earl May Garden Center, El Porton Mexican Grill, Eyecare Associates of Southwest Iowa, Fareway Food Store, High Plains Healing & Wellness, Hy-Vee Food Store, Legacy 3 Theater, LePorte Electric, McDonalds, Midwest Outlaw Garage, Nebel Roofing & Auction, Nishna Valley Café, Paper Trail, RocStop Cenex, Serenity Studio Floral & Spa, Shenandoah Floral, Shenandoah Inn & Suites, Sheridan Decorating, SWIFT Services, and Wal-Mart. These businesses contribute to help makeup the twenty percent of the customer discount. The amount they contribute is determined by their previous year receipts of Sno-dough.
The mission of Sno-dough is to keep holiday shopping dollars in town and not spent on the internet. Through local option sales tax collected Sno-dough benefits all of Shenandoah residents. Sno-dough is only possible because of sponsor contributions. Sponsoring Shenandoah business this year are Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association, Bank Iowa, Tri-Valley Bank, First Heritage Bank, First Interstate Bank, Pella Corporation, KMA Radio, O’Hara Seed, Lashier Bonefas Baldwin PC, Edward Jones Investments, Nebel Roofing & Auction, Wilson Insurance, and Guild Mortgage. Any questions about Sno-dough can be directed to SCIA 712-246-3455. More information is at www.sciaiowa.com.
Night the Lights Come On November 25th will again feature live reindeer, music, hot chocolate, and horse drawn carriage rides are back, all 3-5 p.m. Parents can take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Flatiron Plaza location at the corner of Clarinda Avenue and Blossom St. downtown. Holiday lighting count down will be at 5:30 p.m. Soup & Pie Supper fundraiser 5:30– 7 p.m. is hosted by the Veteran’s Memorial Museum at 603 W. Lowell Avenue with donations accepted. Holiday bargain hunters are encouraged to shop Small Business Saturday. Sponsors For the event are Community 1st Credit Union, Fuller Center for Housing, SCIA, and Shenandoah Medical Center. HyVee will also provide and serve hot chocolate.
Free Kids Movie December 2nd will be at Legacy 3 Theater at 10 a.m. Kids and parents can see the “Elf” Movie free of charge thanks to Legacy 3 Theaters. The movie will be shown in all three theaters. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet moviegoers. SCIA will provide a small popcorn and pop to kids free of charge.
Visit Santa Claus December Saturdays at the Everly Brothers Childhood Home, 800 W Sheridan Avenue 2-4 p.m. Santa will have gifts for the kids and photos are welcome. Dates are December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Santa is seeking a few elves from the community to assist him each Saturday. Contact SCIA to volunteer 712-246-3455.
Breakfast with Mrs. Claus December 9th will run 9:30–11a.m. at the Delmonico Room of the Historical Museum building 100 S. Maple St. The kids’ event will include breakfast, stories, crafts, cookie decorating, and games. Space is limited to 60 children. Make Reservations by December 4th by calling Shenandoah Chamber at 712-246-3455 or email email@example.com. Volunteers will also be needed. Parents may attend with their children, but no breakfast will be provided for the parents.
November 7th, 2023
Sno-Dough Sale Nov. 18th
9 a.m. at SCIA, Buy $100 for $80 to spend at Shenandoah Stores. Shop with Sno-dough at Small Businesses & register for $300 drawing to be awarded in January. Purchase w/Cash Only! It’s like getting free $20 bills for Christmas Shopping!
Sponsors: SCIA, Bank Iowa, Tri-Valley Bank, First Heritage Bank, First Interstate Bank, Pella Corporation, KMA Radio, O’Hara Seed, Lashier Bonefas Baldwin PC, Edward Jones Investments, Nebel Roofing & Auction, Wilson Insurance, Guild Mortgage.
Sno-Dough expires 12/31/23, can only be spent at participating businesses, no change given & can’t be spent on gift cards. Limit is 3 packets of $100 per household. $37,000 to be spent at participating businesses. 370 packets of 10- $10 bills available.
Spend Sno-dough at Shenandoah Chamber Businesses!
Brown’s Shoe Fit
Chamber Gift Certificates
City Fitness Center
Earl May Garden Center
El Porton Mexican Grill
Eyecare Assoc. of SWIA
Fareway Food Store
High Plains Healing & Wellness
Hy-Vee Food Store
Legacy 3 Theater
Midwest Outlaw Garage
Nebel Roofing & Auction
Nishna Valley Cafe
Serenity Studio Floral & Spa
Shenandoah Inn & Suites
November 3rd, 2023
Green Plains Honoring Veterans and Military Members
October 31st, 2023
Shenandoah Holiday Open House In Stores Nov. 3 & 4
Christmas Spirit is in Shenandoah. Shop Shenandoah’s Holiday open house event
in stores November 3th & 4th regular store hours. Enjoy treats and get a head start
on decorating and gifts for the holidays at Shenandoah Floral, County Line Design,
Hansen Jewelers, Browns Shoe Fit, Paper Trail, Sheridan Decorating, Earl May
Garden Center, Shenandoah Medical Center Gift Shop, US Cellular Advantage,
Serenity Studio Floral & Spa, High Plains Healing & Wellness, and Hineline Home
Furnishings. Shenandoah Christmas Spirit! Shop local and save big for the
October 29th, 2023
Zmed Brothers & Everly Brothers Experience Concerts
Reserve your tickets now to see The Everly Brothers Experience October 29th at www.WilsonArtsCenter.org in Red Oak.
See The Zmed Brothers October 30th at The Depot Deli, 101 Railroad St., Shenandoah! Donations go to the Everly Brothers Childhood Home.
October 25th, 2023
Shenandoah Downtown Trick or Treating
September 15th, 2023
SCIA Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening American Senior Benefits New Location
Wednesday September 20, 10 a.m. American Senior Benefits Southwest Iowa SCIA Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Coffee at new location downtown, 717 W Sheridan Ave. (Next to Angel Care & Dollar General) Tour the large newly remodeled Office. Open House from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Have coffee & donuts in the morning and Sanctuary Cheese & vegie snacks in the afternoon. Visit their new website www.asb-swiowa.com. They will announce plans to be open Saturdays through October for customer convenience.
September 15th, 2023
Sirens Salon & Spa Grand Opening SCIA Ribbon Cutting
Saturday September 16th SCIA Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting at 2 p.m. at Sirens Salon and Spa, 519 W. Sheridan Ave.. Come, see this beautifully renovated building and meet the business owner Bri Evans and her staff. Open House from 2-4pm. Coffee, beverages, and snacks will be served.
September 15th, 2023
Shenfest Sept. 23, 2023
Shenfest 2023 theme is an appropriate description of just what Shenfest is, a day to Celebrate Shenandoah, Where Friends and Family Come Together. The September 23 celebration hosts many class reunions and many annual gatherings of family and friends.
A new mural painted by Wabash Arts Camp youth put up last weekend downtown will help visitors and residents celebrate Shenandoah. Each letter of the towns name depicts Shenandoah activities and attractions. It will be the perfect Shenfest photo opportunity.
A full day of activities is planned for Shenfest including nostalgic music, parade, games, food, tractor and car shows, and more. It all begins with the annual Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Safety Center. The cost is $4 for children and $6 for adults. Shenfest food court will be setup in the Flatiron area near city hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food vendors should register with Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association in person at 619 W. Sheridan Avenue, by phone 712-246-3455 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shenandoah Medical Center Shenfest 3 Mile Fun Run & Walk will begin registration at the Sportsmans Park Depot at 7:45 a.m. You can also pre-register at the SMC Wellness Center or pick up a form at SCIA. Preregistration cost is $20 with a t-shirt or $10 participation with no shirt, $5 for students on race day. The walk begins at 8 a.m. and the run starts at 8:30 a.m. Call 712-246-7325 for weather questions.
Other Shenfest sports activities are golf and tennis. The Peter J. Weber “Swing for Education Golf Tournament” begins at 9 a.m. at Shenandoah Golf Course. It is a fundraiser for the Shenandoah Education Foundation. To enter call 712-581-9057 or email email@example.com. Shenfest Tennis Tournament at Gee Park will begin later this year at 6 p.m. on Saturday September 23 with finals to be played on Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost is $20 per team. For more information contact Mr. Daust at Shenandoah High, firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 a.m. Shenfest Tractor Show has a new location this year. Tractors will lineup for display at the Flatiron Plaza area at Blossom St. and Clarinda Avenue in front of the City Hall. They also are invited to drive in the parade. The Tractor Show is organized by Tarkio Valley Tractor Club. SCIA is also looking for a singer guitar player who would sing under the City Hall Gazebo during the Tractor Show.
Shenfest Car Show is sponsored by Doug Meyer Chevrolet. It will be located in front of Earl May headquarters on N. Elm St. and the KMA parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 607 W Lowell Ave. There will be trophies for Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mo Par, and Best of Show Car and Truck. The Veterans Memorial Museum will be open next to the Car Show at 603 W. Lowell Avenue, 10 a.m.-1p.m., serving food inside in their community room and playing 60’s and 70’s music outside. It’s a fundraiser for the museum. Grilled 7” hot dogs and Chips with Nacho Cheese are $4 each, pop is $1.50, and water $1.
Kurt & Mims Henstorf will serve as parade Grand Marshalls after just celebrating 150 years of banking. They are the owners of First Heritage Bank in Shenandoah and have spent a lifetime serving the commuity in many ways. The 2 p.m. parade runs west on Sheridan Avenue to Iowa Street with marching bands, rescue and fires vehicles, floats, tactors, and more. Entries are being accepted at Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association, 619 W. Sheridan Avenue, or through email email@example.com, or by phone 712-246-3455. Sheridan Avenue parking will be allowed until noon when the street will be closed to traffic for the parade. All entries should line up on Clarinda Avenue by entering at the corner of Center Street and Clarinda Avenue. Entries are encouraged to fill out an announcer comments card or email comments to SCIA. Parade volunteers are needed on Friday late afternoon September 22 to help put out parade markers and Saturday to assist with the parade lineup at noon till the parade starts at 2 p.m. Golf carts are helpful in the lineup process.
High School and Middle School Bands lineup on Church St. and will be assisted by Shenandoah Teachers Association. Following the parade marching band awards will be presented at the Everly Brother’s Childhood Home. Shenandoah class reunions will be lined up near the corner of Thomas Street and Clarinda Avenue.
Richie Lee & the Fabulous 50’s Band will perform under the Depot Restaurant tent, 101 Railroad St. The free concert is sponsored by Walmart. Donations will be accepted for the Everly Brothers Childhood Home. The Depot will serve free root beer. More music will follow with Hillyard & Sullivan and B Side 3 playing throughout the evening.
Since the age of 7 Richie Lee, a Des Moines native, has been winning awards for his nostalgic 50’s and 60’s style of rock music. He learned to play the drums at age 11 and the guitar at age 12. He has performed at every major rock n roll venue in Iowa and traveled the U.S. to play with the Drifters and perform in Elvis tributes. He has received the Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association Spirit Award and played the Winter Dance Party at the Surf Ballroom. His music features many from the early rock era including the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly. He has been on a mission since his youth to bring back the 50’s, 60’s sound for kids to hear and keep rock n roll alive.
For more information about Shenfest visit the Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association website at www.sciaiowa.com or call 712-246-3455.