Party in the Park – ISU vs Iowa Tailgate

The event begins at 11 AM with hamburgers, bratwurst and hot dogs being served by the Lions Club. You won’t have to travel far for dessert, as the La Porte City Women’s Club will conduct a bake sale with a variety of sweet treats. The Parks and Rec Commission will also be holding a “Bags Tournament “from 12 PM to 2 PM.
Sing Me to Heaven Foundation will conduct a CHAIR-ity Auction from 2 PM to 6:30 PM. Silent bids for a number of specially-crafted chairs will be accepted until 6:30 PM. The winners of the chairs will be announced at 7 PM with a special live auction to follow.
This Party in the Park heats up at 2:30 PM with the broadcast of the Iowa-Iowa State football game on a ten foot screen. The Women’s Club will have plenty of popcorn available at game time.
Tailgaters are encouraged to bring comfortable seating/lawn chairs and their own coolers to the event. While alcohol will not be sold at this Party in the Park, individuals of legal drinking age may consume the beer and wine they bring into the park in coolers, provided they are not in glass containers.
Following the game, will be a Tug-Of-War competition, a bonfire and music will be provided until 10 PM. The Party in the Park is a great opportunity to support the community, enjoy a great football game, and support local organizations at a fun family event.

September 2014 Newsletter

Our annual joint meeting with the Dysart Lion’s club will take place on Thursday,September 18, 2014 at the new shelter in the LPC City Park. Social will begin at 6 p.m. with the meeting set for 7 p.m. Our meal will be catered and will include roast pork loin, cheesy potatoes, tossed salad, dinner roll and assorted LPC bakery cookies. At this time, still working on a speaker, but it will be informative and interesting, I promise. This is a great opportunity to meet and greet our fellow Lions from Dysart. Please plan to attend! I need meal counts by FRIDAY September 12 so we can get the meal ordered up.

Party in the Park will be held Saturday, September 13 in the LPC city park. Our club will be furnishing the TV coverage of the Iowa/Iowa State football game and selling hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. The celebration begins around noon and will include a Chair-ity auction for the Sing Me To Heaven Foundation, games for the kids, a bonfire, smores and fellowship with friends and neighbors. Call Shawn Mehlert at 319-342-3121 if you can volunteer some time to help with this event.
New this fall in La Porte City is “Bargains on the Bricks” a flea market being planned for Saturday, September 20 beginning at 10 am. This will coincide with the fall community wide garage sales and will consist of numerous vendor booths located on the bricks of main street. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this fun new event.
The following day, Sunday, September 21st, the annual FFA Ag Museum fall festival will be held in downtown La Porte City from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of family events are being planned.
Advance planning continues for the 2015 Festival of Trails. We have had two meetings thus far and discussions have focused on updating sponsorship opportunities and other funding venues. We would welcome anyone who would like to join in the fun. The next meeting is scheduled for September 22nd at 8 pm at Shawn Mehlert’s home.
Thanks for all you do for our community. Hope to see you at the next meeting!

Bill Judd
La Porte City Lions Club President 319-240-7724 or

Sept 13 Party in the Park to be held in the city park featuring food and the Iowa/Iowa State Football Game
Sept 18 Annual joint meeting with Dysart Lions @ new shelter in LPC City Park, social 6 p.m., meal at 7 p.m.
Sept 20 “Bargain on the Bricks” and City-Wide garage sales
Sept 21 FFA Ag Museum Fall Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sept 23 Board meeting at Shawn Mehlert’s home, 901 Highway 218 N. at 7 p.m.
Oct 20 Regular meeting at LPC Golf Club/joint meeting with LPC Woman’s club

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