There will be a 5K Fun Run/Walk starting at 8 AM at RiverView Park and a Fish & Chicken Fry starting at 5 PM at the Fort Madison Elks Lodge to benefit Megan Deacon who has generalized epilepsy. Megan and her family are trying to raise $15,000 towards the $22,000 purchase of a service dog through "4 Paws for Ability". Megan has seizures that arrive without warning. The service dog would detect seizures and provide comfort and companionship. Please join Megan, her family and friends and help raise the funds needed to purchase Megan's new companion. To find out more about 4 Paws for Ability go to http://4pawsforability.org.
Join in on the fun in the Mayhem on the Mississippi Obstacle run! This fun filled event presents a challenging obstacle course covering over two miles throughout Riverview Park. All participants are encouraged to join in at the Main Street BBQ following the run! Registrants that sign up the day of the race may not receive a T-Shirt so register as soon as you can for this exciting and fun event. Race is 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM, BBQ is 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Memorial Day, all Lee County Bank & Trust offices will be closed.
Jack Morris Florida of Iowa Golf Tournament sponsored by the Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce. Named after a dearly missed long-time Chamber member and supporter, the Jack Morris Florida of Iowa Golf Tournament is one of our signature events. Always held the second Friday of June at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course, the golf tournament is a chance to play golf, make new business connections, and have a whole lot of fun! Funds raised at the Florida of Iowa are used to support other special programs that occur throughout the year.Contact the Chamber Office at 319-372-5471 for more information or to put your team on the waiting list.
Fourth of July - All Lee County Bank offices will be closed.
The first Lee County Fair was held in 1841 making it the oldest country fair in Iowa. The Lee County Fair has continued to grow and add many attractions over the years. Present day fair-goers find many different exhibitions; not only livestock and farm, but garden produce, art, sewing, and just any type of hobby or trade you can think of. Grand Stand events include tractor pulls, sprint car races, and a demolition derby. The Lee County Fair has something for everyone. The Lee County Fair is held in Donnellson, Iowa, at the Lee County Fairgrounds.
September 7th - 10th
The Tri-State Rodeo starts on September 7th with the Cinch Shoot-Out. Winners will receive $10,000 from Cinch. September 8th is family night. Bring the entire family for an evening of rodeo fun. September 9th is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" and another fantastic night of rodeo action. This year there will be three national country acts taking the main stage. On Thursday, September 8th, Granger Smith (Earl Dibles Jr.) will take to the stage. On Friday, September 9th, Tyler Farr will be entertaining fans after the rodeo performance. Frankie Ballard will be the closing act on Saturday, September 10th. Check out the Tri-State Rodeo's website for information about tickets and pre-rodeo events that start on Labor Day Weekend.
Rodeo Stampede 5K Run/Walk - Registration starts at 7 am. Go to "http://www.tristaterodeo.org/ready-to-rodeo-week-events/" and click on Events for the registration form.