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Date: Sept. 13, 2014
Event: Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & Marathon Relay
The race will begin at East Mills High School in Malvern, Ia.at 7 a.m. The runners will circle the town before entering the Wabash Trace. The race will head south and end in downtown Shenandoah, IA. 1/2 Marathon will begin in Imogene at 8 a.m.
Location: Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Time: 7 a.m. & 8 a.m. start, finishing 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Date: 09/27/2014
Event: Shenfest
Rock, Roll & Reminisce at Shenfest 2014 Shenandoah will honor some of its’ greatest musicians during the September 27th Shenfest celebration. The community was saddened this past year by the passing of Phil Everly of the famed Everly Brother’s singing duo and the Gramy winning jazz base player Charlie Haden. Then last month Shenandoah’s Willie Leacox announced his retirement from a 40 year drumming career with the band America. The national and world attention to these music greats renewed a sense of pride in Shenandoah’s music heritage and inspired this year’s theme “Rock, Roll & Reminisce.” Music will be a part of the Shenfest activities with a free concert at the Everly Brothers Childhood Home next to the Historical Museum by the returning group of “Brother South” of Branson, Mo., back by popular demand. The concert will follow the 2 p.m. parade down Sheridan Avenue. Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association invites everyone to experience the dynamic duo “Brother South”. Formally, with the award winning show 50’s at the Hop in Branson, Mo. Shane Vorhaben of Tyler, TX and Dave Sanders from Winnfield, LA have continually amazed crowds around the country for over ten years. Everly Brothers music is their specialty. Brother South has won many awards including best duet for the song “Cathy’s Clown” and best duet CD “Everly After” by Branson Show Awards. Brother South performs a variety of music from county to that great old 50’s Rock and Roll. From “Yakety Yak” to “The Race is On”. But there is no other duo that can sing the Everly Brothers the way they do. “Bye Bye Love”, “Wake up Little Susie”, “When Will I Be Loved”, and “Dream” just to mention a few will leave everyone swaying, getting up to dance, and remembering their first kiss. Shenandoah’s will also be reminiscing about all the Grandmarshal couple has done for the community as they lead the Shenfest parade. Bob and Edi Norris have been named 2014 Grandmarshals. In addition to retiring after serving as city attorney for 45 years, Bob and Edi have volunteered in many community activities such as the Boy Scouts, Greater Shenandoah Foundation, Rotary Club, Hospital Auxillary, and more. They were recently honored at the Iowa State Fair for Volunteers of the Day. More details will be coming about their contribution to Shenandoah. If marching bands, businesses or individuals would like to sign up for the parade or have questions they can contact SCIA at 712-246-3455 or email chamber@shenandoahiowa.net. Food court forms are available at the chamber. 2014 Shenfest schedule includes: • Sept. 21, 2 p.m. Miss Shenandoah & Little Miss Shenandoah Pageant, High School Auditorium. Sponsored by Bank Iowa. • Sept. 27, 7-10 a.m. Firemen’s Pancake Fundraiser, Safety Center. • 8 a.m. 3 Mile Shenfest Fun Walk, 8:30 a.m. Fun Run, registration 7:45 a.m. – by Shenandoah Medical Center. Start at old depot in Sportsman’s Park, prizes, registration forms at SMC Wellness Ctr. • 8.a.m. Alumni & Alum-not Tennis Tournament at Gee Park, Check in at 8 a.m. $20 per team, play begins at 8:30 a.m. Double Elimination, play may continue Sunday if needed. For more info. Google Shenandoah Tennis. • 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Shop Shenfest! Downtown parking in front of stores until noon, then street closes for the parade. • 9 a.m. SCIA AG Tractor Show, across from Safety Ctr, Demos, Dash Plaques, drawings, Tractors also invited to enter parade. • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Food Court, Flatiron Plaza, local clubs & org. fundraising, vender forms at SCIA, Garden City Farmer’s Mkt. • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Southwest Iowa Art Tour at Get Framed. Live painting demos by artists & 25th Anniversary Open House. Continues Sept. 28, 1 p.m.-5 p.m • 10 a.m. People for Paws Strut Your Mutt Parade Sheridan Ave., 10:30 a.m., 10 a.m. registration Rail Road Ave. west of Museum, costumes encouraged for mutt & walker, route runs east on Sheridan Ave. to the Flatiron. • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Heifer Project Fundraiser Petting Zoo at Priest Park free-will donation, bake sale, childrens entertainment & snacks. sponsored by area churches. Free Hot Dogs while they last starting at 11 am by the Boy Scouts under the new scout project gazebo. • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Museum open for touring at Memorial Armory with concession stand. • 11:00 a.m.-5 p.m. 40’s, 50’s, 60’s & more Car Show & Shine, Railroad Ave. next to Everly House • 2 p.m. Shenfest Parade, downtown, Sheridan Ave., lineup on Clarinda Ave., check-in at Center St. Band awards at Everly Brother Home after parade. Free water under the dome by Church of the Nazerne. • 3 p.m. –5:30 p.m. Bingo & Silent Auction under the Tent at the Depot, Fundraiser for M.A.Y. Mentoring. Free Rootbeer Floats from the Depot following parade while they last. • 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Brother South, Branson, Mo. Everly Brothers entertainment at Everly Brothers Childhood Home, Sheridan Ave., FREE, Bring your lawn chairs. We accept Everly Brothers Foundation donations. • 8 p.m. Depot Restaurant hosts the band “Johnny Reef & the Shipwrecks”, $5 cover.
Location: Downtown Shenandoah
Time: all day
Date: June 4-Oct. 15
Event: Garden City Farmers Market
Home grown and hand made produce, baked goods, and crafts in front of city hall. Voted best farmers market in western Iowa.
Location: 500 W. Clarinda Ave.
Time: Wed. 2-5 p.m. & Sat. 8-11 a.m.
Date: Sept. 3, 2014
Event: Volunteer Signup Day to Help with the Wabash Trace Marathon
Expecting nearly 400 runners to enter the Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon, Half Marathon or Marathon Relay September 13, race officials have set a day for volunteer signup September 3, 5-7 p.m. at the Delmonico Room, 100 S. Maple St. Runners may enter through September 5th online at www.getmeregistered.com or print a registration form to mail at Shenandoah website www.shenandoahiowa.net. The increase in runners this year will demand an even greater number of volunteers than last year. All races finish in Shenandoah in front of the Everly Brother’s Childhood Home. Last year hundreds of volunteers manned water stops, the finish and the streets of Shenandoah, Malvern and Imogene to keep the runner’s safe. “Runners were very impressed and pleased with the assistance along the course last year,” said Shenandoah Co- Race Director Shelly Smith. “We are now asking the communities to step up again with assistance. We also encourage residents along the route on Center Street, Nishna Road, West Street and Clarinda Avenue to play music outside their homes and cheer the running through town.” Contact Shenandoah race directors Shelly Smith and Kris Sherman at 712-246-3455 to volunteer in Shenandoah or on the last 9 miles of the race. Becca Castle is the race director for Imogene, the middle 9 miles and the trace trail, 515-210-0269 and Beverly Dashner at 712-527-0452 for the first part of the marathon and relay. At the volunteer day September 3rd water station teams can pickup supplies and volunteers can sign up for road guard positions and help at the start and finish line, as well as other volunteer positions. Most marathons demand five volunteers for every runner. Volunteers will be able to order Wabash Marathon Volunteer t-shirts for $10 each in Shenandoah colors since Shenandoah is the featured town this year. Shirts can be picked up before the race at SCIA after September 10th. SCIA is also asking businesses to provide small gifts or coupons to runner to put in the race packets. There will also be drawings for larger merchandise donations. Merchants need to bring 400 of each item to SCIA before September 10th. Some of the volunteer duties include: • Packet stuffing at Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Assn. the Wednesday before the race, 3 p.m. until finished Sept. 10 • Packet distribution Fri. Sept. 12th • Photographers on the course and at the finish • Bicycle riders to lead and follow the runner throughout the course • Course cleanup and sign pickup • Announcers • Award presentation assistance • Setup at the starts and finish • Finish line help to pass out medals and assist runners through the shoot to beverages, food and first aid and post results • After party help to make sure there are supplies of water and food available • Road guards at intersections to direct runners and stop traffic • Clean-up and tear down after the race at the finish line and start lines. Any questions about this scenic marathon, half marathon and relay can be addressed to SCIA 712-246-3455, chamber@shenandoahiowa.net. The event is also on Facebook at Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon. Race entry forms and maps are posted on the Shenandoah website www.shenandoahiowa.net or www.getmeregistered.com.
Location: 100 S. Maple St.
Time: 5 -7 pm
Date: Sept. 13
Event: Wabash Trace Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay
Runs from Malvern to Shenandoah and Imogene to Shenandoah on the trail. For entry form and more info. visit the home page of this site or register on line at www.getmeregistered.com. Register by Sept. 5th.
Location: Wabash Trace Nature Trail
Time: 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. till 1 p.m.