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26
Nov

Allamakee County Food Shelf adding open hours for holiday months

The Allamakee County Food Shelf in Waukon will add to the hours it will be open during the holiday months of November, December and January. Regular open hours for the Food Shelf of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. will remain in effect, with the facility also being open the additional hours of 3-7 p.m. the following remaining dates: Thursday, December 4; and Thursday, January 8.

Wed
19
Nov

Waukon City Council discusses West Side Development changes, new concerns with Aveka facility

The West Side Development Project and Aveka were the topics of greatest discussion during the regular meeting of the Waukon City Council Monday, November 17. Each was discussed at a couple different points within the meeting agenda.

Wed
12
Nov

Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation's Christmas Fantasy is this weekend

The Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation’s Christmas Fantasy 2014 will be held this coming Friday through Monday, November 14-17 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon. The theme will be “Let It Be Christmas.”  In addition to the nearly 70 decorated Christmas trees on display, this year's event will again offer many other social and shopping opportunities.

Wed
12
Nov

Eighth annual Lighted Holiday Parade scheduled to traverse the streets of Waukon November 24

Plans are being made for the eighth annual Lighted Holiday Parade in downtown Waukon, scheduled for Monday, November 24, beginning at 6 p.m. The event coincides with extended Monday night business hours of Waukon retailers.

The theme for this year’s parade, “Let It Be Christmas,” complements the traditional Christmas Fantasy hosted by Veterans Memorial Health Care Foundation each year in Waukon, and will be featured throughout the parade. All entries must be lighted and cannot involve a live version of Santa Claus.

Wed
12
Nov

Chamber of Commerce begins Third Annual Holiday Merchant Madness punch card promotion

The Waukon Chamber of Commerce is promoting the Third Annual Holiday Merchant Madness Punch Card Promotion. The event is held annually to help promote the benefits of shopping locally as the holiday season approaches.

Wed
22
Oct

Official trick-or-treat times set for Halloween; Local care facilities offer safe, fun opportunities

The City of Waukon has set its official Trick-or-Treat time for Friday, October 31 from 5-8 p.m. Area residents are asked to leave porch lights on to welcome trick-or-treaters,  and the youngsters are reminded to keep safety in mind while making their rounds from house to house.

Northgate Care Center
Northgate Care Center in Waukon will be offering open house trick-or-treating Halloween evening, Friday, October 31 from 4:30-6 p.m. Northgate Care Center, located at 960 Fourth Street NW in Waukon and owned and operated by ABCM Corporation, has welcomed children for trick-or treating for several years in an effort to offer parents and children a safe alternative to outside trick-or-treating. Residents and staff look forward to seeing the children dressed in their Halloween costumes and sharing the experience.

Wed
15
Oct

Waukon Chamber of Commerce seeking nominations for awards to be presented at annual meeting scheduled for February

The Waukon Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations from community residents for awards to be presented at its annual banquet in February. Nominations are being accepted for awards including Years of Service, New Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Person of the Year honors.
The Chamber will bestow the honors upon more than one individual/group or local business fitting the following award’s criteria:

Years of Service Awards
Businesses celebrating a five-year increment anniversary (five-year, 10-year, etc.) in 2015 will be recognized at the annual meeting. Nominations can be made by business owners or anyone familiar with the business.

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