Fort Madison, IA – The 4th Annual Fort Madison Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena is set for Sunday, December 22, 2013. We will be in the stands, cheering, as Iowa takes on Arkansas – Pine Bluff. Three stations have the option to broadcast the game, and the broadcasting station will be announced 2-3 weeks in advance of game day.
The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club has worked with University of Iowa Athletics to secure premium seating for our group. On Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 AM, tickets go on sale at the Partners offices located at 614 9th Street, Fort Madison.
In 2011, 431 people attended the inaugural Fort Madison Day; in 2012, 504 attended. “The University Of Iowa Athletics Department continues to support Fort Madison Day, and reserved at least 500 seats for us” says Hawkeye Day Event Chair Jason Samples. A limited quantity of discounted tickets are available to the general public with no pre-sales being accepted. The first 150 children’s tickets will be available for $5 each (ages 18 and under). The first 150 adult tickets will be available for $10 each.
Numerous sponsors have stepped forward which has allowed us to offer an early Christmas gift to families in the Christmas for Kids program. “What a wonderful opportunity this is for some well deserving families. It is a pleasure to work in such a caring and generous community” says Laura Francisco, Chamber Events Coordinator.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for businesses who wish to participate. Sponsors to date include: Ameriprise-Josh Denning, Burrows Paper Corporation, Floors Décor & More, Fort Madison Bank and Trust, Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison Family Dentistry, Group Benefit Partners, Hope Real Estate, Huffman Welding and Machine, Johnson Trucking, King-Lynk Funeral Homes, Lee County Bank and Trust, MidAmerican Energy, Pilot Grove Savings Bank, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Seither and Cherry, Shottenkirk GM Giant, Tristate Eye Care, and Two Rivers Insurance in Fort Madison.
All ticket purchases come with a complimentary tee shirt, which attendees are encouraged to wear to the game. “We have a new design this year, and I’m sure that all of those Fort Madison shirts will make quite an impact in the arena” says Jessica Holtkamp, a Hawkeye Day committee member & this year’s logo designer. As always, the University does their best to offer a few perks for the Fort Madison crowd. Several perks are being negotiated with University of Iowa Athletics, and updates will be announced as game day approaches.
To ensure prompt ticket and tee shirt delivery, this opportunity to purchase tickets runs through December 2nd at 2PM. Ticket orders after December 2nd will need to be processed through the Hawkeye Box Office.
After two successful years of the Read-a-Book fundraiser, area business owner, Cynthia Schuyler, believes that this year will be bigger and better than the past.
Read-a-Book launches on November 1 and goes through December 31. The new books donated will go to children in the Burlington community in need. All monetary donations are used to purchase new books to fulfill the book list for families in the area. Any additional books and monetary donations, or books that are “more gently used”, will be donated to the Burlington Community Elementary Schools and Head Start libraries.
Read-a-Book is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created as an education-based fundraiser in November 2010. The passion and drive for this fundraiser comes from Burlington businesswoman Cynthia Schuyler – an advocate for early childhood development education and literacy in the community. Schuyler created this fundraiser to increase area involvement in education and to provide local children in need with new books of their own. Read-a-Book will continue to evolve and adapt as it continues to grow in the coming years.
BURLINGTON & WB (Including the Mall): 5:30-7:30
BURLINGTON SAFE HALLOWEEN @ AUDITORIUM: 6-8 pm
CAPITOL THEATER: Surprise Halloween Movie -7pm
DALLAS CITY: 5-7
FT. MADISON: 5-7
MT. PLEASANT: 5-7
NEW LONDON: 5-7:30
WEST POINT: 5-7
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Eating while in the duck blind or the tree stand is a must. If you’re looking for a quick eat….here is a recipe for DUCK BLIND BISCUITS
Duck Blind / Tree Stand Biscuits
shredded cheese (any variety)
milk..start with 1/2 cup and gradually add
1…COMBINE BISQUIK,CHEESE,SAUSAGE AND START WITH 1/2 CUP MILK..MIX UNTIL BLENDED ADDING MILK AS NEEDED
2…DROP ON UNGREASED BAKING PAN TO FORM DROPPED BISCUITS.. BAKE IN PREHATED OVEN AT 350 UNTIL SAUSAGE IS DONE AND BISCUITS ARE GOLDEN BROWN
Mud Lovin Rednecks!!!
We love the show and want you to experience it! Such a great cast and crew. Here is where you can go find them online...
Twitter Accts: Follow all the stars of Mud Lovin' Rednecks on Twitter
LITTLE BIT: https://twitter.com/RedneckLilBit
FAT LEGS (Audrey): https://twitter.com/FatLegsAudrey
MUD LOVIN' REDNECKS (Show): https://twitter.com/MudLovinRedneck
MOUNTAIN CREEK MUD BOG: https://twitter.com/mountaincreekmb
Here is the interview with Lil Bit and Bo!
CHECK OUT A CLIP FROM THE SHOW: