Pen City Current-Lee – Thursday, April 22, 2021

Special Olympics Charity event
The Fort Madison Eagles Club will be hold a fish and shrimp fry on Friday, April 23 at 4821 Avenue O from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will serve as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Iowa, with a 50/50 raffle and karaoke. All to go orders will be curbside pickup only. Call 319-372-6928 to order and for more information.

Community Clean-up
FORT MADISON – The annual community clean up has been set this year for April 24. Contact the Chamber at 319-372-5471.

Sheaffer Golf Customer Appreciation
Saturday April 24 from 11 to 3 p.m. at the Sheaffer Golf Course. Complimentary Food and Keg beer, door prizes and drawings. Visit the website at

The annual Fort Madison Partners Paint-A-Thon is still looking for volunteers and volunteer teams. The event takes place April 26-30th. Contact Partners at 319-372-5471 or email Tim Gobble at for more information and to register to help.

Live Healthy Iowa 5K
Fort Madison is one of 11 counties participating in the Live Healthy Iowa 5K on May 1 with a 5K run walk at 8 a.m. and a 9 a.m. 1K Kids’ Walk. Register now at

Salute to Small Business Breakfast
Huffman’s Farm & Home and Huffman Welding, Inc and the Fort Madison Chamber are sponsoring this year’s Salute to Small Business Breakfast. Nominations are being accepted now at The breakfast is being held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. at Small Grand Things south of West Point.

United Way Golf Outing, Virtual 5K
LEE COUNTY – The United Way annual golf outing will be held on May 7 this year with a noon shotgun start. Registration and sponsorships are now available by contacting Karen at 319-524-4504 or at The group is also sponsoring a virtual 5K event from May 21, to May 31. Registration is ongoing with a cost of $20 per person including a t-shirt, $15 to participate with no shirt. Shirts can be picked up at 511 Blondeau St. in Keokuk or you can include an additional $5 to have it shipped to you.

Old Fort Players “Leaving Iowa”
“Leaving Iowa” takes the stage May 7th – 9th and 14-16th with 7:30 shows on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military and $10 for students. Tickets are available at and the theaters Facebook page.

Glo 5K Crazy for Education Glow Run
This year’s 5K event will be held live on May 8th beginning at 8:30 p.m. at Baxter Sports Complex. The run will be an untimed fun run to reduce runner interractions due to ongoing pandemic concerns. All proceeds will benefit Elliott Test Kitchen Foundation programs. Click here for early registration and save $5!

Jack Morris Memorial Florida of Iowa Golf Outing
LEE COUNTY – After being canceled due to COVID in 2020, the annual Jack Morris Memorial Florida of Iowa Golf Outing is set for June 11. Sponsorships are available and registrations are being taken by contacting the Chamber at 319-372-5471 or by email at

FMCH Foundation Golf Classic
LEE COUNTY – The Fort Madison Foundation golf outing will be held Friday, June 18 at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course with morning and afternoon flights. Sponsorship and Team opportunities are now available. All money raised benefits Fort Madison Community Hospital. Contact Carrie at 319-376-2747 or for more information.

Fort Madison Farmer’s Market
The summer markets start again on June 7, each Monday. New vendors are being sought. Call 319-371-5471 for more information. Check out Facebook page at @FMFarmersMarket.

Shugs Day Camp
Registration is open for Shugs’ Tiny Town Day Camp being held June 7-9th, 14-16th and 21-23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily for ages 3 to 8. Games, crafts, music, dancing, story time, pretend play and more. Reserve spots early by registering at

The Fort Madison Parks & Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help maintain flower beds located in city parks. There are 13 flower beds available. Contact the city at 319-372-7700 ext 201 or email for more information.

KidTek University
Lee County Economic Development Group is offering scholarships to attend KidTek at Southeastern Community College. Click here for more information:

Pollinator Walk Series
Lee County Extension and Lee County Conservation are hosting a three-day series exploring flowering plants and their role in pollination. The walks are free with an RSVP requested at 835-5116 and will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 June 26, and Aug. 28.

Green Team Fundraiser
The Fort Madison Green Team is soliciting funds for One Tree Planted, a non-profit whose mission is to plant trees in every corner of the world. To make a donation, click on the link provided:

Read Across Iowa
WEST POINT – Preschool story time through the Iowa State University Extension is being held on Mondays in March beginning at 10 a.m. at the West Point Public Library. This year’s theme is agriculture.

Fort Madison Public Library
All Booked Up! is held Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. This week discussion will focus on the Underground Railroad. At 3:30 each Thursday is Thursday Crafternoons at the library. Facemasks are required.

T-ball and Coach Pitch for 2021 registration deadline is May 2. T-ball for 4 and 5 year olds with games on Monday and Thursdays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Coach pitch is for 6 and 7 year olds with games from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Contacty Kaylin Featheringill at 319-372-2403 ext. 2 or by email at Indoor swim lessons also start April 26 through May 26 for 3 to 5 year olds. Registration deadline is Sunday, April 25.

Baxter Co-ed softball leagues
6 on 6 and 4-on-4 leagues are being organized now. Spring, summer and fall seasons. Registration is $150 for 6-on-6 and $125 for 4-on-4 per team. Call the Baxter Sports Complex at 319-372-2932 or email

Summer Downtown Markets
This years downtown markets will be held June 10th, July 8th and Aug. 19th in historic downtown Fort Madison. Food, beer, wine, donuts, boutiques, home decor, signs, fresh garden plants, music and more from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m starting at 7th and Avenue G. Be a vendor by contacting

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