Chamber Chatter is full of event details and business deals which aim to keep you in the know!
July 2018 Chamber Chatter from the Executive Director, Joe McCabe
The city council for the City of St. James again this year has instituted a, “Clean Up- Keep it Up”, campaign in the community. As merchants, your front entryway, display windows and the area in back of your business sends a message to the residents of this community as well as the traveling public and potential customers. If there is debris in front of your business, are you sending a message that the inside of your store and the items that you have displayed are also dirty? As the business community, let us show the city council and our customers that we care not only about our business district but also that we take pride in being part of a vibrant community.
Railroad Days is over except for the St. James Community Invitational Golf Scramble and Drop Ball Event. The date for these events will be Friday, July 13th. If you are a golfer or want to be a golfer you can contact Alison Elg at Pioneer Bank and she will set you up with a team.
Thank you to all who participated in the many events that took place during Railroad Days and to the numerous volunteers who helped make the events successful.
The City of St. James is accepting donations for the Annual Fireworks display that will be held on the 4th of July over St. James Lake. Your donations are tax deductible and can be left at City Hall.
Welcome to the newest Chamber Member- the American Legion. Another place that you can spend your Chamber Bucks. The service clubs in our community add to the vitality of the this city. Thanks for all that your organizations do!
July 2018 Community Events
July 3rd – Storytime at the St. James Library 10 a.m.
July 4th – 4th of July Events at Memorial Park
July 5th – Hamburger Night at VFW from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
July 6th – Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the St. James Library 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
July 7th – Chicken Fry at American Legion from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Animal Storytime at the St. James Library 10 a.m.
July 8th – Carol Knaak Cancer Breakfast Benefit from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at American Legion
Sertoma Service to Mankind Award from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the VFW
July 10th – Storytime at the St. James Library 10 a.m.
July 12th – Hamburger Night at VFW from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
July 13th – Claymate Creations at the St. James Library 3 p.m.
July 14th – Will it Waffle? at the St. James Library 11 a.m.
July 15th – Gals Only Gun Class at Eagle’s Club from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 17th – 4H General Entry & Judging at Watonwan County Fair 9 a.m.
Storytime at the St. James Library 10 a.m.
July 18th – Watonwan County Fair entries:
Enter 4-H Rabbits from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Enter 4-H & FFA Beef, Sheep, Goat 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Creative Arts Building Entries 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rabbit Judging at 6:30 p.m.
July 19th – Watonwan County Fair:
Enter Swine 8:30 a.m.
Enter FFA Crops 8 a.m – 9:30 a.m.
Enter Open Class Crops 9 a.m.
Creative Arts Building entries 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lamb Lead followed by Sheep Show 10 a.m.
FFA Crop Juding 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
4-H/FFA Goat Show 1 p.m.
Creative Arts Judging 1:30 p.m.
Day Care Tours 1:30 p.m.
J&K Amusements, rides open at 4 p.m.
Bingo from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Extreme Cowboy Challenge at 6 p.m.
Boer Goat Open Class Show 6 p.m.
4-H Demonstrations in 4-H exhibit building 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Enter 4-H and FFA Dairy 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free Community Meal at First Lutheran Church from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Knitting with Tessa at St. James Library 5 p.m.
Hamburger Night at VFW from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
July 20th – Watonwan County Fair:
Tractorcade Breakfast 7 a.m.
4-H, FFA and Open Class Swine Judging 8:30 a.m.
4-H Horse Show 10 a.m.
4-H, FFA and Open Class Dairy Judging 12:30 p.m.
J&K Amusement Rides Open 4 p.m.
Biodiesel Burger Bash, Diesel Sellerz Truck on display 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bingo 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
4-H & FFA Beef 6 p.m.
Grandstand – John Spitzner Memorial Truck & Tractor Pull 6 p.m.
Ranch Rodeo 6 p.m.
4-H Demonstrations in 4-H Exhibit Building 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Band in the Beer Garden 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
July 21st – Watonwan County Fair
Softball Tournament 8 a.m.
4-H & FFA Auction 9 a.m.
Top Hand Cowgirl Challenge 10 a.m.
4-H Premier Showmanship 11 a.m.
Dart Tournament – 501 Blind Draw 12 p.m.
J&K Amusement Rides Open 12 p.m.
Creative Arts Sweepstakes, winners pictures taken 2 p.m.
Bingo 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Mud Bog Race 4 p.m.
Band in Beer Garden 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Free Fireworks in the Grandstand 10:15 p.m.
July 22nd -Watonwan County Fair: SENIOR CITIZENS DAY – FREE Admission 60+
Fun Horse Show 10:30 a.m.
Softball Tournament 9 a.m.
Bean Bag Tournament (sign up at 11 a.m.) 12 p.m.
Entertainment Building, Sugar Loom, Farm Family, Century Farm, Senior Citizens 12:30 p.m.
Pet Show 1 p.m.
Bingo 1 p.m.
Pedal Pull Registration 1:30 p.m.
Pedal Pull Competition 2 p.m.
4-H Judge’s Choice Award 3:30 p.m.
Medallions in the Paper 4 p.m.
Creative Arts Building Exhibitors and all 4-H’ers may pick up their exhibits 6 p.m.
Livestock load out 6 p.m.
July 24th – Rock Out with Norm Emerson at the St. James Library 10 a.m.
July 25th – Movie for Kids at the St. James Library 2:15 p.m.
July 26th – Hamburger Night at VFW from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Novels by Night at the St. James Library 7 p.m.
July 27th – Friday Flicks at the St. James Library 1 p.m.
July 29th – Gun Class at Eagle’s Club from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
July 31st – Storytime at the St. James Library 10 a.m.
***Be sure to check the Community Calendar for these and other events that may be taking place***