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Graze Your Way Downtown

By Staff | Sep 23, 2008

Nothing says “football season” quite like the tailgating experience. The Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce is once again showing their community spirit by sponsoring the community-wide Tailgate Party on Friday, Sept. 26. The annual event is held in conjunction with the Emmetsburg E’Hawks’ 2008 Homecoming celebration.

“The Tailgate Party is a lot of fun, and is one of the ways the Chamber of Commerce supports our community,” said Cecilia Miller, Executive Director of the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce. “The party is also a great way for participating businesses to show customer appreciation.”

Tailgaters may peruse Emmetsburg for a vast array of edible items during the Homecoming Parade which starts at 2:45 p.m. in Soper Park, and culminates at Courthouse Square with a pep rally. A free will donation will be accepted and may be deposited in any of the collection cans at participating businesses.

• ETC – pigs in a blanket, in front of their store

• Schwartz Chiropractic & Acupuncture – lemonade, in front of Corner Stone Pub

• Corner Stone Pub – grilled hot dogs, in front of their store

• Wentzel’s True Value – popcorn, at their store

• Look Who’s Stamping – pop, in front of their store

• K. Jackson & Co./Tony Elbert’s Edward Jones/Mainstreet Memories Mall – cookies, bars & beverage, in front of their stores

• Calico Cupboard/Hughes Pharmacy – hot dogs, in front of Calico Cupboard

• Pizza Ranch – lemonade, in front of Pizza Ranch

•Emmetsburg Screen Printing – popcorn and M&Ms, in front of their business

• Wild Rose Casino – E-Hawk foam fingers, at Courthouse Square

• The Financial Center – party mix snack cups, in front of their business

• Culligan/Wallace’s Water – bottled water, in front of their business

• Iowa Trust & Savings Bank – E-Hawk cups with snack, at the corner of 10th and Broadway

• Emmetsburg Care Center – Fun-Yuns, near McNally’s Bakery

• Zimmerman Family Dental – football-shaped rice crispy treats, by Sol Salon

• Kiesling & Associates – black & gold bead necklaces, near Emmetsburg Screen Printing

• Hometown Convenience – bars, at their business

• St. Pat’s Association – little cream cookies, at the Irish Gift Store

• Wells Fargo Bank /Once Again Consignments/Stanley Propane – tacos in a bag

• Emmetsburg Municipal Utilities/City Hall/Community Development – popcorn balls, at Courthouse Square

•Laurens State Bank – ice cream sandwiches, at Courthouse Square

• Creative Stitches/Horizons Unlimited – E-Hawk mugs with root beer floats, in front of E-Pride Office Products

• Dairy Queen – mini ice cream treats, in front of St. Pat’s Headquarters

• McNally Bake Shop – black & gold sugar cookies, in front of the Bakery

• Farmers National Co. – soda pop and cookies, in front of their office