Christmas Extravaganza Canceled – Vote for your Favorite Light Arrangement Instead

Sadly, the 2020 Christmas Extravaganza, which was to be held on Saturday, December 5, is canceled. Join us for festivities next year!

Community Lighting Contest

Take the whole family for a ride to find the best light display in town! Then vote for your favorite decorated home. This year, you get to decide contest winners; there are no judges. Voting begins on Tuesday, December 1 and is available until Tuesday, December 15. Any residence in the 50156 area code is eligible.  Stop by City State Bank (drive through or lobby) to cast your vote.

Four MACC Bucks prizes of $100, $80, $60 and $40 will be offered to the top four displays! Sponsored by Madrid Area Chamber of Commerce.

Madrid Labor Day Celebration Canceled

The Madrid Labor Day Celebration is canceled for 2020. Both the safety of residents and the costs of liability insurance were factors.  All related events are canceled except the Milers Run, which was renamed to One Moore Run and will be held virtually. Contact Phil Grothus for details.

The decision to cancel was difficult; thank you to the Labor Day Committee for all your work and dedication. We look forward to enjoying the event in 2021!

Stay tuned for next year! Two additional Labor Day Committee members are needed to help make next year’s come back awesome. Please fill out this online application to apply.

Additional Preschool Classroom; Register Now

An additional 4-year old preschool classroom is available for the 2020-2021 school year in Madrid! It has been added at the Madrid Elementary School location. The program will collaborate with Tiger Tots to provide quality education. Morning and afternoon sessions are available and will run Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call 515-795-3240 extension 1 to sign up or ask questions.

Tiger Tots is still accepting 2020-2021 sign ups as well. Call (515) 795-3359 to register.

Local Updates on Coronavirus

We're better together image2You are showing your true colors again, Madrid, by coming together to support our vulnerable citizens and our local businesses! Meals are being provided for students in need, the Madrid Masons are organized to shop for those at risk, and you are supporting your local businesses. Please keep it up by following the MAC Facebook page to keep track of hours and open businesses. As you would expect, the MAC Banquet has been postponed. Here’s a list of resources that may be helpful during this challenging time:

Resources for Businesses

CARES Act funds are available to pay utility bills for businesses affected by COVID-19. More information is on the Iowa Economic Development website.

COVID-19 Restaurant Opening Guidance document

Iowa Retail Initiative helps businesses reopen.

Iowa Department of Public Health of Iowans Business and Organizations Guidance page.

Iowa Business Recovery Assistance details. Relief funds deadline is March 31 for businesses with employees; first come first served for businesses without employees.

MAC Facebook page: please tag us in your posts.

Announcements for Madrid Residents

Madrid Shop Local Quick Reference Guide (list of local MAC businesses with description of open/closed, limited hours, etc.)

Boone County Fair is on! July 16-19.

The Madrid Labor Day 2020 Car Show is canceled.

The 2020 Alumni Dinner is canceled.

IMPACT Boone County Resource Center Food Pantry is expanding hours to 10:30 am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. Call ahead for service.

City playgrounds equipment, shelters, and restrooms at Madrid City Parks and at Madrid Elementary School are back open starting June 6.

Iowa Arboretum is now open!

Snus Hill Winery events reopen with new restrictions.

Greater Love Ministries is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and the first Saturday of the month. Mask recommended. Hours are here. Call 515-795-3913 for details.

Food truck nights (temporary?) location change while parks are closed: in the parking lot of Madrid Automotive.

Main Street is one-way by the Elementary School between 11:15 am and 1:00pm daily. Travel north to south  to accommodate curb-side pick up. Be sure to use W 21st St (not Little Street) to enter Main Street, and line up single file on the left.

Madrid Public Library is offering curbside pick up. Call the Library (795-3846), and staff will check out items and put them outside. Online resources also available. The Library is beginning to increase services in June.

Congregate meals are temporarily available by delivery; call 515-432-1127 to make arrangements.

June Election details for Boone County residents

There’s a Little Lending Food Pantry in front of Sisters in Cheese!

COVID-19 Nurse Phone Line: Call with questions: 515-433-8989, Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Boone County Services: rather than making a trip to the Boone County Court House, please make every effort to handle business online or on the phone:

Track Iowa cases of the virus

Madrid Elementary School online resource link

MAC Facebook page: track local open businesses and hours

Boone County Chamber of Commerce: list of businesses open for carryout dining

City of Madrid:

If you are at high risk from the coronavirus, contact the Madrid Masons for home delivery of groceries or prescriptions: 515.three60.593four

Feeling different lately? Read these tips from the experts to help avoid negative emotions stemming from the virus outbreak.

Local Announcements:

Check the City of Madrid website for additional details.

Madrid Chamber of Commerce