Seventh Annual Jolly Holiday Lights Tour

A night of food, fun and support for Make A Wish Foundation. Mark your calendars for Monday, December 2. We’ll meet for dinner at Perkins, 2621 Adventureland Drive in Altoona, at 6:00 PM and then head on over to the show. Jolly Holiday lights is a 2.5 mile cruise through over 100 holiday themed light displays. All that for a mere $20 per car! Show your support for an awesome cause and join us. Please RSVP via Facebook or email to Laura by midnight Friday, November 29.

If you’re unable to make dinner but would still like to join us for the tour meet us at the entrance to the park at 7:30 PM.

Villisca Axe Murder House Tour

Saturday October 12, 9:00 AM at HyVee, 1005 E. Hickman Road, Waukee

Join us at 9am at the Waukee Hy-Vee parking lot. We will drive to Drew’s Chocolates, down White Pole road , stop for lunch to be determined (Oinkers or Weitzel’s) then off to the Villisca murder house

The Villisca axe murders occurred between the evening of June 10, 1912, and the early morning of June 11, 1912, in the town of Villisca in southwestern Iowa. The six members of the Moore family and two house guests were found bludgeoned in the Moore residence. All eight victims, including four children, had severe head wounds from an axe. A lengthy investigation yielded several suspects, one of whom was tried twice. The first trial ended in a hung jury and the second ended in an acquittal. The crime remains unsolved. Many believe the house is still haunted by the ghosts of the victims.

January 2016 CIMC Club Meeting – January 17th at 5pm

 
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When: Sunday Jan. 17th at 5:00 pm
Place: Wig and Pen Restaurant, 2005 South Ankeny Boulevard – it’s across US 69 from the main entrance to DMACC
Cost: Dinner will be billed on individual tickets
Agenda:
-Socialize
-Order dinner from their menu
-Introductions
-Board of Directors elections. We are still in need of 3 more Board member nominations. Please let me know if you want to join the Board of Directors. The Board Members will choose there own positions at their first meeting.
-Club web site
-Club events for 2016. So far we only have an event on the calendar for April.
-More Socializing
Please RSVP to me or on the Facebook event no later than 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 15th so we can let the Wig and Pen know how many they will need to seat in the meeting room.
Thanks,
Jeremy Moyle
President, CIMC

2015 Fall Colors Drive

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Join us on Oct. 10 & 11 as we once again embark on our annual Fall Colors Drive!

When:  Oct. 10 & 11th   Leaving at 11 am
Where:  MINI Of Des Moines

Details:
This year we are going to make this a 2 day drive with the overnight stop in Sioux City.

We will be stopping at a couple of the Freedom Rocks and for lunch on our way out to the Loess Hills.  Outbound maps was sent in the club email.

Make your reservations for the overnight stop in Sioux City.  You can choose between the Fairfield Inn (4716 Southern Hills Dr, Sioux City, IA, 51106 Phone 866-573-4235) or the Comfort Inn (4202 S. Lakeport St., Sioux City, IA, 51106 Phone 866-573-4235).  These hotels are right next to each other.

The return route will start start around 9 or 9:30 am.

Everybody should bring a FRS radio, AKA walkie-talkie, if they have one. We’ll use them to communicate hazards on the route and such. Channel to be given out at MINI of Des Moines.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Please RSVP to me so I can have an accurate number of cars and people.

Thanks,
Jeremy Moyle
CIMC President

Rock n’ Pie Drive II 8/22/15

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Meet at MINI of Des Moines around 8am for route information

Departure time of 8:30 am

Drive route of approximately 90 miles

 

 

Planned Points of Interest Stops:

Bonnie and Clydes hide out

The Freedom Rock

Menlo Café

Stop for lunch and homemade pie at the Menlo Café. In addition to pie the café has

great home cooked food and ginormous tenderloins (shooting to arrive between 11 and 11:30)

Return home at your leisure – approximately 40 miles back to Des Moines via I-80

RSVP by Tuesday, August 18th so we can give the pie lady a heads up on how many

additional pies she should plan for.

August Ice Cream Social

The August ice cream social is almost here!

When: August 20th 7PMice cream4

Where: Goldie’s Ice Cream Shoppe

304 W 2nd St.

Prairie City


Please respond to Kelly at the email address below with the number of those attending prior to the 14th so Kelly can give them an idea of how many and to confirm that we will be there.

Kelly Alliss
Email: kelncleo@hotmail.com

July Drive-Gladbrook

Event: Drive to Gladbrook to visit Matchstick Marvels Museum.
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Reason for drive: Pat Acton has just finished his latest creation for the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum in New York City – a flying steampunk locomotive standing nearly nine feet tall that required more than 1,000,000 matchsticks and 13 months of work. It is on display at his museum in Gladbrook during July, after which it will be shipped to New York for permanent display.

Date: Saturday, July 11

Departure details: 10:00 a.m. from Smokey D’s, have lunch somewhere along the route, and arrive in Gladbrook shortly after the museum opens at 1:00 p.m. 

Return to Des Moines will be on your own – you can leave the museum when you are through with your visit or you can wander around beautiful downtown Gladbrook until there are others in the group who want to join you for the drive home.

Admission Fee: The museum charges $5.00 admission for adults and $3.00 admission for children between the ages of 5 and 12. There is no senior discount