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November 2021

Washington County Cattlemen’s $500 Scholarship

November 4, 2021 - February 1, 2022

The Washington County Cattlemen’s scholarship program is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior. Requirement include being a Washington County resident, parents being a Washington County Cattlemen’s member or if living outside the country, the applicant’s parents must be WCCA members. The award recipient must be majoring in an agricultural field. The Cattlemen will be selecting a beef queen and princess. Requirements include an interest in beef cattle production, parents being involved with beef production, a willingness to promote…

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Bad Poetry Contest

November 17, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Mary Swander, co-founder and executive director of AgArts, presents the Bad Poetry Contest. The entry fee is $10 and the deadline for submission is January 15th. A prize of $100 and a handmade leather belt will be awarded to the winner. Winning poems will be broadcast on the Buggy Land podcast. Bad Poetry Contest rules include: your poem must be bad, limited to 100 words, include the phrases “A cat yowling on a back fence” and “a buzzard on a…

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Washington Wonderland: Holiday Light & Decorating Contest

November 27, 2021 - January 1, 2022

The Washington Wonderland: Holiday Light & Decorating Contest for homes and businesses will take place from November 27th-January 1st.  Free maps are available at www.washingtonchamber.gov or you can pick up maps at Chamber of Commerce or participating retailers.

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The Grinch and Friends

November 27 - December 18

The Brighton Chamber of Commerce presents “The Grinch and Friends” from November 27th through December 18th. For a donation of $40 or more, the Grinch and his friends will visit your family and perform a skit that everyone is sure to enjoy. The Grinch is available on weekends only in Washington, Henry and Jefferson counties. Call 641-451-1389 to schedule your time slot. All proceeds will go towards the Brighton Chamber of Commerce.

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Washington Wonderland: Holiday Light & Decorating Contest

November 27, 2021 - January 1, 2022

The Washington Wonderland: Holiday Light & Decorating Contest will take place November 27th through January 1st. The contest is open to all Washington homeowners and businesses. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated home & business. Call 319-653-3272 to enter your home or business.

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December 2021

Washington Public Library Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

December 1 - 20

The Washington Public Library presents the Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. Bring your uniquely decorated gingerbread house to the library Dec. 1st through the 20th. The gingerbread houses will be displayed in the library during the month of December. Voting ends December 22nd. The winners will be announced December 30th. Prize categories include children, teens, and adults. 

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Washington Public Library Mitten Tree

December 1 - 10

The Mitten Tree at the Washington Public Library is accepting new store-bought or hand-made mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and socks through December 10th at the Washington Public Library. All items will be given to children and adults in need.

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Crooked Creek Christian Camp Online Auction

December 7 - 12

The Crooked Creek Christian Camp will be hosting an online auction fundraiser from December 7th to the 12th. Each year the fall fundraiser provides funds to the camp to continue living out the mission of serving the spiritual development of children and adults in the Midwest by providing Christ-centered programs, excellent facilities, and generous hospitality in a setting that celebrates God’s creation. You can find the auction at www.mennoniteauctions.org. Money raised from the online auction will go towards an updated…

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Washington County Public Health Walk-In Flu and COVID Vaccine Clinic

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Washington County Public Health is hosting a walk-in flu and COVID vaccine clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 8th. The clinic will take place at the Washington County Public health office at 110 North Iowa Avenue on the fifth floor of the Federation Bank building. Cost is $30 for flu shots with those ages six months and older eligible to receive it. COVID vaccines are free for anyone ages five and up. No…

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Washington Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Washington Middle School will host parent/teacher conferences on December 8th from 4 to 7:30 p.m. From 4 to 5 p.m. conferences will be online and 5 to 7:30 will be in-person conferences, by appointment only. Conferences will be on a sign-up basis and there will be 3 different options: email, online and face-to-face. Parents should have received an email where they were to fill their preferences. If you need help with the sign up, please contact the Middle School office…

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