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Belmond Trick or Treat – October 31 from 5 – 7 pm

Our annual trick or treat in the community of Belmond will be on October 31st from 5 pm to 7 pm. Those wanting to participate should have their front light on for trick or treaters. There will be businesses participating this year starting at 4 pm. Please look for updates on Facebook and in the Belmond Independent as the date ...

3rd Annual Lighting Contest in Belmond

Let's light up Belmond with our 3rd Annual Lighting Contest! The deadline to enter your home, neighborhood or business for this year's contest is November 18th. There are 6 categories to choose from: Best Use of Theme (this year is Christmas Around the World), Best Use of Lights, Best Inside Out Display (inside display seen from outside), Best Neighborhood Display ...

BKHS Thespians present “No Vacancy” – A Comedy

Belmond-Klemme High School Thespians present "No Vacancy" A Comedy by Katelyn Beyke on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th both at 7 pm. Come out and support the hard work these high school students put into a performance like this! Quite a deal at $5 per person!!!

$500 BCSW Back-to-School Scholarship Available

$500 Back to School Scholarship awarded by Belmond Community Service Women.  Application deadline for this year is Wednesday, December 21, 2022. Qualified applicants must meet these guidelines: Any female living in the Belmond-Klemme School District Age 25 or older Attending a post-secondary institution working toward a degree, certification, or diploma. To receive an application email: Barb Soma at basoma2785@gmail.com or ...

Omelet Breakfast Nov 20th for Santa House

Knights of Columbus will be providing an Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, November 20th from 9 am to 12:30 pm located at the St Francis Catholic Church in Belmond. All proceeds to benefit the Santa House. Adults $9 and $5 for children 10 and under. 

Community Thanksgiving Meal

There will be a community Thanksgiving meal held again at the Leinbach Center on November 24. The meal will be served at 11:30 am. There will be a free will donation taken. To reserve a place for the meal or to volunteer,  please contact Sharon Barkema at 641-495-6138 or 515-571-1342. Pumpkin pie donations are also needed. 

Parade of Lights November 25th

An evening of Christmas Lighted Parade starting at 6:30 pm with fireworks by 4G Pyrotechnics and led by Santa himself! The parade of lighted floats will travel down Main Street in Belmond from 1st Avenue to 4th Avenue. You don't want to miss this.....a family favorite! Children can see Santa at his Santa House, located at 340 East Main Street, ...

Breakfast with Santa – Dec 3rd!

Belmond Growth Alliance will be offering the opportunity to have breakfast Santa again this year. It will be held Saturday Dec 3rd from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the Jacobsen Elementary lunch room. A light breakfast will be offered, crafts for the children, you can visit with Santa, listen to stories read by Mrs. Claus! Hope to see you ...

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Three Nights of Lights – Live Nativity and MORE

Belmond Area Arts Council will once again have the 3 Nights of Lights! Admission is FREE!! You don't want to miss this....live nativity, Christmas trees decorated by organizations, businesses or individuals....vote for your favorite, view the live nativity and lights around the grounds while riding behind the steam engine, or view them from the comfort of your own vehicle, and ...

Wreaths Across America – Dec 17th

Join us for Belmond's first Wreaths Across America Ceremony at 11 am on December 17th to be held at Belmond Cemetery. Wreaths Across America is a national organization dedicated to honoring our veterans. There mission is to Remember, Honor, and Teach! Wreaths Across America will provide seven wreaths, one for each branch of the military and one large wreathWe are ...

2022 Belmond Tour of Homes – Benefit for the Skate Park

Yes! Christmas! You read that right! We are two months out!! This years proceeds will go towards the Renovation of the Belmond Skate Park again. Grab your friends and family and join us for a Christmas Tour of Homes! This years homes will include the following homes to tour: Mark & Katie Ketchum Kevin & Callie Stein Tom & Laura ...

Community Christmas Meal

The annual community Christmas Meal will be held at the Leinbach Center on Sunday, December 25th. Delivery will be available. The Christmas meal is intended for anyone who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Serving begins at 11:30 am. A traditional holiday menu featuring ham with all the trimmings will be prepared, along with peppermint ice cream for dessert. ...