2nd Annual Prelude to Fall Fest Chili Dinner/Cook Off

Ely Parks and Recreation is hosting the 2nd Annual Prelude to Fall Fest Chili Dinner/Cook Off on Sunday September 16th!

This event is FREE and open to the public! Come enjoy a bowl of chili and some delicious cornbread at the Ely American Legion from 5:00 – 6:30pm. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite chili! Vote by placing $1.00 in the contestants tin – you can vote as much as you’d like and for as many different batches of chili as you want! All proceeds from votes will directly benefit Ely Fall Fest and Ely Parks and Recreation. The Legion will also be running a cash bar – soda, beer, liquor etc.

If you are interested in participating in the Chili Cook Off, please contact Callie at callie@elyiowa.com. The contestant with the most amount of votes at the end of the dinner will win a trophy and Fall Fest t-shirt!

We are also looking for individuals who are interested in bringing their favorite cornbread dishes, shredded cheese, sour cream or crackers!


Meet Son of Ely and WWII veteran Norbert Krob

Ely born Norbert Krob will be in town on September 1 and will be available to meet at 10:00 am at the Ely Library. Lt. Norbert Krob served the duration of World War II and was the commander of a tank company that fought all the way across Germany and into Czechoslovakia. He was decorated with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Mr. Krob is 99 years old and usually resides in Florida. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and talk to one of the diminishing number of veterans of the Second World War and America’s Greatest Generation.

Visit Krob’s store in Ely to get a copy of Mark Krob’s book Called to Serve: The Krob Family in the Second World War.


Women’s Self Defense Training

The Ely Legion Woman’s Auxiliary will be hosting a self defense class at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 22nd. The cost of this class is $40.00 cash and payable on the day of the class. This class will focus on self defense for women. This is for women 18 and up. Please send an email auxiliary@elylegion.com to rsvp.


Ballroom Dancing at the Ely Legion

Iowa Corridor USA Dance Chapter #2100

Serving Iowa City / Coralville / North Liberty

Ballroom & Latin Dancing

Social Dancing: 3 – 5 pm
Cost: $5

Dancers of all levels welcome, no experience or partner required!

Ely American Legion Post #555

For more information:
Email: info@corridordance.org
Website: http://www.corridordance.org