Woden’s annual Vegas Night will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6pm to midnight at the Woden Community Center, 208 Main Ave.
The event will include blackjack and dice tables, plus many small raffles. The $10 entrance fee includes a meal of pork loin sandwich and keg beer. Must be 21+ to enter.
Raffle tickets are also being sold for a $750 cash prize raffle. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Wubben’s or First State Bank.
All proceeds benefit the Woden Community Center.
See Vegas Night Facebook event page
The Firemen’s Breakfast will be held Saturday, April 5 from 6:30 – 10 a.m. at the Woden Fire Station.
Menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee and juice. Cost is $5 for adults, 5-12 yrs is $2.50, and kids under five eat free.
Mardi Gras table at the Enchanted Evening event (Photo by Allison Ullman for Britt News Tribune)
The third annual Tour of Tables was held on on November 7, 2013 in Woden. Twelve tables were each decorated a different way. The “Enchanted Evening” event raised money for the library.
See articles and pictures:
Britt News Tribune – Ladies night out in Woden
Forest City Summit – Getting creative with table decorations
Woden will hold trick or treating on October 31 from 5-7 p.m.
The Woden Community Club will hold a costume contest at 7 p.m. at the Community Center.
In the past, T-ball and softball programs were run by the school district. With the closure of the district, it has been left to area parents and the City to keep the program going and Woden’s softball field maintained.
For summer 2013, parents put together two leagues. 17 players participated in the T-ball program and 13 players signed up for softball. The City of Woden takes care of the field.
Robin and Bruce Wubben of Wubben’s Bar and Grill. (Photo by Arian Schuessler for The Globe Gazette.)
The annual Thanksgiving celebration held at Wubben’s Bar and Grill was featured in the Globe Gazette on November 22, 2012. It’s estimated about 1/3 of Woden’s citizens attend the event.
See article: Woden’s Thanksgiving all about family, friends and good food
Faber Repair and Tire opened for business in on May 14 in the former Harold’s Tire Service location. According to a June 20th article in the Globe Gazette, “The business offers a full range of services, including tire repair and sales, oil changes, transmission service, exhaust, brakes and agriculture service calls.”
On Sunday, February 27 the Globe Gazette featured Woden in their weekly Backroads spotlight. The piece includes quotes from citizens, the mayor, and former residents as well as photos and an online video.
Article: Backroads North Iowa: They love living in Woden
Video: Backroads – Woden
Woden’s post office was scheduled to close after Jan. 13th, 2012 but this has now been postponed. The office will remain open until at least May 15. In this interim period, mail may be addressed to either street address or PO Box number.
See original story from KIMT about the closing.
See USPS announcement about delay
In July 2008 the 55-year-old North Central Co-Op Elevator was removed. It will be replaced by a new steel bin.
More information about the controlled burn is available from the Forest City Summit site, see Smoking Sunday Sendoff.