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Register for the Fire in the Hole Bags Tournament

9th Annual Fire in the Hole Bags Tournament

A Hoover’s Hometown Event Friday, August 2, 2019 at 6 PM Sponsored by the West Branch Fire Fighters

First Place: $100

Second Place: $60

Third Place: $40

ENTRY FEE: $40 per team on or before July 31, 2019

$50 per team after July 31, 2019 (Includes 4 beverage tickets per team – beer, water or pop)

Find a partner and get signed up for another Fire in the Hole Bags Tournament (32 team limit) – August 2, 2019. Entry fee $40 if signed up before July 31st. WALK-INS welcomed but entry is $50. All teams will need to check in by 5:30 pm. Tournament starts at 6 PM. All entries include 4 drink tickets. There will be beverages, food, and live music. If interested please PM me your team name and contact or email me at jageptx@gmail.com or (915)227-1002. Pre-registration is required. Pick up entry forms at: West Branch City Office or West Branch Repairs or complete the online registration!

Hoover Prairie Run

On Saturday, August 3rd, you can run or walk at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, sponsored by the West Branch Lions Club! All money raised will be used by the Lions Club for community projects.

The 4.5K run follows mown grass trails through the Hoover Tall-grass Prairie. The 1.5K walk is around the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum grounds and gravesite.

Registration information:

The runs will start at 8:00am on Saturday! There will be prizes awarded for the top 3 in each category. Check out the West Branch Lions Club on Facebook for more details!

Fireworks and music in the National Park!

We’re happy to announce that Hoover’s Hometown Days will once again feature a fireworks show accompanied by the Eastern Iowa Brass Band!

As the festivities are winding down on Main Street Saturday night, pack up and head to the National Park for the grand finale.  The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will be performing on the Hoover Stage next to the library beginning at 8:30.  Come enjoy some music, and when it’s dark, the fireworks show will begin! One of the best viewing areas also happens to be right near the Hoover library in the park, so it’s the perfect place to finish up the evening.

Music in the Chautauqua Tent

Back by popular demand, Smith Studio Jazz will be performing Saturday at 11:30 in the Chautauqua Tent across from the birthplace cottage, prior to the Hoover Life Ceremony.

Last year they entertained us with a mix of swing tunes and big band arrangements to honor the life and times of Herbert Hoover. Take a trip down memory lane, check out the exhibitions in the park, and enjoy some music on Saturday this year!