Attn Traer residents - due to
Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday -
regular garbage pick up will be on 
Wednesday, November 26.

Current City News:

City Events:

Traer's Holida
Happenings 2014
December 5 & 6, 2014

Open Houses, Holiday Specials and Much More!!!
Chamber Sponsored Turkey & Ham Giveaways
50/50 Raffle proceeds to the Taylor Park Lighting 

Register for drawings and raffle at all Chamber Businesses
Drawings to be announced after Lighted Parade.

For a full copy of schedule click here

Friday, December 5th

6:30pm: Lighted Parade
    After Parade: Fire & Ice 
6-8pm:  Ron Dillavou Ice Carving
6-8:30pm: Free Christmas Craft Project
7-8:30pm: Molly Jo Trolley
7pm: Santa Arrives

Saturday, December 6th

9am-2:30pm: St. Paul Women's Society 20th annual Cookie Sale
9am-2:30pm: Gift & Craft Sale
10am-Noon: Mrs. Santa Claus
10:30am-2pm: Lions Club Soup Day
11:30-12:30: Santa at Lions Club Park 
12:00pm: Kids Movie
4pm: "The Union Carolers" 
6pm-9pm: Fox Ridge Boys

             Remember to Shop local this holiday season!!!             
2014 Special Events         
Click on calendar below for full month event list

November 2014

Nov 2nd - Day Light
                    Savings Ends

Nov 4th - General Election

Nov 7th- Honor Flight
                    Fish Fry

Nov 13th - Chamber Dinner

Nov 22nd - HS Fall Play 

Nov 27th - Thanksgiving

Nov 29th - Shop Local

December 2014
Dec 5th & 6th- Holiday Happenings

Dec 13th - Ugly Sweater Party

Dec 24th - Christmas Eve

Dec 25th - Christmas

Dec 31st - New Year's Eve

January 201
Jan 1st - New Year's Day

Jan 19th - Martin Luther
                          King Day  

 2014          2015

If your organization has a
special event
you'd like to see in our 
"City Events" section,
or add to the calendar
contact us at

 City of Traer - 
Snow Parking Ordinance:


The first measurable snow occurred Saturday Nov 15th.  
The city snow plows had to work around OVER 50 vehicles illegally parked on Sunday Morning.

Please move your vehicles off the street when it is snowing.

The Tama County Sheriff’s office has been instructed to STRICTLY ENFORCE the ordinance beginning with the next snowfall.  This includes TICKETING AND TOWING illegally parked vehicles.

Residents are responsible for having adequate off-street parking for their vehicles.



North Tama Students
Looking to Help You Out!

Call NT Schools:
Brandon Clubb #319-487-2265 or

The volunteerism class is available to help out
from 9:15-11:00am on 
Sept. 29th, Oct 13th, Oct 27th, 
Nov 10th, Nov 24th & Dec 8th. 


The North Tama elementary and secondary libraries are conducting an online fundraiser called Funds4Books.   We are in need of e-books and print books for both libraries.  The site will be open through May 31, 2015. If you wish to restrict your donation to a specific library, you may do so in the comments field.  We appreciate your help in helping move the North Tama libraries from good to great!

Here is the link to our Funds4Books webpage:  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Brenda Jensen, K-12 librarian, at or 319-478-2265 ext. 303.

Support your North Tama Booster Clubs: 

Academic:  Music:  Sports 


 Recurring City Events:

City Council Mtg. 
@ Municipal Hall 
First Monday of the month 
@ 7pm

TMU Board Mtg. 
@ Municipal Hall 
First Thursday of the month 
@ 7pm

American Legion Mtg. 
@ Memorial Bldg 
Third Monday of the month 
@ 6:30 pm

Am. Legion Aux. Mtg. 
@ Memorial Bldg
Third Tuesday of the month 
@6:30 pm

Traer Lions Club Flea Market
Wednesdays 1-6 pm
(weather permitting)

Knitting @ Library
Every 2nd & 4th 
Saturday of the Month

Needleworks Club
@ Library 
Every Thursday 

 Living Well 
Every Monday 

Masonic Lodge #340
@ the Lodge
Every 2nd Monday


Fire Station for take outs 478-8723

Being a volunteer makes a difference... for someone else and for you

Volunteer in the Traer Community! 
 Iowa is rated 2nd in the nation for volunteering…  BE PART OF IT 

Ambulance……319/478-2084           Fire Department…...319/478-8723

Library...........319/478-2180         NursingHome.......319/478-2730

Museum.........319/478-8660         School..................319/478-2911

Shaker Gallery......319/231-7654 

Click Here
  for a listing of local organizations who would appreciate your participation.



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