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Do you love Carlisle’s gorgeous hanging baskets? Please donate to support the Beautification program.

Spring is coming and in a few months we will all enjoy the beautiful hanging baskets loaded with gorgeous flowers lining First Street. The Beautification Committee does a great job of planting the seeds in the spring, and nurturing the young plants until they are moved onto the light poles.
Then, the twice-a-day watering routing begins from spring until fall. The consistent care of the plants is performed by volunteers, and it is a big project to grow the plants and keep them looking their best for residents and visitors in downtown Carlisle.
You are invited to help. If you would like to donate dollars to help cover the cost of the plants and supplies, or if you would like to volunteer to work with and water the plants, please contact the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce at 515/ 989-4216 today. Donations may be mailed to Barbara Rasko, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 487, Carlisle, IA 50047.
You can know that you have had a part in helping put on the spectacular beauty of the traditional hanging baskets by donating today. Your dollars and the many volunteers that make this happen are so appreciated. Thank you.

Medicap Pharmacy Can Help You Protect Your Employees From the Flu

Pamela Goode at Carlisle Medicap Pharmacy would like you, our chamber members to consider holding a flu immunization clinic for your employees.

Influenza is responsible for missed days of work, hospitalizations & deaths each year. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent influenza. To protect your employees and minimize lost productivity, considering offering a flue immunization clinic at your office.

Medicap Pharmacy in Carlisle has the quadravalent vaccine available (while supplies last), which protects against four strains of the flu.

Call Pamela to inquire about an on-site flu clinic. It is convenient to have our specially trained pharmacist come right to your worksite at a time convenient for you and your employees. If on an-site clinic is not feasible, your employees can come to the pharmacy to receive their vaccination any time that is convenient for them.

Ask about easy payments and insurance billing options, as well as Free clinic promotional materials and employee educational materials.

Take a minute to contact Pamela Goode, PharmD at 515/ 989-3261 or to discuss offering a flu clinic. Medicap Pharmacy is located at 800 School Street in Carlisle.




Sign up NOW to host a “Trunk” at Trunk or Treat during PumpkinFest in Downtown Carlisle

Great Western Bank Invites You to Participate in Trunk or Treat.

Decorate Your Vehicle, Set up a Fun Game, Hand Out Candy to the Kids, and Have Some Halloween Fun during PumpkinFest, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st.

Trunk or Treat is a lot of fun for kids who participate in PumpkinFest. Great Western Bank is again sponsoring Trunk or Treat in their parking lot at 100 N. 1st Street, and is inviting local residents and businesses to provide children with a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween.

Trunk or Treat participants are invited to decorate the trunk of their car, or the bed of their truck, with a fun, silly, or scary theme. Dress in costume, be creative and have Halloween fun surprising children and adults with themes such as pumpkins, scarecrows, ghosts and ghouls, children’s movies, sports teams, Christmas in October, or something from your childhood past. Last year over 400 kids walked by the displays and receive candy, coupons, or treats.

Great Western Bank will award a prize to the “Best Trunk”.

We would love to fill the Great Western Bank parking lot with “Trunks”. If you want to get in on the fun, please contact Shannon Daniels to reserve your spot. Her daytime phone number is 515.989-2605 or email

Trunks need to be set up and ready to go by 12:45 on the day of the event. Kids will hit the parking lot after the 1:00 p.m. costume parade.

PumpkinFest is sponsored by The Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the Chamber at 515/989-4216.

Save The Date: PumkinFest

The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce is once again pleased to announce that our annual PumpkinFest will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st. Watch this space for more details.