Our Community: Organizations
American Legion auxiliary Post #166
Comprised of wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of veterans who served our country during times of war. Meetings are generally the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Shellsburg American Legion.
President: Lisa Sanders 319-654-1011
Contact Person: Kelly Elliott 319-436-2480
American legion post #166
For any active or honorable discharged member of the US military or Merchant Marines who served during a wartime period. Meetings are normally the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Shellsburg American Legion. The Shellsburg American Legion hosts a weekly breakfast every Saturday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Cost is a good will offering. Everyone is welcome!
Legion Commander: Douglas Schwandt 319-981-6762
American Legion Post #166 riders
The American Legion Riders are a diverse group of motorcycle enthusiasts sharing common goals. All are members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion—and all are united by patriotism. They answer the call to ride in service to America’s military, her veterans, and for the children and youth of our country. Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month @ 10 am at the Shellsburg Legion Hall.
Contact: Bob Wenger 319-270-3441
Benton City Masonic lodge #81
A fraternal organization of men supporting the tenants of Freemasonry. Meetings are generally the second Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the Masonic Lodge.
Contact: Larry Shears 319-213-3396
canton homemakers club
Women of the Shellsburg area who meet for socializing and monthly speakers. Meetings are normally the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm at various homes.
Contact: Marlene Tumilty 319-436-2879
canton upstreamers 4-H club
Members are boys and girls grades 4 through 12. Meetings are generally the third Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm at the Shellsburg American Legion.
Contact: Marcia Booth 319-436-2128
cub scout pack 43
Shellsburg area boys and girls, grades 1 through 5 are eligible and encouraged to join! Meetings occur on Sundays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Refer to the Community Calendar for upcoming meeting dates and locations.
Cub Master: Angela Dooley (h) 319-436-3616 (c) 319-202-2214
girl scout troup 413
Shellsburg area girls, ages kindergarten through 12th grade. Meeting dates, times and places vary by age.
Kindergarten through 5th grade: Kelly Siems 319-721-9126
Grades 6 through 12: Marcia Booth 319-436-2128
shellsburg area community group (sacg)
shellsburg friends of the library
Community volunteers working to support and promote the Shellsburg Public Library and its services. Meetings are normally the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Shellsburg Public Library.
Contact: Heather Snyder (President) 319-981-0299
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shellsburg lions club
The Lions club were organized to foster local and international good relations and service to the community. Our motto is "We Serve." In 1925 we were challenged by Helen Keller to become "Knights of the Blind.". Since that time, Lions all over the world have worked in the area of sight and hearing. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at Divine Decadents at 6:30 pm.
Contact: Judy Shaeffer (President) 319-436-7117
shellsburg share food pantry
Our mission is to help feed those in our community while creating a hunger for Christ. The Share Food Pantry serves residents in the Shellsburg area zip code, as well as attendees of the supporting churches.
Food collection: City Hall (108 Main Street SE)
Food distribution: Distributions normally occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, and the fourth Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. During the months of November and December, these dates may be altered. You can also refer to The Pride for upcoming food distribution dates.
PO Box 18, Shellsburg, IA 52332
Food Pantry Manager: Judy Mumm 319-350-8431 firstname.lastname@example.org
sons of the american legion
Comprised of males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.
Contact: Philip Travis 319-436-2616
A local women’s club aimed at self improvement and encouraging interest in the general welfare of the community. Meetings are generally the second Tuesday at 2:00 pm at various homes.
President: Pam Kesling 319-436-3128
Contact: Marcia Lewis 319-436-2996