You're all invited to our huge homemade ice cream party on July 25th, 5-9AM, Wildwood Lodge (just off I-80/35 on the University Avenue exit).  Tom Foster of I Scream joined us in the studio this morning just after the 8:30 news.  Tom will be making ice cream with his 2 20 qt. White Mountain freezers run by his 100 year-old hit & miss engine.  Come out to see the machine as well as enjoy free ice cream starting at 6AM!  If you have a community event where you are expecting to serve 350 people or more, go to or call Tom at 515-276-3259.  Tom will be set up in the parking lot with free ice cream, but feel free to come on into the lobby to see our contestants making their hand-cranked specialty flavors and see who will win the overnight stay at the Wildwood Lodge and dinner for two at The Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant!  A huge thank-you to Arctic Glacier Premium Ice for providing both the ice for Tom and for our contestants.  Congratulations to our contestants....Connie Barbaglia, Tim Barry, Micah Cope, Carson Hoffman, Mark Jacobs, William Judd, William Hoffman, Tim Jungman, Theresa Lemons, Curtis Pote, Rex Raasch, David Storm, Donovan Waters and Joel Nelson!

Joel Worthington, our hot air balloon pilot for Monday morning called in this morning to let us know they are looking for volunteers to crew during the National Balloon Classic in Indianola, July 25th thru August 2nd.  Crew training is tomorrow evening at 6:30PM at the balloon field east of Indianola.  For more information, call 515-961-8415.  To schedule a balloon ride during the Classic, call 1-800-690-1287 and talk to Andy or Katelyn.  If you have a special occassion coming up at some other time of the year and are wishing to purchase a balloon ride for someone (or yourself), you can text Joel at 641-831-3034.  Be sure to be listening on Monday for the WHO Radio balloon flight across Des Moines.  Write down where Nick lands and at what time he lands for your chance to win a hot air balloon ride of your own!

We'll have more Iowa Irish Fest tickets as well as National Balloon Classic tickets to give away tomorrow morning!

Have a wonderful day!