Welcome to Pleasantville
Located just 25 miles southeast of Des Moines in central Marion County, Iowa, Pleasantville
offers a a small-town feel with large town amenities.
With the variety of services, businesses, restaurants and more in Pleasantville, we encourage you to visit and take a look around to see what our community offers!
Pleasantville Social is reaching out in the community to bring the latest news,
events and information to those who live, work and play in Pleasantville, Iowa.
PleasantvilleSocial.com is published and managed by Philip and Celeste Hudspeth. They felt the community needed a place to find all the news and information for all activities in Pleasantville, Iowa. Pleasantville Social is the one place you can go to, to find out the latest news and information for the community as a whole.
If you or your organization has an event to add to the calendar or a story pertaining to the community, call (515) 481-0506 or email Philip at email@example.com.
Christmas in the Park
Santa and Mrs. Clause was in the shelter house at Cora Shadle Park on Saturday,
Kids and adults alike stopped by to have a picture taken with Santa. The shelter house decorated like never before for Christmas. Smokey Row warmed everyone up with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. Mrs. Clause was available to help the kids decorate Christmas cookies while carolers from our local churches sung holiday favorites!
Pictures from this year's Christmas in the Park are available in our Photo Albums.
This year, there was a modest outdoor light display, but next year we're planning for more, bigger, better displays. The plan is to light-up Cora Shadle Park! Chamber member businesses and community members have been invited to create light displays in the park to help create a drive-through winter wonderland. This year was the beginning of what we hope will become a feature event for Pleasantville.
To participate in the event next year, e-mail Director@PleasantvilleChamber.org.
Checkerboard Receives Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa Award
Congratulations to Checkerboard Restaurant! The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel
Federation of Iowa presented awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry
at a ceremony in Davenport during the 2016 Iowa Tourism Conference. Checkerboard
received the Outstanding Dining Business award in
the rural category.
"Iowa's tourism industry is full of hard-working, passionate people dedicated to delivering our legendary warm hospitality and providing travelers with lifelong memories," said Shawna Lode, manager of the Iowa Tourism Office. "These awards truly honor the best of the best."
"There is no higher award in the state for tourism excellence,” said Keith Rahe, president of the Travel Federation of Iowa. “We're pleased to recognize these recipients for their extraordinary efforts."
For a menu or more information about the Checkerboard Restaurant, visit their web site at www.checkerboardrestaurant.net or call them at 515.848.3742.