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!

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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 pleasantvillesocial@gmail.com.

4th of July in Pleasantville

Pleasantville is a strong, vibrant community that honors everything that makes America great. Freedom, through sacrifice, is our opportunity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As a community, we have faith in our future, strong family values, and celebrate the fun we have together. In recognition of these values, the theme for the 2016 Pleasantville 4th of July Parade is Freedom, Faith, Family & Fun.

Everyone is invited to participate, and marching bands, cars, tractors, floats, etc. are welcome in the parade. We encourage all participants to pre-register, using the Parade Entry Form available on our web site.

Again this year, the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce is encouraging decorated float entries by awarding a $500 first place prize for the FLOAT that wins Judge's Choice and $200 for the FLOAT that receives the most votes in the People’s Choice category. Ballots will be handed out from the Chamber’s float to parade spectators for the People’s Choice category. Ballots will be collected after the last FLOAT in the parade and at the Chamber Office immediately following the parade. The winner will be announced at 5:00 p.m. outside the shelter house at Cora Shadle Park.

Also, the Pleasantville Chamber is asking that any groups or organizations that have events or activities planned for the 4th, or want to volunteer to help with activities on the 4th, to please e-mail director@pleasantvillechamber.org.

More information on FLOAT entries, including the Parade Rules & Guidelines and a complete schedule of events can be download here.

Gladys Black Day

Please join us on Saturday, September 17, 2016 to honor the late Gladys Black, Iowa’s Bird Lady who wrote two bird books and assisted with field studies and science projects until her death in 1998 at age 88.

The event will be held in the Cora Shadle City Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A Special videos will be presented in the evening with IPTV Pat Boddy’s 1983 interview with Gladys.

A full schedule of activities will be available in August.

For more information, e-mail Director@PleasantvilleChamber.org.