Fort Madison Family YMCA & Fort Madison Rotary Club Steak Fry Fundraiser

The Fort Madison Family YMCA and Fort Madison Rotary Club are teaming up for the 3rd Annual Steak Fry Fundraiser on Thursday, May 16th, 2024 beginning at 5:00pm with dinner service beginning at 5:30pm. The event will be held in the Bud Light Stockyard at the Tri-State Rodeo Grounds.

This year’s event will once again include a Steak Dinner complete with a 12oz Ribeye Steak, optional topping choice of Sautéed mushrooms and Onions, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Dinner Roll and Dessert. A Kids Meal option has been added and includes a Hot Dog, Chips, Cookie & Bottled Water. The following beverage choices will be available for purchase: tea, water, beer, seltzers, and wine.

Entertainment will include live music provided by Craig Corzatt and a live auction.

Pre-ordering of tickets is highly encouraged to help with the planning of food. Tickets for the Steak Fry Dinner may be pre-purchased for $25 each now through May 5th, 2024 on the Fort Madison Family YMCA’s website: A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door for $35 each. Kids meal tickets are $10 each and area also available for purchase online.

Online ticket purchasers will receive hardcopy tickets. Hardcopy tickets can be picked up at the Fort Madison Family YMCA by contacting Ryan Wilson after online purchase. Or purchased directly at the Fort Madison Family YMCA during regular business hours.

Winner need not be present to win. Winner responsible for any balance over $4,000. Sale items are not included. Winner must contact Holtkamp’s Floors, Decor & Furniture to redeem winnings.


  • Fun City One Night Stay and $100 in gift cards
  • Kids Bowling Party Turnbull Lanes – 2hrs, 20 people, drinks included
  • Southern Air Tickets & Cardinals Tickets – List of game dates available
  • Turnwater Bar & Grill – A basket with tumbler, koozies, bottle of booze, and $100 gift card
  • YMCA Outdoor Pool Party – Friday/Saturday/Sunday evening during the pool season
  • Mississippi River Boat Cruise w/ Kerry Klepfer – 2 hour boat ride up to 8 people with beverages – beer or canned beverages.
  • Dan Dalstra Photography Session – 1 hour photo session that includes a digital file of photos
  • Rail Yard Drinking Party – 4 people, two hours of drinking
  • YMCA Test Kitchen Experience – Two hours and 8 (ADULTS) cooking experience with Chef Kaleb at YMCA Test Kitchen
  • One Bottle of Stag Bourbon donated by Derek Swan on behalf of Fareway

Funds raised during this event will benefit the Fort Madison Family YMCA’s Annual Sustaining Campaign to help provide Scholarships and Financial Assistance to individuals and families in need and to help the Fort Madison Rotary Club continue doing the great things they do every year which include: donations of coats, scarves, and mittens to local school students; annually awarding three $1000 scholarships for area students; sending several high school youth annually to a week-long leadership training experience: RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and middle school students to YRYLA (Young RYLA); donating to MOST (Miles of Smiles), and repairs and improvements at Central Park, District 6000 Rotary Grant.  

Each year the Fort Madison Family YMCA grants financial assistance to over 400 Individuals for YMCA programs and memberships, childcare assistance, summer camp, swim lessons, and more. The Fort Madison Rotary Club helps various organizations with financial support such as partnering with Iowa Fertilizer Company in providing hats, gloves, coats, and other various items of clothing during the winter months. Other previous support includes granting $1,000 to Lee County Crimestoppers, Sponsored Fort Madison Swim Day at the Public Pool, The Old Settlers Park Trick or Treat, and the Fort Madison Parade of Lights.

A Facebook Event has been created and updates including auction items, local support, and additional event information will be posted in the discussion feed of the event page. Details and updates may also be found on the Fort Madison Family YMCA’s website. 

For questions or to find out how you can help make this event successful contact YMCA CEO Ryan Wilson at or Fort Madison Rotary President Abby Eaves at






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