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.

Christmas in the Park

Santa and Mrs. Clause will be in the shelter house at Cora Shadle Park on Saturday, December 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Even if you don't have kids, be sure to stop by to have your picture taken with Santa and see the shelter house decorated for Christmas. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and Christmas cookie, while and listening to carolers from our local churches sing holiday favorites!

This year, there'll be an outdoor light display, but next year we're planning for more bigger, better displays. Our plan is to light-up Cora Shadle Park! Our member businesses and community members have been invited to create light displays in the park to help create a drive-through winter wonderland. So come out this year to see the beginning of what we hope will become a feature event for Pleasantville.

For more information, download this year's flyer or 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.