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OrganizationsThe Baxter Veteran's Memorial was designed and constructed by Baxter American Legion Post #493 and numerous volunteers during late summer 1997 and was dedicated in November of that same year. The original memorial is made up of 2 walls which include over 300 names of Baxter area residents who served in the military, beginning with the War of 1812, each engraved on a brick mounted within the walls. The original memorial also includes a flag pole and monument. In 2014 Legion Post #493 determined the need to extend the original memorial to include 2 additional walls due to requests for additional veteran bricks. Along with construction of the two additional walls, two military statues and two additional flag poles were added.

Baxter Youth Organizations

Hominy Ridge 4H

Summer Rec Program

  • Brooke Jones
  • Boys/Girls Bam-Bam Ball/T-Ball/Softball/Baseball 
  • Boys/Girls Basketball
  • Boys Flag Football
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys/Girls Soccer
  • Boys/Girls Wrestling

The Way Youth Group

Contact: Jenn Cross

The Hideout (Youth after-school hangout)

Monday-Friday 3pm-5pm on school days

Contact: Chris Roby 515-480-0376

Bitty Bolts Dance & Cheer Clinics

Dance Coach: Nicole Burdess

Cheer Coach: Cassidy Applegate-Brummel

Library Programs: 

Contact: Marie Van Beek

  • Storytime Tuesdays at 10am
  • After School Fun-Grades 2-5 (STEM, Art, Legos, Games) Wednesdays 3:15-4:30pm (School year only)
  • All Ages Summer Reading: Tues & Thurs at 10am

Swim Lessons

Melbourne Pool

Church Programs: 

  • Baxter Bethany UCC (Sunday School at 9:15am) Contact: Debbie Hansen
  • Baxter Congregational Church (Sunday School during worship service, Sept.-May at 10am, May-Aug. at 9:30am)
  • EFREE Church (Sunday School at 9am, AWANAS (Grades K-6, Wednesdays 6-7:30pm) Contact: Linda Allen
  • The Way Youth Group (7th-12th grade, Sunday evenings 6:30-8pm) Contact: Jenn Cross

Growing Greatness Learning Center

Owner/Director: Lindsay Bethards (515-208-1509)


Baxter Adult Organizations

Baxter Economic Development Corp. 

Baxter Chamber Of Commerce

Baxter Community Educational Scholarships

Baxter PTO – Parent Teacher Organization

Baxter Public Library

  • Book Club: 1st Monday of the month at 6pm
  • Cribbage: Mondays from 4-5pm
  • Quilt Club: 3rd Wed. of the month at 6pm

Baxter Bolts Boosters

Baxter School Music Boosters

Adult Rec Program

Baxter Wellness Center Committee
           Gennypher Popenhagen - 515-408-1451

Hometown Pride Committee

Garden Club

  • Macy Lisk – 641-227-3226

Masonic Lodge

  • Men's Group
    Ryan Fredregill

American Legion

  • Men's Group
    Greg Christianson – 641-227-3760

Baxter Fun Days Committee

Baxter Congregational Church

  • Sunday Worship: Sept.-May at 10am, May-Aug. at 9:30am
  • Wednesday evening Bible Study at 6pm
  • Theology on Tap: 3rd Thurs. of the month at Bea's Place at 6pm
  • Women's Church Group
    Marlys Colyn  –  641-227-3625

Baxter Bethany UCC Worship Committee

Food Pantry

  • Jo Cross – 641-227-3391

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