We are looking for volunteers to help put on this year’s home tour!
With more than 15 stops and a lot of ticket sales, it takes a village to put on the event.
Volunteers will be assigned to one of the beautiful homes or points of interest on our tour to take tickets, direct guests, answer questions, and/or help our homeowners with other tasks. In exchange for volunteering, you will receive a free ticket to the tour. We can accommodate individuals or groups of volunteers.
Can you help? Learn about our volunteer shifts and sign up here. All volunteers earn a free ticket!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Central Iowa, Sherman Hill has delayed the return of Halloween on the
Hill until 2022. With Halloween falling on a weekend this year, we expected a likely huge crowd and hosting a
safe event remains our priority.
Since its inception in 2010, Halloween on the Hill has grown to become Des Moines’s premier Halloween
event. At the core of Halloween on the Hill has always been a desire to use this fun event help others. For a
decade, residents of the historic Sherman Hill neighborhood have gone all out to decorate their homes with
spooky scenes while also collecting food items for the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) Food Pantry
Network. In 2019, Halloween on the Hill raised over $1,000 and collected nearly 5,000 individual items in
support of the DMARC Food Pantry Network. However, the need to help those who face food insecurity in our
community has never been greater.
This year, Sherman Hill is partnering with three neighborhood businesses to support DMARC with the Scare Away
Hunger! campaign. Please visit Gateway Market (2002 Woodland Ave.), Lua Brewing (1525 High Street), and
Smokey Row (1910 Cottage Grove Ave.) where you can purchase special Halloween masks or make a donation
directly to DMARC.
All funds raised will be used to support DMARC’s Food Pantry Network, which last year assisted more than 58,000 individuals in Greater Des Moines, 35% of whom were children and youth age 17 or younger. Established in 1976, it is the largest food pantry network in Iowa with pantry sites located in West Des Moines, Ankeny, Clive, Johnston, Urbandale, and Des Moines.
The Sherman Hill Neighborhood Association will be hosting our first annual Juneteenth event this June! The full list of events is being finalized, but we’ll be having chalk art throughout the neighborhood. We’re calling for any artists who are interested in participating. Please email email@example.com to be considered as a featured artist. See you soon and more to come!