Ballard Clothes Pantry

The Ballard Clothes Pantry is located behind Ballard Creek Retirement Center on N. Highway 69. This service is free to anyone in the Ballard community. The clothes pantry is open on Wednesdays from 4 to 6 pm, Saturday from 10am to noon and on Sundays 1 to 3 pm.  You can also make an appointment by calling Jeriann McLaughlin at  515-291-3543. You can also email Ms. McLaughlin at

The Ballard Clothes Pantry accepts donations and items donated must be able to be used during the active season.



Welcome to the City of Huxley! Huxley currently has six churches serving its community. The links in the menu will redirect you to each of the churches websites.

Fjeldberg Lutheran Church

Grace E Free

Harvest Fellowship Assembly of God

Palestine Lutheran Church

Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church

Trinity United Methodist Church


The Ballard Community School District

Encompassing approximately 85 square miles, with a district population of almost 7000 residents. The communities of Cambridge, Huxley, Kelley and Slater came together in 1957 and formed the Ballard Community School District. The first graduating class was 1959. The name Ballard is derived from a creek that once flowed throughout the District. Ballard Community School District is located in the “Golden Circle” 10 miles south of Ames and 20 miles north of Des Moines. Its location provides the opportunities of small town living while enjoying access to metropolitan activities.

Student Drop-Off Zone

Parents within the Ballard School system that use the “Drop Off” zone in front of the Ballard Jr./Sr. High School must use this area for dropping off or picking up students ONLY. At no time should anyone use this area for parking or should anyone layover for any length of time in this designated area. The Huxley Police Department is working with the school district to add signage to this area. There are currently “No U Turn” signs posted at each end of the drop off area. Please be aware that “U Turns” can only be completed at intersections and not in the middle of the street.

3C’s Driveway

The City does not mind parents waiting in a parking space within the parking lot to pick up their children after school. However, please be sure to use a parking space while waiting instead of parking in the driveway.


West Elementary
East Elementary
Middle School
High School


Ballard Kiwanis Club

The Ballard Kiwanis Club was formed in 2015 and the goal of this organization is to help the Ballard Community through volunteering and through projects that benefit the Ballard Community.

Monthly meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of each month.
1st meeting of each month is held at the Ballard Country Club beginning at 11:45am.
3rd meeting of the each month is helfd at the Ballard High School beginning at 6:45am.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ballard Kiwanis please contact President. Tim Wilson at or call 515-715-5580.

Ballard Kiwanis Facebook Page

Ballard Kiwanis Brochure


Huxley Food Pantry

The Huxley Food Pantry is open each Wednesday from 6 – 7 pm and available to residents of Huxley and Kelley.  The pantry is located at 503 E. 1st Street (behind the south Casey’s).  Interested individuals can use the service once a month.

The Food Pantry offers food as well as personal care items, paper products and cleaning supplies.  Food and a voucher are provided once each month. The voucher is good at Huxley Fareway and Slater’s Town and Country grocery store.

If  you have any questions, please call any of the Huxley or Kelley churches.
Bethany Lutheran – 515-769-2245
Fjeldberg Lutheran – 515-597-3105
Grace Evangelical – 515-597-2393
Harvest Fellowship – 515-597-3525
Palestine Lutheran – 515-597-2624

Donations are welcome and can be made to the Fjeldberg Church.  For further information call 515.597.3105 or visit their website here.