Things just got real. Literally, for sisters Becca and Ellen, as they go from hosting a virtual online boutique to adding in a brick and mortar store in Neola!
After spending almost a year selling clothing online at the Twisted Sisters Boutique, the women have decided to offer up their same expertise to locals in Pottawattamie County in their store located at 408 S 2nd Street in Neola.
They have been open this fall on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 4:30-7:0pm and on Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm, but they will be hosting their official grand opening this weekend starting at 9am at their new location! The twosome realized they were outgrowing their in-home business and decided to go big!
With the recent closures of many large retailers, the Twisted Sisters Boutique has a great chance to attract local support and already have. Although online shopping is popular, there are still plenty of people looking to feel what they’re buying, try it on, and check for quality. The Twisted Sisters are ready to help! Plus, as new moms themselves, they noted the importance of local shopping and the need for moms to treat themselves when normally occupied with all the tasks of parenting.
The ladies have a self-proclaimed love of fashion and based on the impressive displays of paired clothing and accessories, that is quite clear! They carry jeans, shirts, vests, sweatshirts, graphic tees – including those Iowa and Nebraska t-shirts, stocking caps, jewelry, and shoes! You can walk out a new woman or with an outfit for the deserving woman in your life, all while shopping local!
So in between your pumpkin patches and football tailgating, make sure you find your way to the Twisted Sisters Boutique opening Saturday!
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We’ve got variety, including a craft fair, a home tour, a chili feed, a self-defense class, and pancakes, in Pott. Co. this weekend! Woo-hoo!
Fall has officially hit and we are in the thick of all things fall-oriented.
First up, Shelby will be holding their bi-annual craft and vendor fair at the Cardinal Lofts on Saturday from 9 to 3pm. Not only can you start getting that Christmas shopping done and support local, but by attending, you are helping fund Shelby’s 2020 150th Celebration! Sounds like that have a huge show for you!
Also, Saturday morning, you have the opportunity to take a women’s self-defense class in Underwood from 9 to 10am for FREE just be sure to call city hall to let them know you’re coming! Empower yourself!
Of course, the options are unlimited, as Saturday can also be your chance to partake in the Riverside Area Home Tour from 10am to 3pm. Catch 13 different homes in a self-guided tour that is a fundraiser for Impact Hill in Oakland. Plus, if you stop at Blossoms in Oakland for your mums, pumpkins, and fall décor or grab a chicken salad lunch at Buck Snort in Oakland, they will also donate part of their take to Impact Hill! I hear even the superintendent of Riverside has been cleaning away for this big weekend!
No matter what you spend your day doing, all the activities will be over in time for you to head to the Arrowhead Park Chili Fest being held from 4 to 8pm on Saturday. Come test those taste buds and enjoy the gorgeous views of fall on display while letting the kids get some candy, paint pumpkins, and take a hayrack ride! Sounds like some warm chili and fall foliage are definitely on tap for Saturday night.
Plus, while you’re close, you can swing by Pumpkin Hill in Neola to get your Halloween on! Gotta check out the new places Pott. Co. has to offer!
Finally, you can kick your Sunday off with pancakes and sausage at the Shelby Fire & Rescue Open House and Pancake Feed which runs from 7am to 1pm so even you late risers can get your brunch/lunch and support a good cause.
Hit one. Hit all, but don’t forget that your attendance matters. Showing up counts!
Happy Weekend, Everybody!
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It’s 4-H Week in Iowa! West Pott. Or East Pott., it does not matter, we are all celebrating an organization that truly makes the world a better place. We’ve all heard the comment of “Iowa Nice.” I still hold Iowa Nice still exists because 4-H exists! As everyone around here knows, I always say: you never see a 4-Her fail at life.
That said, I did some crowd-sourcing to see the legacy of 4-H beyond the 4-H Hall of Famers like Marilyn Mickey, Tom Trede, Don Applegate, Don Felton, Steve and Marge Piece, Darryl Busby, Nancy Hering, Dr. Jim Hoffman, Tom Pattee, Gary Nilan, and my very own parents, Bernie and Norma Bolton!
For those on the fence about 4-H, what follows are a few of the lifelong lessons that stick with 4-Hers.
Brianne Duede says she learned to speak at public meetings and do goal setting through 4-H that now serve her well in her job as city clerk of Carson. Delaney Carroll of Walnut echoes the same thoughts. She says thanks to her 4-H days, her presentations were voted the best multiple times in her college public speaking class because of her fluency, ability to think on her feet, and answer all sorts of questions! Scott Suhr, now with the Iowa DOT, concluded that 4-H is where he learned communication, a pretty important piece of his job now, as well.
Jami Sievers, formerly of Walnut, says she learned hard work, organization, and community service. She kept her animals at her grandparents’ acreage and in exchange, she would do work for them like mowing and plantings. Her sister, Stacey Sorensen of Walnut, agreed with Jami but also added in that taking care of her beef fur babies prepared her for being a mom and the responsibilities it entails, as well as the financial aspects of record keeping, maintaining a checking account, etc. Sharell Fritz of Oakland used to supervise the girls at Iowa State Fair and added that 4-H brought her a lifetime of friendships and experiences and voiced that there is no way to put a price tag on the life skills 4-H teaches. Speaking of friendships, Kevin Maas, is a friend I met at Area Council almost 30 years ago, and his response aptly was long-term planning. 4-H is always about the journey.
Time management was another topic discussed as Ann Carroll mentioned she learned to finish what she started and Mischa Martens said she learned to get things together even at the last minute with Lynelle Jeppesen agreeing completely. And organization fits right in with that as suggested by Amanda Bingham, formerly of Oakland.
Obviously, 4-H is close to my heart, and when I think of the role I now play with WIDA, it becomes very apparent why my daughter will be in 4-H. When you ask “Why 4-H?” The answers are endless. I realized it’s been 27 years since I cried my way out of Ak-Sar-Ben, my last 4-H cattle show, but the lessons are still affecting me.
27 years ago...
...I did projects and wrote the goals afterwards. Lol. Now, I write goals and follow through.
… I showed against other kids and got beat. I was jealous. Now, we are friends and I cheer for them in life.
… I got a whole lot of scholarships mostly because I wrote that I was in 4-H on my applications. Now, I have a master’s degree, too.
….I attended National 4-H Congress. Now, I still use my pizza cutter I got there. Lol.
…I learned parliamentary procedure. Now, I use it to conduct board meetings.
…I was showing calves. Now, I am teaching my daughter about them.
… I took a picture with my club. Now, they are my greatest network for getting things done in the community.
So if you wonder why your kid should do 4-H or why people in Iowa love 4-H, I can speak from experience and say simply, “there’s no better indicator of a successful future than wearing your green clover.”
Happy 4-H Week!
Photos: Mary Stempel accepts the award on behalf of John Hamilton. Marilyn Mickey thanks the crowd. John Wax poses with Dr. Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell and Mr. Kroon accept the check from Nicole Osborn. The players and cheerleaders of 74 pose. Donell Kvaal gives her speech.
The Riverside Hall of Fame Induction did not disappoint. Last year, the Riverside School District started a Hall of Fame in honor of their 25th anniversary. This year, the 2nd class was introduced. This is possibly one of my favorite days in Pott. County each year. There’s no greater feeling than watching people come home to where it all started. There’s no better feeling than listening to people appreciate and be thankful for your home and the people in it. There’s no prouder moments than the ones of people recognizing what you already know – your hometown matters.
Yesterday, I watched 5 people and one team be inducted into the Riverside Hall of Fame. The honorees are chosen based on town, success story, contribution to their communities, and their legacies.
First up was Nicole Allen Osborn. Nicole first recognized Mrs. Gayle Strickland and her other teachers for helping her on her path, one that has led to her owning and running her own company, Meridian Clinical Research. She shared that she has 4 core values in her company: Own it. Share it. Teamwork. And All in. She credited those values for starting in Oakland, Iowa. As her act of sharing it, she is giving 2 Riverside Scholarships, $10,000 each to graduating seniors. One for a senior going into healthcare and one in honor of her father who recently passed away, but she also announced each of the classes 6-12th grades would be given $2000 to do as they wish as part of her “Do Good Deeds” holiday she made up. (If you know me, you know I love a holiday and especially a made-up one, so well played, Nikki. Well played!)
It goes without saying that Nicole make quite an impact yesterday and truly showed her appreciation for the place that raised her.
Next up was Donell Hotze Kvaal of Carson. Donell was honored for her athletic career that was quite extensive. Already in the Central College Hall of Fame and the Iowa High School Softball Hall of Fame, this was a new title to add to her trophy shelf. Although, if you know Donell, you know she does not rest on her laurels as she just competed in the Candle Queens 5K Romp! in Carson and won the Overall Queen (with the best time over age 18).
Donell credited her parents and Gary Wax among others for all that she’s accomplished. She also went on to tell students that even on days when it feels like nobody is cheering for you, you are always supported at Riverside and whether things are how you want them to be or not, it is “all about what you choose to do today.” She said that you should always choose to be a good person yourself and the rest will ultimately fall into place. As someone who still lives in our community, many of the students are familiar with Donell and her spunk. It goes without saying that she leads by example.
Dr. Mitchell announced the next recipient as John Hamilton of Macedonia. Most know of John Hamilton as the man who donated the school in Macedonia and the grandstand that still stands which was a gift to the “children of Macedonia” in honor of his son that passed away. He was recognized and eulogized by distant relative, Mary Stempel. I doubt we can truly appreciate all that John Hamilton gave the town of Macedonia and is still giving in the form of the Hamilton Development Corp. His legacy definitely lives on.
The Friend of Riverside Award was presented to Marilyn Mickey. Marilyn has been the ultimate supporter of Riverside by working in the district, serving on the school board, raising kids in the district and now helping with grandkids, and donating her time to every possible organization that helps the Riverside community! Marilyn told the crowd, and especially the students, that it is important “to be a participant in your community.” She went on to challenge the Riverside students to be a part of their community and to give their time to make the world a better place, just like Marilyn does every day.
In Marilyn’s case, it goes without saying that Marilyn fully believes in action over words, but she delivers both beautifully.
The last set of honorees for the day included the distinguished Carson-Macedonia 1973-1974 football team and cheerleaders. John Wax spoke on behalf of the team that was recognized for being one of only 15 teams, and the most recent in Iowa history, to go unbeaten and unscored upon after having been only 4 and 5 the year before. John thanked everyone down to the PA announcer and the moms that fed them after the game each time. I have to say that it was a fun group to watch enjoying the moment. They had yellow t-shirts made, the cheerleaders finished the day with “we’re proud of our team, yes, we’re proud of our team!”
Their excitement was palpable and truly refreshing.
As a community member, and as a person promoting Pottawattamie County, it was a good day to be from here!
My takeaway is simply that we are typically born and raised to be humble Iowans, but on any given day, there are endless success stories swirling around us and it is good to bring them to the spotlight.
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Who knew that a few soccer moms getting together to watch games would turn into the highest money-raising Relay for Life team in Pottawattamie County? For four years in a row!!!!
Yes, that’s right. The “Soccer Fanatics” as they call themselves are the top grossing “family and friends” team in Pott. Co. and it all started when Pam Mass’ mom got breast cancer. A group of moms met up each week to watch their kids play soccer, and each week, they got the update on Pam’s mom. The group consensus was that they needed to do something, and they did. They formed the Soccer Fanatics Relay for Life team to raise money for cancer research and development.
Eleven years later, the Soccer Fanatics have expanded their team, including the next generation, and through all the transition they’ve raised over $75,000 for finding a cure! Kathy Fox, the captain, says every year she thinks about hanging up her hat, and every year, she is re-inspired to continue the cause due to someone else’s diagnosis and her own reflection of one of her granddaughter’s being diagnosed with leukemia at age 2, many years ago.
Currently, the team of Kathy Fox, Pam Mass, Ellen Duysen, Kathy Cope, Lisa Fox, Jackie Akers, Cami Larison, Julie Tippery, and Angie Bush (plus a few extra walkers and helpers) has 3 cancer survivors, 2 caregivers, and 3 with family members fighting cancer as we speak. As Jackie Ackers, one of the group, pointed out: everyone knows somebody affected by cancer.
Every year, the group had done fundraising with t-shirts, raffles, etc, but 2 years ago, the group came up with the idea of a game night, and fundraising went to a whole new level! Last year came in over $11,000!
Possibly because of the universal understanding, possibly due to the passion of this group, or possibly because small town communities stick together, their idea to have a live auction, silent auction, supper, and game night worked! Every April, they change up the type of game, enlist volunteers to be contestants, and entertain the crowd at the Carson Community building! If you’re interested in attending, be sure to buy tickets early. They do sell out!
Yes, they sure have fun, but their real message is that cancer affects all of us. With each passing year, more advancements are made, more cancer types cured, and it is in part thanks to people like the Soccer Fanatics who volunteer their time to raise money and help fight a disease that hurts us all. Plus, not only do they volunteer, but they take pride in uniting the community along the way. So much good and love put into one annual project that again shows what makes the people of Pottawattamie County phenomenal…
PS – if you’d like to help out or be a part of it, check out the Soccer Fanatics on the Pottawattamie County Relay for Life page, they’ll be so thankful you did.
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Photo caption: Always laughing and always fun, Debbie Kester gives out candy at the local trunk-or-treat every year for the Oakland Christian Church.
As you probably are aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and here in Pott. County, it isn’t just an excuse for athletes to wear pink, it’s a solid reminder to get those check-ups you’ve been avoiding.
Debbie Kester, of Oakland, is one of those advocating for you to make that appointment. Debbie is currently fighting breast cancer. She will be spending her month of October taking radiation treatments after undergoing surgery this past summer.
Her story, luckily, is one of hope and happiness!
If you don’t know Debbie, she is one of the unsung heroes of Oakland and the Riverside area. She spent over 30 years in the Oakland/Riverside School District serving meals to kids, volunteering endlessly at the Oakland Christian Church, and is currently running the senior center in Oakland.
Debbie has never met a stranger! She is chatty, outgoing, friendly, great with kids (especially the really naughty ones), a hard worker, and is always positive, even in the face of cancer.
With all the research and development, Debbie tells me she has a 97% survival rate. She also told me that she considers herself one of the blessed ones because her cancer was caught at Stage 1. Truth be told, she told me it was a complete act of God.
Just like all of us, Debbie forgets to take the time to take care of herself and hadn’t had a recent mammogram. In fact, she says she’s sure they wouldn’t have caught it at all if it wasn’t for a series of fortunate events.
Debbie was planning to have knee surgery. She’d never had surgery but went in for her pre-op physical with Janice at CHI in Oakland. Janice mentioned the mammogram and said that Medicare would want her to have one. Debbie wasn’t really interested, but Janice persisted saying she was retiring and they should just get it done. Debbie caved and had it done. Within a matter of a week, she knew it was cancer and they were setting up her surgery. If that wasn’t shocking enough, Debbie’s surgeon told her that whoever read her mammogram results at Mercy must have been one impressive and thorough person to have even caught it because of the minuscule size.
As she begins her treatments, she continues to remain positive. The doctor told her the radiation would make her tired, feel sunburned, and cause her to lose more tissue. Debbie’s excited response, “But I won’t have cancer!” That, my friends, is what makes her special.
In light of all of this, Debbie and Ralph have realized that taking a little more time to do the fun stuff is important. She also credits her extremely amazing support system and how the community has reached out, as well, and she says she will be reminding friends and family to make those appointments! Breast cancer awareness just gained a huge advocate!
So as you look at that endless to-do list, move that call up to the top. We all are better off for it…
And, thank you Debbie Kester, for being a ray of pink sunshine in our fall sky!
October is here and so are some fun times in Pott. County! Fall festivals, clean-up days, some tailgating, and 5Ks are all options!
Where can you be this weekend?
The Riverside Community will be celebrating their Homecoming this weekend. If you want to feel good about living in Pott. County, check out the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday at Riverside High School at 2:30pm. Proud moments to see what Pott. County people make happen! You can also hit the Great Western Bank Tailgate in Oakland from 4:30-6:30pm on Friday night before the game. Saturday, take the kids to “Touch a Truck” at Eckels Memorial Library to see fire trucks and police cars! Finish your day, by getting your karaoke on at Tailgators Bar in Oakland. Two amazing things will happen on Sunday. Macedonia Methodist Church will be serving lasagna and pie from 11:30am to 1pm. Did you hear me? PIE! Yum! Plus, the annual Jim Carrick Scholarship Run will be held on Sunday. The Run is put on by the late Jim Carrick’s wife and daughters and all the proceeds raised are given in the form of high school scholarships. So exercise and donate all in one!
And if exercise and fun are your jam, I have good news! UMBA Hall skating is back! Starting Friday night, you can roller skate at UMBA every Friday night through spring!
I’ve also got a Saturday for you that you won’t forget!
You can start your Saturday with a HawkWatch 5K at Hitchcock Nature Center at 7am. Just be sure to pre-register! And as you know Hitchcock is in Honey Creek so you’ll be ready to move onto Crescent for the rest of your day (in a more relaxed fashion)!
Crescent is having their 12th annual Fall Festival on Saturday from 11am to 3pm with a magic show, cornhole, basketball, kickball, pumpkin painting, and live music in the park, with lots of chatting, eating, and celebrating! Henry’s Diner will put out the hamburgers and hot dogs and Denny’s Place will have your beverages while Stanley’s Snack Shack will have gelato. The best part is that lunch is a free will donation and all proceeds go to the Crescent Food Pantry! What a great combo! And not a bad way to spend a Saturday!
Of course, it’s now officially October and we’re all thinking Halloween! So why not head over to Pumpkin Hill, a brand-new pumpkin patch in Neola! They have a bounce house, a corn pit, and a petting zoo! The reviews say it’s the new place to be in Pott. Co! #SupportLocal
However, if you live in Underwood, this is your weekend to get the junk out! Nope, it’s not Junkwood, it’s the annual Fall Clean-up Day! Check with City Hall for all the details.
Sunday, find your way to Prairie Crossing in Treynor for a little wine and live music by Brich and Killion from 1pm to 4.
Of course, it’s always a good weekend to take in a movie! Dreamland Theatre in Carson will be playing As Astra and The Phoenix in Neola has Peanut Butter Falcon.
It’s going to be a fun weekend whatever you choose!
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Pott. Co. is packed with entertainment this weekend (September 20 & 21)! We’ve got antiques, art, acting, eating, and butterflies! Holy Cow! It’s one of those weekends where my mom would say, “Pick your poison!” lol.
The weekend kicks off early with a Thursday night classic car show at Keast Motors in Oakland. Keast Auto and Buck Snort Oakland have teamed up to present vintage cars from 4 to 8pm and it’s all free! Saw it last year and let’s just say they do it up right!
Friday afternoon/evening you can make your way to Donia for the sneak peek of the Southwest Iowa Arts Tour at The Painted Camel and then try out for a Grist Mill Production of “You Can’t Beat the House!” How often can you do that?
Saturday has even more offerings! You can catch the Art Tour both Saturday and Sunday in Avoca, Macedonia, Neola, and Oakland. And from there you can stroll on over to Walnut! Walnut will be hosting their annual Walnut Antique Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 3pm! After seeing their one in the spring, I can’t imagine missing it! I fell in love with sooooo many pieces!
And it’s never too early to start shopping for Christmas! I think I just heard we’re less than 100 days out!
If you’re looking to catch that last hint of summer, spend a little time outside with the butterflies! For $3, you can help do monarch tagging at Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday, but you must pre-register!
And speaking of summer, UMBA Hall in Underwood is doing their Summer Send-Off Block Party Saturday night starting at 8pm and it’s free admission for live band, Down and Desperate, along with a beer garden and a food truck!
Of course, if you already have tickets, don’t forget The Longest Table in Avoca from 5 to 8pm. The tradition continues as they present a 5-course meal by the chef at Milk & Honey using locally sourced foods on the main street (Elm), but rumor has it, tickets are already sold out. Contact them to verify though.
Sunday, you have another opportunity to try out your acting skills at The Grist Mill in Macedonia, buy some antiques/do a little “window” shopping in Walnut, or buy some priceless art before they become the next Monet on the Art Tour!
However, if you’d rather just sit on your tushy, drink a little wine, and relax, you can listen to one of my fave local bands, Oreo Meatwagon and have some beverages at Breezy Hills Winery in Minden from 2pm to 5pm.
And, of course, you can always watch a movie at Dreamland Theatre in Carson or The Phoenix in Neola all weekend long!
I told you it was a packed weekend in Pott. Co! And, as always, simply showing up helps! A lot of amazing people have gone to a lot of work to make these events possible, let’s do our part and #SuportLocal!
The Southwest Iowa Arts Tour is coming for you this weekend (September 20, 21, & 22) and we’ve got an Arts Tour t-shirt to give away, too!
So if you’ve never been, you need to check it out! 12 Towns. 1 weekend! Of those 12 towns, the 6th Annual Southwest Iowa Arts Tour will offer 5 Pottawattamie County options for you! The rural towns of Avoca, Macedonia, Neola, and Oakland will all be taking part in the tour, as well as Council Bluffs at the PACE building. And we wholly advocate for you to get to all 12 (we just are focused on Pott. Co. for this)!
How does it work? Well, it’s a self-guided tour. Catch as many towns as you want, see as many places as you wish, but all of the spots on the tour have added a little extra incentive to bring you in! The tour hours run Saturday 10am to 5pm and noon to 4pm on Sunday with a special “sneak peek” in Macedonia on Friday from 1pm to 7pm!
Need that perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? Perhaps you’re trying to keep up with the Joneses with that exquisite painting? Headed on vacation and need the perfect jewelry? The tour has it all! There’s paintings, sculptures, fabric art, photography, pottery, wood carvings, jewelry, and mixed media all available throughout the tour!
As I mentioned, Macedonia is one of only 2 sneak preview spots on the tour and open on Friday! Be sure to head to The Painted Camel in Donia – you won’t be sorry! They just did a round of firing last month for Paul’s fabulous pottery and they have all new stuff, plus over 30 artists’ work like Robert DeWaele’s wood sculptures and Marilyn Hackett’s weaving! As I tell everyone, it is the cutest gallery straight out of the Old Market on Main Street Donia!
On Saturday and Sunday, you can also hit Neola, home of the Christensens’ amazing work! Penny’s Visions Art Gallery is home to the Russell and Penny Christensen, which you may know as the people behind the bronze eagle statues in every town in Pott. Co! They have sculptures and paintings and a little of everything. Penny has even painted amazing scenes on feathers! No lie!
In Avoca, you can find your way to the historic East Pottawattamie County Courthouse for some mixed medium surprises and check out the pop-up venue, The Latest Thing, on Elm for artists, LuAnn Barrett and Sandy Clemens! You just never know what will “pop up” there!
Last, but not least, Oakland will also be joining the art tour again this year as Impact Hill (the former Riverside High School building) hosts! They will not only have local artists (including yours truly, in full disclosure) but they will also welcome the Iowa Western Community Band and the Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild! The range of art will be from photography to children’s books to stained glass to garden sculptures to hand-woven baskets!
Let’s just say that a lot of artists have gone to a lot of work to make one-of-a-kind art you thought you could only find in the big metropolitan areas! Plus, a lot of businesses in the area have gone above and beyond to support arts in Pott. Co. including Mertes Welding, Rolling Hills Bank & Trust, TFS Agronomy, The Bar’N & Grill, Total Farm Solutions, LLC, AgriVision Equipment, Boruff Heating, Macedonia Hamilton Development Corp., Macedonia House Bed and Breakfast, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, D’Angelo Tax & Accounting, Keast Motors, Kum & Go, Arbor Bank, Prairie Crossing Winery, TS Bank, Pottawattamie County Wide Tourism Committee, the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, and all of it was coordinated by Golden Hills RC&D! That, my friends, is pretty impressive!
So whether you’re looking for a birthday card, a picture for your wall, a sculpture for your new reception area, or a piece of jewelry for your mom, you’ll be able to find it this weekend!
#SupportLocal #TheArtsMatter #PottCounty #SmallTownLifeIsTheBestLife #SeeIowa
P.S. – Like the WIDA Facebook page or if you already do, simply share this post for your chance to win a free Arts Tour tee! And if you need any other information about this weekend, go here!
It’s a FREE Mum Giveaway!
Do you need some giant mums to flank your doorstep? Here’s your chance to get some! We are giving away 2 large-sized mums in baskets thanks to EZ Greenhouse!
EZ Greenhouse, located in Minden, Iowa, opened in May. They did the hanging baskets for the Avoca Sesquicentennial, the hanging baskets for Neola’s downtown, put in the flowers at the Minden triangle and now they are giving you the chance to get mums from them, too!
EZ Greenhouse is open weekends this fall with plants, seedling trees, and more. You will find them at 514 Main Street in Minden or you can contact them at email@example.com, but for all the fresh specials and pictures, like them on Facebook at EZ Greenhouse LLC.
Now for the details on how to win! Simply like WIDA Western Iowa Development Association on Facebook if you haven’t already or if you already like us, just share the post about this giveaway on Facebook and you will be entered in our drawing!
One lucky winner will be awarded 2 beautiful mums. Pick-up will be at Golden Hills, RC&D in Oakland or arrangements can be made otherwise. Deadline to enter is midnight (central time) Monday, September 16.
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