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Creston Chamber of Commerce happenings

2017 Paint Creston program

The Image Enhancement Committee of the Creston Chamber of Commerce is pleased to again offer the Paint Creston program to a minimum of five Creston owner-occupied homes in 2017. This is an opportunity to possibly receive free paint to paint the outside of your home. Applications for the program are available at the chamber office, 208 West Taylor/Hwy 34 West or online at now through May 3. Thirty-six homes have been painted in the seven years the program has been in place. Paint can make a dramatic difference.

Legislative coffee

The last legislative coffee of this session will be held April 15. The coffee provides you with an excellent opportunity to ask your legislators questions you may have, or just listen to what your elected officials have to say. They begin at 8 a.m. in the mealsite at the restored Creston Depot and last for an hour. The coffees are free and the public is invited to attend. Both Rep. Tom Moore and Sen. Tom Shipley are planning on attending.

Chamber annual report 

The Creston Chamber of Commerce annual report is coming. Please look for it in the Creston News Advertiser on April 19. This report gives the chamber the opportunity to highlight our activities, accomplishments and most importantly our membership. The chamber truly appreciates the commitment to Creston of our members and looks forward to this yearly opportunity to acknowledge each and every one. The chamber understands their importance to our great community. Our chamber membership helps us to promote and showcase Creston. We are truly fortunate.

2017 upcoming citywide events and activities

Over the course of the year, the chamber receives many calls about the dates of various activities and events that take place in Creston. Please see below a partial list of some of the events and activities taking place in 2017. For more and expanded listings, regularly check the calendar of events on the chamber home page at

The calendar of events for the upcoming 10,000 Crestonians Fourth of July celebration is currently on the chamber website.

SW Iowa Home and Garden Show – April 8 

Creston Community High School Junior-Senior Prom – April 8 

Meals from the Heartland – April 19

Leadercast 2017 – May 17

CCHS graduation - May 21

KSIB Tractor Ride – June 3

Creston citywide garage sale – June 10 

Relay for Life – June 16 

Festival/Party in the Park – June 24

10,000 Crestonians Fourth of July celebration – July 1-4

Creston half marathon and 5K run/walk – July 2 

Union County Fair – July 20 to July 26 

McKinley Park Festival – July 29 

Creston Citywide Crazy Summer Sales Days – Aug. 4-5 

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday – Aug. 4-5 

Service clubs pork chop supper – Sept. 14 

Hot Air Balloon Days – Sept. 15, 16 and 17 

Creston Community High School homecoming – Sept. 29 

Bright Eyes – Oct. 28  

Lighted Christmas Parade – Nov. 30 

No Place Like Creston for the Holidays – Nov. 30 to Dec. 3  

April Hi-Five honoree

The following individuals and business were honored with the Hi-Five Honor in April. Congratulations to Kim Baker of ISSB; Kathy Demott and Cinda Long of American Home Design Center and Southern Hills Veterinary Services.

The Hi-Five for service allows us to recognize those people who make shopping and doing business in Creston a rewarding and positive experience. Please call the chamber at 641-782-7021 to give us the name and reason you would like to honor someone.

April Gold Star business honored

The chamber honored Wishing Well, 206 N. Maple St., this month as the April Gold Star business in Creston. They were nominated by their fellow Crestonians because of the appearance both inside and out of their building and property. Congratulations. 

Please call the Chamber to acknowledge a business property.     

As a reminder, remember Creston Bucks are a great way to support our local chamber businesses year round. 

Have a great month and remember,  Creston –  A great place to visit, work and call home. 

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