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August happenings

Creston’s Crazy Summer Sales Days and the Iowa Sales Tax Holiday are back. Both events will take place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5, citywide. Crazy bargains can be found throughout Creston on both days.

The annual state of Iowa Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 4-5 is when no tax is collected on certain clothing or footwear during this time. The exemption applies to each article priced under $100.

Please shop Creston and enjoy the savings.

40th Annual Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days

Planning for the 40th Annual Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days is underway. There will once again be the Friday Night Fun Flight on Sept. 15, weather permitting. In addition to the almost 40 balloons that will be participating in the event, there will be the annual parade of bands, as well as the craft show and flea market, 5K Run and Show and Shine Car Show Saturday, Sept 16. Information on these and other activities is available at the chamber or at the chamber website at

The 2017 Hot Air Balloon T-shirts and sweatshirts are available at Creston Chamber of Commerce Office, 208 W. Taylor Street/Hwy 34 West. The balloon pins are on their way. Stop by early for the best selection.

Hi-Five Honor

The following individual and business received the Hi-Five Honors in August: Deva Sweeney at U.S. Cellular and Creston Audiology and Hearing Aid Center. Congratulations all.

The Hi-Five for service allows us to recognize those who make shopping and doing business in Creston a rewarding and positive experience. Please call the chamber to honor a business or individual with a Hi-Five.

Gold Star Business honored

The chamber honored Coen’s Furniture, 121 N. Maple St., this month as the August Gold Star Business in Creston. They were nominated by their fellow Crestonians because of the appearance both inside and out of their building. Congratulations.

Just call the chamber to acknowledge a business property and tell us why you think this business should be a Gold Star Business.

July Honor Yards of the Month

The Image Enhancement Committee would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following yards that were honored as the July Yards of the Month: 904 E. Howard St., 316 Russell and 1100 N. Sycamore St.

These yards join the June Honorees at 409 Grand Ave., 400 N. Sumner Ave. and 501 N. Lincoln St. Keep up the good work everyone.

Thank you to Creston True Value, Creston Super Wal-Mart and Green Valley Pest and Lawn Care for co-sponsoring the Yards of the Month, Area of the Month and flowerpot of the month with the chamber.

Become A fan/follower of Creston Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or Twitter

If you use Facebook or Twitter, please become a fan or follow Creston Chamber of Commerce. It is a great way to keep updated on what is happening in Creston and the area.

Remember school starts Aug. 24.

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

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