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Chamber announces many events and activities

2018 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 2018. 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 W. Taylor St./Hwy 34 West or online at now through May 4. Forty-one homes have been painted in the eight years the program has been in place. Paint can make a difference.

Legislative Coffee

The last Legislative Coffee of this session will be held Saturday, April 7. 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 in uptown Creston, and last for an hour. The coffees are free and the public is invited to attend. Both Rep. Tom Moore and Sen. Tom Shipley plan on attending. 

Chamber annual report 

The Creston Chamber of Commerce annual report is coming. Please look for it in the April 18 Creston News Advertiser. 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.  

2018 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 2018. For more listings, please regularly check the Calendar of Events on the chamber home page at  

Meals from the Heartland – April 18 

Creston Community High School Junior-Senior Prom – April 20 

MPAC Dive Right In – May 4

FNB Hope Glow Run – May 5 

SWCC Spring Commencement – May 12 

Train Ugly Leadership Workshop – May 16 

Creston Community High School graduation - May 20 

KSIB Circus – June 1 

KSIB Tractor Ride – June 2  

Creston Citywide Garage Sale – June 9 

Party in the Park – June 23 

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

Union County Fair – July 19-25 

McKinley Park Festival – July 30 

Creston Citywide Crazy Summer Sales Days – Aug. 3-4 

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday - Aug. 3-4 

Gibson Memorial Library Capital Campaign Wine Walk – Aug. 3 

Service Clubs Pork Chop Supper – Sept. 13 

Hot Air Balloon Days – Sept. 14-16 

Creston Community High School Homecoming – Sept. 21 

Bright Eyes – Oct. 27  

Lighted Christmas Parade – Nov. 29 

No Place Like Creston for the Holidays – Nov. 29 - Dec. 2   

Did You Know

A couple of months ago in the Chamber Newsletter, the chamber began including positive, interesting facts about a business, organization or individual in Creston. If you have information you would like to share in “Did You Know,” please contact Ellen.

Did You Know that the Reclaimed Wardrobe has moved to 108 N. Elm St. in uptown Creston?

Did You Know that Chris Gordy is the new store director at Hy-Vee in Creston? Stop in, say hi and welcome him.

Did You Know that Matthew Waltz is the new loan officer at Nishna Valley Credit Union?

Did You Know that Uptown Styles, 609 W. Adams St., is having an autism fundraiser during the month of April? Tami has created artwork on tiles, canvas and more, which are for sale along with a raffle with all proceeds going to autism. There will be new artwork weekly. Stop by view, enjoy, buy and help.

April Hi-Five Honoree

The following individual was honored with the Hi-Five Honor in April. Congratulations to John Proffitt of Cook Video and Appliance.

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 contact the chamber to give us the name and reason you would like to honor someone. 

April Gold Star Business honored

The chamber honored Medicap Pharmacy, 405 S. Sumner Ave., 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.     

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

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