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Chamber of Commerce: July Happenings

This July is far from normal, but it certainly doesn’t mean that there aren’t activities for us to enjoy this 4th of July. One example would be the Decorating Contest celebrating the 4th. You just need to drive around Creston and select the business and home you like best and then contact either the Chamber at 641-782-7021, KSIB Radio at 641-782-2155, or the Creston News Advertiser at 641-782-2141 ext 6440 to share your votes. The contest runs through July 5 and is a great way to explore Creston. 

Additionally, during July, the Gibson Memorial Library will present an Uptown Story Walk along Maple Street. The featured story will be “Five Bissy Honeybees” and they ask that you start at Salon G. The Library is also sponsoring a fun self-guided Uptown Scavenger Hunt during the month. You may pick up the information virtually at the library Facebook page or by visiting their website. A paper copy can be gotten at the Library and various Uptown businesses.

On July 3 there will be a temporary street mural painting taking place on Adams Street beginning at 9 a.m. and then the KSIB Cruise Night will take place on Adams Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Also on the 3rd, there will be an expanded Fridays After Five with the Elks serving food and providing music and a bags tournament with all proceeds going to the Elks various children activities that they sponsor throughout the year.

On July 4, area dancers will be performing in Uptown Creston beginning at 10 a.m. on Adams Street.

Highlighting some other activities and events in July include the Union County Fair which will take place at the Fair Grounds in Afton from July 16 to July 22. Visit their website for a schedule of events –

Please mark your calendars for the McKinley Park Festival to be held July 25 out at McKinley Park. Activities are still being planned and this is always a great, fun family event.

The Chamber Annual Golf Outing will be held on July 31. What makes this golfing so much fun is that you play nine holes at Crestmoor and nine holes at Pine Valley including lunch and a BBQ at the end of golf. There are still a few open spots. If you are interested in a fun day of golf please contact the Chamber for more details.

Please visit the Chamber home page on our Website at: for more information on other activities and events taking place during the month.

Hi- Five Honor

Congratulations to the following individuals for being honored with the July Hi-Five for great customer service. They were Connor Eblen, Walmart Super Center, Luke Johnson, McDonald’s and Debbie Filian, Walmart Super Center.

The Hi-Five allows us to recognize those who make doing business in Creston a rewarding and positive experience. Just contact the Chamber to honor a business or individual with a Hi-Five.

Gold Star Business Honored

The Chamber honored the Wishing Well, at 217 W. Adams St., Uptown Creston, as Creston’s July Gold Star business. They were nominated by their fellow Crestonians because of the appearance both inside and out of their building. Congratulations.

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

June ‘Honor Yards of the Month’

The following yards were selected as the June Honor Yards of the Month: 

Congratulations to 400 E. Ringgold St., 305 S. Walnut St. and 1202 W. Jefferson St.

Thank you to Creston Super Walmart and Green Valley Pest & Lawn Care for co-sponsoring the Yards of the Month along with the Chamber. If you would like to nominate a yard or a flower pot please contact the Chamber.

Flower pots around Creston

The Chamber would like to thank several people, businesses and groups for their help in beautifying Creston. As many of you may have noticed, the flowerpots around Creston have been planted and look wonderful. There is a group of people that the Chamber would like to thank for agreeing to plant flowers, maintain and care for the flowerpots. They are the Creston News Advertiser, EveryStep, Adams Street Espresso, Coen’s Furniture, First National Bank, The Bookwyrm, American Home Design Center, Create Creston, Tyler Insurance, Union County Court House, NAPA of Creston, Boyd Appliance Center, SIRHA, Shear Magic Styling Salon, Union County Development Association, Southern Iowa Council of Governments, Union County ISU Extension, Wishing Well, Connections Agency on Aging, City of Creston, IowaWORKS, MATURA/Headstart, Iowa Department of Corrections, Connie Purdum, Iowa Focus, Innovative Industries, Vernie’s Drapery Shop, Elite Staffing, Stalker Chevrolet, Great Western Bank, Ben Adamson, State Farm Insurance, Southern Hills Veterinary Clinic, Jane Brown Physical Therapist, Hi-Crest Auto & United Super Wash, Quality Glass Company, Devon Leith, Precision Optical Group and Green Accounting & Tax. Your help and assistance is greatly appreciated. This is truly a community effort.

Have a great month and enjoy your 4th of July and remember: Creston — a great place to visit, work and call home.

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