Ring Out for Art winners picked at festival

The first annual Ring Out for Art contest for Jefferson Matters: Main Street and Home State Bank brought many residents and visitors out to view the five entries displayed in the courthouse lawn from May 15 through the Bell Tower Festival.  During the festival, viewers were able to vote for their favorite at the Main Street booth.  The top 3 winners were moved to the Bell Tower Plaza and will stay on display until next May when the next Ring Out for Art sculptures will be chosen and brought to Jefferson.

First place prize of $2,000 was awarded to Tim Adams of Webster City, IA.

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Second Prize of $1,000 was awarded to Whitney Kibbie of Emmetsburg, IA.

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Third Prize of $500 was awarded to the Greene County Motorcycle Charity.

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Party in the Alley a huge success!

pic of party The Tower View Team hosted a very successful Party in the Alley in Sally’s Alley on June 3.  Shelly Berger of the Tower View Team was chairperson for this event. floyd and dora walking




Food was purchased from Uptown Café.  Sangria was served by Uncorked Wine & Spirits.  I (heart) Jefferson buttons were handed out to those attending with pictures taken and posted on the Facebook page throughout the evening.

Over 100 people attended the party before the rain brought the event to a close.  Thanks to all who enjoyed this evening together!

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ISU Retail Scapes final report

Jefferson Matters: Main Street worked with ISU students in the College of Design during the spring semester of 2016.  Four gatherings were held in Jefferson with students completing a final project with input from community members.

The final report is extensive and is now available here [PDF Version] and also under the resources > partner resources section of this website.  We hope you will take a look and tell City Council members, JM:MS board members and Chamber of Commerce board members which projects you would like to see happen in Jefferson over the next years.