Jefferson is ready for the holidays

The Design Committee has been busy elves getting the downtown ready for the winter. Twelve new “Joy” banners were added around the perimeter of the square along with the “Joy in Jefferson” banners along Lincoln Way from last year. Chris Heisterkamp led this project. The twelve pillar planters were decorated with evergreens by the Flower […]

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 7

The Promotion Committee of Jefferson Matters: Main Street invites the public to the Thomas Jefferson Gardens for the annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 7 at 5:30 p.m. Santa will arrive spectacularly to light the Christmas tree outside in the Gardens. Carols will be sung by the roving Jazzatonics Choir of Greene County […]

Challenge Grant awarded for Prairie Lakes AEA bldg.

MAIN STREET IOWA CHALLENGE GRANTS ANNOUNCED 14 Community Projects Selected for Awards November 15, 2017 (Des Moines, Iowa) — The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded $933,300 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 14 communities around the state. The grants will benefit local improvement projects such as façade upgrades and restoration, upper floor […]

Celebration Stroll is a big success!

A crowd of about 80 strolled Jefferson’s downtown to hear the architects of Franks Design Group share their perspectives on the historical buildings involved in the CDGB Facade Rehabilitation project.   Main Street Director Peg Raney began with introductions and thanks.  The group walked from building to building listening to the narrative of the architects […]