Main Street Iowa/IEDA visit to Jefferson

Jefferson Matters: Main Street hosted officials from the State of Iowa on Wednesday, July 24 in downtown Jefferson.  This visit was part of the application for a Great American Main Street community but National Main Street CEO Patrice Frey was not able to be involved at the last minute.  Main Street Iowa coordinator Michael Wagler, Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham, and IEDA Community Development Division Administrator Tim Waddell spent several hours with the Main Street board members and community members.  This provided an update on projects in Jefferson’s Main Street District as the state of Iowa is interested in what can be done to assist with the progress we are experiencing.

Tour stops included:

  • The Welcome Center/Thomas Jefferson Gardens
  • The Jefferson Forge with Chris Deal
  • City-acquired buildings with Nick Sorensen
  • Lunch on the courthouse lawn with Tower Tunes Live concert of Rick Morain and lunch by Doc’s Stadium
  • Ring Out for Art sculptures, RAM Pride piano, on the plaza
  • Mahanay Bell Tower tour with Pat Richards pointing out rooftop art, housing in middle school, Greene County Early Learning Center plans,
  • Prairie Lakes AEA apartment Challenge Grant tour
  • Sally’s Alley & plans for Arch Alley
  • Mini-bell Towers
  • RVP~1875 & History Boy Theatre
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Calendar

July 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Grand Open of "Dig it: The 1950s, 60s and 70s"
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  • Greene County Fair
  • Greene County Farmers Market
7
  • Greene County Fair
  • Chews Jefferson
8
  • Greene County Fair
  • Summer Sidewalk Savings
9
  • Greene County Fair
  • Summer Sidewalk Savings
10
  • Greene County Fair
  • Summer Sidewalk Savings
  • "Morning at the Museum" Open House
11
  • Greene County Fair
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  • Greene County Fair
13
  • Community Blood Drive
  • Greene County Farmers Market
14
  • Chews Jefferson
15
  • VFW Fundraiser Meal
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  • Greene County Farmers Market
21
  • Chews Jefferson
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23
  • Golf Tournament by Jefferson Matters: A Main Street & Chamber Community
  • Pleasant Prairie Threshing Bee
  • Java & Juice at Sierra Community Theatre
24
  • Pleasant Prairie Threshing Bee
  • Pleasant Prairie Threshing Bee
  • BOOST Bash
25
  • Pleasant Prairie Threshing Bee
  • Historian Chuck Holden, presentation
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  • Greene County Farmers Market
28
  • Chews Jefferson
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30
  • Java & Juice at Art on the Fly
  • Relay for Life Curbside Meal
31
  • Rippey Sesquicentennial