Manning, Iowa -- During yesterday afternoon’s (Sunday) Donkey Basketball fundraiser in Manning, the city joined 36 other Iowa communities in being designated an Iowa Great Place. Gayle Redman, a member of the Great Places Citizen Advisory Board announced the designation from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
City manager Dawn Rohe (Roy) said the grants are designed to assist with community projects and Manning had listed five of these in their bid for the $150,000 award. The grant money will be distributed to phases two and three in the 9-phase city-wide trail system, to the development of Trestle Park, to five bronze statues that will be placed throughout the community, a water feature in the city park and to four metal art pieces that will be placed along highway 141.
Rohe added that the estimated total cost of all projects is over $1 million, and a grant stipulation that all projects be completed within three years, will have Manning kicking off a Great Places fundraiser soon. For more information, or to find out how to donate to these projects, you can contact Manning City Hall.