Why do we say “Manning, Iowa…It’s Refreshing.”?? The many reasons include past and current generations who invested in Manning’s future. Their investments of money and time helped make Manning the vibrant community it is today.
Manning is a community that gets things done. The first C3 event, a new Habitat for Humanity home, 202 housing construction, hospital construction, Stop Hunger Now event, a new Manning website, It’s Refreshing brand launch and $500,000 award for downtown revitalization were a few of the 2012 accomplishments. 2013 will bring new opportunities and challenges. For the Main Street Manning (MSM) organization, it includes the start and completion of the downtown revitalization - 1/2 million dollars worth! This summer will bring many changes to our downtown district. Twenty-two branding banners will be installed the first week of February. It is our goal for fifteen more to be installed by June 1st. Want to be part of the downtown excitement?? Adopt/sponsor one of the remaining 15 banners!!!! MSM will continue to pursue a forgivable loan for multifamily housing. We have other ideas that are being developed. MSM is only one of the numerous community/religious organizations working towards the betterment of our hometown. I have great respect for all the volunteers – at the top of the list are all members of our volunteer fire department. Take time to thank any of the community volunteers. If you aren’t a volunteer, consider becoming one.
The Manning website (www.ManningIa.com) has received many accolades. We have numerous ideas for improvement in 2012. If you are interested, please contact the MSM office. Help us advertise Manning by putting a Manning It’s Refreshing cling/sticker on your vehicle! They, along with Manning It’s Refreshing coozies, are all available free in the MSM office.
Why do we say “Manning, Iowa…It’s Refreshing.”?? It is due to our businesses, our volunteers and our entire surrounding area. The sense of community goes beyond the city limits. It includes our local farmers and all those who live in our rural areas. Are you interested in being an MSM volunteer? If so, please contact Colleen Nelson or myself. I am certain we have a role that fits you!!!!!