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. That tradition will continue in 2013. As part of our branding campaign, twenty-two branding banners will be installed on Main Street light poles soon. They will be a colorful marketing addition to our downtown. Fifteen more will be sold and installed by Kinderfest. Architectural work has started on the $500,000 downtown revitalization. Individual meetings will be held with building owners this week. Construction will be completed in the fall. Main Street Manning (MSM) is partnering with the city of Manning to pursue a $1.6 million forgivable loan for multi-family housing. The money, with private investments, will be used to build four duplex rental units.
The Rotary’s Dancing with the Stars event will be held this weekend. It has been a huge success. MSM intends to repeat that success with its own event on Nov 16th. Like the Rotary event, it is designed to be an annual fun, entertaining event. The event will feature local talent in a Family Feud type setting. It will feature local groups and companies pitted against each other in a battle of wits!!! Watch for further information in this column and in Monitor advertising.
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. Please consider volunteering!
The Manning website (www.ManningIa.com) has received many accolades. We have numerous ideas for improvement in 2013. We hope to complete many of the improvements by February 15th. 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.
Consider the positive impacts of another trust fund for Manning. The Refresh Manning Trust Fund is designed to be an investment in Manning’s future. Manning community members, Manning alumni and the local agricultural sector are encouraged to invest in Manning with your gift. An individual can put their stamp – and maybe even their name – on Manning’s future. Please give consideration to Manning’s future generations. They include your children and grandchildren and those of your siblings, fellow alumni, friends and neighbors. Checks can be made to Community Foundation of Carroll County – Refresh Manning and mailed to CFCC, c/o Iowa Savings Bank, PO Box 967, Carroll, Ia 51401.
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. For further information on any of the above information, contact the Main Street Manning office at (712) 655-6246, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ron Reischl at (712) 782-4951 or email@example.com.