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Women in Business Organization Launches first Beautification Day 03/21/2014

(Denison, IA) – The first Crawford County Beautification Day will be taking place on Tuesday, April 22nd which is also “Earth Day”. The Women in Business Organization of the Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County (CDC) have established this event to invite every citizen to give back to their community. “Not only is this a great opportunity for volunteerism, it is a wonderful way to unite as a community and take pride in the place that we call home,” says Rachel Desy, Office Manager of the CDC.  We are very excited to dedicate this day and every Earth day in future years as “Crawford County Beautification Day.” 

The Women in Business Organization have chosen the Washington Park and Kid’s Kastle area as their signature project to focus on for the first annual event. “Our goal is to make a positive difference in this one area in hopes that the event will grow into something larger in future years,” Desy added. We invite any and all employers, organizations, or individuals to take part in this event.

The day will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. with a kick-off ceremony at Washington Park. Volunteers plan to complete several projects throughout the day including, painting the band shell, picnic tables, and trash cans, bringing some color and art to the park, and cleaning up the entire area. The group is planning to have a community lunch for all the volunteers involved and to wrap up the day with some live entertainment from local band, “Cut the Rope.”

We encourage the surrounding towns in Crawford County to adopt a local project to work on to improve their communities. We also encourage any organization that is not able to participate in the Washington Park project to find a way to make a positive impact on their community. We realize that not all businesses are capable of closing down entirely for this day, so we ask everyone to find a small way to participate, whether it is donating a few of your employees to tackle a project or donating money to support one.

“Our goal is to make this event both fun and inspirational,” Desy stated, “It gives us a chance to show our appreciation for the wonderful lifestyle that we are blessed to have and make an effort to improve our community in any way we can.”

For more information about the event, contact Rachel Desy at the CDC office at 263-5621 or emailing 

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