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Volunteers needed for Fall Fest. We need people to run games and help with the bounce house. Groups welcome! 4-H or Youth groups would be awesome!
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COMING SOON...
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Fall Fest 2013 - Sunday, September 22nd 10-3 Dell Blair Memorial Chili Cook-off Scarecrow Contest Vendor Fair Games
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Betterment Coffee hosted today at the Lake City Drive In.
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The LCBA hosted a coffee this morning at Shady Oaks Care Center. The staff and the residents were so welcoming and caring and the sticky rolls were FABULOUS!
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Some awesome SOLOR POWERED, COLOR CHANGING wind chimes and lawn decorations!
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Some of the great merchandise at Gorden's Greenhouse
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Gorden's Greenhouse hosted a coffee for the LC Betterment this morning. We are so happy to have this wonderful business in our town!
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TGIF! Come help the Lake City Betterment celebrate Nick Gorden's success at Gorden's Greenhouse & Garden Center! From 4-5:30pm today we will enjoy drinks and appetizers (some prepared with freshly picked produce). Stop by after work and celebrate with us!
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The Lake City Betterment Association welcomes Alissa Blair as the new Program Coordinator. The Iowa native starts the position on August 20th. Blair graduated from the University of Iowa in 2007 with a BA in Communication Studies and Marketing before attending Ancient Wisdom College of Healing Arts for massage therapy. Alissa and her husband, Corey Blair, moved back to the Lake City area in August for Corey's position as a Social Studies Instructor for South Central Calhoun High School. Corey and Alissa have two daughters, 2 year old Autumn, 6 month old Caidah. The couple previously lived in Red Oak, Ia, but when given the opportunity to return to Lake City they made the decision to move closer to family. Corey grew up in Lake City and Alissa is from Wall Lake. The couple says they both remember how wonderful it was to grow up in rural Iowa communities. “We both have families in the local small-business sector (Cook Siding Supply; Blair's Artistic Touches and Design) and we know how important economic conditions and citizens are to the quality of life in a community. We take pride in our Northwest Iowa roots and are thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Lake City Betterment Association." Alissa is working closely with the Lake City Betterment Association Board of Directors planning the upcoming Fall Fest & the Dell Blair Memorial Chili Cook-off, which will be held on Sunday, September 16th in Lake City.
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Mark your calendars on September 16th for the Fall Fest & the Dell Blair Memorial Chili Cookoff! Registration for the 3rd annual Scarecrow Competition is posted here. As in the past we are planning a fun filled day with games, vendors and of course food! Details for the Chili Cookoff will follow. If you are interested in being a vendor, please e-mail us at betterment@lakecityiowa.com. Also don’t forget to welcome our new Betterment Coordinator, Alissa Blair. She will be taking over on August 20th.
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Please join the Lake City Betterment for a coffee on Friday, August 3rd at United Bank of Iowa, starting at 9:30am. Apple Turnovers will be served!
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The Lake City Drive Inn opened yesterday!!! Stop in for some tasty ice cream treats!!!! Food to come soon! Stay posted for a ribbon cutting date! The Drive Inn is open from 11 am - 9 pm 7 days a week to meet your soft serve ice cream needs!
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Check out these cuties hanging out in the Lake City Town Square! Chloe & Blair are the daughters of Tandy & Kyle Gulbranson of Lake City!
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Lake City Betterment received a $730 matching grant from Calhoun County Economic Development Corp for new picnic tables! We will be putting this money to use right away to purchase new picnic tables for our Betterment Events! We will be debuting our new tables at the Lake City Customer Appreciation Dinner in June!
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Come Enjoy some beautiful jazz and a $5 dinner! TOMORROW NIGHT!!!
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Happy Valentine's Day from Lake City Betterment!
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Dell Blair Memorial Chili Cook-off Fall Fest Sept. 22 Is your chili recipe better than everyone else's? Come find out at the Chili Cook-off during Fall Fest! Message or email Leah for a registration form. betterment@lakecityiowa.com or pick up a registration form at NAPA in Lake City.
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Fall Fest 2013 - Sunday, Sept. 22nd Chili Cook-off Vendor Fair Kiddy Carnival Tractor Display To Register for any of these please contact Leah at the Betterment leahrosado@gmail.com (712) 464-7611
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Come check out Opportunity Living's awesome horticultural program TODAY AT 9:30! 1890 E Main St. Lake City, Iowa
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Come and check out their horticultural program tomorrow morning at 9:30!
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WIN A $250 LAKE CITY SHOPPING SPREE!!!!! 4 $25 weekly winners as well! Begins at Fall Fest - Sunday, September 22.
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Eat Play Shop Lake City is a shop local campaign the Betterment is very excited to bring to you! Pick up your loyalty card from Betterment Businesses and you can enter to win one of 4 weekly drawings of $25 and a Grand Prize of a $250 Lake City Shopping Spree!!!!!! Time is limited though so act now. Our contest only runs from September 22 – October 28 so get your cards in ASAP. Enter as much as you shop. You can also get signatures from any of your service providers. (Like when you pay your water bill.) You only need to get 3 different signatures to qualify for the drawings. I just can’t wait to see some winners!
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Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off This Sunday 10 - 2!
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tractor ride
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29 antique tractors on a ride around Lake City right now! Come to the square around 10 to see them come back.
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Olberding family 2013 scarecrow champions! They now are the holders of the LCBA traveling trophy and will go down in history for scarecrow glory!
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Evan was our preschool winner of the coloring contest. Congratulations! He won a Capri pack of 2 tickets and $6 of Capri bucks.
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29 tractor participated in Fall Fest tractor ride. "To hell with us, take pictures of the tractors!". Says one man to a chorus of laughter. :-)
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There we're 16 Fall Fest Vendors
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Fall fest fun
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Bounce house at Fall Fest
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Pumpkin decorating at Fall Fest
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Congratulations to our first $25 winner in our Eat Play Shop Lake City drawing, Bob Douglass. He won by shopping at Calhoun County Variety, Morrows Standard Service, and Lake City Hardware. Thanks for participating Bob! If your name wasn't drawn this week, don't worry! You can still win our $250 grand prize and the more you shop locally the more chances you have to win! Keep turning in those loyalty cards!
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This Week is winding down. Have you got your Eat Play Shop Lake City Cards in for your chance to win up to $250?
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Joyce Schleisman won $25 for doing business with Calhoun County Variety, Harris Drug, and United Bank of Iowa. Thanks for supporting Lake City Joyce! If you didn't win this week, don't worry, your still in the running for the $250 shopping spree!
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Festival of Lights parade at 6!
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Who might win the $25 this week???? Get your loyalty cards in to have a chance to win this week's $25 and enter for your chance to win the $250 Grand Prize!
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Congratulations to Week 3 winner, Roxanna Ferguson! She won by doing business with CC Variety, LC Hardware and Woodlawn Pharmacy. Thanks for shopping locally Roxi! If you weren't drawn this week, don't worry, your card will remain in play for the $250 Grand Prize shopping spree. Just 2 more weeks to get your card in. The more you shop, the more chances you have to win!
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Congratulations Linda Stotts for being Week 4's winner of the $25. Linda wound by doing business with Calvin County Variety, Lake City Hardware, and Harris Drug. Thanks for shopping locally Linda! This week is your last chance to get your name in for your chance to win the $250 Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Drawing is October 28th at 9:30am. Get your card in for your chance to win. All cards from all weeks will be in the drawing. (Including $25 winners)
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Beggar's Night in Lake City is Wednesday, October 30th from 4:30 - 6:30.
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$250 Grand Prize Drawing on Monday, October 28th at 9:30am. Will it be you??? Get your Eat Play Shop Lake City Cards in now! The more you cards the more chances to win!
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Sylvia Steufert is our $250 Grand Prize winner!!!! Congratulations Sylvia! Thank you all for participating in the Eat Play Shop Lake City campaign. If you enjoyed it and would like to see it happen again tell us here or talk to the Betterment merchants or board members. Please continue to support our local economy by shopping locally!
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Join the Betterment tomorrow at Noon, decorating our Town Square for Christmas. Popcorn and cider in the Betterment office after we're done.
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Did you know Santa Clause is coming to town? Join the Betterment for the Christmas festival Saturday, December 7th from 4 - 6. The festival of lights parade is at 6:00 and the big guy will be on the final float. Then all the kids are invited to join Santa in the Community building for a picture, a cookie, and a presentation by his Elf.
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Lake City Betterment Association’s Christmas Festival & Festival of Lights Parade Lake City Community Building Saturday, December 7th 4 – 6 Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup & Cinnamon Rolls (Betterment fundraiser) “Stocking Raffle” by the Pool Project Handmade Dollhouse and Barn Raffle by Dance 2 Xtream Cookie Walk by Dance 2 Xtream Pictures with Santa Festival of Lights parade at 6pm around the square Following the parade: Santa will be at the Community Building for a reading by Santa’s Elf and free cookies for the kids sponsored by Iowa Saving’s Bank Sunday, December 8th Holiday Tour of Homes Hosted by the Lake City Betterment Association For questions: Leah Rosado (712) 464-7611 or
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Santa and Jingle have arrived!
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Festival of Lights parade at 6!
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Coloring contest winners! Makelsie Gorden age 8 and Aaron Ausborn age 3
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Dance 2 Xtreme Cookie walk and doll house raffle.
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Jackson Pioneers are helping the Betterment serve the soup supper. Chili or chicken noodle, cinnamon roll and drink $5.
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Jeanne Divine is shopping at Gert's variety. Add your photos of Lake City shopping for your chance to win $25!
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Bravo Lake City! The LCBA is featuring some thriving businesses in Lake City this year at our Annual meeting. There will be an Italian Buffet at the LC Country Club on Thursday, January 16th at 6:00. We will then have an hour long program featuring 12 of our local businesses who have grown or made changes in 2013. Tickets available for $20 apiece or $35 a couple. We would love to see you there! Message Leah for more information.
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LaDonna Temple captured this beautiful LC scene. Thank you for sharing it with us LaDonna!
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What else does the Betterment do? The LCBA sponsors the Memorial Flowers, Scarecrows, and Christmas Decorations on the Square. The LCBA also co-sponsors the new City Website with the City of Lake City and supports local shopping with our Eat Play Shop Lake City contest. We could not do this without you! Would you like to support these activities and features in your town? You can do so for as little as $25 a month!
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Do you like the Christmas Festival and the Tour of Homes? Support the Betterment with you membership; as little as $25 a year!
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Do you like Fall Fest and the Dell Blair Memorial Chili Cook-off? Support the Betterment with you membership; as little as $25 a year!
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Do you like Western Days events on the Square? Support the Betterment with you membership; as little as $25 a year!
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Do you like the Lake City Customer Appreciation Dinner? Support the Betterment with you membership; as little as $25 a year!
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Do you like Jazz in the Park? Support the Betterment with you membership. As little as $25 a year!
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Bravo Lake City will feature these successful Lake City businesses and clubs! Join us on Thursday, January 16th at the Lake City Country Club at 6pm for an Italian Meal and a presentation by all of these businesses. Message Leah for more information! It is going to be an exciting night!
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Tonight! Bravo Lake City is tonight fro 6-8 at the LC Country Club. An Italian Buffet followed by a brief speech by 15 of Lake City's thriving businesses. We would love to see you there! You may pay at the door - $20 a person or $35 a couple.
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Thank you to all of the speakers from Bravo Lake City! It was a very successful evening.
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Join the Lake City Betterment and support our amazing town and events like Memorial Day Flowers, Jazz in the Park, Customer Appreciation Dinner, Western Days on the Square, Fall Fest, Eat Play Shop Lake City, Christmas Luminaries, Christmas Festival, and Tour of Homes.
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Happy 4th of July Lake City! Have an awesome (and safe) holiday!
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This week's Eat Play Shop drawing winner is Heather Olberding! Congrats! She won $25 Lake City Bucks, just for shopping local! She can use that cash towards some nice Ribeyes for dinner, pay her water bill at City Hall or even towards a holiday photo session at Tony Evans Photo!
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Put your creative minds to work and build a Scarecrow for the win! Enter Lake City's Fifth Annual Scarecrow Contest for 2014 Fall Fest!
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Think your chili has what it takes to beat the heat? Bring us your Chili-Game and enter our annual Dell Blair Memorial Chili Cook-Off! No cheating! All Chili must be cooked ON SITE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY!
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Think your Chili has what it takes to steal the trophy this year? Sign up and show off your chili skills at this year's Chili Cook-Off.
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So maybe Chili isn't your thing? Maybe you prefer something a little meatier? How does BACON sound? NEW THIS YEAR, Lake City Betterment will be hosting a BACON BATTLE alongside our traditional Chili Cook-Off! BRING ON THE BACON!
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So maybe Chili isn't your thing? Maybe you prefer something a little meatier? How does BACON sound? NEW THIS YEAR, Lake City Betterment will be hosting a BACON BATTLE alongside our traditional Chili Cook-Off! BRING ON THE BACON!
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Lets Go TITANS Good luck to the Lady Titans today as they battle Unity Christian at the state tournament. Bring home a win!
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Congratulations to last week's winner of our Eat Play Shop drawing, Shirley Redenius! Did you know you can spend your Lake City Scrip Money at ANY business that is a BETTERMENT MEMBER? This includes paying your Water Bill at City Hall!
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Please read and share this press release from SCC Schools!
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Have you registered yet? Next Wednesday is the first day for setting up your scarecrows in the square!
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Congrats to our first Eat Play Shop Winner Dick Lamberty!
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