Friday, March 26, 2021

RELEASE: Diamond Vogel and Keep Iowa Beautiful Announce 2021 Grant Awards

Diamond Vogel and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2021 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa.

"Governor Reynolds will be signing a proclamation designating April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month and we are pleased to do our part by awarding paint to 132 community projects in Iowa," said Doug Vogel, Vice-President, Marketing, of the Iowa based company. "The partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel to assist and work with many local volunteers that help build communities, making Iowa one of the best states in the nation to live." 

"The Paint Iowa Beautiful program helps us increase our assistance to neighborhoods and communities in improving the attractiveness and beauty of where we live," said Kevin Techau, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful. "These projects definitely improve the beauty of Iowa, its countryside and its communities." 

In addition to paint projects, join over 90 communities participating in Keep Iowa Beautiful's Pick Up Iowa annual program by cleaning up litter and trash along Iowa's roadsides, neighborhoods, streets, school grounds, parks and streams. Encourage your community mayor, city council or county supervisors to announce several days or a week as PICK-UP YOUR COMMUNITY. Pick-Up Iowa is being held through June 30th, 2021 on any dates that work for your community. To participate you must register your group/organization at https://www.research.net/r/PickUpIowa_2021_SignUp

Registered participant groups are eligible for a limited supply of free cleanup supplies such as bags, grabbers, safety vests and gloves donated by Keep Iowa Beautiful.

In the 18-year partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful, Diamond Vogel has awarded over 11,860 gallons of paint for 1,132 community projects in Iowa.

About Diamond Vogel

Diamond Vogel is an Iowa based, family owned company started in 1926 by Andrew Vogel. It serves 13 states with seven manufacturing facilities and 53 service center outlets providing Architectural Finishes, Industrial and Original Equipment Finishes and Home Decorating Products. www.diamondvogel.com 

About Keep Iowa Beautiful

Keep Iowa Beautiful was established in 2000 by Governor Robert D. Ray and Donald F. Lamberti becoming the 23rd State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. It is a 501c3 charitable organization working with citizens, neighborhoods and communities in improving the vitality and cultural health of the state of Iowa. KIB is helping build stronger communities to develop sustainable futures. For more information see our web page at www.keepiowabeautiful.com

 

2021 Paint Awards

 

CITY; ORGANIZATION; TO BE PAINTED; CONTACT

 

Adair; City of Adair; Chamber Quarters, City Park, signs; Randi Lehman

 

Akron; City of Akron; Loess Hills kiosk and Park Gazebo; Daniel Rolfes

 

Algona; Public Library; "4 Meeting Rooms; 2 Hallways;  Restrms"; Sonya Harsha

 

Amana; Historical Foundation; Hydro Building and Upper South Hotel; Suzanne Conquest

 

Anamosa; Parks and Rec.; Wapsiana Park & Monroe Shelter; Shelly Carr

 

Anamosa; Hometown Pride;; Lisa McQuillen

 

Anita; DNR-Lake Anita State Park; Picnic tables and shelters; Kara Duysen

 

Arthur; Community Center; Community Hall; Kailey Childers

 

Audubon; County Tourism; Butterfly Wings Mural on main street; Sara Slater

 

Bedford; Tinker Tots Preschool; Interior of new building project.; Jessica Winquist

 

Bellevue; Friends of State Park.; Picnic Tables, Shelters, Posts, Markers; Nick Hueneke

 

Belmond; Build a Better Belmond; Colts Corner Daycare and a public area; Lee Ann Waltzing

 

Blakesburg; Friends of the Library; Community room with kitchen, and restroom walls; Cheryl Talbert

 

Boone; City of Boone; New Downtown Building Mural; Greg Piklapp 

 

Brighton; First Church of God; Gymnasium, lower concrete foundation and interior floors; Stanley Meader

 

Burlington; Art Center; Exterior brick wall; Tammy McCoy

 

Carlisle; Public Library; Library Exterior; Stacy Goodhue

 

Carroll County; Carroll County 4-H; various public areas for Carroll County; Kelsey Wiese

 

Cascade; Chamber of Commerce; mural; Katelyn Wolfe

 

Casey; Casey Service Club; Building at 611 McPerson Street; Judi Zimmerline

 

Cedar Rapids; Czech Village; Historic Ideal Theatre building; Monica Vernon

 

Cherokee; Public Library; Wall in youth department; Tyler Hahn

 

Clarence; Main Street; 4 Lincoln Highway Logo Crosswalks; Kimberly Eaker

 

Clarinda; Page County Conservation; Rapp Park-entrance sign and restroom.; John N Schwab

 

Clarinda; Economic Development Corp.; Three homes in need of painting; Amy McQueen

 

Clarion; Heartland Museum; County bridge and Pony Truss bridge.; Melanie Maasdam

 

Clarksville; Visioning Committee; Downtown Mural; Jeff Kolb

 

Clear Lake; One Vision; General Stores; Jennifer Pinske

 

Columbus Junction; City of Columbus Junction; Intersections/walkways; Mandy Grimm

 

Corning; 4-H/FFA Fair Assoc.; 4-H event center building and barns; Evan Maynes

 

Correctionville; Chamber of Commerce; Buildings in Downtown Correctionville; Stacy Orndorff

 

Corydon; LeCompte Memorial Library; Outside of the building; Leona Darrah

 

Council Bluffs; Habitat for Humanity; Homes throughout Council Bluffs; Kim Smith

 

Davenport; Dress for Success; exterior building; Tyla Cole

 

Decorah; ArtHaus; West side of the ArtHaus building; Shannon Durbin

 

Delmar; City of Delmar; Maintenance Shed; Chris Budde

 

Denison; Operation paint brush; Homes that need painted in Denison; Colby A. Ellis

 

Denison; Women in Business; Washington Park; Rachel Desy

 

Des Moines; Carousel Foundation; Soffits, trim and outside metal doors.; Jackie Cacciatore

 

DeWitt; Concerned Citizens; Walls of food pantryand thrift store.; Stacy Bloom

 

Dubuque; Friends of the Mines of Spain; Gazebos, Picnic Tables, Pavilion and Shelters; Jennifer Tigges

 

Dunkerton; City of Dunkerton; Public Works Building and Library; Daniel Loftus

 

Eagle Grove; Chamber of Commerce; Downtown storefronts and park facilities.; Sara Middleton

 

Elk Horn; City of Elk Horn; Pool House; Chelsee Jacobsen

 

Elkader; Clayton County Conservation; Fairmont Speeder railroad cart in Osborne Park; Molly Scherf

 

Estherville; City of Estherville; Various homes in town.; Greg Van Langen

 

Farmington; Pioneer Historical Society; Walls of a one room museum.; Heidi Schutt

 

Farragut; Hometown Pride Committee; Main Street store front business and public library; Kay Wing

 

Floyd County; Floyd County Conservation; Learning Center at the Tosanak Recreation Area; Heidi Reams

 

Fonda; Hometown Pride; North Park Shelter House; Alex Leu

 

Forest City; Winnebago Historical Society; Heritage Park of North Iowa.; Jim Oulman

 

Fort Atkinson; City of Fort Atkinson; Veterans Memorial Park; Greg Barta

 

Fulton; Fulton Community church; exterior of the church; rosie knoebel

 

Garrison; City of Garrison; Maintenance building, park pavilion and concession stand; Angela Dague

 

George; City of George; Community Swimming Pool; Loralye Wibben

 

Glenwood; City of Glenwood; Interior of restrooms in park and rec departments; Angie Winquist

 

Gowrie; Market on Market; Grocery store building.; Kathy Carlson

 

Grundy Center; Kling Memorial Library; Library Interior; Lindsey Freese

 

Havelock; Havelock Homwtown Pride; Picnic area at city park and gazebo at veteran's park.; amanda tripp

 

Hawarden; City of Hawarden; Buildings in downtown Hawarden.; Larry Cope

 

Hubbard; Public Library; Community room and kitchen.; Rachel Thompson

 

Independence; Heartland Acres Agribition Center; Museum building/barn.; Leanne Harrison, secy.

 

Ireton;  Historical Society; School House.; Jolene De Boer

 

Janesville; City of Janesville; Park shelter house.; David Beenblossom

 

Jefferson; Main Street and Chamber; Main Street district building.; Deborah A. Kucerak

 

Jewell; JADE/Main Street; Main Street business for a mural; Heidi Eckers

 

Keokuk; City of Keokuk; Park Shelter House, Concession Stands, basketball striping.; Casey Barnes

 

Kirkville; Kirkville City Council; Park shelter, picnic tables and library.; Mary McCollum

 

La Porte City; City of La Porte City; Main Street (plaza garage) and shelter; Jane Whittlesey

 

Lake City; Central School Preservation; Paint several weather damaged areas and playground equipment..; Darcy Maulsby

 

Larchwood; City of Larchwood; Larchwood Recreation Center; Sandi DeSmet

 

Laurens; Laurens Hometown Pride; Sportsman's Pond Bridge and playground Equipment; Hilary Reed

 

Lawton; City of Lawton; City Hall and Community Center.; Tricia Jernberg

 

Linden; City of Linden; City Hall and Possibly Park Structures; Mandi Hutchins

 

Logan; Public Library; Meeting room reading nook & hallway; Jennifer Andregg

 

Lohrville; City of Lohrville/JJ Hands Library; City maintenance garage and library interior.; Kris Kavanaugh

 

Long Grove; Long Grove Civic League; Main rental area and kitchen; Pam Fuessel, Secretary

 

Luana; City of Luana; Inside City Hall; Tammy Humble

 

Manchester; Delaware County Fair; Storage Containers for Holiday Lights; Jeannie Domeyer

 

Manning; City of Manning; Various Homes; Kathy Schwaller

 

Maquoketa; Jackson County Agricultural District; New Offices; Laura Farrell

 

Maquoketa; Maquoketa Historic Presevation; Light posts in historic district on Pleasant St.; Jennifer Fowler

 

Marshalltown; Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance; Grade schools, elementary schools and high school.; Amber Danielson

 

Martelle; City of Martelle; Community fire hydrants; Diane Fountain

 

Missouri Valley; Missouri Valley Chamber; 20 picnic tables in the Missouri Valley City Park; Jeannie Wortman

 

Mondamin; City of Mondamin; Library, City Hall & Maintenance Building; Mary Seago

 

Montezuma; CLG Group; Downtown Historic Square; Abby Hubbard

 

Montrose; Montrose Riverfront; Historic Mural buildings north sidewall; Greg Ruth

 

Moravia; Moravia Community Betterment; Fire hydrants, park shelters, benches, interior city hall and Community Center; Marcia Benjamin

 

Mount Ayr; Town of Mount Ayr; FEMA Safe Shelter, city curb, gutter, and fire hydrants; Brent Wise

 

Muscatine; City of Muscatine Public Art Advisory Commission; Retaining walls, part of the expanded trails project that connects parks.; Melanie Alexander

 

Nevada; Nevada Fire Department; Fire hydrants and solid poles for street signs.; Ray Reynolds

 

New Sharon; City of New Sharon; Picnic Tables for our parks & shelters; Dianna Klinker 

 

Nora Springs; Nora Springs Parks and Recreation; Official City Park Name Signage; Emily Dykstra

 

Norwalk; Norwalk Parks and Recreation; Aquatics center building, pump house, benches around pool, lifeguard office; Dakota Springer

 

Norwalk; Norwalk Easter Public Library; The cement floor of the gazebo, which is next to the library; Jodi Henke

 

Oelwein; City of Oelwein, Park Department; Reidy Park & Levin Park; Joshua Johnson MA

 

Orient; The Wallace Centers of Iowa; Farmhouse, Gathering Barn kitchen, greenhouse and machine shed; Ann Taylor

 

Osceola; Osceola Chamber Main Street; Building in Commercial District; Ashleigh Eckels

 

Oskaloosa; Mahaska County YMCA; Exterior of our Day Camp cabin structure; Morgan Holle

 

Ottumwa; League of Latin American Citizens Youth Council #601; Downtown Ottumwa--Mural Alley; Patty Galvan Ramos

 

Panora; Panora Lions Club; Gable ends and facia trim boards; Gary Winter

 

Pocahontas; Pocahontas Hometown Pride; Shelter House at Elbert Park and Log Cabin at Princess Park; Corinne Peterson

 

Primghar; City of Primghar; Community Building, Skating Rink, Shelter House, and Park Buildings; Carol Chicoine

 

Pulaski; City of Pulaski; Historic train depot that was moved to the Pulaski Park; JL Stogdill

 

Randolph; Hometown Pride; Depot Building, Fire Hydrants, Park Merry Go Round & War Memorial; Diana Milbourn

 

Red Oak; Red Oak Rotary Club; Playground basketball court and Red Oak Child Development Center; Kara Arts Sherman

 

Reinbeck; Reinbeck Public Library; Basement stacks, office, and reading areas; Victoria Derr

 

Riceville; Riceville Community School; One room school house, Saratoga #4; Jennifer Dunn

 

Rock Rapids; Rock Rapids Mural Society; Benson's Skating Rink Mural restoration; Sandra Wynia/ President

 

Rockwell City; Calhoun County Historical Society; Calhoun County Museum; Lori Schaffer

 

Roland; City of Roland; Outside of the enclosed shelter; Jodi Meredith

 

Rolfe; Rolfe Hometown Pride; Swimming pool bathhouse (restrooms and dressing rooms building); Barbara Bennett

 

Sac City; Sac City Chamber/Main Street; Local homes; Haley Davis

 

Shelby; City Of Shelby; gazebo, downtown buildings and picnic tables along trail; Michelle Mantell

 

Sheldon; Sheldon Chamber & Development Corp; Historic Train Depot; Shantel Oostra

 

Shimek State Forest; Friends of Shimek State Forest Equestrian Trails; Shimek State Forest picnic tables top and benches; Lora P Conrad

 

Sibley; Sibley Parks & Recreation; Central Park Shelter House; Sara Berndgen

 

Sidney; Sidney Hometown Pride; Silver Spur Bar & Grill; Jonna Loewe

 

Sioux Center; Heritage Village; Country School building at Heritage Village; Cheri Hulstein

 

Sioux Center; Public Library; Library's Interior needs to be painted.; Heidi Ouwinga

 

Sioux City; Downtown Partners; Business sidewalks, alleyways within the main block of downtown.; Ragen Cote

 

Storm Lake; City of Storm Lake; Sunrise Campground office and Shower House; Kim Woltman

 

Strawberry Point; Strawberry Point Public Library; History Room, pillars and hallway.; Patty Lincoln

 

Sutherland; Willoway Complex; Kitchen and dining area of Senior Dinner Date Site.; Mark W. Cody

 

Thornton; City of Thornton; park shelter house, community center walls, city shed, and the city library; Megan Hobscheidt

 

Tingley; Town Revitalization Committee; Tingley Community Park shelter.; Priscilla Anne Alvik

 

Truro; Truro Public Library; Library exterior and 2 murals.; Tracee Dembinski

 

Wapello; Louisa County 4-H; Livestock buildings and fencing.; Samantha Jamison

 

Webster City; City of Webster City; Jane Young House Porch & Trim; Lindsay Henderson

 

Wellsburg; Wellsburg Visioning; 66 fire hydrants in Wellsburg; Evelyn Haupt

 

West Branch; Community Development Group; Downtown building.; Nick Shimmin

 

West Des Moines; Tallgrass Theatre Company; Theatre walls & ceiling.; Jessie Phillips

 

West Liberty; West Liberty Heritage Foundation; The top gables, eves and doors of the 1897 Rock Island Depot; Scott Brooke

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