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




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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