Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Growing Opportunities are Blooming in Cedar Valley!

Things are blooming in Cedar Valley and the ISU Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County Service is making it happen.   

Today, Justin Roy Edwards joined us to share the agricultural activities in Cedar Valley.  They are creating gardening plots around Waterloo and Cedar Falls for people's enjoyment and for producing food for those who need it.  

As Urban Agricultural Specialist, Justin is busily writing grants and creating gardens so that volunteers can  produce thousands of pounds of produce for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

He shared the Master Gardener Online program where interested horticulturalists can learn to Master the Trowel between September 27 - November 15.

Gertrude Jekyll once said, "The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."  We can bet that the love of gardening will never die in the Cedar Valley as long as Justin and his team sow their message.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Eldora Kiwanis Golf Tournament on July 22

Do you like to swing a club?  
Would you like to support a club?

On July 22, the Eldora Kiwanis Club will hold a "2-Person Best Shot" tournament at the Pine Lake Country Club.  The proceeds will go to student scholarships and children's needs.

12:30 - 1:30 registration
1:30 shotgun start  (Carts available to rent)
4:30 meal and awards

Cost:    $30 per person
Prizes: $10,000, Kayak, and many more

Contact: Steve Christensen for more information.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July Will Be Liberating for ALL of Us!!

Wednesday, July 6 - Business Meeting 
Where active club members discuss their accomplishments and plans for running and developing the Rough Risers.    

July 13 – Happenings in Cedar Falls from a New Mayor's Perspective
CF Mayor Jim Brown will share his fresh point of view about what is happening in Cedar Falls and what plans he has for the future.

Wednesday, June 20 - Urban Ag Programs in Black Hawk County
Justin Edward, ISU Extension Urban Agriculture Specialist will speak about speak about how he works with the public to provide research based programs and education to community members of all ages.  

Wednesday, June 27 – Meet the New Director of Athletics at UNI.David Harris, UNI Director of Athletics, will share his ideas and plans for the future of athletics at UNI.  

Summer Popping has been a Blast!

Throughout June and early July, the Roughrisers have been popping a lot of Kettlecorn! While the numbers may vary, the Roughrisers have approximately 30 active poppers for each event.  This includes about 2-dozen Kiwanians and 5 Kohls employees.

We were stalking success! At the College Hill Arts Festival, $2,863 was raised in the 2-day event.  $5,929 total was raised from the 3-day event at Sturgis Falls.  Also, at the 4th of July Fireworks at Cattle Congress, we raised $1,000. Throughout our three recent fundraising events the Roughrisers have raised a total of $9,792!

Not to be corny, but this money raised will all be given back to the community. We support many organizations. To read more about this, see our previous post.