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Clarence Main Street Celebrates 2 Years of Successes!


Since being accepted into the Main Street America & Main Street Iowa families in August of 2017 Clarence Main Street has proven that bringing a community together through a cohesive plan produces results. Utilizing the Main Street Approach using the Main Street Four Points of Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion and Organization has resulted in systematic change happening in Downtown Clarence.Since being accepted into the Main Street America & Main Street Iowa families in August of 2017 Clarence Main Street has proven that bringing a community together through a cohesive plan produces results. Utilizing the Main Street Approach using the Main Street Four Points of Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion and Organization has resulted in systematic change happening in Downtown Clarence.

Community members have come together to host 3 seasonal events, a Farmer's Market, craft, vendor & fashion shows, shopping events, ribbon cutting ceremonies for new businesses, downtown clean-up evenings, a cross-walk painting day, planting and maintaining downtown flower pots, seasonal decorations, installing benches, design and installation of light pole banners and assistance with large & small grants.

Clarence Main Street would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals for their generous financial investment in the program:

City of Clarence, Clarence Economic Development Group, Clarence Telephone Company - Cedar Communications, Clarence Community Foundation, Clarence Senior Living, Fidelity Bank & Trust f/k/a Community State Bank, Edler Drywall LLC, EW Sawyer Trust, Frederick R. Drexler DDS, Hound Dog Rock Shop, Kyle R. Maurer Attorney, Make it Yours Upcycle Center, Mill Creek Cafe, Niermeyer-Maurer Insurance, Onion Grove Mercantile, Stanwood Lions Club, VanOort Brothers Lemonade & Produce, Unity Point Health, River Valley Cooperative, Linda Atkinson, Bill & Karen Bachman, Jim & Janet Barber, Jim & Julia Choate, Karen Dennis, Brad & LIsa Dircks, John & Kimberly Eaker, Michael & Tami Finley, Shirley Geadelmann, Jerry & Pat Hasenbank, Mike & Teresa Hoy, Velma Huebner, Bob & Phyllis Hunwardsen, Karl Kost, Bricen & Arlene Krafock, Steve & Kay Maurer, Ken & Marcia Richmann, Ronald & Kathy Robinson, Karolyn Rouse, Matthew & Susan Schneider-Adams, Larry St. John, Allen & Marcia Syring, Andy Uthoff, Levi & Jennifer VanOort, Gladys Whipple Hurtis, Mike & Jamie Wilhau, Corrine Atkins, Cynthia Buck, Karla Chapman, Marcia Decker, Rhoda Flockhart, Robert & Arlynn Hasselbusch, Velma Huebner, Doris Kemman, Carl & Marie Kohrt, Jennifer Lange, Ronald & Marcia Petersen, Vicki & Steve Pruess, Robert & Barbara Roelf, Rosalie Sander, Vern & Carol Schroeder, David Urmie, and Dale & Mary Ann Wells. Our gratitude is also extended to anyone who has made monetary donations for events all of the volunteers who have donated their valuable time to getting things done. Without all of you this mission would be impossible.

"The Mission of the Clarence Main Street is to be a partner and advocate for the energizing of our  Historic Main Street District; with a focus on small business growth and the social vitality of our community."