Charles City, Iowa – Grocery store customers in Charles City will be asked if they would like to “Give Chuck A Buck” again this holiday season to help purchase new holiday street decorations for the community.
Both Fareway and Hy-Vee Food Store in town, along with Hy-Vee Gas, are partnering with the Design Committee of Community Revitalization to raise funds for the replacement of Charles City’s aging and worn out holiday decorations. During the months of November and December, customers at those stores will have the opportunity to donate towards the new decoration effort, with all proceeds to go into a special fund earmarked strictly for street decoration replacement.
Last year’s initial “Give Chuck A Buck” campaign helped purchase 52 new LED snowflake decorations that went up along the South Grand and Gilbert Street corridor for the holidays in 2015. According to Street Superintendent Dirk Uetz, there are still about 30 decorations needed to complete that corridor, which over the years has seen less and less decorations put up because they were worn and no longer working.
The Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Charles City have also joined Community Revitalization in putting money towards the replacement effort. The goal is to finish off the South Grand-Gilbert corridor this next year, while building up a sustained fund to replace holiday decorations downtown as needed moving forward.
Please consider being a part of this effort to improve the holiday appeal of the community, both for visitors as well as residents to enjoy. For more information, contact the Community Revitalization office at 401 N. Main, (641) 228-2335. Community Revitalization is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to making Charles City a better place to live, work and play.