Washington Iowa Community Resource Guide

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COMMUNITY R E S O U R C E

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On behalf of the Washington Welcome Center & the Washington Chamber of Commerce, I’d like to welcome you to our community.

Special thanks to the many photographers who have beautifully captured our community.

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Iowa, Washington is rich in community spirit and our tremendous quality of life has much to offer visitors, residents and businesses.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Meredith Henderson Ed Burdock Washington Evening Journal The Gazette Saving Brinton Doc./Barn Owl Pictures

Washington boasts a top-notch education system, advanced healthcare, beautiful and safe neighborhoods, a strong economy and rural settings that give way to plenty of recreation. ABOVE: Linda Drish, Drish Photography. Celebrating 25 years in business. Member of Professional Photographers of Iowa. Recipient of the Fuji Masterpiece award for weddings. www.drishphotography.com

The Central Square boasts our famous Centennial Fountain, which will captivate you with a warm, hometown feel while the downtown district will provide shopping, everyday services, dining and entertainment opportunities for all ages and interests. Washington is the perfect blend of historic and modern, continually moving forward to a progressive future. We are the proud home to the nation’s longest running movie theater, which has been showing movies since 1897. We are a national leader in agriculture by utilizing innovative technology and incorporating a large concentration of organic practice. This Visitor & Community Resource Guide offers a taste of all there is to see and do during your visit. But nothing can take the place of walking our streets, experiencing our scenic landscape, meeting our neighbors, and engaging in the culture of this community. We hope that whether you are looking at Washington from the perspective of a resident, an entrepreneur, or a visitor that you will take the opportunity to discover the local treasures found only in our community. We’re glad you’re here and we hope you’ll return. In fact, we hope you enjoy your stay so much in Washington that you eventually decide to call this extraordinary place home.

ABOVE: Rachel Fishback, Fishback Commercial Photography and Video. Specializing in commercial agriculture and real estate commercial photography and video. https://www.facebook.com/FishbackCommercialPhotography/

We love to hear feedback on our community. If you’re a longtime resident, we hope this opens your eyes to new experiences. If you are new to the community, we hope we leave you wanting to come back. Either way, please make time to share your experience with us. You can visit us in the Chamber office, located on the Northwest corner of our downtown Central Square. Or, send us an email or post an experience on our Facebook page. We enjoy meeting new residents and visitors, and we would love to hear your story. Come Discover a Classic, where our residents are proud to say we’re ‘Living the Dream.’

ABOVE: Jeff Batterson, Batterson Photography. Our photographic studio and frame gallery are in a relaxed atmosphere with generous time allowed for each session. Jeff Batterson started the studio in 1987 and has received many awards in professional print competition. Jeff has served as a guest speaker for numerous professional photographic associations including the Professional Photographers of Iowa. http://www.battersonphotography.com/

ABOVE: Michael York, Photography by Michael D. I have had a camera in my hand for over fifty years. I am a lifelong resident of Washington, Iowa. My photography experience includes group photography, sports, weddings, portraits, candid event photography, still life, nature, and landscapes. https://www.facebook.com/mdyork48

ABOVE: Craig and Barb Swift, Studio 909. Providing patrons and customers photography, design, visual arts, ceramics, sculpture, the written word, education, and creative projects. Dedicated to supporting the arts, arts education, and design, Studio 909 showcases vision and imagination of individuals and communities.

Executive Director Washington Chamber of Commerce 205 West Main Street Washington, Iowa 52353 Phone: 319-653-3272 E-mail: Michelle@WashingtonIowa.org Website: www.Chamber.WashingtonIowa.org

LEFT: Jamie Sobaski, Spotlight Photography. Local photographer who specializes in children and newborn photography along with high school seniors and individualized work. She has been in business as Spotlight Photography since 2003. She loves the community and is thankful to be raising her family here. https://www.facebook.com/jamiesobaski/


This unique barn mural is located just a few miles north of Washington, which embodies the pride that our local farm families have in rich tradition and the history they have invested in the community. Gallagher Farms, one of many multigenerational farms that contribute to Washington’s vibrant economy and community, would like to welcome you to Washington.

History of Gallagher Farm The Gallagher Farm was purchased in September, 1891 by my great grandfather, James B. Gallagher who served as Photography by Michael D. a Captain in the Civil War with the Thirtieth Iowa Infantry Regiment. James B. fought in many of the major battles of the Civil War. We have detailed documentation on all of these battles so it was important for us to have our mural depicting a patriotic theme. James B. Gallagher’s grandson, Verle Gallagher (born 1902) and my father were raised on this farm. Verle operated the farm until his retirement in the late 1970’s. In 1981, I moved from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the farm with my wife, Diane, and started farming with my brother, Richard Gallagher and his wife Janet. Richard and Janet reside east of Washington on my mom’s farm property (all of which are considered Gallagher Farms). We are proud to say that we are the fourth generation of Gallaghers farming this land with our nephew Ryan and his wife Jessica, making it the fifth generation of Iowa farmers.

6 Community Introduction 10 The Washington Chamber of Commerce 14 Location & Transportation 16 History 18 Government 20 Events, Attractions, & Dining 25 Residential & Retirement Living

Robert and Diane Gallagher 2511 190th Street, Washington, Iowa Phone: 319-330-1251 dbgallagher@cloudburst9.net

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Agriculture Importance in Washington County

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Agriculture is strong in Washington County and ranks high in the nation. Washington County agriculture has a mix of row crop and livestock production as well as conservation reserve acres and wetland reserve acres.

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Cropland accounts for 84% of land use in Washington County. Woodland acres account for about 6% and other uses nearly 10%.

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Number of farms – 1,139 Average age of a Washington County farmer – 57 years Land in farms – 314,409 acres Washington County is ranked 4th in Iowa Counties in Organic Operations Hog production – 2nd largest in Iowa, 4th in the US Turkey production – 6th largest in Iowa, 94th in the US Poultry production – 15th in Iowa, 396th in the US Cattle production – 77th in Iowa Corn for grain – 56th in Iowa, 186th in US Beans for grain – 60th in Iowa Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod – 34th in Iowa State University Extension Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk – 3rd in Iowa, 56th in US

Figures are taken from the 2012 Census of Agriculture, ranked among 99 state counties and 3,079 US counties.

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34 Shopping & Where to Stay 37 Business, Industry, & Agriculture 41 Healthcare

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Distribution: For a copy of this Washington Visitor & Community Resource Guide, please contact the Washington Chamber of Commerce. Phone: 319-653-3272 Email: chamber@washingtoniowa.org Web: www.chamber.washingtoniowa.org

Production Manager: Michelle Redlinger Magazine & Ad Designer: Mary Saforek Contributing Designer: Kerri Redlinger Print Manager: Custom Impressions Contributing Photographers: Linda Drish, Jeff Batterson, Rachel Fishback, Jamie Sobaski, The Washington Evening Journal, Michael York, Meredith Henderson, Ed Burdock, Studio 909, The Gazette, Saving Brinton Doc./Barn Owl Pictures

45 Worship & Organizations 47 Chamber Member Guide 51 Index of Advertisers

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Nestled in the rolling hills of Eastern Iowa, Washington is consistently recognized as one of the best small towns in America. There’s an exciting energy surging through Washington as our history is cherished, neighborhoods are renewed, and modern spaces emerge. Millions of revitalization dollars are invested in Washington annually, creating a progressive & vibrant community that offers opportunities for all ages. In fact, over 38 million dollars have been invested in our region from just one organization, the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, since its inception in 2006. Washington enjoys amenities typically available only to larger cities, including fulfilling careers, a rewarding work/life balance, a strong business community, clean and safe neighborhoods, excellent public and private schools, top-notch health care system and abundant recreation and entertainment choices.

RELOCATION INFORMATION Situated within Central Park, located in the Historic Downtown, Washington’s Centennial Fountain was constructed and dedicated in 1939 for Washington’s Centennial Celebration. It is the only one of its type in the continental US and is unique due to the multicolored light show and various water patterns. It was refurbished in 1995 and again in 2016. If you can, view the magnificent light show at night.

We are pleased to provide the following references to make your home or business move to Washington a smooth transition. For a complete relocation packet, please contact the Washington Chamber of Commerce 319-653-3272.

Utilities: Alliant Energy (Gas/Electric): 800-255-4268, www.alliantenergy.com City of Washington (Water/Sewer/Garbage):

Join us!

Washington is the best place in the world to live, learn, work, start a business, raise a family and retire. • Population: 7,370 (2013 census) • Washington Became a Main Street Community in 2008 • Downtown Streetscape Renovation in 2008

319-653-6584, www.washingtoniowa.net Luke Waste Management (Rural Garbage): 319-461-9011 Mark’s Sanitation & Recycling (Rural Garbage): 319-653-2463 Washington County Recycling Center: 319-653-6373

Phone/Internet/TV: Archer Appliance & Electronics (Phone/Internet/TV): 319-653-2441, www.archerapplianceelectronics.com KCTC (Phone/Internet/TV): 319-656-3668, www.kctc.net Mediacom (Phone/Internet/TV): 888-637-225, www.mediacomcable.com That Cellular Place (Phone): 319-653-9072, www.uscellular.com Walmart: (Phone): 319-653-7213, www.walmart.com

Media: KCII Radio: 319-653-2113, www.kciiradio.com Washington Evening Journal: 319-653-2191, www. washjrnl.com

Municipal Offices: City of Washington: 319-653-6584, www.washingtoniowa.net Washington County Courthouse: 319-653-7715, http://co.washington.ia.us Post Office: 319-653-2385, www.usps.com Public Library: 319-653-2726, www.washington.lib.ia.us Washington Chamber of Commerce: 319-653-3272, www.chamber.washingtoniowa.org

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Chamber Bucks: Chamber Bucks are gift certificates that can be used at a variety of businesses in our community. We encourage local spending, because when your dollars are spent here, your money remains here to help our community grow. Available at the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

Ribbon cutting ceremonies and Alive After 5’s are a great way the Chamber can assist in gaining exposure for your business.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Membership in the Washington Chamber of Commerce is an important element in your formula for business success while supporting your community. To grow and prosper, exposure is essential for any business.

Welcome to Washington!

Since 1935, the Chamber has been a leader in pursuing economic prosperity and quality of life in our community. Serving a diverse group of participants, our members are over 250 strong and include individuals, organizations and businesses. They are the heart of this community. The Chamber consists of two divisions: Member Relations & the Washington Welcome Center. Serving these two roles in the community creates dozens of committees, consisting of hundreds of volunteers, who plan and create various events, educational opportunities, and tourism initiatives. Be a part of something big! Contact the Chamber today to find out how you can get involved. Annual membership begins at $46 and volunteering is a free, but invaluable service to the community. 10

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We welcome you to find your fun in our Historic Downtown! Grow your business or cultivate your passion for Music, Food, Shopping, & much more! It all awaits you in Downtown Washington.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Site Selection Assistance Resource & Referral Networking Community Development

Business Advocacy Policy Advocacy Housing re/development Downtown Revitalization Grant Writing Assistance

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Washington Municipal Airport

Centrally positioned within Iowa’s growing Southeast region, Washington is strategically located in Eastern Iowa to connect you or your business to many transpor tation networks. Serving as the county seat of Washington County, Washington enjoys proximity to major road connections that have aided both in strengthening its economic sector and providing efficient travel for the incoming and outgoing public.

Nearby roadways, excellent local public transportation, well-equipped airport and countrywide rail lines all play a significant role in Washington’s high quality of life.

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Accommodating over 13,000 operations each month from ‘crop dusters’ to corporate jets, the Washington Municipal Airport, the 13th busiest general aviation airport in Iowa, is committed to supporting a variety of business and recreational aviation activities. Since 1941 it has served as a catalyst for economic growth by supporting the needs of local agriculture and business operations, as well as users from across the nation.

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24 hour self-fueling of Jet A and 100LL on a well-lit ramp offering quick arrivals, turn-arounds & departures. Reliable access in most wind and weather conditions due to its two runways and the low approach minimums. Support for operators that require in-house air transportation to the coasts, to the gulf, or to Canada. Modern instrument landing systems, jet and avgas sales, aircraft maintenance, hangar space, pilot supplies, a passenger lounge, courtesy cars, and opportunities for your airport based business.

Washington County Minibus Since 1972 the Washington County Minibus has been offering a public transit system, operating 10 vehicles in the Washington community. This private, not-for-profit organization offers affordable and convenient public transit throughout the area. On any given day, the Washington County Minibus may be transporting children to school, the elderly to a medical appointment or residents to the grocery store. The Washington County Minibus is handicapped accessible and runs Monday through Friday and Sundays.

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Founded in 1839, Washington is rich in history, as seen through the many wellpreserved historic sites throughout town. Original settlers came to Washington for many reasons: the land was fruitful and quality farms were sold at a low cost, or given away for free. Today, with a population reaching nearly 7,400, the city’s history continues to be seen and appreciated through a number of preserved structures. Make sure to stop by our historic places of interest and take a glimpse into Washington’s vibrant past.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cinematic treat in a theater with the richest history in America and the world. The State Theatre in Washington, Iowa originally opened as an opera house in 1893 under the name the New Graham. Back in 1897 moving pictures were shown on a cinematographe, that was made in Paris, France. Ticket prices for those early moving picture were 10, 15, and 25 cents each. The theater was used for both movies and live shows up until 1930. Our community celebrates its rich history as the State Theatre was verified as the world’s ‘Oldest Continuously Operating Cinema Theatre’ by Guinness World Records on April 26, 2016. At that date, the theater had been in continuous operation for 118 years, 348 days. Renovated after a small fire in 2010, the theater has been lovingly restored to its beauty of 1946. It offers historic features including balcony seating and a gold waterfall curtain that is lifted before each show. Today the theater offers first run movies on digital projection, 3-D capabilities, and full surround sound. Be our guest! Experience the power of the theater and sit in the same spot patrons did nearly 120 years ago. The Washington State Theatre offers an exquisite experience found nowhere else in the world.

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Thanks to Frank & Indiana Brinton, the rural community of Washington has had the privilege of experiencing projected entertainment long before many others. Putting Washington on the map, the Brintons introduced early moving pictures to rural Iowa and much of the country from Texas to Minnesota. Frank Brinton began his projected entertainment shows around 1880 with lectures illustrated with magic lantern slides. He added moving pictures to his shows in the middle 1890’s. Mr. Brinton was also working on flyable airships before 1890. He often flew models of his airships in opera houses before his shows.

Back in 1897, one of Brinton’s first exhibitions took place in his hometown, at Washington’s State Theatre, then known as the Graham Opera House. This event has been verified by Guinness World Records, earning the Washington State Theatre the title of the world’s ‘Oldest Continuously Operating Cinema Theatre.’

Story of the Brinton Collection:

Brinton’s collection of films is said to be one of the world’s most significant collections of early film. The short films, magic lantern slides, and hand-colored films, have been newly restored following a collaborative effort between the University of Iowa Libraries and the Library of Congress. If you’re lucky, you can hear the vibrant story of the Brinton family from local historian Michael Zahs. He often recreates Brinton shows using original magic lantern slides and films with accompaniment from Red Cedar Chamber Music. Soon a model of a Brinton airship will be added to the program. Frank and Indiana opened the world to the people of the Midwest from their home base in Washington, Iowa. Photo courtesy of Saving Brinton documentary/Barn Owl Pictures www.brintonfilm.com

HISTORIC PLACES OF INTEREST: Washington State Theatre Historic Downtown District Centennial Park Fountain Conger House Museum Blair House Court House F Troop Military Museum Alexander Young Log Cabin Red Brick School House Washington Co. Hospital 1st Co. Hospital West of Mississippi

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Taking pride in the community develops from a committed local government that is consistently investing in initiatives and infrastructure. The city of Washington is proud of its progressive attitude and array of high quality public services and resources available to its residents. Operating under a Mayor-Council form of government, the city is overseen by a mayor, and a sixmember city council. Through a score of initiatives, Washington continuously sustains its earliest town motto, “The Cleanest City in Iowa.”

Building a Stronger Community:

The Chamber acts as your advocate on issues involving local, state and federal government through hosting Legislative Briefings and Candidate Forums and by building relationships with elected officials and area businesses.

Investing over $5 million annually in Capital Improvements • New water tower - 1 MG • Wastewater treatment plan - 22MG • New 11-lot Industrial park • Street expansions • Water treatment plant

• New water well • Downtown streetscape renovated with $6 million private investment since 2008 • Renovated Central Park band shell & Centenial Fountain

The Washington County Courthouse, built in 1887, features Victorian Romanesque architecture and was first used as a church and school. The clock tower is still working and serves as the official start time for community parades and events. Washington County is governed by a five member board of supervisors. Also housed in the recently renovated courthouse are the offices of the County Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder, Attorney and Clerk of Court. The Historic McCreedy Building, located adjacent to the courthouse, contains the offices of the County Engineer and Assessor.

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Public safety is ensured through the Washington Police Department, which is comprised of 14 sworn officers, including a K-9 officer and two administrative assistants. The City police department provides disaster services and oversees 911 dispatch. City police are on-hand night and day in order to protect and serve the community at-large. Washington is also served by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, which oversees civil process, as well as the modern Washington County Jail. The new jail opened for use in January of 2008 and boasts a long list of state-of-the-art features. The City Police and County Sheriff’s deputies work together in assistance as needed.

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The Washington County Fair is a popular happening in July drawing over 10,000 visitors to the week-long event. There are carnival rides, a Bill Riley talent show, Kidz Day, a cutie contest and more. The tractor pull, demolition derby, moto cross, fair queen pageant and other free grandstand entertainment thrill the crowds. 4-H and FFA members exhibit nearly 1,200 animal projects and over 1,100 non-livestock projects each year.

Fun is abundant for all ages in Washington. Take in our year-round festivals and celebrations, relax with a glass of locally made wine or crafted brew, or be entertained by a show or performance. Washingtonians like to say ‘We’re Living the Dream’ and that means getting off the couch and connecting with friends and family.

Throughout the summer Central Park is alive with activity – especially on Thursday evenings when the Farmers’ Market is in full swing. Not only will you find local produce and baked goods, but Thursday Night Live features live, local entertainers. An old fashioned band concert caps off the evening, headlined by the Washington Municipal Band— one of the oldest in Iowa with 2016 being their 85th season.

Area Attractions:

Running events & marathons Barn Quilts of Washington County Veterans Memorial Golf & Country Club Bowling Fishing Camping Farmers’ Market Band concerts

Museums Library programs Theater programs Live music Spas Movie theater Trails Car shows Craft shows Dog park

Washington is the barn quilt capitol of Iowa; featuring over 112 barn quilts at the time of last counting in 2010. We also boast the world’s tallest cornstalk, grown in 1946 at 31 feet 7/8 inches. See a metal replica at the Washington County Extension office.

The Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes raises funds for the holiday lighting that lines the downtown businesses in white, festive lighting. Explore beautifully decorated homes dating from the early 1900s to the present.

The cooler autumn weather doesn’t slow down festivities within the Washington community. Trick-or-Treat Around the Square, a tradition for many years, gives children the opportunity to dress up in their favorite costumes and trick-or-treat at participating businesses. After handing out treats, a free meal is provided by local establishments. Also held during the fall is a craft show, drawing crafters from near and far to display their wares 20

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Homegrown favorites that include Iowa produce, beef, and pork are our specialty! That doesn’t mean all we eat is corn and potatoes. Washington features a wide variety of global cuisine including award winning Italian, Mexican, Greek and Chinese.

Wining and Dining

Feel like getting a taste of one of the top 100 foods to eat before you die? Want to watch your favorite team while licking BBQ sauce off your fingers? Whatever you’re in the mood for, Washington restaurateurs offer a diverse variety and are eager to please.

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www.JPS207.com Sandwich Shop • Restaurant/Bar • Live Music Venue • Carry-Out • Catering • Private Events • LUNCH: Tuesday - Friday 11:00am to 2:00pm EVENINGS: Wednesday & Saturday 6:00pm to Close Thursday & Friday 4:30pm to Close 207 West Main Street • Washington, IA • 319/458.9181

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Life is at its finest in Washington where pride of ownership shows throughout our close-knit community. Whether you’re attracted to the appeal of our tree-lined neighborhoods or prefer modern renovated condos in our Historic Downtown, Washington welcomes families of all sizes and stages. Washington has a wide variety of real estate professionals who are happy to take the time to learn about your needs and your special wish-list. Begin your family legacy here with a small acreage or spend your golden years in a small cottage with easy access to modern conveniences & healthcare. Whatever you chose, when you’re in Washington we hope you feel at home.

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Retirement Living

The United Presbyterian Home is a Retirement Community with a family atmosphere. Our 35-acre campus offers a variety of living arrangements and levels of service to meet the needs and preferences of our residents.

Ensuring high-quality options for the community’s mature population is a priority in Washington, which provides a full continuum of care including a large choice of residential options from independent homes to assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

Accomodations include:

Washington has some of the best options in the state for dementia and memory care services. The retirement facilities specialize in serving this growing population, with state-of-the-art therapy and individualized living.

77 Cottages 30 Condominium-Style Apartments 34 Studio & One-Bedroom Apartments 52 Bed Intermediate/Skilled Nursing Facility 5 Guest Rooms

Retirement in one’s home is an added amenity in Washington, with multiple options to assist people to remain independent in their homes. They provide valuable support in assistance with household tasks, transportation to social events and medical appointments, companionship, respite for caregivers, and medication reminders.

Campus Highlights: Group Fitness & Personal Training On-Site Therapy (PT, OT, ST) Child Day Care Facility On-Campus Home Health Services Outdoor Space Including a Garden & Walking Path

Available Amenities • Fitness centers • Spas • In-house public restaurants • Wellness programming • Yoga studio

• Chapels • Game rooms • Libraries • Computer labs • Coffee shops

• Therapy pools • Youth daycare • On-site gardens

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Washington is home to a thriving arts culture whether that is theatre, dance, music, traditional arts, or the healing arts.

Washington boasts multiple performance venues, including the addition of the $7.4 million Washington Performing Arts & Events Center, which opened in 2016.

Washington is proud to feature multiple performing arts centers, unique galleries full of regional artists’ work, several dance and tumbling schools, and arts centers teaching various arts courses. Live music is also a large part of our culture from over 85 years of Municipal Band performances in the summer to various venues showcasing everything from live country, rock, jazz, blues, and caribbean acts. Washington believes that the art can enhance and transform a community for the better.

“Washington has many cultural opportunities that are usually found in communities with much greater population. I think it’s because so many people in Washington are willing to commit to the projects they believe in and see them through to fruition,” says Isabella Santoro, manager of Dodici’s Shop. Santoro grew up in Italy and lived in New York City before settling in Washington, her mother’s hometown.

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Year-round outdoor enthusiasts flock to nearby Lake Darling State Park. The 299-acre lake is encompassed by 1,417 acres of land composed of extensive camping sites, cabins, picnic areas and shelters, a new 200-seat lodge, playgrounds and more. The park’s trail system spans 13 miles and welcomes those interested in hiking, cross-country skiing, running, biking or snowmobiling. Swimming, boating and fishing are favorite diversions on the lake.

The 13-mile Kewash Nature Trail offers excellent hiking, biking, and cross country skiing opportunities.

Parks and Playgrounds - we’ve got plenty. Lakes, rivers, streams and ponds – so many your skin will prune. Hiking – miles and miles. Biking – on and off road. Youth sports – no reason to sit on the couch. Whether you are interested in active or passive leisure, there are endless recreational opportunities within Washington’s extensive park system and community programming.

Sunset Park

Perhaps one of the city’s most impressive recreational areas, Sunset Park is a picturesque destination located along Highway 92. The beautifully landscaped 60-acre park is well equipped with numerous recreational amenities, including rental pavilions, a modern skate park, the impressive New Dawn at Sunset wooden playground, a one-acre dog park and the nine-hole Frisbee Golf Course. Patrons also enjoy walking through the park’s substantial stretch of open green space, nature watching along the Kewash Nature Trail and cooling off in the Aquatic Center. 30

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Preschools & Day Care Centers: Head Start at HACAP, 319-653-7275 St. James Preschool, 319-653-3631 Washington Preschool, 319-653-3244 UP with Kids Daycare, 319-653-6588 Washington Y Preschool & Daycare, 319-653-3315

Education is a significant resource in the Washington community, aiding in the overall high quality of life residents and businesses have come to cherish. Offering a multitude of preschools and daycares, an excellent public school district, an outstanding private school option, and preeminent institutions of higher learning, Washington is supplied with ample opportunities for lifelong learning.

Washington Community School District www.washington.k12.ia.us • 5 attendance centers • $3.3 million Early Childhood Education Center completed fall of 2016 • $7.4 million Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center completed fall of 2016 • State of the art $17 million High School Expansion • 1:1 Computer-to-Student initiative from K – 12 • Over 20 concurrent classes with Kirkwood offering college credit at no cost • Ability to earn AA degree by HS graduation at no cost Schools: Washington Community School District, www.washington.k12.ia.us Stewart Elementary, 319-653-3244 Lincoln Elementary, 319-653-3691 Middle School, 319-653-5414 High School, 319-653-2143 Home School Assistance Program, 319-653-4655 St James School, 319-653-3631 Washington Regional Alternative HS Program, 319-653-7378

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IN WASHINGTON COUNTY WASHINGTON COUNTY College credit opportunities for both REGIONAL CENTER traditional and high school students. Continuing Education and Professional Development/Training.

Post-Secondary & Adult Education:

Adult high school completion and HiSET.

Kirkwood Community College Washington County Regional Center 319-653-4655 www.kirkwood.edu/washingtonregional Iowa State University Extension 319-653-4811 www.extension.iastate.edu/washington Kaplan University 319-363-0481 CR.Kaplan.edu • 30 minutes from the nationally ranked University of Iowa • 30 minutes to Iowa Wesleyan College 32

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Finding what you need is easy in Washington. Browse through the Chamber’s Business Directory found in the back of this resource guide to find all of the services and amenities you require.

Washington is a full-service community, offering necessities & indulgences within the city limits. Many local businesses are family run and found nowhere else in the world. Walk through the doors and say hello. You’ll receive a level of service and care that you’ll tell your friends about.

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Unique retailers, professional firms and businesses specializing in a wide variety of services dot the map of Washington. Many of the quaint downtown shops feature distinct treasures, trinkets and fashionable clothes perfect for a truly endearing gift. Whether shoppers are searching for the perfect accessory for their wardrobe, antiques to enhance their homes, or a bouquet of flowers for a special occasion, it’s all here. 34

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Washington and Washington County have a prosperous mix of manufacturing and agriculture that is a core part of the area’s economy. Agriculture in Washington County is unique in many ways. The farming community is young, educated and innovative. Washington County is a national leader in hog production, corn, soybean, and beef production. The region also offers one of the largest concentrations of organic farms in the Midwest. Connecting entrepreneurs and businesses with mentors and local opportunities strengthens the economic vitality of Washington County. The Washington Economic Development Group (WEDG) is a non-profit, publicprivate partnership that helps to create a positive environment for business and industry around Washington County and Southeast Iowa. WEDG partners with a wide variety of resources and organizations to help meet the needs of the business community. Main Street Washington is another economic partner serving the community of Washington. Building the idea of a downtown’s total image, their strategy is incremental, resulting in many small changes that create a strong impact over time. Since Washington became a Main Street community in 2008, they have developed the economy of the community by revitalizing our downtown district. Focusing on the betterment of both the business sector and the community at-large, the Washington Chamber of Commerce supports the economic initiatives of the community by acting as the community information hub, providing business referrals, maintaining a community calendar, promoting local shopping and encourages the city of Washington in all facets on a daily basis.

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Washington offers an array of healthcare providers that include a state-of-the-art medical facility, medical supplies, dental, eye care, pharmaceutical, chiropractic, physical therapy as well as residential retirement and end-of-life care options.

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Washington County Hospital and Clinics has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the Nation. Even better, WCHC has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality. WCHC’s focus on providing quality healthcare that puts people first is the key. As a patient you can be confident that WCHC is committed to quality, safety, compassion, and accountability; helping us provide excellent care, every time.

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The city of Washington is home to a rich religious tradition. Approximately twenty houses of worship represent a wide variety of traditions, providing a great number of spiritual services. Along with regular and special worship services, local churches serve the needs of the community through youth groups, free community meals, educational events, spiritual support groups, outreach and advocacy. In addition to faith-based services, over 100 service clubs and social organizations have been established here. Organizations further local philanthropic actions to such measures as college scholarships, the issuing of clothing, books, bicycles and more for underprivileged children and families as well as the contribution of beautiful flowers and trees in order to beautify the Washington community. www.washph.com | 319-653-7758 44

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Advertising Kalona News (319) 656-2273 419 B Ave Kalona, IA 52247

KCII Radio 106.1 FM/102.5 FM/1380 AM (319) 653-2113 110 E Main St Washington, IA 52353

Virginia McCurdy Image Promotions (319) 653-5375 728 W Main St Washington, IA 52353

Washington Evening Journal & Shoppers Guide (319) 653-2191 111 North Marion Washington, IA 52353

Agribusiness Bazooka Farmstar, Inc. (319) 653-5080 800 East 7th Street Washington, IA 52353

Fishback Family Farms (319) 653-5541 2108 Hwy 1 Washington, IA 52353

Gallagher Farms, Bob & Diane (319) 330-1251 2511 190th Street Washington, IA 52353

Gallagher Farms, Dick & Jan (319) 653-2887 2672 260th St Washington, IA 52353

J.W. Vittetoe Pork Ltd. (319) 653-4933 2504 Quince Ave Washington, IA 52353

Pioneer Hibred (319) 653-3456 906 S. 9th Ave Washington, IA 52353

Sinclair Tractor (319) 653-6501 2495 Hwy 92 E Washington, IA 52353

Syngenta Seeds, Inc.

Kalona Chamber of Commerce

(319) 531-1219 114 North Iowa Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Automotive Sale/Repair Capper Auto Center

(319) 653-3340 1738 East Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

Car Doctor

(319) 653-9007 502 West Madison Street Washington, IA 52353

Chuck’s Cycle, LLC. (319) 461-5278 714 East 7th Street Washington, IA 52353

Ross Auto & Muffler (319) 653-5656 222 S. Marion Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Banking & Finance Ameriprise Financial Services (319) 653-6638 123 West Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

CBI Bank & Trust (319) 653-2265 1060 W. Monroe St. Washington, IA 52353

Community 1st Credit Union (319) 653-6326 303 S 2nd Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Edward Jones Investments Dan Voss (319) 653-4313 517 Hwy 1 South Washington, IA 52353

Edward Jones Investments David Bruns (319) 653-6648 120 E. Washington St. Washington, IA 52353

Vittetoe Inc.

Federation Bank

VTI, LLC (319) 591-2222 201 South Airport Rd Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-7256 102 East Main Street Washington, IA 52353

H&R Block

(319) 653-4216 215 S. Iowa Washington, IA 52353

Koller + Plus, LLC (319) 653-6561 206 S. Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

LattaHarris, LLP (319) 653-6684 116 West Main St. Washington, IA 52353

Peoples Capital Management (319) 653-2526 209 W Main Street Washington, IA 52353

US Bank (319) 653-5441 300 S Iowa Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Washington State Bank (319) 653-2151 121 S Marion Ave Washington, IA 52353

Wells Fargo Advisors Ed Weeks (319) 338-3799 12th Ave, Ste 201 Coralville, IA 52241

Business Services

(319) 656-2660 514 B Ave. Kalona, IA 52247

Main Street Washington (319) 653-3918 205 West Main Street Washington, IA 52353

Omni-Impression Graphic Design Co. (641) 504-0141 1414 Henry Washington St Wayland, IA 52654

PIP Printing (319) 337-6431 2650 Mormon Trek Blvd. Iowa City, IA 52240

The Graphic Edge (712) 792-7777 743 US Hwy 30 E. Carroll, IA 51401

Washington Chamber of Commerce (319) 653-3272 205 W Main St Washington, IA 52353

Advance Employment Services

Washington Economic Dev. Group

(319) 653-7568 109 South Marion Avenue Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-3942 205 W Main St Washington, IA 52353

Bizness Assist

WCDC Inc.

(319) 930-4255 1050 West Madison Street Washington, IA 52353

Brighton Chamber of Commerce PO Box 100 (319) 863-3336 Brighton, IA 52540

Cobb Oil Company (319) 653-4537 1613 E Washington St Washington, IA 52353

Copy Systems Inc. (515) 262-2100 920 East 21st St Des Moines, IA 50317

Custom Impressions, Inc.

(319) 653-7248 1425 West 5th Street Washington, IA 52353

Church CITYPOINT CHURCH (319) 631-9103 1111 South B Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Crooked Creek Christian Camp (319) 653-3611 2830 Coppock Rd Washington, IA 52353

First Assembly of God Church

(319) 653-7224 1110 West 5th Street Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-3749 1602 E. Washington Washington, IA 52353

Dekasp Enterprises, Inc. Business Coach

Immanuel Lutheran Church

(319) 846-2067 1511 Amana Rd NW Amana, IA 52203

(319) 653-3950 1226 East Washington St Washington, IA 52353

St. James Parish

Art Gallery & Classes

Hills Bank & Trust

Igraphix

(319) 863-7800 2481 Hwy 92 E Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-3183 218 W. Washington St Washington, IA 52353

Art Domestique

Mark Kendall, CPA, PC

J&S Electronic Business Systems United Methodist Church

(319) 653-8550 118 South Iowa Avenue Washington, IA 52353

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L.E.T.’s Center for the Healing & Creative Arts

(319) 653-2181 501 N. 12th Washington, IA 52353 (641) 636-2259 2112 Keokuk-Washington Rd. Keota, IA 52248

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ART GALLERY & CLASSES CONT. BANKING & FINANCE CONT.

(319) 591-8143 401 Westview Court Washington, IA 52353

(319) 752-5603 878 Jefferson St Burlington, IA 52601

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(319) 653-4504 602 W. 2nd St. Washington, IA 52353 (319) 653-5446 206 W 2nd St Washington, IA 52353

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Cleaning / Maintenance Iris City Cleaners, Fareway (319) 385-9707 301 North Marion Street Washington, IA 52353

L J Roth Restoration Service (319) 254-2118 112 Main St. Olds, IA 526473

Construction/Lumber CML Construction, LLC (319) 548-0122 214 East Madison St Washington, IA 52353

DeLong Construction (319) 653-3334 1320 N. 8th Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Engineered Building Design (319) 653-6235 230 Hwy 1 & 92 Washington, IA 52353

G & R Miller Construction (319) 653-2553 1002 W. Monroe St. Washington, IA 52353

Greiner Buildings (319) 653-5532 2088 250th St. Washington, IA 52353

Homes By Hamilton (319) 217-2180 609 North Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Ideal Ready Mix (319) 653-9008 1027 E. 4th St. Washington, IA 52353

Mose Levy Company, Inc. (319) 653-6678 421 N. Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Statler Construction (319) 656-5131 1655 Hwy 1 Washington, IA 52353

Washington Lumber & Home Center (319) 653-6676 2193 Lexington Blvd. Washington, IA 52353

Convenient Store BP One Trip

(319) 653-2243 1504 E. Washington St Washington, IA 52353

Casey’s General Store (East) (319) 653-2144 1730 East Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

Casey’s General Store (West) (319) 653-3148 1002 West Madison Washington, IA 52353

Corner Stop

(319) 653-6833 100 East Madison St Washington, IA 52353

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Dance/Music Lessons Stairway to the Stars (319) 653-5648 202 S. Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Electrical/Plumbing Atwood Electric, Inc. (641) 622-3626 23124 Highway 149 Sigourney, IA 52591

Carson Plumbing & Heating Services (319) 653-2287 107 W 2nd Street Washington, IA 52353

McCoy Plumbing, Heating & Cooling (319) 254-2221 103 South Main Street Olds, IA 52647

Entertainment /Recreation Ainsworth Community Center Opera House (319) 461-2934 284 North Railroad Street Ainsworth, IA 52201

Green Top Stables (319) 430-6070 3071 160th Street Riverside, IA 52327

Mills Seed Co. (319) 430-8536 212 North Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

ONEighty Ministries (319) 653-4700 604 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Riverside Casino & Golf Resort (319) 648-1234 3184 Hwy 22 Riverside, IA 52327

State Theatre (319) 653-4023 123 East Washington St Washington, IA 52353

Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center (319) 653-1651 1111 South Ave B Washington, IA 52353

Washington Community Center (319) 653-5175 2227 250th St. Washington, IA 52353

Washington Golf & Country Club (319) 653-2080 1732 Country Club Road Washington, IA 52353

YMCA of Washington County (319) 653-2141 (Main Location) 121 E. Main St. (24 hr Gym) 110 S. Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Environmental All American Pest Control (641) 472-5474 PO Box 468 Fairfield, IA 52556

Flooring

The Tile Studio Renoux Flooring Co. (319) 653-6397 611 North 6th Ave Washington, IA 52353

Government City of Washington (319) 653-6584 215 E. Washington Washington, IA 52353

Washington County Assessor (319) 653-7709 210 West Main Washington, IA 52353

Washington Fire Department

HEALTH CARE CONT. Hospice of Washington County (319) 653-7321 948 E. 11th St. Washington, IA 52353

JET Physical Therapy (319) 653-5494 511 Highway 1 South Washington, IA 52353

Jones & Eden Funeral Home (319) 653-2105 116 East Main St Washington, IA 52353

Karen McFarland, DDS (319) 653-4778 1051 West Madison St Washington, IA 52353

Keota Health Care Center (641) 636-3400 204 N. Keokuk Washington Rd Keota, IA 52248

Lending Hands Adult Day Services

(319) 653-2239 215 E. Washington St Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-2661 301 Hwy 1&92 Washington, IA 52353

Washington Police Department

Modern Eye Care

(319) 653-2256 215 East Washington St Washington, IA 52353

Health Care Services Ann Tweeton - Energy Medicine Practitioner (319) 653-2351 214 South Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Axis Vision Care (319) 653-4558 221 N. 2nd Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Beans Pharmacy (319) 653-4646 222 S. Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home (319) 653-2164 107 South 15th Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Comfort Keepers (319) 354-0285 1752 5th Street Coralville, IA 52241

(319) 653-2371 301 S. Iowa Ave #28 Washington, IA 52353

Optimae Home Health Services (319) 653-5525 519 Highway 1 South Washington, Iowa 52353

Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Health Care Center (319) 653-6526 601 East Polk Street Washington, IA 52353

Southeast Iowa Orthodontics (319) 653-5090 110 East Main St Washington, IA 52353

Tweeton Chiropractic (319) 653-2351 214 S. Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Tweeton Family Chiropractic, PLC (319) 653-2351 214 South Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

United Presbyterian Home

(319) 653-5473 Community Medical Supply, Inc. 1203 E. Washington St. Washington, IA 52353 (319) 653-5797 505 Hwy 1 South Washington Co. Hospital & Clinics Washington, IA 52353 (319) 653-5481 Eastern Iowa Chiropractic 400 E. Polk Centre, PC Washington, IA 52353 (319) 653-6000 112 E. Washington St Washington, IA 52353

Home Furnishing

Halcyon House

Marshall’s Furniture & Flooring

(319) 653-7264 1015 S. Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-2633 221 South Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Harris & Harris Dental

RePurpose It

(319) 653-4451 525 South Hwy 1 Washington, IA 52353

www.chamber.washingtoniowa.org

(319) 653-2287 107 W 2nd Street Washington, IA 52353

Hotel/Motel Dodici Night Suite (319) 653-4012 122 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Hawkeye Motel

(319) 653-7510 1320 W. Madison St Washington, IA 52353

Hometown Inn & Suites (319) 653-6621 119 Westview Drive Washington, IA 52353

Human Services Grace C. Mae Advocate Center (319) 653-2930 420 E. Polk Washington, IA 52353

HACAP

(319) 653-7275 2176 Lexington Blvd. Washington, IA 52353

Prelude Behavioral Services (319) 325-2475 430 Southgate Ave Iowa City, IA 52250

Systems Unlimited (319) 653-3356 114 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Insurance Associated Insurance Services (319) 653-4544 102 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Farm & Home Security Mutual Insurance Association (319) 653-2491 102 S. Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Farm Bureau Financial Services Ann C. Williams Agency (319) 653-3232 121 North Iowa Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Horak Insurance

Lawn Care Hedge Above Lawncare (319) 217-0441 101 Highway 61 South Wapello, IA - Iowa 52653

Legal Services Bordwell Law Office, PLC (319) 653-2177 206 West Main Street Washington, IA 52353

Christal L. Arthur, Att. at Law (319) 653-4829 210 North Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Lamping, Schlegel & Salazar (319) 653-2147 PO Box 929 Washington, IA 52353

Lloyd, McConnell, Davis & Lujan (319) 653-5431 211 W. Washington St. Washington, IA 52353

(319) 863-9200 103 North Marion Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Libraries Washington Public Library (319) 653-2726 115 West Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

Manufacturing ACH Foam Technologies, LLC (319) 653-6216 809 East 15th Street Washington, IA 52353

Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (319) 653-2890 1701 East 7th St. Washington, IA 52353

Organizations American Cancer Society (319) 866-7100 Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-3883 213 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

205 East Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

Blair House Kennedy Insurance Agency, Inc. (319) 461-4710

(319) 653-2421 106 E. Main St Washington, IA 52353

State Farm Insurance-S. Lujan (319) 653-9050 301 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Boy Scouts of America (319) 862-0541 660 32nd Avenue SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Friends of Lake Darling

Washington Betterment Fndn.

(319) 461-0487 PO Box 82 Washington, IA 52353

House of Heroes (319) 863-1024 1601 N 4th Ave Washington, IA 52353

KC Hall Columbus Club (319) 750-2451 606 W 3rd Washington, IA 52353

Kiwanis A.M.’ers (319) 653-5797 Washington, IA 52353

Optimist Club of Washington (319) 653-7906 Washington, IA 52353

Paws & More Animal Shelter / Humane Society (319) 653-6713 1004 1/2 West Madison St Washington, IA 52353

Washington, IA 52353

Rotary Club of Washington (319) 653-2151 Washington, IA 52353

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties (319) 338-7823 1150 5th St, Ste 290 Coralville, IA 52241

USBC Association, Inc (319) 653-4893 1549 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Washington Area Youth Supporters (W.A.Y.S.) (319) 653-6375 Washington, IA 52353

Washington Athletic Boosters (319) 461-4906 Washington, IA 52353

Washington Co. Domestic Violence Coalition (319) 457-0027 Washington, IA 52353

Washington County Cattleman’s Association (319) 653-6739 Wellman, IA 52356

Washington County Extension Office/ 4H

(319) 653-4811 2223 250th Street Central Park Community Center Washington, IA 52353 (319) 653-7906 Washington County Fair Assoc. 107 West Washington St (319) 430-0797 Washington, IA 52353 2223 250th St Washington, IA 52353

TrueNorth Companies

Community Foundation of Washington County

(319) 364-5193 500 1st Street. SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

(319) 653-4673 831 S 13th Ave Washington, IA 52353

Washington County Farm Bureau

English River Outfitters

(319) 653-5428 427 Hwy 1 & 92 Washington, IA 52353

ORGANIZATIONS CONT.

Relay for Life Washington Title & Guaranty Co. (319) 653-6367

(319) 653-2116 115 E Washington St. Washington, IA 52353

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

ORGANIZATIONS CONT.

(563) 357-4923 2564 305th St. Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-3232 Washington, IA 52353

Washington Lions Club (319) 461-1258 Washington, IA 52353

Washington Noon Kiwanis (319) 863-3423 Washington, IA 52353

Washington Preservation LLC (319) 653-3341 603 W. Washington Washington, IA 52353

Washington Special Needs Activities (319) 461-0227 Brighton, IA 52540

West Chester Heritage Association (319) 461-0005 510 Main Street West Chester, IA 52359

Phone/Internet Archer Appliance & Electronics SEE RETAIL

iTech/ iWireless (319) 591-2001 110 W Main Street Washington, IA 52353

Kalona Cooperative Technology Company (844) 400-5282 510 B Avenue Kalona, IA 52247

Mediacom (800) 479-2082 6300 Council St NE, Ste A Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

That Cellular Place (319) 653-9072 111 East Washington St. Washington, IA 52353

Walmart SEE RETAIL

Photography Batterson Photography Studio & Gallery (319) 653-5461 428 North Iowa Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Drish Photography (319) 863-3021 2450 Sockum Ridge Rd Washington, IA 52353

Photography by Michael D. (319) 653-5393 620 E. 10th Street Washington, IA 52353

Real Estate

Washington Co. Historical Society Bell Realty (319) 653-3125 Washington, IA 52353

Washington County Riverboat Foundation (319) 653-3588 205 West Main Street Washington, IA 52353

www.chamber.washingtoniowa.org

(319) 653-2046 1880 240th Street Keota, IA 52248

Elliott Realty Group (319) 653-6612 107 S. Marion Ave. Washington, IA 52353

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REAL ESTATE CONT. Golden Crest Realty (319) 653-9800 120 West Main St Washington, IA 52353

HOME Team Advantage Realtors (319) 591-8206 116 East Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

RE/MAX Heartland (319) 653-5731 208 S Iowa Ave Suite A Washington, IA 52353

Rental Facilities Whitetail Country Estates (319) 461-4291 1843 Yellowpine Ave Lockridge, IA 52635

Rentals U-Haul, Archer Appliance Electronics (319) 653-3053 1703 E Washington St Washington, IA 52353

Restaurants/Bar/Wine Applewood Bistro (319) 653-8454 1015 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Dodici’s Shop (319) 653-4012 122 S Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

JP’s 207 (319) 458-9181 207 W Main St Washington, IA 52353

KFC/Taco Bell (319) 653-3145 120 East Jefferson St Washington, IA 52353

Lebowski’s Rock n Bowl (319) 653-2505 1601 East Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

McDonalds (319) 653-6599 200 West Madison St Washington, IA 52353

Panda Palace Chinese Restaurant (319) 653-6888 100 West Main Street Washington, IA 52353

Pizza Ranch (319) 653-5553 201 South Wiley Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Unc & Neph’s Food & Brew (319) 653-4755 1015 West Madison St Washington, IA 52353

Wooden Wheel Vineyards (641) 636-2180 1179 Hwy. 92 Keota, IA 52248

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Retail Adellya’s Consignment (319) 653-5419 124 West Main Street Washington, IA 52353

Archer Appliance & Electronics (319) 653-2441 1703 East Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. (319) 653-3913 108 South Iowa Avenue Washington, IA 52353

Don’s Jewelry & Design Inc. (319) 653-2015 116 South Iowa Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Earthly Blessings (319) 653-1004 104 W Main Street Washington, IA 52353

RETAIL CONT.

SCHOOL CONT.

Sitler’s LED Supplies

Washington-WACO Home School

(319) 653-2123 111 Westview Drive Washington, IA 52353

The Original Wine & Spirits (319) 653-2822 106 W. 2nd St Washington, IA 52353

The Village (319) 653-4899 101 S. Marion Ave Washington, IA 52353

Vetter’s Inc Culligan (319) 653-6565 116 E. 3rd St. Washington, IA 52353

Walmart (319) 653-7213 2485 Hwy 92 East Washington, IA 52353

Washington Rental, Inc.

Essential Oils Through KeriLeigh (319) 653-7368 (319) 450-5425 812 West Monroe Washington, Iowa 52353

210 S. 15th Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Fareway Stores, Inc.

(319) 653-5457 105 W. Washington St Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-5064 301 N. Marion Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Goodwill of the Heartland (319) 653-2548 312 E Washington St Washington, IA 52353

Griggs Music

(319) 653-9000 120 W. Main St. Washington, IA 52353

Hy-Vee Food Store (319) 653-5406 528 South Hwy 1 Washington, IA 52353

Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits (319) 653-1090 1004 West Madison Washington, IA 52353

Jaz It Up!

(319) 653-5229 121 West Washington Street Washington, IA 52353

Kurtz Kraft

(319) 653-5023 120 W. Main St. Washington, IA 52353

Mahaska Bottling Co (Pepsi) (800) 747-3481 PO Box 50 Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Orscheln Farm & Home Supply (319) 653-4281 530 HWY 1 South Washington, IA 52353

Purple Petunia

(319) 461-8130 219 W. Main Street Washington, IA 52353

Rider Sales, LLC

(319) 653-5808 102 E. 3rd St. Suite B Washington, IA 52353

Wolf Floral, Inc.

Schools Kaplan University (319) 363-0481 3165 Edgewood Parkway SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Kirkwood -Washington Regional Center (319) 653-4655 2192 Lexington Blvd. Washington, IA 52353

Lincoln Elementary School (319) 653-3691 606 S. 4th Ave Washington, IA 52353

St. James School (319) 653-3631 602 W. 2nd St. Washington, IA 52353

Stewart Elementary School (319) 653-3244 821 North 4th Ave. Washington, IA 52353

Washington Community School District (319) 653-6543 404 W Main St. Washington, IA 52353

Washington High School (319) 653-2143 1111 South B Ave Washington, IA 52353

Washington Middle School (319) 653-5414 313 South 4th Ave Washington, IA 52353

Washington Regional Alternative Program (WRAP) (319) 653-7378 2192 Lexington BLVD Washington, IA 52353

www.chamber.washingtoniowa.org

(319) 256-5201 300 South Iowa Ave Washington, IA 52353

Storage Sedna Warehousing, LLC (319) 558-8482 1000 N. 12th Ave Washington, IA 52353

Transportation Washington County Mini Bus (319) 653-2853 1010 West 5th St Washington, IA 52353

Travel Ultimate Escapes Travel (319) 331-8931 2515 Louisa Washington Rd Ainsworth, IA 52201

Trucking 321 Trucking

(319) 931-5935 2519 320th St Wayland, IA 52654

Blackhawk Express, LLC. (641) 919-6734 1742 110th St Richland, IA 52585

Janecek Trucking (319) 698-7256 2495 Ginkgo Ave Washington, IA 52353

Utilities Alliant Energy

(800) 255-4268 200 First Street, SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Veterinarian Town & Country Veterinary Clinic (319) 653-6673 622 N 12th Ave Washington, IA 52353

Special Thanks to our FRIENDS OF CHAMBER Bill and Judy Fredrick Sandy Greiner Jim and Marianne Hanshaw Gary and Karen Murphy Jim and Karen Gorham John Jr. and Carol Winga Pam Green Lyle Moen and Nancy Rash Don and Becky Patterson

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SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

WINTER

Farmers’ Market Thursday evenings from Spring until first frost in Central Park. Fun for the whole family, enjoy locally grown produce and homemade goods

Spring City Wide Garage Sales May

Fall City Wide Garage Sales September

Annual Dinner for Chamber, WEDG, & Main Street March An evening celebrating the economic successes of Washington

Holiday Lighting Ceremony and Lighted Holiday Parade Celebrate the kick-off of downtown holiday lighting with food, activities and a completely lit parade at dark. Hot chocolate and Santa arrives at the end of the parade.

Corn Country Cruise Nights Second Saturday in May, June, July, August Car enthusiasts show & live music on the square

Easter Egg Hunt at Sunset Park Near Easter Fun for the whole family Spring Fashion Week March A sneak peek of new products

WCHC Kidzfest May Washington County Hospital & Clinics annual family event

Washington Summer Classic First weekend in June Featuring Ag Day, Family Day, Ridiculous Day, Flightline Live & Latino Night Chamber Men’s Golf Fun Day Second Friday in June Chamber Ladies’ Golf Fun Day Third Thursday in June Ridiculous Day First Saturday in June A downtown festival including family friendly games, extreme retail bargains, food vendors and a parade. Thursday Night Live Thursday evenings from June to mid-August Free live bands in Central Park showcasing a variety of genres. Washington Municipal Band Thursday evenings from June to mid-August Free band concerts in the park. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the summer evening.

Craft Fair First Saturday after Labor Day Nearly 100 vendors in our downtown Central Park! Glowball Tournament September Golf fundraiser for Main Street Washington in the dark Fall Fashion Week October A sneak peek of new products Oktober Madness October Fun fall activites and social events from retail bargains, costume parties, Alive After 5’s, and more

Candlelight Tour of Homes First weekend in December Celebrate the holiday season by touring some of the best housing in town. Shop ‘n Stroll November Stroll around the downtown to enjoy bargains Santa’s House December Open the month of December Savor Washington January A progressive meal with an international flair

Trick or Treat On the Square Halloween Family friendly trick or treating around our downtown retailers with fun games and a hay rack ride.

Movies on Main Street June-August Enjoy a free movie in Central Park Washington’s Fourth of July Fireworks July 4 Held at dusk at the Washington Co. Fairgrounds Gallery Art Walk July Celebrating art in Washington Washington County Fair July The Traditional American County Fair. We have music, tractor pull, demo derby, talent shows, cooking contests and more!

ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENTS