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Prairie Arts Historical Park Gets Paint For Old Schoolhouse

Sheldon, Iowa — The Prairie Arts Council has received the gift of paint to keep their facility looking nice, through Diamond Vogel and a state organization.

Diamond Vogel and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2020 Paint Iowa Beautiful program recently. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa.

Doug Vogel, Vogel’s Vice-President for Marketing says that the partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel to assist and work with many local volunteers that help build communities, making Iowa the number one state in the nation to live. He says that Governor Reynolds will be signing a proclamation designating April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month. He says Diamond Vogel is pleased to do their part by awarding paint to 114 community projects in Iowa.

Kevin Techau, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful says that the Paint Iowa Beautiful program helps them increase their assistance to neighborhoods and communities in improving the attractiveness and beauty where we live. He says these projects definitely improve the beauty of Iowa, its countryside and its communities.

In the 17-year partnership with KIB, Diamond Vogel has awarded over 11,165 gallons of paint for 1,000 community projects in Iowa.

The Prairie Arts Council says the paint will be used to paint the exterior walls of the 1926 Lynn Township Country School. They say they are grateful for the gift.

Council members tell us that the Lynn Township School is the last of their buildings to get a recent paint job. They say they do have someone lined up who has volunteered to scrape and paint, but they could use some more volunteers to help. If you can help, you are asked to call Karin Vanden Berg at 712-324-9718.

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