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Forest City Economic Development will be opening office space.  This space is designed for those who currently work at home and commuter workers who are in need of office space.  The Innovation Center is located on Hwy 69 in Forest City.  These offices and meeting space will be available for rent soon.  For information contact Beth at 641-585-5560.


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Forest City Chamber of Commerce Tractor Ride 2014 will be Saturday, August 9th.  Click here for the drivers application.


Forest City Puckerbrush Days 2014 begins today!  Information on all the events and activities can be found on their facebook page  Forest City Puckerbrush Days or the webpage:  www.forestcityia.com/calendar/puckerbrush days.


June 2014-
Forest City RAGBRAI theme song and video is released.
Enjoy the Forest City theme song and video created to greet RAGBRAI riders on their way from Emmetburg to Forest City July 22nd.  For more information about Forest City RAGBRAI go to www.forestcityragbrai.com

All together now, ♪♫ “We woke up in Emmetsburg, Emmetsburg … RV THERE YET?” ♪♫


The Puckerbrush Days update:

The parade theme is “Lost in Space”.
Along with some old favorites a few new types of entertainment have been added to this year’s celebration.
LOCAL AUTHORS MEET & GREET: Thursday, July 17, 5-7pm. The public is invited to meet numerous Forest City authors at the Public Library as the authors show case their publications.
SCAVENGER HUNT: Thursday, July 17, 6:30- 7:45 pm. Gather up a group and begin your journey on this traditional style hunt in front of the Cooper Building, 145 S. Clark St. The First Baptist Church is organizing this event so it’s sure to be a lot of fun. All ages welcome!
BEER GARDEN: Friday, July 18, 8:30pm- Midnight. Enjoy live music from “Flashback” and beverages for this adult’s night out at Bear Creek Golf Course.
PHOTO BOOTH: Saturday, July 19, 11:30 am -3 pm. Use props, smile and take an instant photo for a lasting memory. KJ Photo Booth will be located inside of Nu2U consignments; 117 N. Clark St.
LASER TAG: Get your buddies together and play a game of Laser Tag. This is for ages 10 and up and will be located on North Clark Street.
For more information, visit our facebook page “ForestCityPuckerbrush Days” or our web page at:  www.forestcityia.com/Calendar/PuckerbrushDays 
May 12, 2014 – “RV THERE YET? ” T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!   The online store for Forest City RAGBRAI t-shirt sales is open!  There are three t-shirts for sale:  A Super soft Port & Company 5.5 oz 50/50 cotton polyester blend in white or gray and a Sport Tek 3.8 oz polyester t-shirt.  All t-shirts feature the Forest City RAGBRAI logo and tag line and a message on the back.  Order yours today at:
FC RAGBRAI t-shirt poster

Bear Creek Tuesday Golf League to Start Soon!

The Bear Creek Tuesday Golf League will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 30th at 5:15 P.M. at The Club at Bear Creek. This league is open to men and women, any and all skill levels. The league will run from May 6th through September 2nd, which includes 15 weeks of league play and two fun nights. We will have Tuesday tee times blocked off, but you can golf any time during the week. If you do not have a foursome, we will find a group for you. The cost is $20 for the league. If you are not a course member, then green fees will also apply. Please plan to be at this meeting if you are interested. If you have any other questions, contact the pro shop @ 641.585.1353

Meeting agenda will include:
·        League schedule
·        Drawing for tee times for 1st and 2nd halves. One person from your foursome should be present for determining tee times



What’s happening in Forest City? Read all about it in the Forest City Community Spring 2014 Newsletter – see link.



Nice article in the Globe Gazette about area tourism.  Tim Ackarman interviewed many regional professionals, including Kathy Rollefson, Forest City Chamber of Commerce Director and Norma Hertzer, Grow Forest City Project Manager.  Read the article -  Click Here


Just back from the printers!  The 2014 Community Guide is available at the Chamber of Commerce office and to view online! 


Forest Theatre has an email newsletter to inform subscribers of upcoming movies.  Sign up here:


Forest City will host the Tree Town Music Festival on May 24,25 at Heritage Park and  Winnebago Industries rally grounds.  Thousands are expected to travel into the community for this two day country music fest starring Brad Paisley and Toby Keith.   Ticket and camping information can be found at:  http://treetownfestival.com/


Forest City was selected as an overnight stop for the 2014 RABRAI Route.  We will keep you updated  on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forest-City-Ragbrai/ and on our website at www.forestcityragbrai.com as plans and details are completed.

Watch the RAGBRAI route announcement here:   http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1656678406001?bckey=AQ~~%2CAAAACEa20sk~%2CawHVm72MyKm2lDqhdK1FNaFJr0x-U0I5&bctid=3106736225001

Follow RAGBRAI on Twitter here:   https://twitter.com/RAGBRAI_IOWA
Follow RAGBRAI on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/RAGBRAI
Follow RAGBRAI Blog here:  http://ragbrai.com/2014/01/26/ragbrai-2014-route-small-towns-northern-ride/?sf22072813=1
Register for RAGBRAI here:  http://ragbrai.com/registration/


Are you organizing an event or fundraiser during Puckerbrush 2014?  Download the official WIT GNR Rally community guide to assist you in planning and organizing your event.  Contact Norma Hertzer at Grow Forest City 641-585-1160 to get your event listed on the event calendar and to have your event tickets sold on the rally grounds.    Revised 1.16.14   Community Guide to GNR 2014 revised


Forest City Young Professionals:
Forest City Young Professionals will meet February 25, 5:15-6:30pm at The Lichtsinn RV Center
Call Norma at 641-585-1160 for information.





Local Events, Meetings & Activites:

Click here for the City’s calendar of events.
Click here for the Chamber’s calendar of events.

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Grow Forest City

145 South Clark Street
PO Box 306
Forest City, IA 50436

Phone: 641-585-1160

Norma Hertzer

Project Manager

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