Ottumwa received a grant for $500,000 to revitalize East Main Street on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. A press conference was called and news media showed up and carried the story (their stories are below).
Several organizations were involved in this grant application process: Main Street Ottumwa, the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation, the City of Ottumwa and, the property owners on Main Street.
This will be a drastic improvement from what is there currently. Click on the links below to read the articles from The Ottumwa Courier and KTVO.
LUNCH IN THE PARK will take place on Friday, June 21st at 11:30 am until 1:00 in Central Park. Join us on the grounds of Central Park at Third Street and enjoy a leisurely lunch outdoors in downtown Ottumwa.
This week South Hy-Vee will provide BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Chips, a cookie and lemonade or water, with the cost just $6.00. Half of the proceeds will go to the Ottumwa Parks Department for restoring the fountain at Ballingall Park, in front of the train depot.
Entertainment this week will be provided by The Capricorns from Potpourri Fine Arts Academy.
Our new online survey is out!
Feel free to fill it out.
When you are done with the survey, it will bring you back to our website. Thank you for your input.
The cut off date for the survey is Monday, July 8th, 2013.
You may notice some nice looking flower baskets hanging around downtown. Those flower baskets were put together back in May by our volunteers, see the slideshow below. This project was made possible through a grant from the Fahrney Foundation for the brackets downtown and a donation from the Ottumwa Board of Realtors. Thank you.