Washington Evening Journal
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Mt. Pleasant — The Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Mt. Pleasant are inviting community members to help them capture Mt. Pleasant’s Pride and spirit next Tuesday.
The Chamber is hoping to add a submission into the #Iowansunite Community Pride video contest that is hosted by the governor’s office. The goal of the contest is to help highlight Iowa communities that take pride in the hometown and businesses that have come into financial trouble as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
“Our small businesses are the cornerstone of our communities and have the most inspiring stories of resilience,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said. “Alongside these small businesses are the countless Iowans who rallied to support each other and their local businesses when they need it most. Through this contest, we elevate and celebrate those stories of Iowa resilience and showcase the true nature of our people.”
Many Iowa communities are competing in this contest for a chance to receive a one-of-a-kind mural from Iowa Artist Ben Schuh to welcome visitors into their downtown area.
The Chamber is aiming to capture Mt. Pleasant’s spirit in the video by including videos of community businesses and landmarks in their submission. They will include a jingle written by Mt. Pleasant choreographer Cody Fleitner that helps showcase local businesses in Mt. Pleasant.
They are inviting any community member willing to help to meet them in the square Tuesday at 9 a.m. They will be meeting by the water fountain.
Executive Vice President Kristi Ray of the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce is excited to showcase the community and give Mt. Pleasant a piece of fame.
“We want all of our residents, young and old, to be part of this important community video. The support of our small businesses this past year has been amazing and this video gives us the chance to celebrate the unity of Mount Pleasant,” said Perry