PCCF Community Grant Supports Avoca’s Holidays on Main

The City of Avoca is gearing up for its fifth annual Holidays on Main event. Earlier this year, the city was awarded a $1,000 community grant from the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation to assist with county-wide promotion of the annual event.

“The Holidays on Main event is a wonderful way for our southwest Iowa communities to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy all the wonder and excitement of this festive time of year,” said Donna Dostal president and CEO of the Pottwawttamie County Community Foundation (PCCF). “Our focus is to build community and help connect those who want to have the most impact to compelling projects that enhance our lives in southwest Iowa.” Dostal added, “Congratulations to Avoca, Holidays on Main for five years of success and building a strong and vibrant community!”

Held in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, Avoca’s annual Holidays on Main event is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24th. This year’s event is a Snowman Party theme, some unique aspects of this year’s event include Santa, a snowman beach ball toss, dancing snowman costume, and an 18ft tall inflatable snowman!

Serena Riesgaard, Director of the Avoca Public Library and a member of the planning committee for the Holidays on Main event. Riesgaard added, “Families look forward to this event in downtown Avoca to kick off the holidays! An animal petting zoo staring a camel, live Nativity with singing, and our very popular Loess Hills Country Cloggers! Don’t miss it!”

About the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation is a partnership of rural and urban citizens dedicated to improving the lives of all residents by supporting and stimulating donor-driven philanthropy. New endowment funds and future contributions will receive an additional 10% contribution from PCCF. Such additions are funded, in part, by the Iowa West Foundation. An Endow Iowa tax credit of 25% may also be available. PCCF is nationally accredited by the Council on Foundations. To learn more about the accreditation, please visit www.cfstandards.org. If you would also like to have a positive impact in our community, please contact the community foundation at 712-256-7007 and/or visit www.ourpccf.org.