June 2023 Newsletter
A new sign for the new alliance
Watch for a new Wilton Chamber & Development sign coming to the City Hall building!
Business improvement grant
The business incentive grant program is now open to all Wilton businesses. The grant will reimburse one-third the cost of either interior or exterior improvements, up to $4500. You can read the descriptions of the grant programs and download the application at Business Revitalization Grant Programs | WiltonIowa.org.
Mark your 2023 calendar with these events.
We will need a lot of volunteers this summer. Please let us know if you are willing to participate!
Friday, June 16, 2023, will be the Wilton Chamber & Development’s Wilfundy Golf Outing at Wahkonsa Country Club. Sign-in will begin at 9 am with tee-off at 10 am. This event is full for teams’ registrations, but please let Erin DeLong, Keith Sanders, or Don Roth know if you want to volunteer.
If you still want to register, please let us know and we can put your team on a waiting list.
Thank you to the many who have helped fund this event by being a sponsor! If you wish to be a sponsor but haven’t yet done so, go to: Wilfundy Golf Outing Sponsorships | WiltonIowa.org
Fro’s 4th of July Celebration
...on Monday, July 3, will again take place downtown with great entertainment and beautiful fireworks. Fro has sponsored this event for several years but funds are needed to keep this great event going. If you are interested in helping to sponsor this event, contact Fro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founders Day 2023
Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20. The theme this year is “Shake It Up” because we have added new attractions to the same great acts and activities. The parade has been moved to the morning at 11:30 am and our Grand Marshall will be Ed Sawvell. We also have the Blackhawk Pipes and Drums marching band joining us to march in our parade.
Newly added attractions: inflatables sponsored by Hy-Line NA; 3-on-3 basketball tournament; bungee jump, Teen Zone, and Game Coach (video games); plus great entertainment on the Founders Day main stage. Make plans to attend and to invite friends and family back home to Wilton….Welcome Home!
Muscatine County Freedom Rock Smorgasbord
Monday, September 4 (Labor Day) is slated for another 25-cent meal, Fire Fighters’ water fight and great prizes.
Citywide Garage Sale: May 6 the garage sales were a resounding success. We had 46, approximately 33% more than last spring, and the online sign-up process went very smoothly. Thanks to CDS for printing the maps.
Other News and Information
Masonic Lodge Pancake Breakfast
On the Saturday morning of Founders Day, August 19, there will be a pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge. Mark your calendars now and more details will be available later.