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Town/Craft to host open house Aug. 7


PERRY, Iowa -- Civic leaders and citizens are invited to attend the public grand opening of Town/Craft on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Perry. A brief program will be followed by refreshments and tours of the facility.

Town/Craft, a center created to help small communities envision a sustainable future, is a collaboration of Hometown Perry, Iowa, Iowa State University College of Design and Iowa State University Extension.

Bill Clark, president of Hometown Perry, Iowa, will provide the grand opening welcome at Carnegie Library Museum, 1123 Willis Ave. Speakers will include Mark Engelbrecht, dean of the ISU College of Design, and Jack Payne, vice president for ISU Extension and Outreach, who will describe opportunities for Iowa State students to participate in outreach projects through the center and ways that ISU faculty and staff may share their expertise.

Guided tours of Town/Craft’s new home in the recently renovated First National Bank Building (corner of Willis Avenue and Second Street) will be offered after the program.

For more information, contact Christine Pardee, Town/Craft program coordinator,
(515) 465-2518 or cpardee@iastate.edu.


Contacts :

Christine Pardee, Town/Craft, (515) 465-2518, cpardee@iastate.edu

Angela Miller, Hometown Perry, Iowa, amiller@hometownperryiowa.org

Del Marks, Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9807, delmarks@iastate.edu