Governor Reynolds to commemorate tornado anniversary

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Gov. Kim Reynolds will return to Marshalltown to speak at the Times-Republican’s Progress and Pride banquet on the one-year anniversary of the EF-3 tornado that ripped through Marshalltown.

Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will also be in attendance at the event, a community fundraiser for Rebuild Marshalltown being held at 6 p.m. on July 19 at Marshalltown Community College.

Reynolds and Gregg were both on hand the day after the disaster and began connecting with local leaders to provide resources to Marshalltown.

“We are thrilled to bring the governor and lieutenant governor back to Marshalltown to celebrate our progress and community pride,” Times-Republican Publisher Abigail Pelzer said. “On top of that, we get to help raise some money for rebuilding.”

The event program includes updates on downtown progress from Marshalltown Central Business District Executive Director Jenny Etter, comments from Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper and will honor Hometown Heroes who went above and beyond in the wake of the storm. A committee of local leaders selected five recipients to be honored that night. Guests will be the first to receive the T-R’s Progress and Pride magazine celebrating all the work done in the past year.

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Tickets are $30 and are available on the T-R website or by stopping in during business hours through this Friday. The event is being held in Dejardin Hall.

In addition to ticket sales, there will be other opportunities to donate at the event. In its first grant cycle, Rebuild Marshalltown granted $100,000 to both the Veterans Memorial Coliseum renovations and Habitat for Humanity.

Event details

When: 6 p.m. on July 19 – social, followed by 6:30 p.m. plated meal and 7 p.m. program

Where: Dejardin Hall, Marshalltown Community College

Tickets: Tickets are $30 and are available on the T-R website or by stopping in during business hours through this Friday. All proceeds benefit Rebuild Marshalltown.