We love to hear good things!
" I just wanted to take a moment and say “THANK YOU” for showcasing Dallas Center so well. I keep hearing how great the activities were in Dallas Center. We have 62 riders in our group and it has been the talk of the tent for the past two nights. Everyone has their own version of the wrestling, color wars, and just general setup. The pictures they have shared are just so much fun. WOW WOW WOW. You and your committee did a great job. I read on one riders blog that it was one of the top 5 towns in the 16 years he has ridden. NOW that is a compliment." -- bj
"If you were around town yesterday you know RAGBRAI was a HUGE success!! We only heard great things from everyone and would like to send an ENORMOUS thank you to the RAGBRAI Committee for their hard work – it really paid off! Thanks also to the great citizens of Dallas Center for your patience yesterday. Looking around town this morning you would never know that tens of thousands of people where here less than 24 hours ago. WOW!!! " -- cr
Thanks, Dallas Center! Great job! I love small-town Iowa. -- tt
Dallas Center, proud to be a part of the RAGBRAI stop this year. We only heard great comments about our town, the events planned, how clean it was, etc. Great job, committee! --ps
The Dallas Center RAGBRAI Committee was beyond awesome!!!! Huge THANKS for all your hard work, as it paid off by having one of the best days ever in our wonderful town!! You are the BEST!!!! --wh
But we really want to say thanks to these people...
Thank you to the staff of Dallas Center - Brian, Michelle, Derrick, Cindy and Kathy. You did a great job of supporting the the committee and ensuring the town was ready before, safe during, and cleaned up afterwards.
The Dallas Center Fire Department (the orange shirts). These volunteers took the day off to be ready in the event of an emergency. They helped with set up an clean up and anything else they were asked.
The Moss Brothers for donating tractors and cable for the bike racks.
Steve H for painting the mural downtown. Many hours went into this labor of love, and the results were fantastic!
Kimple Law offices for letting us paint your wall!
Grove and Platt Dental in Grimes. They brought us the music of Jon Aanestad, the fire truck to welcome the riders, the dunk tank, and their staff for the day!
Yana and Dani for your artistic contributions through signs and sculptures.
Brian and Tiffany and the Longest Yard. From the initial RAGBRAI pass through meeting, to the long after the bikers left, you got involved, brought great ideas, and volunteered your time to make this fun.
Becky and Donna for participating in the RAGBRAI pre-ride to welcome the RAGBRAI team on June 4th.
The Dan and Linda Brewer for the use of the cow.
Dale and family for putting together the chicken bingo and keeping a chicken in your house, OVERNIGHT!
The members of the community who cleaned up, decorated, and then enthusiastically welcomed the riders as they came into town.
The Library for the inflatables in the park. Many young children were very pleased with the day.
The 4-H club for putting together a terrific free carnival for the riders to enjoy.
T.J. and Scott from RAGBRAI. You prepared us well for the experience.
Ed T. Your advice and insight was essential in keeping us focused and on track.
The residents who put up with the inconvenience of road closings and strangers in their yard.
The volunteers (green shirts) who brought ideas and enthusiasm. You showed up when you were needed and represented our town well. This wouldn't have happened without you. These people greeted the riders, manned the intersections, played in the color wars, mingled with the crowd, picked up the trash, and much much more! I didn't even get all your names, but we got your smiles and were uplifted. Many of you don't even live in Dallas Center, but volunteered anyway to support your family, friends, Dallas Center and the state of Iowa. You all are fun!!
The Event Center and Raccoon Valley Bank for letting us hold meetings in your place of business.
Teresa B and Mark H (and Andrew) for letting us have meetings in your home.
Julie B and the Dallas Center Celebrations team for sharing walkie-talkies, PA systems, ideas, and bank accounts.
Quebin for making the banking easy!
And finally - saving the very best for last ... thank you to the leadership team who made the planning an execution of hosting RAGBRAI fun. Shawn, Shellie, Shellie, Stephanie, Katie, Bill, and Betsy. You stepped up and got things done. Just wow. And thanks.
-- David and Jody
DC RAGBRAI co-chairs.
-- David and Jody
DC RAGBRAI co-chairs.