MOMENTUM CONTINUES TO SOAR IN LeClaire, Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jackie Stepaniak   
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 08:53
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, with support of the LeClaire Board of Tourism, is
proud to announce the dedication of the Downtown Sound System on Friday, August 3rd at
5:00 P.M. at 122 North Cody Road in LeClaire, Iowa. There will also be the Grand Opening
of the LeClaire Information Center immediately following at 5:15 P.M. RSVP is not required
and refreshments will be served.

Afterwards, enjoy LeClaire's "First Friday" throughout downtown with open shops as well as
food and beverage tastings from 5:30 – 8:30 P.M. Details for these events can be found at
www.leclairechamber.com or www.visitleclaire.com.

The installation of a Sound System with speakers at regular intervals along both sides of
Cody Road was originally part of Phase 1 of the downtown streetscape project. As a cost-
saving measure, the conduit was installed but the actual wiring, control system, and
speakers were postponed indefinitely until funds could be raised to cover the complete
costs.

In 2011, the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce decided that it was time raise the funds
needed and invited local businesses, residents, civic organizations and committees to help
make the project into a reality. Donors giving $1000 or more will be honored through the
"Adopt a Speaker" program by having a donor nameplate displayed by a speaker.

According to Debbie Mulvania, LeClaire Chamber of Commerce President, "The sound
system will enhance the ambience of our downtown area by providing seasonal music for
tourists as well as residents. The system also affords the "emergency public broadcast
notification" capability through an over-ride option given to our municipal police and fire
departments."

The LeClaire Information Center opening in the downtown area has been established by the
LeClaire Office of Tourism in response to the closure of the Mississippi Valley Welcome
Center last year. The Tourism Board believes that this information center located in the
heart of downtown will increase visitation to LeClaire’s attractions, restaurants and shops as
well as provide information to tourists as well as prospective residents and businesses
looking to re-locate to LeClaire.

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