Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2018 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. This year, and 2019, Diamond Vogel agreed to expand the paint allocation to include Iowa's 70 state parks. 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of Iowa's state park system. "Governor Reynolds has signed a proclamation designating April as Keep Iowa Beautiful month and we are pleased to do our part by awarding paint to 110 community projects in Iowa," said Doug Vogel, Vice-President, Trade Marketing, of the Iowa based company. "The partnership with Keep Iowa Beautiful allows Diamond Vogel Paint to assist and work with the many local volunteers that help build communities, making Iowa the number one state in the nation to live."  Gerald Schnepf, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful added, "The Paint Iowa Beautiful program helps us increase our assistance to neighborhoods, communities, historic projects and other public service organizations in improving the attractiveness and beauty of our home areas. These projects definitely improve the beauty of Iowa, its countryside and its communities."  In the 15 year partnership with KIB, Diamond Vogel has awarded over 9,648 gallons of paint for 786 community projects in Iowa. - 30 - About Diamond Vogel Paint Diamond Vogel is an Iowa based, family owned company started in 1926 by Andrew Vogel. It serves 13 states with seven manufacturing facilities and over 65 service center outlets providing Architectural Finishes, Industrial and Original Equipment Finishes and Home Decorating Products. About Keep Iowa Beautiful Keep Iowa Beautiful was established in 2000 by Governor Robert D. Ray and Donald F. Lamberti becoming the 23rd State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. It is a 501c3 charitable organization working with citizens, neighborhoods and communities in improving the vitality and cultural health of the state of Iowa. KIB is helping build stronger communities to develop sustainable futures. For more information see our web page at www.keepiowabeautiful.com 2018 PAINT AWARDS City or County; Organization; Areas to be painted; Contact Albion; Albion Betterment Committee; City Park and ball diamond; Karen Betts Algona; City of Algona; State Street alley; Curt Wiseman Allerton; International Center For Rural Culture; Historic homes & church; Bill Byrns Audubon; Audubon County Economic Dev.; Store fronts; Sara Slater Bedford; Bedford Area Chamber; Exteriors of Bedford businesses; Sandy Schubert Bedford; Lake of Three Fires State Park; Picnic tables throughout the State Park; Cindy Sleep Belmond; Belmond Community Apartments; Apartment exteriors; Johnathan German Bloomfield; Davis County Agricultural Society; Picnic tables & restroom building; Lexis Frymoyer Boone; Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad; Main Depot Exterior; Travis Stevenson Burlington; Art Center of Burlington; Storefront facade; Tammy McCoy Cedar Falls; Hartman Reserve Nature Center; Select schools Cedar Falls; Hannah Lister Cedar Rapids; City of Cedar Rapids; Downtown Alley & drain murals; Cara  Matteson Cherokee; Cherokee County Fair Association; Family Craft &4-H Buildings; Peggy Corrington Cherokee; Hanover Historical Society; Barn and grainery; Arlin Hinkeldey Clarion; Clarion Pride Committee; Homes/paint and clean up; Ted Brigger Clarion; Heartland Museum; Gift Shop and Schoolhouse; Melanie Maasdam  Clayton County; Clayton County Conservation Board; Osborne Nature Center; Molly Scherf Clinton; Lyons Neighborhood Mural; Old Lyons Post Office building.; Matthew Parbs Colfax; Colfax Park and Recreation Auxiliary; Quarry Springs Park Block Building; Douglas Garrett Columbus City; City park-htp; Park buildings; Cory Kahl Conrad; City of Conrad; Park Shelter House; Lori Stansberry Corydon; Wayne  County Fair; Arena beachers/fence; Pat Perkins Davenport; Sacred Heart Clothing Center; Minnie's Maison; Roxanne M Miner Delhi; City of Delhi; Park Restroom and Well House #1; Lori Tucker Denison; Women in Business Organization; Park playground/tables; Rachel Desy Des Moines; Blank Park Zoo; Train Station/rental rooms; Amara Huffine Des Moines; Des Moines Social Club; 2nd floor corridors; Heather Matson Des Moines ; Capitol Neighborhoods Hometown  Pride; Neighborhood homes; Beth Hicks Dubuque; Dubuque Main Street; 1800-1900 Central Ave.|18th Street; Michaela Freiburger Dubuque; Friends of the Mines of Spain; Picnic Tables/Bluff Staircase; Jennifer Tigges Forest City; Winnebago Historical Society; School belfrey/Rail Road Work Shed ; Jim Oulman Forest City; Winnebago Historical Society; Blacksmith Shop/General Store; Jim Oulman Fort Dodge; Parks, Recreation and Forestry; Oleson Park barn and winter building; Lori Branderhorst Fort Dodge; Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance; Fort Dodge Fire Station; Jon Shields Fredonia; Fredonia Hometown Pride; City Hall , Big park, small park; Penny Morgan Fremont; City of Fremont; Street Poles; Yvonne Gabby Evans Garner; Visioning Committee, City of Garner; Retail Building; Renae Quandt Grand Junction; City of Grand Junction; Concrete Building; Barbara Hunter, Clerk Grandview; City of Grandview; City Park; Dena Rinnert Greenfield; Adair County Historical Museum; Penn Avenue Church; Jane Sullivan Grinnell; Village Decorating Studio; Exterior wall; Ryan McGuire Griswold; Cocklin Fish Farm; Two Shelter Houses; Laura Hansen Hamburg; Hamburg Hometown Pride; Park Shelter; John/Hallie Ferguson Hamiton County; Hamilton County Conservation Board; Camping Cabins; Bailey Morton Hampton; Franklin County Fair; Buildings in Pleasant Hill Village; Carole Robertson Havelock; Havelock Hometown Pride Committee; AmVets Building in Havelock; Amanda Tripp Hawarden; Big Sioux River Valley Historical Soc.; Stagecoach; Jan Cain Hopkinton; City of Hopkinton; Library &Park Buildings; Sarah Helle Ida County; Ida County Historical Society; 1856 Stage Coach Inn; Dale Wellendorf Ida Grove; Ida Grove Community Foundation, LLC; lobby, restrooms, hallway, theatre walls; Beth Wolterman Jefferson; Jefferson Park and Recreation; Park Shelter & Concession Stand; Vicky Lautner Kellerton; Kellerton Restoration Committee; Museum & Community Center; Sharon R. Becker Kellogg; Kellogg Hometown Pride; Community Center; Kim Hammer Keota; City of Keota; Buildings on Broadway; Tomisha Hammes Kirkville; City of Kirkville; Park Shelter House/tables; Annissa Helm-Loyd Knoxville; Knoxville Parks and Recreation; Young's Park and Auld Park; Brandon Nemmers Lake Mills; Community Preschool/Daycare; Daycare Center; Ashley Brackey Laurens; Hometown Pride; Laurens City Sign; Hilary Reed Le Mars; Le Mars Convention Center ; Convention Center; Gregory Gengler Le Mars; Le Mars YMCA; Le Mars; Angela Loutsch Le Mars; Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce; Le Mars; Mary Reynolds Lisbon; City of Lisbon; Waste Water Treatment Plant; Christina Eicher Lohrville; City of Lohrville; Park buildings/playground equipment; Kris Kavanaugh Lost Nation; Lost Nation Hometown Pride; Park and homes; Janet S Burke Louisa County; Louisa County Rural Hometown Pride; Toolesboro Museum; Katie Hammond Lynnville; Hometown Pride Committee; Playground equipment; Linda Russell Lytton; Lytton Hometown Pride; Park shelter/tables/equipment; Darsi Huddleson Manning; Manning Hausbarn-Heritage Park; Century-old Trinity Church; Marsha Clausen Maquoketa; Camp Shalom; 8 camp cabins; Tom Bley Maquoketa; City of Maquoketa; 5 Park buildings; Gerald C. Smith Marquette; City of Marquette; Depot Museum; Bonnie Basemann Marshalltown; Marshalltown Neighborhood Revitalization; Two home porches/fences; Joyce R. Brown Menlo; City of Menlo; City Hall exterior; Gwen Blass Mingo; Hometown Pride; Mural; Sheri Phelps Monona; City of Monona; Fire Hydrants; Sophie Landt Montezuma; Montezuma Community Development; Park Shelter/Concession Stand/Shed; Whitney Baethke Montrose; Montrose Riverfront, Inc.; Landing & Shed exterior; Gregory Ruth Moravia; Moravia Community Betterment; Several homes; Sam Kirby Moravia; Moravia Area Historical Society; Country School; Marcia Benjamin Moville; Woodbury County Fair; Numerous bleachers; Randy Hayworth New Albin; City of New Albin; Museum and Old Fire Station; Debra Stantic, City Clerk Newton; Parks and City Grounds; Park restrooms; Nick Cummins North Liberty; City of North Liberty; North Liberty; Tracey Mulcahey Oelwein; City of Oelwein; Park Concession Building; Joshua Johnson MA Palmer; Palmer Hometown Pride Committee; Community Center; Jackie Conklin Percival; Percival Hometown Pride; Barn quilts; Angie Sheldon Prairie City; City of Prairie City; Community Building; Christy Lindsay Remsen; City of Remsen; Pool guard house/concession stand; Rachel Keffeler Riceville; Riceville Community Foundation; Farmers Market shed; Janet S. Dahlke Rockford; Grow Rockford Together; City street trail "sharrows"; Heidi Reams Sac City; Sac City Hometown Pride; Park playgrounds; Jamie Lawrence Sac City; Sac Community Center; Community Center interiors; Danielle Rieger Sac City; Barn Quilts of Sac County; Barn quilts; Sue & Harold Peyton Schaller; Schaller Park Board; City Park Shelterhouse; Ann Onnen, City Clerk Scotch Grove; Jones County Historical Society; Train depot in Pioneer Village.; Sharon Hanken Shimek State Forest ; Shimek State Forest Equestrian Trails; Picnic tables/campgrounds; Lora P Conrad Sidney; Fremont County Historical Society; Museum's County Schoolhouse; Sandra Bengtson Stanton; Stanton Historical Society; Country schoolhouse/shed; Carroll E Peterson State Center; Gutekunst Public Library; Historic library building; Mara Edler Swea City; North Kossuth Community School; School Storage Shed/Concession Stand; Chris Stevens Tabor; Tabor Hometown Pride; Hydrants; Susan Shepherd Tipton; Cedar County Fair Assosication; Hog Building|Floral Building; Duston Anderson Villisca; Community Betterment Association; Entrance signs/gazebo/playground; Sandy Wainwright Rossander Vinton; Benton Co. Historical Society; Mural; Rosemary Schwartz Waverly; Waverly Leisure Services; Cemetery Shop buildings; Tab Ray Webster City; Wilson Brewer Historical Committee; Illinois Central Railroad Depot/Museum; Kent Harfst Webster City; Hamilton County Conservation Board; Golf course sheds; Russ Appel Winterset; George Stout Fellowship for Art; Elevator & storage tanks; Kevin Lair Woodbine; Woodbine Main Street; Historic Woodbine Train Depot; Deb Sprecker Worthington; City of Worthington; Main Street/park buildings; Lauren Manternach

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