RAGBRAI® in Allamakee County

Lansing RAGBRAI to hold final Town Hall meeting July 13

The final RAGBRAI Lansing Town Hall meeting will take place Thursday, July 13 at the Kerndt Bros. Community Center on the corner of Fourth and Main Streets in Lansing, beginning at 6 p.m. Residents are urged to come and learn everything about RAGBRAI in Lansing, including what is happening July 21 with long-term parking and the Allamakee County RAGBRAI Kickoff Party at the Fire Station. Plans for RAGBRAI's July 29 final destination arrival, including street and road closings, will also be discussed.

Merchants are encouraged to attend for a short meeting after the general meeting to get passes for their out-of-town employees and learn about RAGBRAI issues that pertain just to them. For more information, contact Craig White at director@lansingmatters.com.

Don't miss out! Waukon RAGBRAI hosting volunteer orientation July 18
Volunteers still needed: Community members invited to check out the list below to see where they can help out

RAGBRAI Waukon Volunteer Orientation meetings have been set for Tuesday, July 18 at either 12 noon or 6 p.m. at the Waukon High School gym. All volunteers should plan to attend one of these meetings as they will get specific training in the area that they will be volunteering and will receive their free volunteer t-shirt.

Volunteers who cannot attend orientation July 18 will need to pick up their volunteer t-shirt at the Volunteer Headquarters at Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Community Room on West Main Street in Waukon Thursday, July 27 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Volunteers are needed in the following areas to help with some of the specific tasks listed below:

Hospitality: Volunteers are needed to place and remove signs, sell t-shirts, greet riders, share their Waukon hospitality.
Information Center: Volunteers are needed to hand out maps, answer questions about activities and services.
Beverage Garden: Volunteers are needed to sell tickets, serve beverages, check IDs for age-restricted areas.
Campgrounds: Volunteers are needed to help riders find their assigned camping area, patrol campgrounds.
Shuttle Services: Volunteers are needed to ride on buses to be a "tour guide".
Sanitation: Volunteers are needed to empty trash receptacles, pick up trash the day of RAGBRAI's visit and clean up the day after.
Traffic control: Volunteers are needed to help monitor closed intersections in town.
Specifics of the duties listed above will be discussed at the July 18 Volunteer Orientation sessions. Volunteers can choose the times they want to help, and all ages of volunteers are welcome. Typical shifts are three hours in length and signing up for multiple shifts is certainly acceptable. To have any questions answered about volunteering for the RAGBRAI Waukon event, email waukonragbraivolunteers@gmail.com.

Waukon RAGBRAI honoring the community’s best with “Hometown Heroes,” “Waukon Proud” decor

The Waukon RAGBRAI Committee will be accepting "Hometown Heroes" and "Waukon Proud" submissions until Friday, July 21 in an effort to decorate downtown Waukon for RAGBRAI and showcase the pride the Waukon community has in its native sons and daughters who have served their country or who have accomplished high career or other life achievements. Hometown Heroes will feature recognition of current and past military service men and women who come from the Waukon area. Waukon Proud will feature recognition of Waukon natives who have made significant contributions or reached high achievement levels in their career field or other area of expertise on a statewide, national or global scale.

In either case, local residents are being asked to submit either a 4”x6” or 5”x7” photo of the individual they wish to have recognized, along with a summary of three to four sentences describing the accomplishments of the individual being honored. Those submissions can be made to the Waukon Chamber of Commerce office either in person, at 101 West Main Street in Waukon, or by email, at waukoncc@mchsi.com.

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