April 11th, 2022
Zmed Brothers Perform at the Depot to Benefit Everly Childhood Home
Fundraising Underway for Everly Brothers Childhood Home Highway Mural
Everly Brothers Childhood Home have plans for California artist John Cerney to paint a color Everly Brothers billboard mural to be placed east of Shenandoah on Highway 2 to attract visitors to home at 800 W Sheridan Avenue in Shenandoah.
Fundraising has already begun with nearly half of the $8,000-$10,000 cost raised. Donation will be collected at the Tuesday April 19th 6 p.m. Zmed Brothers concert at the Depot Restaurant tent party. Donation checks can be made to Greater Shenandoah Foundation Everly Events fund, SCIA Everly Events fund. Online donations can be made at the Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association website www.SCIAIowa.com.
The Everly design is still in the early stages, but it will be similar to the 16-foot-high, 22-foot-wide mural of Glenn Miller south of Clarinda on Highway 71. It will include an image of Don and Phil Everly and an outline image of the Childhood Home. The design is still being created from various photo images. The Everly Family lived in Shenandoah from 1945 through 1953 performing live on Shenandoah’s radio stations KMA and KFNF.
Salinas-based artist John Cerney, after earning an art degree from Cal State Long Beach in 1984, worked in Southern California doing portraits. He eventually shifted to creating what he calls “giant highway art.” He has placed 300 large cut-out murals in 23 states, including Iowa and Nebraska. Cerney completes each mural in his studio, painting 8-foot sections at a time. He doesn’t get to see the completed work until it is installed.
The lifespan of the installations varies, Cerney said, depending on the weather and which direction the art is facing. The artwork is constructed of special plywood panels that are designed for highway advertising boards. The Everly Brothers Childhood Home Committee is hoping the sign will last at least 10 years. The committee has yet to identify an exact location. They are hoping to place the sign in the fence line of property 2-3 miles east of Shenandoah on Highway 2. That area has the highest traffic count outside of Shenandoah city limits.
Some of Cerney’s interesting murals include aliens and a landed saucer with a “Welcome to Roswell, NM” sign, James Dean in his hometown of Fairmont, IN, Amelia Earhart and plane in her hometown of Atchison, KS, Neal Armstrong in Wapakoneta, Ohio where he grew up, and a series of murals in Salinas depicting the characters of John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row.” See more of Cerney’s creations at his website www.johncerneymurals.com. Cerney's work has been featured in numerous magazines, books, and newspapers over the years, including National Geographic, Sunset Magazine, Reader's Digest, and the New York Times as well as YouTube videos.
January 31st, 2022
Pella Corp. Leadership Position
January 6th, 2022
SCIA Membership Drive
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November 4th, 2021
Rapp Park Trout Fish Out November 13th
Bring the family and your fishing poles to Rapp Park for a Trout Fish Out event Saturday November 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association is sponsoring the activity in conjunction with Optimal Aquafeed, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Page and Fremont County Conservation.
Iowa DNR will transport 400-500 1 lb. to 2½ lb. Rainbow Trout from Optimal Aquafeed Aquaculture facility to the east lake at Rapp County Park one and a half miles north of Shenandoah on Highway 48.
A valid Iowa fishing license with Trout Stamp is required to participate. Shenandoah businesses that sell fishing licenses are Orscheln Farm & Home Supply, CBS Hardware, Walmart and they are available at County Court Houses. No license is required for youth under 16 years old when accompanied by a fully licensed adult. There will be a limit of five Trout per day per stamp including youth and a 10 Trout possession limit over the two-day weekend.
SCIA will conduct a raffle for kids participating to win fishing gear and chamber bucks. Registration will be under the park shelter. Contact SCIA for more information, 712-246-3455 or email@example.com
September 12th, 2021
11th Annual Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon, Half & Relay Sept. 10th
· 11th Annual Race, locally-organized by Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association, Southwest Iowa Nature Trails, City of Imogene and Sons & Daughters of Imogene
· Electronic Chip Timing, USATF Certified, Boston Qualifier
· The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is a mostly flat, tree-lined converted railroad line crossing through scenic Iowa countryside with a crushed limestone surfacing
· Out & back races begin and end in Shenandoah for both the Marathon and Marathon Relay. Point-to-point Half Marathon begins in Imogene and finishes in Shenandoah
· Relay team divisions: Co-ed, Female, and Male
· 7:30 am start for Marathon & Relay in downtown Shenandoah; 8:00 am start for Half Half at Imogene’s St. Patrick Church
· 6 Hour time limit, finish line closes at 1:30
· Unique & fun water stations every 2 miles, first aid & emergency service on the trail
· Sign-up available for morning-of bus
transportation from Shenandoah to Half
Marathon start in Imogene. Bus will return
drop bags to Depot for pick-up at end of race.
· Early packet & t-shirt pickup in Shenandoah (100 S. Maple St.) Friday, Sept. 9, 4-7 p.m. or at each start the morning of
· Showers near finish line (423 W. Thomas Ave.)
· Medals, snacks & beverages at the finish. Awards presented at Depot Restaurant with free beer!