The eastern Iowa cities of Cedar Falls and Elkader are finalists for the U-S “Great American Main Street” award. Thom Guzman of the Main Street Iowa program says the national award honors communities which dramatically improve their “Main Street” areas. He says being named a finalist is a big honor.Winners gain the national recognition of their efforts, and a 25-hundred dollar cash prize. Guzman says residents of Cedar Falls and Elkader will find out if they’ve won in April.Guzman says Iowa has done well in the program. Iowa has four national award winners, the most of any state. Past national award-winning cities are: Bonaparte, Corning, Dubuque and Keokuk.
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