Preservation Iowa honors Band Shell renovation

     Each year Preservation Iowa (PI) seeks to honor individuals, organizations, projects, and programs whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence in historic preservation. In doing so, PI hopes to inspire others to take action to preserve, protect, and promote Iowa’s places that matter. 

     There are nine categories of Preservation at Its Best Awards.  Nominated projects must have been completed within the geographic boundaries of Iowa and completed between Jan. 1, 2012 and June 1, 2013.  Projects are judged on degree of historic preservation excellence, community impact, quality of work completed, and thoroughness of nomination submitted.

     The Hampton Band Shell won in the Public Structure category.  The nomination was prepared by Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce summer intern Tyler Conlon.  The award was presented at the 2013 Preserve Iowa Summit in Burlington on Aug. 24. 

     Accepting the award were Hampton City Council member Jim Davies, Hampton Main Street Coordinator Kristina Raisch, and Brook Boehmler, former Executive Director of the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.