Area Residents Needed to Participate in “CommUnity” Video

On Tuesday, June 15 at 9:30 am, all area residents are invited to gather at the fountain in Mount Pleasant’s Central Park to film “CommUnity” video.  The video will be submitted to the state’s #IowansUnite Community Pride video contest for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind mural designed and installed by Iowa artist Ben Schuh that welcomes visitors to their shopping district or downtown area.

“Our small businesses are the cornerstone of our communities and have the most inspiring stories of resilience,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said. “Alongside these small businesses are the countless Iowans who rallied to support each other and their local businesses when they need it most. Through this contest, we elevate and celebrate those stories of Iowa resilience and showcase the true nature of our people.”

Choreographer Cody Fleitner has written a jingle about Mount Pleasant and has a vision to have residents shopping and supporting our small businesses in and around Mount Pleasant. In the end, we all gather as a community at the fountain in Central Park. We need as many people as we can get in the park to help us win this award.

“We want all of our residents, young and old, to be part of this important community video. The support of our small businesses this past year has been amazing and this video gives us the chance to celebrate the unity of Mount Pleasant,” said Kristi Perry, Executive Vice President of the Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance.

To be part of #IowansUnite Community Pride contest, the video must feature residents and small businesses and must incorporate elements reflecting each community’s unique brand of hometown pride. Examples include storefronts, main street districts, notable landmarks and people shopping or eating.

This video is a joint project of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Mount Pleasant. For more information, please call Kristi Perry at 319-385-3101 or email