Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association Awarded $210,000

The Enhance Iowa Board awarded over $3 million in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to projects in 10 communities.

Mount Pleasant is one of those communities that will benefit as the Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association was awarded $210,000 toward the development of 100 additional camping sites, restoration of an existing heritage electric railway passenger car and purchase of an additional one. The total project cost is just over $1.5 million.

The Enhance Iowa Program provides financial incentives to communities for the construction of recreational, cultural, educational or entertainment facilities that enhance the quality of life in Iowa. To date, 149 CAT grants have been awarded by the board, totaling $50,230,070.