Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15
Circle of Giving Match Day
Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15
Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15

Blue Rapids Community Action Team

Goal: $5,000.00

Specific Need

We want to beautify and revitalize the Blue Rapids area.  Revitalizing the downtown area,  beautification of the city, opportunities for youth...all these things will take funds that are not readily available.  We will need funds to make the dream come true to bring Blue Rapids back to a vital community with a variety of businesses and tourist opportunities.


The Blue Rapids Community Action Team is a volunteer organization working together to achieve a goal of community involvement and improvement, as well as economic development.


We have been busy this year, even with covid!  We again placed flower baskets and planters around the square.  We have been painting around the square.  We are applying for state historic status on one of the old buildings in town to allow access to grants to rehabilitate it.  We are working with Marshall County Partnership for Growth to explore the possibilities of rehabilitating other old buildings. After rehab, we want to attract businesses to fill those buildings. We painted the bandstand and had limestone placed on the base.  There are more projects in mind to complete the rehab of the bandstand.  We have landscaped a lovely area east of the museum, and erected a Kenny Winkenwader mural.  A water feature will be added in the near future.  An audio tour is nearing completion.  We planted tulip bulbs in the park last fall and plan to do so again this fall.  We hosted a Valentine Dinner as a fundraiser, and are providing a meal for Rotary once a month as a fundraiser.  Future plans include hosting a movie on the square, music events using the bandstand,  more work with vacant areas around the square, including picnic tables, and a dreamed of splash park.  So many opportunities for this community, but we need your help!  Thank you for your generosity!!

$5,490.65 received
in 20 gifts
109.81%  of  $5,000.00 Goal


745 State Highway 9
Phone: 7855626384

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