5 Things You Need to Know about Webster City

Jeff and Mark Nelson

Jeff and Mark Nelson

1. We have Iowa’s First.  The first fish farm to raise barramundi in the state of Iowa.  The Nelson cousins, Mark and Jeff converted a couple of old hog barns into a fish farm.  It’s actually out in the country with a Blairsburg address, but they are Chamber members in Webster City.   Keep your eye on them, magic is happening and great things are in the works.

2. We throw the best parties.  We close down the streets, bring in music, food, games, more food, more games and plenty of fun.  Join us September 8 for RVTV.  Keith Murphy and Ed Wilson from WHO TV will be here to kick off the week of Iowa/Iowa State competition and they are beginning with us.  Human Foosball, 4 Way Tug of War, Zumba, Board Games are just a few activities going on.  Last year about 3,500 showed up.

3. We have the Boone River Trail, right in town.  Bring your walking shoes or your bike and hike/ride the 4 mile trail out to Briggs Woods Park.  Did I mention it’s right in town?  It’s also well kept, has beautiful scenery and is open to everyone.

4. We believe in Heroes.  In fact, the whole town is hero laden.  They came together, raised over $200,000 to save the Webster Theater and the Red Carpet Affair is September 19!  HERO – Help Entertain and Restore Organization Inc. – is the non-profit put together to make this happen, and it’s become a real community affair.  The Grand Opening is September 20 and it looks like we’ll be watching, in 3D, Guardians of the Galaxy.  Why not join us?

5. We’ve got culture and art.  Who knew a small rural town in Iowa would have these things (said facetiously)?  Sculptures in West Twin Park, live theatre at Webster City Community Theatre that rivals Broadway, nationally recognized artists in the community, home of two Pulitzer prize winners, local musicians, many writers — we have what you want.

That’s only five things.  There’s a lot more you need to know.  What 5 things about your town do I need to know?