Center for Rural Affairs Celebrates Opening of Dyersville, Iowa Office - Center encourages public to attend open house on May 20

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Stephanie Enloe,, Phone: (563) 875-0066
John Crabtree,, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1010

Dyersville, IA - The Center for Rural Affairs is celebrating the opening of their first-ever Iowa office in Dyersville with an open house on Wednesday, May 20.  The celebration will kick off at 5:00 p.m. with a ribbon cutting followed by a short talk about the Center’s work, a community conversation, and a social hour including complimentary food, lemonade and beverages. Center staff and board members will be on hand for conversation and questions about the work of the Center for Rural Affairs. Most importantly, they hope to hear from local residents and exchange ideas about the opportunities and challenges on the horizon for Dyersville, Dubuque and Dallas Counties and the surrounding region.

"At the Center, we believe that real solutions to the challenges our rural communities face will be found on our farms, ranches and rural mainstreets, not in Washington and Wall Street," commented Stephanie Enloe of the Center for Rural Affairs Dyerville office.  "That is why we want to hear from rural folks in their communities.”
Enloe, who is an Energy and Climate Program Associate for the Center, heads the new Iowa office which officially opened on March 1. She is focusing on energy and climate issues in Iowa and across the Midwest region.
The Center encourages everyone to attend the reception to find out more about the Center for Rural Affairs, exchange ideas about revitalizing rural mainstreets and strengthening family farms and ranches.  "And have a little fun," added Enloe. Complimentary food, light refreshments and drinks will be provided.  Guests can also experience a free chair massage from Stepping Stones Massage - a new Dyersville business that shares the building where the new Center for Rural Affairs office is located.
Center for Rural Affairs Open House and Meet and Greet  
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Center for Rural Affairs
248 1st. Ave. E.
Dyersville, IA
Attendees are asked to RSVP by calling/emailing Stephanie Enloe at or 563-875-0066by May 10 so enough food will be on hand.

The Center for Rural Affairs’ national headquarters is located in Lyons, Nebraska, population 851. For more information on the Center for Rural Affairs or these events go to - - or call (402)687-2100.

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