Strong Connections - Cushing
How does a community of 200 host over 800 guests? With dedicated volunteers and great community support! We’re talking about Cushing, Iowa, and their “Old Fashioned Wednesday Night- Cruise Into Cushing” event. This year over 800 people enjoyed walking down mainstreet, visiting, admiring the 200 vehicles and tractors that cruised in, and eating hot dogs, chips, pie and ice cream. Bottled water was provided by United Bank of Iowa. Music was provided by the Anthon City Band.
Sheila O’Connell and Brooke Joy, United Bank of Iowa staff in Cushing, are proud to play a large role in the organization of this annual event, sponsored by the Cushing Betterment Club. Sheila is a founding member of the club and has served as Secretary and Treasurer since it was organized in 1992. Brooke joined in 2019 and serves as President. Rhonda Wiese and Keith Jackson are also dedicated, long-term club members. Community support includes the Fire Department, who offers the use of their facilities and assists with the food, and many youth and other volunteers who help set up and serve. The freewill offering is donated back to the community.