Help continue the Hoover's Hometown Days tradition in West Branch, Iowa! After the 2023 event on August 4-5, Hoover's Hometown Days will no longer be coordinated or funded by the City of West Branch Government due to necessary budget cuts caused by legislative changes at the state level.
We hope to carry on the tradition with a committee of volunteer leaders, continued sponsor support and collaboration with local non-profit organizations including Main Street West Branch, Hoover Presidential Foundation, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch Fire Department Foundation, West Branch Lions Club and Whitney's Wings.
The vision is that Hoover’s Hometown Days will become financially self-sustaining and continue to give attendees an experience that integrates recreation, education, heritage, and community. The celebration aims to foster collaboration and volunteerism while supporting local and inspiring hometown pride.
To maintain this tradition we ideally need to raise approximately $20k-$30k in seed money to replace City funding (in addition to the generous sponsors that we hope will continue to support the event each year).
This is the funding that helps provide beloved elements of the event like free bounce houses and inflatables, bubble stations, balloon artists, and live music on Main Street and at the Fire Station. It's also key to the festival overall by paying for required items like permits, insurance, power, signage, marketing, etc. that help pull together events happening throughout town to create a cohesive event for thousands of people to enjoy.
Donations now will allow us to begin planning for the 2024 event and help continue the Hoover's Hometown Days tradition. Donations will be managed by Main Street West Branch as the new committee is formalized. Main Street West Branch is a 501c3 non-profit and volunteer-driven organization.
To join the planning committee visit hooverdays.org/volunteer.