New Albin Improvement League gets help from Keep Iowa Beautiful, Yeoman and Company


Volunteers from the New Albin Improvement League (NAIL) Neighbors Day make use of some of the tools they were able to purchase through the Yo-Ho Tools for a More Beautiful Iowa grant program facilitated by Keep Iowa Beautiful and Yeoman & Company of Monticello. Submitted photo.

New Albin Improvement League (NAIL) hosted its Spring Neighbors Day Saturday, May 2, with approximately 15 volunteers from New Albin making the day a huge success, according to event organizers. NAIL volunteers worked on several different jobs submitted to the committee and also some spring cleaning needed on City of New Albin property.
During this event, the committee was also utilizing new yard tools purchased through a grant from Keep Iowa Beautiful and Yeoman & Company (Yo-Ho Tools) out of Monticello. NAIL was able to purchase the tools from Sweeney’s Village Farm & Home in Waukon, fulfilling one of NAIL’s goals to purchase as many supplies as possible from local communities.
Yeoman & Company and Keep Iowa Beautiful allow community groups and organizations to purchase Yo-Ho tools through the Yo-Ho Tools for a More Beautiful Iowa grant program to assist volunteers in their beautification and clean-up community projects. This is the second year of the program, which helps fund up to $200 in such tool purchases for 25 programs, such as the NAIL Neighbors Day, each year throughout the state of Iowa.
“This partnership with Yo-Ho Tools shows the interest Iowa companies having in supporting Keep Iowa Beautiful’s efforts to build stronger communities and a cleaner, more beautiful state,” said Gerry Schnepf, Executive Director of Keep Iowa Beautiful.
NAIL has a wide variety of community-based events planned for the upcoming summer, starting with an organization fundraiser meal June 12 during New Albin Days. To become involved with NAIL, or for additional information about the organization and its activities, e-mail newalbinimprovementleague@gmail.com.

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