Business members of the Pella Historic Downtown Retail group joined together to raise money and donations for Pella’s Food Shelf through a variety of promotions. Over 35 bags of groceries and $730 in donations were collected and presented to the Pella Community Food Shelf on Monday, October 29.

Marion County Bank's particpation included a $10 donation for every account that signed up for eStatements from October 10 - 27 raising a total of $730. 

Members of the Pella Historic Downtown Retail group who participated in the event include: 9 Lilas Boutique, Best of Thymes, The Cornerstone, De Bloemen Hof, Déjà Vu Consignments, emBellish, Fashions By The Hall Tree, Faux Paws Bakery, Franklin Street Clothing, In’t Veld’s Meat Market, Luv Cole Boutique, Marion County Bank, Pella Hometown Variety, The Sanctuary, Silver Lining, Simple Treasures, Top Shelf Nutrition, Ulrich Meat Market, Van Veen Chocolates, and The Wijn House, The Work of our Hands.
Promotions ranged from discounts on purchases, prize drawings, and eStatement signups to earn a monetary donation.

The Pella Historic Downtown Retailers are a group of 40 local businesses that collaborate to strengthen Pella’s retail environment.

Pictured: (L-R)
Teresa Ulferts, Marion County Bank; LeAnn Bouwkamp, emBellish; Tara Kohlhaas, The Wijn House; Tonya Boender, Pella Hometown Variety; Sarah Talma, Ulrich Meat Market; Kyle Kramer, Top Shelf Nutrition; Michelle Gritters, 9 Lilas Boutique; Christy Dykstra, Faux Paws Bakery; Steve Kraayenbrink, Marion County Bank; Heather Amos, Déjà Vu Consignments; Lisa Stracke, The Sanctuary; JoAnn Nokes, Pella Food Shelf, Saughn Roorda, In’t Veld’s Meat Market; Shawna Miller, Simple Treasures; Lisa Ehrhardt, Simple Treasures; Geri Galliart, Pella Food Shelf, Tami Smith, Fashion by the HallTree; Lorie Melhus, Silver Lining; Gary Galliart, Pella Food Shelf; Bev Meyer, The Work of Our Hands