Christmas celebration a staple of Kalona

Christmas celebration a staple of Kalona

As Iowa prepares for another round of icy winter weather, today we are reminiscing back to early December and Kalona’s annual Christmas in Kalona festivities. The weather was not ideal, but as Aaron Viner of Iowa Farmer Today aptly described, “regardless...
Petals Floral & Gifts shop moves to town

Petals Floral & Gifts shop moves to town

In order to accommodate her growing floral business, Amy Helmuth has moved her Petals Floral & Gifts shop to an expanded location at 110 1st Street (Highway 1). The shop is next door to Kalona Auto Used Cars, which is owned by her husband, Clint. The new Petals...
2019 Quilt Raffle is on!

2019 Quilt Raffle is on!

This beautiful quilt is now up for raffle! Stop by the Chamber Visitor’s Center to get your name in the drawing. #KalonaIA #Quilts Tickets are 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00. The drawing will take place in October 2019 at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet. Come see the...

Welcome to 2019… and the new Chamber Website!

Happy new year! We’ve been hard at work last year creating a new, user-friendly and intuitive website. And you’ve probably already seen some of the site if you’re reading this! There are a few new features to note. Sign up forms for our email list,...

Announcing the Ugly Sweater and Window Display awards!

The 2018 Christmas in Kalona kicked off two new competitions in Kalona, the Ugly Sweater Contest and the Window Decorating Contest (but not the ugliest!). We had excellent participation across town with over 15 windows decorated in holiday spirit. 1st Place: Timeless...