Open Gates Group’s Charitable Foundation Sponsors Kalona Days Event




Open Gates Business Development Corporation’s foundation, The Fountain Charitable Foundation, is sponsoring the 2018 Kalona Days event being held June 23, 2018. Kalona Days is a family-friendly event where everyone is welcome to celebrate Kalona through many activities. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Our Roots.”

The Kalona Days event includes:

  • 1 mile or 5K Fun Run – 7:40am
  • Parade – 10:00am
  • Kids’ tent and tractor pull – 11:30-4pm
  • 1-on-1 Basketball – 1pm
  • Entertainment – 11:30-4pm
  • Food – 11:30-4pm

Kalona Organics, owner of the Kalona SuperNatural brand and another Open Gates Group entity, will be donating organic chocolate milk at the fun run finish line. Open Gates Group will also be making an appearance in the parade, beginning at 10 a.m. All Kalona Days activities will be held in downtown Kalona.

Another Open Gates Group family member, Kalona Creamerywill also be participating in Kalona Days! Open from 9-5pm, Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli will be showcasing history of the cheese factory and future plans. Also, come in from 12:30-3pm for an on-site discussion with Elmer Miller, Pastor of Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church and local community member. Elmer will be talking about the timeline of the Amish and Mennonite history. For more on Kalona Creamery’s participation, click here.

Open Gates Group and The Fountain Foundation has a mission to create value and enhance lives. One way this is done is to improve life in the community. Open Gates Group employees can elect to have a portion of each paycheck go to the Fountain Foundation Donation fund. This allows them to give back and help their local community.

For more information on the Fountain Charitable Foundation, click here.

About the author, Sam Ingersoll

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