There are times when we all get caught up in everything life throws at us, whether it’s work, extracurricular activities or the activities of our kids. It happens to us at Security State Bank, too. We get so busy with the day-to-day transactions, business meetings and other items around our bank that we overlook all the great things in front of us.
It’s with that and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in mind that we want to point out all the great things about the communities we serve. These are by no means exhaustive lists of all the great things Independence, Urbana and Dysart have to offer, but we tried to do each area justice.
Independence- what we love most about Independence is that it offers many of the amenities of larger towns and cities while not losing its small town charm. It’s hard not to notice the Wapsipinicon Mill, the Lee Mansion or any of the other structures that show off Independence’s rich history. Besides history, there are also some great places to eat like the Okoboji Bar & Grill and First Street Deli, as well as shopping and recreational areas to burn off that delicious food!
Urbana- we love how much growth we’ve seen in this town lately! Population was up 43 percent back in the 2010 census, and Urbana is currently one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Iowa. We love that you continue your farmer’s market indoors at the Community Center to help support local bakers, famers and craftworkers. We also love that if we need to go for a walk or a light run (when the weather is nice, of course) the Cedar Valley Nature Trail runs through town.
Dysart- just because you’re our smallest community doesn’t mean there aren’t great things happening here. Like Independence, there’s a lot of history to be found at the Dysart Historical Museum and fun to be had at Heritage Arboretum, The City Park and Christmas on Main next month. Dysart is also “A City on the Grow” with more and more opportunities becoming available every day.
Thank you to all of the great people and businesses in our communities. Without you there would be no Security State Bank. We look forward to serving you into the future and hope to see you soon!