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Silos & Smokestacks to Honor Best in Agricultural Heritage Preservation

Northeast Iowa – Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) will be holding their
annual Golden Silo Awards Luncheon Wednesday, April 6, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Sky
Event Centre, downtown Waterloo. Each year, SSNHA celebrates the best in heritage
development by presenting Golden Silo Awards to individuals and organizations whose
contributions demonstrate outstanding excellence in preserving and telling America’s
agricultural story.

This year’s event will include special guests Kelly & Tammy Rundle, a husband and wife
film making team. They will share, The Journey Behind, a presentation chronicling the
creation of their newest documentary feature film, Country School: One Room – One Nation.
The film which documents the lasting legacy of America’s country schools along with the
importance of preserving these one-room wonders, features several SSNHA historic sites.
During their presentation guests will get a sneak peak at highlights from the film.

“We are proud to have Kelly & Tammy Rundle as part of this year’s celebration. Their
documentary has helped to preserve an important and untold story in our country’s history,”
commented Don Short, SSNHA President.

Tickets are $30 each for this recognition of the Heritage Area’s finest. For more information or
to register, please contact Carol Klein at 319-234-4567. Invitation and registration form may also be found at Reservations must be received by Wednesday, March 31st.

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas
in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers
37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and
Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events,
SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness and rural communities – past and present.

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