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“Happy Hour”

Steamboat Rock

Community Center

Thursdays, 5 to 7 pm!

Beer and Wine Coolers will be served.  Pop, chips, nachos, sandwiches, cookies and candy bars will also be available. 

Special Notice!

The Pride & Betterment Committee is making a change in mailing permits in order to send the Friendly Valley Times newsletter out in an more efficient and cost effectively manor.

Unfortunately, there will

be a short interruption in delivery.  There will not be a March issue of the FVT, but we hope to be back on track in April.  Please watch the website for more information to follow.

Sunday Breakfast

at the Boat Club

7 am to 9 am

April 26 - Nov. 1, 2015

Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Toast, Pancakes, Juice, Coffee, Milk


all you care to eat!

Adults $6,

Under 12 $3,

Under 4 Free

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Summer will be here before we know it.... Here is a perfect way to support our community and dress of all those great outdoor activities!


The “Visionary Group” has STEAMBOAT ROCK Tee shirts and Sweatshirts for sale... ADULT and YOUTH --TEES   Short sleeve—Long sleeve  SWEAT-- Reg & Hooded-- Several fabulous colors to choose from & sizes to meet your need.

Since we do have several styles & colors, the inventory is limited to each. May I encourage you to visit the Steamboat Rock Library where these shirts are now on display. All proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go towards the New Shelter House to a Time Line of being built in 2015.

Click and download an order form and

send it in today!

Click Here To Download and print an Order Form!Welcome_files/orderformvision.pdf


Members: Sandy Trampe  Mary Jo Gast  Bob Hutchcroft  Dave Hagberg

Jen Merfeld  Toni Nederhoff   Kendra Veld  Janice Kramer



The process of a project requires time and patience.  Both of these characteristics are vital to attain a successful result! As we exercise these characteristics, the “Visionary Group” is currently defining the plan, step by step, of the newly proposed Shelter House.

One of our goals is that the Shelter House will be a very special addition to the “Washington Square” park. The Shelter will include features that add to its uniqueness and also become an asset for our community today and in the future.

We plan on giving you a “sneak peek” of the plans for the New Shelter House in a future publication  of the Friendly Valley Times.

On The Horizon

New signage to identify the Park

Upgraded Basket Ball Court and Landscaping



We are very pleased with the new bench added in the Playground area.   It was given in memory of Eldon and Louisa Havens, long time residents of Steamboat Rock. To the Family: we say “Thank You” so very much for this gift and tribute to

                                                     Eldon and Louisa.

The Cat is out of

the Bag!

There will be a Steamboat Rock Alumni All School Reunion in 2015!

Save The Date...Saturday, September 5



   MANY  YEARS AGO  this “Band Stand” stood on

“Washington Square”

This  facility was used by the school  band to hold their weekly Saturday night  concerts for the public.  Word has it that the structure was torn down   when the new school was built in 1928. 

We are closing in on 100 years since this little Band Stand  was part of the landscape and  today remains  a special  and significant  part of the  history  of  “Washington Square”& Steamboat Rock.



The landscape of Washington Square has had many changes thru the years  since the 1920's.  In 2013  the “Visionary Group”  took on as their project to transform “ Washington Square”  into a “Park” like setting. Phase one of the project  was completed in June of 2014 with the installation  of”state  of the art “  playground equipment.  We move forward to Phase  two which will be  the addition  of a Shelter House  to include features that will add to its uniqueness and superiority .

All great projects  come with a price. Phase 2  of the Washington Square Project Park (Shelter)  is no exception. It would be great if this shelter could be available for  family picnics  the summer of  2015.  It can be  but we need your help.   Please   consider  sending a donation to fund this project .   All donations are tax deductible.. Please make your checks  payable to &  mail to : 


“ Visionary Group”    •  Box 84    •  Steamboat Rock, Iowa   50672