The Sturgis Falls Celebration

November 27, 2018

The Sturgis Falls Celebration is a Cedar Falls nonprofit that has organized a community wide festival annually since 1976. The Sturgis Falls Celebration is planned and implemented by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, each with specific responsibilities which they oversee during the year as well as during the Celebration weekend. Since 1976, ninety-seven community members have served on this Board. Currently thirteen individuals serve on the Sturgis Falls Board.

The Sturgis Falls Celebration is the community’s largest outdoor festival, celebrating both the heritage of Cedar Falls and present day Cedar Falls, bolstering community pride, bringing an influx of visitor-generated revenue, and providing an annual opportunity for reunions of families, classes, and friends. The Celebration provides an opportunity for local service groups to assist with various aspects of the weekend event, earning funds to support the important work of each service group. Since 1976, the Sturgis Falls Celebration has donated more than $500,000 to local groups and causes and invested significantly in City infrastructure such as the Gateway Park shelter and electrical services to Overman Park, Tourist Park, Island Park and Gateway Park.

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Foundation News

4/4/2019

Nominations being accepted for Community Builder Award The Cedar Falls Community Foundation (CFCF) is accepting nominations for the 2019 Melendy Spirit Award, to be presented on September 26 at the CFCF Community Builder Celebration. The Melendy Spirit Award is open to individuals, families, groups, or organizations who have made outstanding community contributions that have enhanced,

3/21/2019

Cedar Falls Community Foundation Elects new Emeritus Board Member

The Cedar Falls Community Foundation has announced the election of a new member to its Emeritus Board.  Judith Cutler, previously a member of the Board of Directors, and now a resident of Sebring, Florida, was elected to the Emeritus Board at the January 31, 2019 board meeting. Emeritus status may be granted to a board