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Continue the Tradition

As we gear up for Hoover's Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa, we're calling on our community for support to uphold this cherished tradition. Throughout the months of May and June, a generous anonymous donor has pledged to match every donation made to support this cherished tradition, dollar for dollar, up to a total of $10,000. That means your contribution will have twice the power to keep the spirit of Hoover's Hometown Days alive and thriving for years to come. Join us in preserving our community's heritage and ensuring the success of this beloved event.
Donate today and watch your gift go twice as far!


Give Offline:
Cash or Check donations can be dropped off at the Main Street West Branch office (in the Rummells Center at 127 W Main Street) or mailed to PO Box 786, West Branch, IA 52358.  Checks can be made out to “Hoover’s Hometown Days”.  

Tax Deductibility:

Donations to Hoover's Hometown Days are tax deductible.  Main Street West Branch is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is the fiscal sponsor of Hoover's Hometown Days.

Background:  Why Give to Hoover's Hometown Days? 

Hoover’s Hometown Days is no longer coordinated or funded by the City of West Branch Government due to necessary budget cuts caused by legislative changes at the state level. This decision was formally made in June 2023 by WB City Council. 

We hope to carry on the tradition with a committee of volunteer leaders, continued sponsor support and collaboration with local non-profit organizations including Main Street West Branch, Hoover Presidential Foundation, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch Fire Department Foundation, West Branch Lions Club and Whitney’s Wings.

To maintain this tradition the committee needs to raise approximately $20k-$30k in seed money to replace City funding (in addition to the generous sponsors that we hope will continue to support the event each year). City Council has contributed $10,000 towards this goal to help the new committee transition. Supporters are invited to make a donation now! 

This is the funding that helps provide beloved elements of the event like free bounce houses and inflatables, bubble stations, balloon artists, and live music on Main Street and at the Fire Station. It’s also key to the festival overall by paying for required items like permits, insurance, power, signage, marketing, etc. that help pull together events happening throughout town to create a cohesive event for thousands of people to enjoy.

The vision is that Hoover’s Hometown Days will become financially self-sustaining and continue to give attendees an experience that integrates recreation, education, heritage, and community. The celebration aims to foster collaboration and volunteerism while supporting local and inspiring hometown pride.

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