Rock Rapids, Iowa — Lyon County has been getting some free help this semester with several projects throughout the county.
Students in the Iowa State University Retail Scapes program have been working all semester on their Lyon County projects, and will be presenting their final Lyon County projects at the Forster Community Center in Rock Rapids from 4 to 6 PM on Monday, April 27.
The partnership with Lyon County began with the students touring the county earlier this year, on January 25-26 and then selecting projects. The students have been researching, creating, designing and working on their projects since that trip as part of their classroom work. Twenty-eight students will be present on Monday, April 27 to exhibit their Lyon County projects. The public is welcome to attend to view the students’ projects.
ISU officials say the unique course allows the students real-world experience as they study Lyon County and “think outside the box” on potential projects in the county.
Making this possible are Lyon County Economic Development, Rock Rapids Development Corporation, Iowa State University College of Design, Iowa University Extension and Outreach, the Lyon County Extension Council, Lyon County Riverboat Foundation and Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort.