City Administrator Redmond Jones speaks with Paula Sands in regards to Hoover’s Hometown Days this weekend!
The Hoover Presidential Foundation has confirmed Lt. Governor Adam Gregg as the keynote speaker for the Life Celebration at 1pm on Saturday, August 4th.
The event will be held at the Hoover National Historic Site, across from the birthplace cottage, and will feature patriotic music from the group, The Extension Chords, followed by short speeches from Hoover Presidential Library director, Thomas Schwartz and Hoover National Historic Site superintendent, Pete Swisher. The Lt. Governor will then present the keynote address.
“Adam Gregg was a history major in college,” said Jerry Fleagle, president and CEO of the Foundation. “He and his family really enjoy visiting and taking in all the West Branch history.”
Many members of Hoover family will also be in attendance for the event, including Herbert Hoover’s grandson, Andy Hoover, great grandchildren Leslie Hoover-Lauble, Alex Hoover and Margaret Hoover, along with members of their families. We invite everyone to come by and meet the Hoovers and welcome them back to West Branch!
As part of the Hoover’s Hometown Days festivities, there will be FREE ADMISSION to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum during operating hours (9-5) on Saturday, 8/4! Free admission is sponsored by the Hoover Presidential Foundation.
If you haven’t been to the library in a while, or if you’ve been meaning to make it in, Hoover’s Hometown Days will be the perfect time to check it out! Take a break from the heat and learn about the man himself, Herbert Hoover.
The top prize for the men’s and the women’s division champions has increased to $300 this year. They, along with the second and third place finishers will receive individual gold, silver or bronze Olympic-style medals from the Iowa Games, a partner of the tournament. Both men’s and women’s championship trophies have been rebuilt this year and will include plaques dating back to 1988 with the winning team’s name and its players for public display.
Online registration is now open at Hoover-Ball.org until Jul. 30 at $20 per player. Walk-up registration on game day will be $30
We’re happy to announce that we’ve signed two new bands to play on Saturday!
Jessa and the Reps
At 11am Jessa and the Reps will be performing on the Main Street Stage. Their hour-long set will feature covers ranging from BB King to Lady Gaga, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Purdy River Band
Head back to Main Street by 2pm to get your bluegrass fix with Chuck Lahr and the Purdy River Band! They perform mostly original songs in traditional and contemporary bluegrass styles, along with some classic standards.