There's just something special about a small town.  Whether it's the way the whole community comes together to help during weather disasters or to raise money to help with a family's medical emergency.  You just can't beat small-town living

Neatly nestled between Dubuque and Cedar Rapids along Highway 151, one of my favorite area small towns is Cascade, Iowa.  Full disclosure...I'm originally from Cascade, so I might be a little impartial.  Cascade might be a small town, but it's actually in two different counties, Dubuque County and Jones County.  The eastern part of the city is in Dubuque County, and the western and southwestern part of the city is in Jones County.

Even though Cascade is a town of roughly 2,000 people, it's got quite a resume of residents who have gone on to bigger and better things.  Including but limited to a baseball Hall of Famer (Red Faber), a Sports Play by Play announcer for the Iowa Hawkeyes (Gary Dolphin), and a division 1 college basketball coach at Creighton (Greg McDermott).  Not to mention a couple of radio broadcasters who grew up about 8 houses from each other (myself and WMIL  Milwaukee, WI morning show host Scott Dolphin)

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What better way to celebrate small-town America then to attend Cascade Hometown and Country Days this Friday and Saturday. Friday night features a FREE community meal in the park from 5-7, country line dance lessons from 6-7 followed by live music.  Zoey Kleitsch from 7:15-8pm and Frank Martin Busch & the Names from 8pm to 11:30pm.

Saturday's festivities include a 5K, volleyball tourney, a parade, kids games, mechanical bull riding, karaoke, and more live music.  Elzabeth Mary, Ditch Lilies, and Hillybilly Rockstarz.

Sunday includes a breakfast, tracor pull, UTV/Jeef ride, and Quilts of Valor.

For a complete listing of events CLICK HERE



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