More Pella Tulips in Scholte Gardens

May 13, 2010

Here are a few more tulip photos from Pella, Iowa:

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Pella Tulips

May 12, 2010

Here are some gorgeous tulips in Pella, Iowa! These were all in the Scholte Gardens.

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Tulips in Pella’s Central Square

April 24, 2010

Here are a few more pictures from the main Square in the middle of Pella, Iowa. The Tulip Time festival is only 2 more weeks away.

Tulips and Fountain

Central Park Tulip Bed Across From Main Street

Looking Across Washington Street to Scholte Gardens

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Tulips in Pella IA

April 19, 2010

Tulip Time is 3 weeks away but the tulips were absolutely gorgeous in Pella, Iowa, this last weekend. I got some beautiful photographs. We enjoyed dutch letter pastries and frosted sugar cookies from Jaarsma Bakery. We walked all around town to admire the tulips, other spring flowers and flowering trees.

Tulip Time is a great family outing as a day trip! You might have trouble finding a hotel room by now if you don’t have one already, but maybe some are still available. It is a very popular festival. Over 60,000 dutch letters are sold over the 3 days. This year it’s May 6, 7, & 8, 2010.

I’ll add my favorite photos as the week goes by….

The old high school building was my first photo op.

Red Tulips

Doors with Tulips

Yellow Orange Tulips

Pink Tulips

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Tulip Time in Pella, IA

May 5, 2009

Tulip Time is this weekend (May 7-9, 2009) in Pella, IA. It is like being in Holland only you are in the middle of Iowa! It is a lot of fun. Check out the big Vermeer windmill and the Wyatt Earp house, as well as many other places. Taste the yummy dutch letters at Jaarsma or Vander Ploeg bakeries.


Central College in Pella, Iowa

April 15, 2009

Central College is a very special place for me. Check out my separate page tab on Central for my explanation! Check out the Virtual Tour of the campus. Click on the Campus and Pella tabs first.

Tulip Time is just around the corner – May 7, 8 and 9th!! There are all kinds of family activities to participate in and watch: parades, windmills, tulips, Dutch Letters (pastries)!


Tulip Time, The Tulip Tower and The Sundial

April 21, 2010

It’s more Pella, Iowa trivia! Tulip Time is just around the corner! This year you can register on-line to take part in the family fun as Pella attempts to set a Guinness World Record for people dancing in wooden shoes. Pella History is here.

Tulip Tower and Franklin Street Shops

Total Tulip Tower

Top of Tulip Tower

Sign for Sundial

Sundial

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More Tulips

April 20, 2010

Here are a few more tulip photos from Pella, Iowa, home of Central College. Every year on the first full weekend of May, Pella celebrates Tulip Time but the tulips are absolutely gorgeous right now!

By the Library

Orange Tulips Along Street

Pinkish Red Tulips Along Street

Yellow Tulips Along Street

Pink Tulips Along Street

White Tulips Along Street

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Wishing Good Friends the Best of Everything

April 18, 2010

This weekend my blog was quiet because Grandpa Ron and I flew to Des Moines, IA, to be part of the Central College (my undergraduate school) celebration in Pella, IA. David Roe, the President of Central College for the last ~ 12 years, his wife Betsy Roe, and daughters Caleigh and Caitlin were honored with a Texas-sized party in P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium last Saturday, April 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m to celebrate their gifts to the community, David’s retirement and move to DALLAS. Both of them are very special and have made a difference in our world. I am sure they will also make their mark on Dallas! Lots of students, former students, faculty, former faculty, friends, family, and townspeople came to say good-bye to the Roes, listen to fun and funny stories from several speakers, sample the BBQ food of Central Dining Services and listen to the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Steel Pans and Jazz Combos of Central College. Lots of people dressed in western attire. Afterwards, the party continued up-town with a dance at the Pella Opera House. We had great fun!

Here are some photos (and one video) I took. A few were way across the gymnasium so they came out a little fuzzy. If other photos or articles get posted by others, I’ll link to them later.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Conductor Smiles Through Crowd

Jan Freed

The Student MCs

David Wesselink, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announced that the newly constructed education, psychology and communication studies building, which opened this past fall, will henceforth be known as The Roe Center. Here is another youtube video of the dedication on May 14, 2010.

Table View 1

David and Betsy 1

David and Betsy 2

David and Betsy 3

Another Musical Interlude

Lots of Singing

Kim and Don

Table View 2

Table View 3

Decor 1

Decor 2

Best Wishes!

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Central College Platinum LEED Building

March 24, 2010

Totally awesome!!! Yea!! Here’s the news release:

PELLA — Central College was awarded a platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for its newly constructed education, psychology and communication studies building, which opened this past fall. The building received 55 out of 69 possible credits for incorporating environmentally friendly building design and construction practices. Read more by clicking on the news release!!

Here’s more words towards the bottom middle of the page under Private Colleges on the CampusGreenBuilder website. It is also mentioned on New College Sustainability Efforts on The Dernogalizer. The KNIA/KRLS radio station blog also has an article. Here are some photos I took last Fall when Grandpa Ron and I were there.

The Education, Psychology and Communication Studies building is really beautiful!

Frog Rainspout and Pool of Water

Close up of Frog

Inside Entry

Screen of Recycled Wood

Mural

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