This summer is different. There’s no doubt about it. Swimming pools have introduced new rules or remained closed. People around town can be seen wearing face coverings. And a number of town festivals - even the Iowa State Fair - have been canceled.
But Iowa Falls city officials and organizers of Riverbend Rally, the Iowa Falls Chamber/Main Street’s annual Fourth of July celebration, have pushed on. The Independence Day festival will be different this year, but planners hope it will give the community something to look forward to amid the coronavirus pandemic.