Join The Gazette and KCRG-TV9 for Epic Rebirth, a free community celebration, on June 13 at Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Cedar Rapids.
In June 2008, the landscape of Cedar Rapids was forever changed. Cited as one of the largest natural disasters in US history, the 2008 flood is now recognized as a turning point in major community development and achievement. After ten years, two media outlets have captured the flood story from day one, and will now work together to host this milestone celebration for all to enjoy.
At Epic Rebirth, experience live performances, connect with community resources and hear from city leaders about what’s next for Cedar Rapids. The schedule will include:
- 4:30pm-Community Showcase. A variety of community resources will be ready for guests to learn about achievements since 2008 and how to get involved in upcoming events and initiatives.
See the full list of participants below
- 6:30pm-Live Program. Hosted by Bruce Aune and Beth Malicki, the 90 minute live broadcast will feature interview-style segments about the rebuild, system and development milestones, along with performance by local representatives from the arts, culture and entertainment sectors. Segments will include representatives from emergency response, local government, core neighborhoods and more.
Community showcase participants:
African American Museum
American Red Cross –Mobile Food and Beverage Station
BUILT BY PROS-SPONSOR
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
Czech & NewBo Mainstreet District
City of Cedar Rapids
CLOCK HOUSE & BLACK SHEEP-SPONSOR
Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
GO Cedar Rapids
Greater CR Community Foundation/Nonprofit Network
Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio-ACTIVITY
Iowa Flood Center
JEFF CAPPS-Acoustic Guitar/Entertainment
Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster (LAP-AID)
LINN COUNTY & BUILDING TRADES-SPONSOR
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-PRESENTING SPONSOR
NewBo City Market
Serve the City
The History Center
THEATRE CEDAR RAPIDS-PERFORMANCE
United Way of East Central Iowa
VETERAN'S MEMORIAL COMMISSION-SPONSOR
Special thanks to:
Presenting Sponsor: Mercy Medical Center
Community Sponsors: Linn County, Building Trades, Built By Pros, Black Sheep, Clock House and Veterans Memorial Commission.
The June 13 event is part of The Gazette's 10th anniversary coverage of the 2008 Floods. Coverage will also include a special commemorative section to be published on June 10. Additional coverage will be published online.