July 4th Annual Celebration.
10:30 Parade, Carnival rides, Fireworks.
Christmas Tree Lighting.
Exira is a city in Audubon County, Iowa, United States, along the East Nishnabotna River and U.S. Route 71. The population was 840 at the 2010 census.
The oldest town in Audubon County, Exira was founded in 1857. The town was named for Exira Eckman, daughter of Judge John Eckman from Ohio, who agreed to purchase a lot of property in the town if the town was named for his daughter.
The main industries in and around Exira are agriculture and agribusiness. Exira has an elementary school, built in 1913, and a high school, completed in 1959. There are four churches in the town.
On July 2, 1958, Exira was ravaged by the flooding of the East Nishnabotna River. Nineteen persons in the area lost their lives, 75 homes were destroyed and almost 20 businesses in the western part of Exira were damaged.
Exira is well known for its Fourth of July celebrations, which have been celebrated since 1861. The morning parade and the evening fireworks draw thousands of visitors to the town. Another attraction is Littlefield Recreation Area, 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Exira, which features a 70-acre (280,000 m2) lake, prairie restoration area and a live bison pair.
City of Exira, Ia. 50076
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Exira City Park
June 28, 2014
10K at 8 a.m./5K at 8:10/Fun Run at 8:20
All registration through www.getmeregistered.com
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION THIS YEAR!!!
The Exira Fire Department hosted an Awards Supper March 8. 2014. They had 5 men who were given a pin and or certificate for their years of service to the department and to the community. Roger Bissen, from Harlan, IA., past president of the Firefighter Association, and Fire Chief Mike Bintner presented Brandon Akers for his15 years of service, Shane Burmeister has 20 years of service, Tim Wahlert 25 years, Jeff Jensen 25 years and Denny Ballou has 40 years of service. Shane and Jeff were absent.
I congratulate all the men for the years they have in and all the other fireman and women for what they do to protect us, also for volunteering for many of the events that go on through out the year. Thank you.