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The City of Dysart

The City of Dysart

H.A.T. Team

H.A.T. Team

H.A.T. Team

An Invitation to Explore Dysart

The Dysart H.A.T. (Hospitality and Tour) Team is waiting to help you plan a special Day Away for you and your friends in Dysart.  Enjoy delicious food, unique shops, local artists, interesting sites, and friendly folks.  Visits and tours are tailored to each group’s preferences.  Spring, summer, and early fall  garden tours are a specialty, and a stop at the Dysart Historical Center with its Agnes Luze  Memorial Rose Garden  is a “must.”

A quick driving tour along the C.R. Roberts Memorial Trail, the Heritage Arboretum, City Park, and other City landscaped areas is an option.  Enjoy an inspirational program by Deb, the Garden Blacksmith, and a style show by the H.A.T. Team featuring clothing, accessories, and home décor  from the unique local shops.   Other optional activities include demonstrations by interior decorators, and tours of Rowan Metal Fabricating, Zion Church with its inspiring metal work by the Garden Blacksmith and the unusual stained glass windows,  the Miniature Farm Equipment Museum, and the Historical Center with its 118 year old Historical Museum, Restored Country School and new Agricultural Museum.

You will enjoy a delicious luncheon at Nancy’s Cafe and Confectionary, BrickLynn Café, or The Thirsty Bulldog. For other interesting attractions in the area, please contact the H.A.T. Team.

A SAMPLE ITINERARY

9:30 A.M. Arrive in Dysart at the Norma Anders Library, Main St. H.A.T.  Team welcome, coffee & a sweet treat.
9:45: A.M. program by the Garden Blacksmith
10:15 A.M. Garden tour featuring one or two of Dysart’s beautiful gardens, Pat’s Potting Shed and the Agnes Luze Memorial Rose Garden
11:30 A.M. Lunch at one of Dysart’s eateries: The Nancy’s Café and Confectionary featuring an intimate luncheon in a tea room setting, Downhome cooking at The Brick-a-Brack, Steak, seafood, sandwhiches, seasonal daily specials at Chelle’s Bar and Grill
12:30 P.M. Style show by the H.A.T. Team
1:00 P.M. Shopping in Dysart’s unique shops, wine tasting. Optional activities are available for those who don’t care to shop.

H.A.T. TEAM MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of the Dysart Hospitality and Tour (H.A.T.)  Team is to promote the businesses of Dysart and to introduce visitors to what we have to offer in our community.

The Goal is to share our unique attractions. Local businesses are showcased through brochures, advertising, and H.A.T. Team style shows. The Team provides tours which include visits to Dysart’s beautiful gardens and landscaped areas, along with other interesting and inspirational sites.

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Dysart Statistical Information

  • Population 1,379

Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey

Geography/Climate

Gently rolling mid-continent fertile / high yield farmlands.

Employment

Corn, soybeans, cattle & hogs anchor agricultural economy. Larger Payrolls:

Housing

Median value of:
  • Single family house $95,200
  • Median mortgage $970

Source: 2005-2009 American Commuinity Survey

Utilities

  • Electric Dysart Municipal Utilities
  • Natural Gas Alliant Energy
  • Water City of Dysart
  • Sewer City of Dysart
  • Phone Farmers Coop Telephone
  • Internet Farmers Coop Telephone
  • Internet Mediacom
  • TV Cable Mediacom
  • TV Cable Farmers Coop Telephone

Educational Insitutions

Union Community School District  

Health Care

Public Library

  • Books & Serial Volumes 12,633
  • Total Circulation 24,316
  • Children’s Materials 10,014
  • Public Internet Terminals 8

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2005

Taxes

  • Sales Tax: 7%
  • State Income Tax 0.36% – 8.98% plus base rate

Source: Iowa Department of Revenue, 2008

Houses of Worship

Financial Institutions

Source: Federal Deposit Ins. Corp., 2008

Social Characteristics

  • High School Grad or Higher 95%
  • Bachelors Degree or Higher 16%
  • Civilian Veterans 16%

Source: 2005-2009 American Community Survey

Funded by the D.D.C.

The Dysart Development Corporation is a non-profit, community development organization open to all citizens and businesses in the community of Dysart and the surrounding area. Its primary objectives are, (a) to improve the quality of life for its residents of all ages, (b) to promote growth and diversification of the local economy through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and industry, (c) to promote the recruitment of new business and industry, and (d) to promote community revitalization by providing assistance and support.

Recreation

City park, Dysart Family Aquatic Center. C.R. Roberts Memorial Trail. Swimming, fishing, boating, camping at Hickory Hills Park, 5 1/2 miles north of Dysart. 18 hole rolling hills golf course & clubhouse. Museum with a one-room country school. Downtown artist studios and boutique shops.

Dysart City Hall

601 Wilson, Dysart, IA 52224 319-476-5690 dysart@fctc.coop www.dysartiowa.com
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