To be a successful Main Street community the Story City GCC needs a lot of volunteers who can do anything from sitting on planning committees, working events, planting flowers or working at the Antique Carousel.  Age or skill level does not matter.  If you are retired in high school or anywhere in between the GCC could use your help and ideas.  If you aren’t sure where you could be of assistance but want to help, let us know and we can find a team or task to meet your interests and abilities.

Learn more about Story GCC, Scandinavian Days & Antique Carousel volunteer opportunities by contacting us at [email protected] or 515-733-4214. Make Story City a better place to live, work and visit through rewarding volunteerism with the GCC! 

Carousel Committee

Story City’s carousel is one of approximately 100 antique wooden carousels operating in the US today.  Without volunteers like you, our unique Antique Carousel would not run.

Economic Vitality

Identifies opportunities for the commercial district, finds new uses for vacant buildings & stimulates property investment.

EV Projects

Business Networking Events

Golf Outing & Social

Fabulous Friday Merchant Coffees

Yulefest Shop Small Saturday



Promotes Story City as a place of commerce, culture & community life for residents and visitors alike.

Promotion Events

Art in the Park

Downtown Trick or Treat with Touch-a-Truck

Easter Bunny Trail

Progressive Dinner

Yulefest Tree Lighting


Shapes the image of Story City via public art, beautification, way-finding, partnership appreciation & historic preservation.

Design Opportunities

Architectural Scavenger Hunt

Boulevard Signs

Public Art Projects

Way-Finding Signs

Window Design Contests



Builds strong, broad-based public and private support for the commercial district & revitalization initiative.

Org Opportunities

Duck Race & Broad Street BBQ

Partnership Drive & Directory