It will be ALL FUN and NO SUN(burns) at Kids Club Summer Camps at Bricker-Price Block this summer!

In an effort to increase sunscreen use and decrease incidence of sunburns, which can lead to skin cancer (the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States), the Iowa Cancer Consortium is handing out roughly 50 gallons of SPF30 sunscreen in 2023 to numerous programs this summer throughout Iowa. Bricker-Price Block is honored to have been selected as one of … Read more

Bricker-Price Block named as Recipient of a Recovery Program Grant

Recovery Program Funds to help Iowa’s Arts, Creative and Cultural Sector Earlham, Iowa – Bricker-Price Block is pleased to announce they have received support through the Iowa Arts & Culture Recovery Program from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will help offset the revenue loss experienced … Read more

How We’re Choosing to Pivoting our Nonprofit Event Venue Business during a Pandemic

First of all, I’ve got to say that pivoting our nonprofit events and rental business among a pandemic has not been an easy task. But, we at Bricker-Price Block know that we are not alone in this. No part of this pandemic has been easy for ANYONE. Many parents are homeschooling their children while working … Read more

Top FIVE Reasons to Come to Trivia at Bricker-Price Block

#1: We have Something for {Almost} Everybody We’ve changed something recently with our Team Trivia nights at Bricker-Price Block. Have you noticed? We no longer do 5 (five) trivia rounds of one-theme. Instead, we now do 6 (six) rounds of miscellaneous trivia! This new Team Trivia concept ensures that {almost} EVERYONE showing up to our … Read more

Why We Chose to Host a Farm-to-Table Event

Typically, at Bricker-Price Block we are inviting folks to come inside our beautiful building, but on Sunday, October 20th we are shaking things up a bit.  For the first time since our inception we are welcoming guests directly outside our building to celebrate our first annual farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser, The Harvest Gathering. On October … Read more

Why is Bricker-Price Block Non-Profit?

I’ve gotten asked this question a few times, “Why is Bricker-Price Block Non-Profit?” If this is the first time you are hearing this, that’s correct – our local performance and event venue, Bricker-Price Block is, in fact, a 501(c) (3) which means it’s our organization’s goal to NOT make a profit. Let me say this … Read more

Being Practical When Selecting an Event Venue: Part One

If you search Google to find a performance or event venue near you, you will most likely get a million results for wedding venues. But, what about venues for bridal showers, class reunions, birthday parties, meetings, bridal showers or any other social gathering? No matter what type of event you are planning, the venue or … Read more

Why We Are Called “Bricker-Price Block”

The names “Bricker” and “Price” came from the first two owners of the building. Cephas D. Bricker and Walter J. Price began construction on what would become known as the Bricker-Price Block just 30 years after Earlham, Iowa was established. Though each half was owned separately, the contractor J.E. Walton built the structure with a … Read more

Meet Our New Executive Director: Allissa Johnson

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Allissa [Hopkins] Johnson, the newly hired Executive Director for the Bricker-Price Block. Some locals may recognize my name. I was born and raised in Earlham, Iowa, and I’m a 2004 graduate of Earlham High School. I decided to start this hereblog to keep folksmore informed about what’s going … Read more

1,000 Friends of Iowa Announces 2018 Best Development Award Recipients

Celebrating Iowa’s ‘development heroes’ and recognizing smart growth principles across the state Dec. 11, 2018 (Des Moines, Iowa) – 1000 Friends of Iowa proudly announces eight recipients of its Best Development Award for 2018. These recipients were chosen because they implement the efficient use of resources to develop sustainable communities and provide a high quality … Read more