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"Dear Mary, thanks for your warm welcome to Elkader. My wife Suzanne and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Elkader and to the Conference held at the attractive Opera House. You have a lovely gem of a town. We will sure encourage our friends to visit. May the Lord bless you and your Chamber of Commerce."
Arthur from Moline, IL

"Hello people of elkader iowa, i am a 25 years young man from algeria the country where amir abdelkader comes from, i just wana tell you that i am verry happy to see an american state honors ower great fightor el kader , i wanna tell you that i wish i can visit elkader iowa one day. we love you elkader iowa."
-Khennouf Mahdi from Algeria

"My sister Donna and I were invited to Elkader by my father John Virgil (7/6/1901)Schneider's cousin Paul Schneider from Garnavillo. The occasion was the centennial of St. Joseph Church. Our grandfather and his brother were instrumental in the construction. We stayed at a B&B in town. We were warmly received and met relatives we had heard about as children. One cousin, Hugh Peake, remembered our father. He was only eight years old when Daddy left Elkader at the age of seventeen for the East Coast. He married Rose Adams of New Freedom, PA. We enjoyed meeting cousins Fleet and Bobby. Elkader is charming. We had a wonderful time. It will be cherished forever. Elkader is charming and friendly."
- Sharon from Baltimore, MD

"We love Elkader and are promoting to everyone we know, this is a great little town. I am orginially from New York City and have spent most of my life in Des Moines, let tell you, big cities are not good, we love Elkader, I wish everyone could get a taste of this town, they would wind up moving here."
- G.M from New York, NY

"It has been a few years since our last trip to Elkader. Walking along the Turkey River, over the Keystone Bridge, through the downtown and neighborhoods, you can't help but feel the town has the "welcome" mat out for all who visit. We can't wait to come back!"
- Rebecca from LaGrange, IL

I'm from Ghriss, in my city Emir Abd El Kader has known his allegiance and I'm proud of that. I just wanna thank you."
- Abdellatif Lalmi from Ghriss, Algeria

"Chamber Members,
Thanks so much for the beautiful day you set up for area Red Hat Ladies on Friday, Sept. 30th: Gift baskets with 20% off coupons, the 3:00 tea & tour of the Carter House Museum. We didn't have time to tour the Opera House but plan to sometime in the future. Everyone was so hospitable & a special thanks to Mary Harstad [Chamber Administrative Assistant] & all who helped make this day so nice. Elkader is a lovely town & we hope to visit again. Many Thanks!!"
- New Hampton Chitchatters

"I just want to thank you for being so welcoming to geocachers this past weekend. We had our biggest turnout ever at 189 attendees. This was the first year that we incorporated tours and side events, like the Motor Mill tour, and renting the theater. Those side events were a HUGE success, and geocachers really liked seeing the history of the area! We were also impressed with all the businesses that had signs welcoming us! I have received e-mails from fellow cachers that plan a return trip in the next few weeks to find caches and enjoy the fall foliage. :) On behalf of the IowaGeocachers.Org- THANK YOU ELKADER!"
- Jenni from IowaGeocachers.Org

"Our Book Club had such a wonderful time in Elkader. We never imagined we could pack so much into 2 days -- or that there would be so much to do in your "little" town. You gave us wonderful ideas and I think we did them all (well, we missed a few of the restaurants). Gratefully, "
- Linda and bookclub members from Bettendorf, IA

"Listened to a heart warming story about your town and people on our National Radio - CBC. Prince Edward Island is a long way from Elkader, but I think it may be worth the trip. Hope to visit you someday . . ."
- Walter from Stratford, Prince Edward Island - Canada

"My wife and I spent July 7th thru July 9th riding our motorcycles in northeast Iowa. We stopped at the court house in Elkader to replace our State of Iowa DOT map and were meet with very helpful and cheerful people. Growing up in central Iowa; northeast Iowa is our favorite place to go for motorcycling, trout fishing and just a pleasant place to visit. We will continue to spend time in your area whenever possible."
- Doug from Marshalltown, IA

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