VAFA Purchases Multi-Media System for the Villisca Community Center
Pictured are children in the Library’s summer reading program which included some stories read on a video using the media center at the Community Center.
Having a party or an event at the Villisca Community Center just got better with the installation of a multi-media system, courtesy of the Villisca Alumni and Friends Association (VAFA). The system has a 55” Samsung L.E.D. Television and then all the components for running BlueRay, DVDs, VHS, Gaming Systems, MP3 Players, or as a monitor for laptops or netbooks.
The system came as a result of a search for a way to display the 80+ composite photos that have been so carefully preserved. The photos are on a DVD and in the process of search for display options, Brian & Mary Carlson hit on the idea of the media center.
For meetings and mini-conferences held at the Community Building, this system will allow power point and other graphic presentations and to run video presentations. At family and class reunions old family movies that have been put on VHS or DVDs can be viewed. For events where background music is wanted, the music and be played off an IPod or MP3 player. At parties, people can bring in their gaming systems and play them. The uses are countless beyond giving visitors to the community building the chance to see the composite photos from VHS classes from years long ago.
VAFA Purchases Scrolling Sign for VHS
Pictured with the sign are some of the VAFA Board Members at the time the sign was installed.
This Marquee sets on the VHS campus. It announces both school and community activities. It also displays the time and date. This is a great contribution to the community.
VAFA was one of several community sponsors of over the street banners welcoming RAGBRAI riders in 2009
The sign says – “Welcome to Villisca ~ there’s only one.” These were not RAGBRAI specific signs so they can be used to welcome guests to Villisca in the years ahead. Footings are being placed in the ground in five different locations in Villisca so the signs can be used without asking the Power Plant people to get them up over the street. The locations will include VHS, at the community building and the two entrances to Villisca from Hwy 71.