Mount Vernon Window Dressing Project

an example of Anna Woodward's work at the Sewing House in Ottumwaan example of Anna Woodward’s work at the Sewing House in Ottumwa

Mount Vernon Window Dressing Project

Anna Woodward, a window dresser and professional merchandiser, is coming to Mount Vernon as part of a Main Street Iowa grant to help three businesses in Uptown Mount Vernon redo their front window displays. Those businesses are Czech Feather & Down, Iron Leaf Press ,and Video Village.

Anna plans to offer a workshop in the morning.  Then she will spend the entire day working with volunteers to redo three window displays in Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa.  

According to Woodward’s promotional materials: “Window displays are often the No. 1 determinant on whether foot traffic walks in or walks by.” She plans to offer a workshop that offers ways to “capture customers attention and techniques to manage this often overlooked and difficult space.”

A lot of help and all skill levels are needed. Students, friends, family – all are welcome to help.  Interested volunteers should contact Joe Jennison.

Schedule for the Mount Vernon Window Dressing Project:

  • 8:30 9:30 a.m. Presentation in the basement of City Hall (all welcome)
  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Czech Feather & Down
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Iron Leaf Press
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Free Lunch provided by CDG in the basement of City Hall (for all hard-working volunteers, those at Iron Leaf Press will eat a bit late)
  • 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Video Village

If you sign up for this event, you can expect to learn about window displays and visual merchandising from a real pro.  

  • Participants will get a full day of practical experience, as well as making three important Main Street shops to look beautiful and inviting. 
  • All who sign up should plan to make the 8:30 a.m. meeting AND one or two of the shop redesigns. 
  • A free lunch will be provided by the CDG.

Share This Page:


Aug 18 2016


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa
1st Street and Iowa 1


Joe Jennison
(319) 210-9935

Next Event