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Annual Cumberland Easter Egg Hunt

Annual Cumberland Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15th

The City of Cumberland hosted the Annual Cumberland Easter Egg Hunt!

Attendance this year was OUTSTANDING with a record amount of 76 children present!

This year we filled 400 eggs with candy and had 100 candy prizes for playing our newest eddition to our Easter Egg Hunt, yard games!

We had sack races, egg races, and giant bowling!

We also had 80 gifts present so that every child who participated in the Easter Egg Hunt would get to take something home with them at the end of the festivities.

We want to thank Julie Brown for making the most DELICIOUS cookies for everyone to enjoy!

We also would like to thank the Cumberland Telephone Company, Houghton State Bank, the Cumberland Community Boosters, and the 21st Century Cooperative for their generous donations to make this years’ Easter Egg Hunt the best one yet.

A huge thank you to the adults monitoring the yard games: Emily and Brad Smith, Patrice Thomsen, Ed Dillon, and Matt Thomsen.

And to our wonderful volunteers Misty Nelson and Virginia Coughlin for making the load a little lighter and dedicating their time to the Children of our Community!

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank the parents for bringing your children to the Easter Egg Hunt!

Holiday Open Houses

Holiday Open Houses are upon us!

Beginning Monday, December 12th and ending Wednesday, December 21st Cumberland businesses will be opening their doors and offering goodies to the citizens who support their businesses!

Please be sure to check the schedule below, and don’t miss out on this great opportunity to show your local businesses the support they so greatly deserve!

Thank you, and enjoy the goodies!

Open House Schedule



3rd Annual Halloween Party!

Saturday, October 29th

The City of Cumberland hosted their Third Annual Halloween Party, and had a GREAT turnout.

This year we had 91 kids attend, added two new games, and 100+ more prizes!

A HUGE thank you is owed to: Houghton State Bank and Cumberland Telephone Company for their cash donations; Vickie Adams for donating the hot dogs and her time volunteering; the 21st Century Co-Op for grilling our hot dogs and filling our “pumpkins” with air; Diane Damon and Julie Brown for baking and donating their delicious cookies; Carolyn Hartmann for the juicy apples; and our volunteers Mary Kaye Greenwalt, Virginia Coughlin, Ericka Stender, Anthony Harvey, Jace Thomsen, Lane Thomsen, Josh Edwards, Matthew Thomsen, Brad Smith, and Emily Smith.

Thank you to everyone who attended and everyone who made this year even better than the last!

This Saturday!

Please join the Community at the Community Building from 2:00P.M. to 4:00P.M. for our Third Annual Halloween Party!

Our Carnival style Halloween Party is fun for kids of all ages!

We will also have hot dogs, chips, drinks, and cookies!

And the best part is, IT’S FREE!

We hope to see everyone there, and don’t forget your costumes!

Also, if you are interested in Volunteering to help with this event please contact Grace Thomsen at (712)590-0214

Thank you!

halloween party 2016

Job Posting

The City of Cumberland (Population 253) is accepting applications for the position of full time Public Works/City Maintenance employee. The successful candidate will handle operations of streets, water/wastewater, sewer, and parks. He/She must also exhibit the willingness to become licensed to operate the City water/wastewater systems within one year of employment, have a clean driving record, and pass a background check. Obtaining and maintaining all necessary licenses will be a continuing condition of employment. Wage DOQ. Participation in a random drug testing program may be a condition of employment. The City of Cumberland is an EOE. Please submit application (found at City Hall), resume, wage history, and references no later than October 3rd, 2016 to:


City of Cumberland

P.O. 178

Cumberland, IA 50843

Phone: (712)774-5614


The application form may be found here:


Walk Forever Free

Walk Forever Free

Walk Forever Free, led by Barry Jurgensen, made their way through Cumberland on Monday, June 6th, this week. We made them dinner, and listened to their story and exactly what they were raising awareness for.

They are a small group of five walking 500 miles from Nebraska City, NE to Chicago, IL along the underground railroad route to raise awareness for modern day slavery, or human trafficking as many of you may know it. You can see updates of where they are and who they have met here:

They are raising money for the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative, an abolitionist organization who raises awareness for modern day slavery. You can find more information on this organization here:
Here are some articles written about them since June 1st:
And an exciting article written by the Des Moines Register: