@ Tulip Van Vander Vanden
Pella is a small town of about 10,500 in Iowa. Pella has a strong Dutch and reformed heritage. A “Tulip Festival” is held on the first Thursday thru Saturday of every May to celebrate the Dutch traditions. The festival includes very unique customs such as street scrubbing, Dutch costumes, tulip flowers, Dutch dancing, parades and crafts. If visiting Pella be sure to enjoy the well known bakeries and meat markets to sample some of the Dutch flavors.
There are five main sources of employment and business in Pella including Vermeer, Pella Corporation, Central College, Wal-Mart and the community hospital. Pella’s “Central College” was founded in 1853 and is a private four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America.
This post is in response to a previous post made by “Tulip Van Vander Vanden”. Although there is some truth to what was posted I believe it unfairly paints Pella in a negative light. Pella has been my home for five years and the people here have been family to me. Pella is a beautiful and well maintained town. Although no community may be perfect it is a desirable and safe place to live and raise a family.
Central College's website & Pella's city website